Mar 20, · Upgrade pricing is available to owners of Exposure X2 and earlier versions for $ The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update is also the centerpiece in the Exposure X3 Bundle. This integrated collection bundles Exposure with Alien Skin’s award-winning Blow Up and Snap Art tools to add high-quality upsizing and natural media special xofisw.me: Allison Johnson. Purchase Help; License, refund, and upgrade policies. License. Software purchased directly from Exposure Software can be returned for a full refund within 30 days. Just deactivate it and then send us a support request. The Deactivate command is usually found in the Help or "?" menu. If you purchased from a reseller then you must work with. The Exposure X4 Bundle is the advanced photo editor and organizer that brings your photos to life. Exposure's gorgeous customizable presets and unmatched editing tools speed you into the creative zone. The integration of Snap Art 4 natural media and Blow .
Hello all, my name is Michael Gillman. I primarily shoot portraits and landscapes but also enjoy shooting concerts and the occasional wedding. My love of photography started nearly 10 years ago when I decided to purchase a point-and-shoot camera. I then decided to go with a friend to a local photography meetup, where I quickly realized this was something I was going to be doing the rest of my life. I clocked in at just over 30, miles traveled in This is by no means a full product review. At the time, I was mostly using Lightroom exclusively for all of my Nikon photo editing.
Hello all, my name is Michael Gillman. I primarily shoot portraits and landscapes but also enjoy shooting concerts and the occasional wedding.
My love of photography started nearly 10 years ago when I decided to purchase a point-and-shoot camera. I then decided to go with a friend to a local photography meetup, where I quickly realized this was something I was going to be doing the rest of my life.
I clocked in at just over 30, miles traveled in This is by no means a full product review. At the time, I was mostly using Lightroom exclusively for all of my Nikon photo editing. I downloaded the trial version of Exposure X2 and was very impressed. I loved the great film presets that were at my disposal, the intuitive layout, the way the photo filing system works, and the nice overlays.
At this point, I started using a combination of Lightroom and Exposure for various edits. I also really liked the fact that there was no extra catalogue of my photos created, like in Lightroom.
Exposure uses my current photo file structure. I open Exposure up and use the directory in the upper left hand corner to drill down to my photos. Piece of cake! Fast forward to today, and Exposure X3 has become an even more important part of my workflow. Also, I prefer the grain in Exposure and the overall control I get with it as opposed to Lightroom.
While currently in the process of learning more about Exposure X3 in that regard, here are some things that I liked right from the get go: Layers One of my favorite things about Exposure X3 is being able to progressively build upon my image, layer after layer, as I edit. For example, I added a Fuji Neopan preset to one of the layers below, then added an additional layer to add a little contrast to the image along with some other basic adjustments. I then added a third layer to adjust my tone curve.
While I mostly shoot RAW, the presets were a lot of fun to shoot with and often produced great results right out of the camera. Exposure X3 has a wealth of great-looking film presets as well, and Alien Skin keeps building on them. My current favorites are the Kodak Gold simulations as well as the Fuji Pro set of simulations. Exposure features over presets, so I assign a star to my favorites, which helps me easily find them. Here is an unedited image and a group of black and white presets to the left.
If I hover over each preset with my cursor, Exposure shows me a preview of what effect the preset will have on the image. In Lightroom, the only preset preview I have available to me is the much smaller box on the upper left hand corner of the panel.
With Exposure, you can also enlarge the Preset Preview panel to see several rows of three preset previews at a time, which is very helpful. Original image. Click to enlarge. I think that this is a great preset that adds a little grain to the shadows and midtones.
Kodak Technical Pan. While I think the preset looks great, Exposure enables me to also use a preset as a foundation, or a base edit for a more fine-tuned edit via the Basic panel. If you like total control over your images like I do, once the desired preset is applied, head over to the editing panels on the right and fine tune your image from there.
Once edited, I can save it as a custom preset to easily apply it to future images. I can also drag and drop multiple presets on top of my image, building layers of my preset selections as I add them.
In this photo, I want to apply a preset that adds a warm tone with a bit more pop. I chose Kodak Ektachrome GX because it adds a bit of contrast and warmth to the image as well as lifting some shadows without being heavy-handed. Again, adjustments can be made afterwards to fine-tune the image if desired. Kodak Ektachrome GX. I applied the Fuji Neopan Acros Filter to this image and made some slight adjustments.
I brought the exposure down a little and very slightly boosted the contrast. Overlays Another handy tool that I use from time to time is the Overlay Panel. There are three flavors of Overlays here: Border, Light Effect, and Texture. Borders contains different effects you can use to frame your photos. Texture is what it sounds like: Light Effect is generally what I use most often of these three. There are several light effects you can choose from.
I can control the intensity, opacity, and position of the overlay. Light overlay. I really like adding some nice filmic looking grain to my photos. My preference for this particular photo was applying grain mostly to the midtones. Here is a crop of the image before the grain was applied: Here is a crop of the image after the grain was applied: Give Exposure a try yourself free.
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