Exposure X3
Exposure X3

From Capture to Creativity

The fastest way to bring your vision to life.

The legendary effects plug-in is now an award-winning photo editor and organizer.

Introducing Exposure X3, the advanced non-destructive RAW editor that enables you to easily create beautiful images and master your entire workflow. Fast performance, powerful organizing tools, and unmatched creative editing make Exposure the only app you need to quickly transform your photos into works of art. Use Exposure as a complete photo editor to master your full workflow, or as a Lightroom or Photoshop plug-in for your creative edits.

huge new update!New in the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update

  • HSL tools for adjusting hue, luminance, and saturation in each color
  • Targeted adjustment for even more detailed color adjustments
  • Kelvin-based white balance control for RAW images
  • Printing – both single image and multi-image grid
  • Enhancements to keywords, collections, watermarks, and more

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Exposure has hundreds of presets that provide beautiful looks for your photos. Use them unmodified or customize them to express your individual style.

Exposure is the only RAW editor designed from the ground up for accurate film emulation and gorgeous creative photo effects.

Over 500 presets emulate iconic analog films, ranging from vintage Daguerreotype to modern portrait films like Kodak Portra. Lo-fi, faded, and cross processing looks go beyond film, offering tasteful effects. You can customize each one, and blend multiple presets using Exposure’s non-destructive layering and brushing tools. View all of Exposure’s presets on our presets page.

Gorgeous Editing

Exposure provides all the tools you need to create beautiful images. Hundreds of tasteful presets, extensive retouching tools, non-destructive layering, and gorgeous special effects make Exposure the only product you need to finish your work.

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Customizable Effects

Customize every detail in your images with Exposure’s advanced creative tools. Here are just a few of the possibilities:

  • Brush on creative effects and use radial and linear tools for a seamless blend
  • Stack multiple presets and adjustments with non-destructive layering
  • Refine your portraits with responsive retouching tools
portrait by Veronica Chewens

Beautiful Presets

Over 500 beautiful presets include accurate film emulations that breathe life into your photos. Simulate iconic color or B&W film looks, and explore new creative styles. Customize each one and save as your own preset.

Uninterrupted Creativity - preset audition view of a portrait by Kyle Ford

Uninterrupted Creativity

Exposure speeds you into the creative editing zone and keeps you there. It has all the tools you need to create gorgeous images and organize your photos, so you don’t need to rely on multiple products to finish your images. Accomplish all of your work in a single, intuitive user interface.

Lightning-fast Organization

Cruise through your workload using Exposure’s fast, intuitive tools.

© Christian Bouchez

Instant Access

Insert your camera card and begin culling and editing while your images are copying in the background. No waiting on slow imports.

© Scott Stulberg

Intuitive Management

Exposure’s organizing tools give you the power you need, without the hassle or complications of slow catalogs. Exposure uses the same folder structure as your computer, so you’ll feel at home using Exposure to organize your files.


Efficient Organizing

Keywords, collections, tagging, and rating help you quickly find your best images and keep your library organized.

Featured Photographers

Today’s best photographers use Exposure to deliver beautiful images to their clients.

Exposure X3 is the culmination of 25 years of experience creating award-winning image editing apps.

Exposure combines cutting-edge creative tools, stunning special effects, powerful organizing tools, and intuitive design into a fast, reliable RAW editor and organizer.

RAW Support
Complete RAW photo editor

PS and LR plugin support
Photoshop and Lightroom plug-in support included

Black and white support
Black-and-white processing

Non-destructive Editing
Non-destructive layers

keywords and collections
Keywords and collections

virtual copies
Virtual copies

selective retouching
Selective adjustments

Portrait retouching
Portrait retouching

500+ presets
500+ customizable presets

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Legendary Service

Alien Skin SoftwareWhen you purchase Exposure, you also benefit from using a stable, reliable product. One that you can count on for any kind of photography workflow.

We’ve been developing award-winning, advanced image processing software since 1993, and are known for our industry-leading software and fantastic customer support.

If you ever need assistance, we’re here for you. Our tutorials page offers many helpful videos and articles. Our support team is fast, friendly, and knowledgeable. If you ever have a question, you’ll always be communicating with a real person.

I shouldn’t be surprised that the customer service is first rate because the software you market is among the very best out there.

Eric Berendt

Professional Photographer Magazine

“If you’re looking for a non-destructive editor with solid raw processing capabilities and a quick, easy workflow, take Exposure X3 for a spin.”

Life After Photoshop

“Exposure X3 has come a long, long way from its origins as an analog effects plug-in. The addition of standalone capability and now quite powerful image organizing tools mean you could use this software for your complete end-to-end workflow.”


“Exposure X3 is a very good competitor to Adobe Lightroom and distinguishes itself through its expansive collection of excellent film emulations and presets and wide array of editing options.”


“With the latest additions to its organizational and enhancement tools, Exposure X3 becomes an even more formidable option for Adobe Bridge and Lightroom, particularly if you are looking for a non-subscription option.”


We thoroughly test and support Exposure X3 on the systems listed. While Exposure X3 may also work on other configurations, we do not guarantee it.

  • Apple Mac: OS X Yosemite (10.10) or newer
  • Microsoft Windows: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
  • An Intel Core 2 processor or compatible
  • A monitor with 1280×768 resolution or greater

Exposure X3 is a complete photo editing and organizing solution. It can also be used as a creative editing plug-in. The plug-in requirements are as follows:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 or newer
  • Adobe Lightroom 6 or Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 or newer
  • TIFF, JPEG, DNG, PSD (that have Maximize Compatibility turned on)
  • Exposure supports a wide range of RAW camera formats.
  • Exposure automatically corrects lens distortion for many camera lenses.