This week, Alien Skin announced version 7 of their wildly successful editing platform, Exposure. Along with a beautiful UI, several new film-stock emulations, new non-destructive tools (including a new straighten tool), new texture overlays (some of which were made by Lara Jade and Parker Pfister) and new file browsing interface, the most exciting addition to Exposure 7 is new comprehensive raw file support. Exposure 7 is available now for $149, existing Exposure 6 users can nab a copy as a free upgrade for people who purchased after June, 2014 or $69 for other Exposure 6 owners.
Below is a quick rundown by Alien Skin detailing the updates made in Exposure 7:
- How about RAW support for starters? As a standalone program, Exposure 7 will now allow you to work on RAW files from a wide range of cameras from all manufacturers without having to convert to a TIFF or JPEG first.
- Not only that, but Exposure 7 provides true non-destructive editing for RAW files in standalone mode. Your workflow is about to get a lot simpler and more streamlined!
- Exposure 7 now provides rapid folder and file browsing right within the same UI when working in standalone mode. No need to switch between modules like in other programs; you can simply pull up batches or individual images and work on them right then and there.
- Also in standalone mode, Exposure 7 features a new, easy-to-use Crop and Rotate panel, which will help you get your images looking just right.
- You’ll also be able to easily export and resize images as JPEGs and TIFFs right from Exposure in standalone mode.
- We’ve continued to work on Exposure’s underlying image processing engine to maximize color fidelity whilst ensuring things stay running like greased lightning.
- We’ve also developed some cool new film presets based on careful research of the original film stock:
– Kodak Portra 800
– Fuji Pro 800 (expired)
– Kodak Gold 200
– Kodak Gold 400
– Fuji Superia 400
– Fuji Superia 800
– Kodak BW400CN
– Ilford XP2 Super 400
– Kodak T-MAX 400
- Finally, you can put the finishing touches to your images by using a series of cool new textures that we’re adding to the Overlays panel.
If you're anything like me then you probably look up to the work done by Jonas Peterson, Felix Kunze, Lara Jade, Sue Bryce, and Fstoppers' own Zach Sutton, all of whom make use of this powerful software in their own workflows. After having been on the fence about Exposure for quite a while I went ahead and got the trial myself just today.
To pick up a copy or try it out for yourself check out Alien Skin's website.
The Fstoppers crew has shown a lot of love for Exposure in the past, check out Lee's review of Exposure 4 and Zach review of Exposure 5. I'm looking forward to seeing how this fits in my own workflow and imagine a review of Exposure 7 is right around the corner.