New Features for Color Photo Editing in Exposure

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The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow update is almost here, and it brings several new feature upgrades. The update is free for all owners of Exposure X3. In this tutorial video, you will see some of the new color editing functionality in action.

Color Temperature

Exposure’s temperature slider measures the color temperature of an image in Kelvin units, which is useful for removing color casts from a photo. When shooting in conditions where the color temperature of the light is known, adjusting the white balance manually can produce better results than a camera’s automatic white balance adjustment.

Color Adjustments

The majority of your color editing workflow in Exposure takes place in color panel. The video shows you where and how to make broad color tweaks in that panel such as adding a color filter or gentle cooling or warming effects. You can easily take your workflow further by making detailed color adjustments using Exposure’s new Hue, Saturation, and Luminance controls. In addition, Exposure’s new color targeted adjustment tool enables you to make enhancements to color with precision and ease.


Watch the video to learn about Exposure’s new color editing tools, and stay tuned for our release announcement this month.

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  1. Ryan Taylor-Teets March 9, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to the update!! Thanks

  2. Tianaina March 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Wow, sounds to be interesting! I love to tweak colors.

  3. Ridder March 9, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I hope the update come soon 🙂

  4. Damien March 10, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I am trying the demo version of X3 and was a bit confused by the way white balance is presented today.
    So the update is fully welcome 🙂

    When working on colors, checking Lab/RGB values can help to get consistent results.
    I would love to see Lab/RGB readouts in Exposure (Lab values are great to check skintones).
    Being a bit color blind, this is today a functionnality I would really miss if I would switch to Exposure.
    Do you plan to add it?

    Another tool that I would love to see, is the definition of white balance according to skin tone (like Capture one or in a more simple way like Silkypix).

    Otherwise, Exposure X3 is very powerful while being simple and very quick. The way you have design it is really good and most of the tools give really really good results (except maybe highlight/shadow recovery; exposure adjustment seems also too “linear” — it is easy to lose highlights/shadows while adjusting exposure).

    Keep refining Exposure. It is a mature product that only miss few points to be the best!

    • Jimmy Beech March 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the comments, Damien. After the update is released, I’d like to hear about your experiences using it. Would you mind if I email you about your experiences? I made notes in our feature request log about displaying LAB color values, skin tone white balance, and making improvements to highlight/shadow recovery. We appreciate the feedback.

  5. Damien March 12, 2018 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you a lot for adding these functionnalities/improvements to your feature request log!

    Sure, do not hesitate to email me. it will be a pleasure to share my experience on the new release.

  6. Will March 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Was surprised that when you were working the red and blue saturation levels for the pallets behind the model the color tweaks were not effecting the color on her face which has a lot of red. Why is that? Thanks

    • Jimmy Beech March 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks for commenting, Will. The model’s skin color in the image is a mixture of red, magenta, and a little bit of yellow. The adjustments to change the coloring of the photo didn’t read very strong on her skin because the magentas and yellows were not adjusted.

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