Exposure X4 | Features
Exposure X4

Features

Exposure X4 is an advanced, non-destructive RAW editor. Its many features exist to help you master your workflow and create beautiful images as efficiently as possible.

Complete Photo Manager

NEW Smart Collections

  • new Automatically populate collections based on criteria you specify
    • new Organizational criteria – ratings, color labels, flags, and more
    • new Photo criteria – camera make, capture time, exposure time, f-stop, and more
    • new Metadata criteria – copyright, name, email, caption, keywords, and more
    • new Editing criteria – edit time, has virtual copy, and more

NEW Lightroom© Migration Tool

  • new Lightroom folders are converted to Exposure bookmarks
  • new Photo metadata is transferred to Exposure
    • new Flag/Rating/Label
    • new Copyright/Name/Email/Address/Title/Caption/Copy Name
    • new Keywords
    • new Collections
    • new Orientation and Crop & Rotate
  • new Lightroom-adjusted images can be exported alongside originals for reference

Keywords

  • Apply keywords to add descriptive tags to your photo
  • Apply keywords during image copy
  • Retain or remove keywords during image export
  • Manage keywords and create keyword sets in the keyword library
  • Import keyword sets from other apps like Lightroom
  • Easily remove all keywords from a photo
  • new Export a keyword set to Lightroom

Virtual Copies

  • Edit and export multiple variations of a single photo without taking up additional disk space
  • new Create new virtual copy by right-clicking a preset

Collections

  • Quickly group images, no matter where they appear on your computer
  • Use subcollections for detailed categorization
  • Designate a collection to be the Quick Collection to quickly add photos to it with a keystroke
  • Optionally add all selected photos when creating a collection

Side-by-side image comparison view

  • Review multiple photos simultaneously to speed up image culling
  • Link views to synchronize panning and zooming of multiple images
  • Pin one or more images to keep them in view
  • Flexible viewing options – Vertical, Horizontal, Columns, Rows, Quad, Six

Review and edit photo metadata

  • Title and Caption metadata fields
  • new Create and apply metadata presets from the metadata panel
  • new File size available in metadata panel and info overlay options

Search and filter photos

  • Full text search of photo metadata
  • Filter by metadata, ratings, or keywords

File and folder operations (copy, move, rename, delete)

  • File rename uses flexible naming templates
  • new Names are synced when renaming RAW+JPEG shots

Watermark photos when exporting or printing

  • Compose a watermark from multiple text and graphic elements
  • Text elements can include items from image metadata
  • Adjust size, location, opacity, and more
  • Save watermark settings in a workflow preset for easy reuse
  • Place watermark elements using precise move and rotate tool

More Organizing Tools

  • 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
  • Batch file renaming
  • Adjust capture time
  • Full text search to find images by a variety of criteria
  • Flexible selection and sorting options
  • Ability to create and manage workflow presets (import, export, categorize, rename, and more)

Printing

  • Print one or more photos at a time
  • Preview the print job before sending to the printer
  • Print multiple images per page, with flexible row and column options
  • Auto-rotate images to best match print area
  • Create full-bleed prints using flexible margin adjustments
  • Specify paper size in inches, millimeters, or points
  • Apply output sharpening for specific paper types
  • Apply watermarks to printed photos
  • new Zoom-to-fill option to fill entire cell, and adjust crop for individual cells
  • new Match orientation of printed photos to cells option
  • new Print one image per page option
  • new Keep square option
  • new Presets for print settings
    • new Save/restore sets of print settings
    • new Save/restore selected printer and paper source (Windows only)
    • new Print dialog remembers your previous settings
    • new Factory presets
      • Common print sizes like 4×6 and 5×7
      • Contact sheets

Support for many compact, DSLR, and mirrorless cameras

Lens distortion correction for a variety of popular lenses

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

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

PSD support

  • Browse thumbnails for Photoshop files
  • Add Exposure effects to Photoshop composites
  • Launch Photoshop as an external editor directly from Exposure

Non-destructive Workflow

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
  • Apply metadata during card copy
  • Add photos to a collection during card copy
  • Back up photos to a second location when copying
  • Photos from the latest card copy are automatically added to a Last Copy from Card collection
  • new Apply one or more presets on copy
  • new Add to one or more collections on copy
  • new Add one or more keywords on copy
  • new Preserve file creation and modification times
  • new File names are kept in sync in RAW+JPEG shots
  • new Number suffix file naming option for preserving camera sequence
  • new Optionally reset a sequence each time it is used

Send photos to an external editor

  • Launch photos in other apps
  • Send original files with Edit Copy In
  • Send exported images with Exposure edits using Edit Copy In
  • Designate a favorite editor for launching with a key shortcut
  • new Edit Copy In uses a full naming template, custom resolution setting, and presets

NEW Monitored Folders

  • new Monitor any folder in the folder panel
  • new Use with tethered cameras and tethering software provided by your camera manufacturer
  • new Auto-select new files
  • new Rename new files using file naming presets
  • new Apply presets as files are added
  • new When more than one preset is applied, a virtual copy is created for each
  • new Apply metadata as files are added
  • new Add keywords as files are added
  • new Add to collection as files are added

Flexible File Export

  • Export to JPEG, TIFF, and PSD
  • Export destinations include folder, special folder (like Desktop or Pictures) or new prompt each time
  • Include a variety of metadata in file and folder name with advanced naming templates
  • Export presets allow easy reuse of frequently used settings
  • Export destination can create multiple subfolders and use metadata for folder names
  • Quick Export enables fast access to frequently used export recipes via mouse or keyboard shortcut
  • Includes built-in, customizable Quick Export profiles for popular social media and print services
  • Apply metadata during card copy
  • Apply output sharpening for specific paper types
  • Quickly preview watermark from Export dialog
  • Custom Text / Ask option prompts for text to use in file name or folder templates
  • new File creation time is set to match image capture time
  • new Sequence numbers are generated in order of the selected sort
  • new Number suffix file naming option for preserving camera sequence
  • new Optionally reset a sequence each time it is used

Presets

Over 500 Presets

  • Subtle, modern portrait films
  • Saturation boost for landscapes
  • High-contrast black and white
  • Vintage looks, such as daguerreotype
  • Color and B&W Infrared films
  • Cinema looks
  • Faded looks for a hazy, dreamy effect
  • Bright looks that are great for outdoor portraits and weddings
  • Platinum print emulations and border overlays
  • Hundreds more looks, spanning the entire history of analog photography
  • Linear and radial presets
  • Presets that mimic the in-camera film simulations of Fujifilm cameras

Selective Presets

  • Create presets that affect only certain settings
  • Include or exclude layers from presets
  • Factory presets no longer affect basic and detail panels
  • Selective settings also available when copy/pasting
  • Choose which categories of settings are overwritten when pasting with the Paste Settings from Previous command
  • new White balance is now a separate group

Audition Presets

  • Compare multiple presets on screen, then apply your choice with a single click
  • Flexible viewing options – Vertical, Horizontal, Columns, Rows, Quad, Six
  • Presets are highlighted in the Presets panel while they are being auditioned

Photo Editing

Core Editing Tools

  • Exposure, contrast, saturation, and other common adjustments
  • Adjustable overall intensity slider to blend effects with original image
  • new Raw processing algorithm enables greatly improved shadow and highlight detail enhancement

White Balance Adjustment

  • White balance eyedropper
  • Temperature and tint controls
  • Temperature slider uses Kelvin units
  • White balance presets for specific lighting scenarios

Color Editing

  • Adjust hue, saturation, and lightness using sliders for specific colors
  • Use targeted adjustment tools to adjust HSL for a selected color
  • Adjust saturation in shadows, midtones, and highlights
  • Apply warming and cooling with an easy slider adjustment
  • Apply lens filter simulations with any color you choose

Black and White Editing

  • Adjust sensitivity to colors used in B&W conversion
  • Sensitivity presets for frequently used conversion styles
  • new Oranges and purples sensitivity sliders
  • new Sensitivity adjustment tool to select color from image

NEW Transform Tools

  • new Adjust vertical and horizontal keystoning
  • new Adjust rotation, scale, and offset
  • new Adjust aspect
  • new Optionally show grid while adjusting transform controls

Noise Reduction and Sharpening

Histogram

  • Overlays show areas where highlights and shadows are clipped
  • Adjustable regions enable editing of specific tone ranges
  • new Toggle highlight and shadow clip warnings with shortcut keys
  • new Specify black or white clip warning threshold
  • new Display RGB value of pixel under cursor
    • Choose sample size – single pixel or 5×5 weighted average

Complete Edit History

  • Review the full editing history of a photo and see specific slider values
  • Mouse hover over a previous edit to see how the photo looked at that point
  • Easily revert to a previous editing step
  • new Option to limit the number of edit history entries

Advanced Effects

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
  • Adjust the opacity of each layer

Brush Tool

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

Linear and Radial Gradient Tools

  • Selectively apply effects with radial, planar, and half-planar gradients
  • Adjust opacity of the gradient

Spot Heal Tool

  • Heal or clone to touch up portraits or remove small distractions from a photo

Creative focus tools

  • Bokeh tool for creative focus effects
    • Radial blur for focusing attention on a subject
    • Planar blur enables tilt shift effects
  • Vignettes
    • Vignette Location tool displays exact center of the vignette on your image

Overlays

  • Borders
  • Textures
  • Light effects
    • Sun flare, side, corner, and surround light effects
    • new movable overlays enable precise placement and rotation of light effects
  • Batch overlay import
  • Overlay blend modes – Opacity, Multiply, Screen, Overlay, Hard Light

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

Customizable User Interface

  • Reposition and hide panels
  • Solo mode to work with one panel at a time
  • Multiple monitor and full-screen support
    • new Optionally place right and left docks on the secondary window
  • Show/hide tagging and filtering controls
  • new Grid view allows up to 20 columns

Edit photos side-by-side

Auto Updater

  • Notifies about available updates

Shortcut Keys

  • Speed up common navigating, organizing, and editing tasks
  • new Use arrow keys to position various in-preview controls
    • Shift-arrow to move 10x
    • Alt-up/down to rotate (shift-alt-up/down to rotate 10x)
    • Applies to spot fixes, brush gradients, Bokeh regions, Overlay move/rotate handles, and Watermark move/rotate handles
  • new Keyboard shortcuts to toggle individual docks
  • new Keyboard shortcuts to increase/decrease grid thumbnail size

Speed

  • new Faster startup time – up to 30%
  • new Faster RAW rendering for all cameras – up to 30%
  • new Faster Fuji X-Trans RAW rendering – up to 50%
  • new Faster TIFF compression on export – up to 60%

High-Resolution Display Support

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

Exposure X4 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