Exposure X2 is an advanced, nondestructive RAW editor. Its many features exist to help you master your workflow and create beautiful images as efficiently as possible.

Complete Photo Manager


  • File and folder operations (copy, move, rename, delete)
  • Flags/Stars/Colors for organizing and culling
  • Filtering and filter presets to see only the photos you are interested in
  • new Drag files to Apple Finder or Windows Explorer to copy or move them
  • Drag an image or folder onto Exposure to visit that folder and create a bookmark
  • Metadata display in the thumbnails, preview, and Metadata panel
  • Batch file renaming
  • new Adjust capture time
  • new Full text search to find images by a variety of criteria
  • new Enhanced selection and sorting options
  • new Ability to create and manage workflow presets (import, export, categorize, rename, and more)

Support for many compact, DSLR, and mirrorless cameras

NEW Lens distortion correction for a variety of popular lenses

  • Automatic selection of lens correction profile from photo metadata
  • new Select which lens profile to use or turn it off completely
  • new Adjust amount of lens distortion

Supports a variety of file types (RAW, TIFF, JPEG, DNG)

NEW PSD support

  • Browse thumbnails for Photoshop files
  • Add Exposure effects to Photoshop composites
  • Launch Photoshop directly from Exposure

Non-destructive editing

Catalog-free workflow

  • No need to import images
  • Easy moving of images between computers or external storage
  • Easy backup
  • Cloud syncing to easily work from multiple computers or collaborate

Copy from card

  • Copy from multiple cards at once
  • Organize and edit photos while copy happens in background

Send a photo to an external editor and then bring back the results

Flexible File Export

  • Export to JPEG, TIFF, and PSD
  • new Enhanced export options (destination, file type, resizing, renaming, and metadata)
  • new Enhanced file and folder naming templates can use capture and current timestamps
  • new Export metadata and destination panels now have presets
  • new Export destination can create multiple subfolders and use metadata for folder names
  • new Quick Export allows fast access to frequently used export recipes via mouse or keyboard shortcut
  • new Includes built-in, customizable Quick Export profiles for popular social media and print services


Film emulation presets

  • Subtle, modern portrait films
  • Saturation boost for landscapes
  • High-contrast black and white
  • Vintage looks, such as daguerreotype
  • Infrared
  • Cinema looks
  • new Faded looks for a hazy, dreamy effect
  • new Bright looks that are great for outdoor portraits and weddings
  • new Platinum print emulations and border overlays
  • Hundreds more looks, spanning the entire history of analog photography

NEW Selective Presets

  • Create presets that affect only certain settings
  • Include or exclude layers from presets
  • Applying a preset now merges settings layer by layer rather than overwriting existing layers
  • Factory presets no longer affect basic and detail panels
  • Selective settings also available when copy/pasting

Basic Effects

Basic operations

  • Exposure, contrast, saturation, and other common adjustments
  • White balance eyedropper
  • Temperature and tint controls
  • Detail Panel – noise reduction and sharpening
  • new Adjustable histogram with clipping overlays
  • new History panel to retrace editing steps and see specific slider values
  • Adjustable overall intensity slider to blend effects with original image

Advanced Effects

NEW Advanced Nondestructive Layers

  • Layer effects, including presets and photo adjustments
  • No limit on number of layers
  • Seamlessly blend adjustments using the brush tool
  • Work on layers in multiple photos simultaneously

Brush Tool

  • Portrait touch ups
    • Enhance Iris
    • Soften Skin
    • Whiten Teeth
    • new Remove Red Eye
  • Lighten or darken part of an image
  • Adjust warmth, clarity, and contrast
  • Make a preset affect a specific area
  • Stack effects

NEW Spot Heal Tool

  • Heal or clone areas
  • Size, Feather, and Opacity sliders

Creative focus tools

  • Bokeh
  • Vignettes


  • Borders
  • Textures
  • Light leaks

Grain tools

  • Use presets or customize your own
  • Renders grain differently in shadows, midtones, and highlights to accurately emulate film grain

Infrared tools

  • Glow
  • Fog
  • Halation

User Interface

Shortcut Keys

  • Speed up common navigating, organizing, and editing tasks

Customizable User Interface

  • Reposition and hide panels
  • Solo mode to work with one panel at a time
  • Multiple monitor and new full-screen support
  • Show/hide tagging and filtering controls


  • Fast startup
  • No need to import images before exploring folders
  • Responsive performance during all organizing and editing tasks
  • Fast loading of large RAW files

High-Resolution Display Support

  • User interface scales on Mac Retina and new Windows High-DPI displays

Exposure X2 Bundle

Snap Art natural media effects

  • Launch directly from Exposure
  • Hundreds of natural media looks
  • Oil Paint, Watercolor, Pastel, Color Pencil and many more

Blow Up crystal clear photo enlargement

  • Launch directly from Exposure
  • Retain sharp edges without introducing jagged edges and artifacts
  • Huge image support – up to 300,000 pixels per side
  • Presets for common paper sizes
  • Output sharpening

Exposure X2 Bundle creative photo editor

  • Exposure X2 non-destructive RAW photo editor
  • Integrated Snap Art natural media
  • Integrated Blow Up high-quality photo enlargement
  • Exposure X2, Snap Art, and Blow Up plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Fast technical support
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Exposure X2 creative photo editor

  • Exposure X2 non-destructive RAW photo editor
  • Exposure X2 plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Fast technical support
  • 30-day money back guarantee


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