Adobe may be dominating the photo editing space with Photoshop and Lightroom, but there are still a number of companies out there competing against those ubiquitous programs. One of them is Alien Skin Software, which just announced Exposure X, its latest software solution for organizing, editing, and enhancing photos.
Available for both Windows and OS X, Exposure X aims to streamline common tasks and help provide photographers with a simple workflow for processing their images. It can be used as either a standalone program, or as a plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom.
In addition to basic photo organization and processing with a completely configurable user interface — you can rearrange the editing panels into whatever works best for you — the program includes a wide range of analog looks that you can apply, from Lo-Fi cameras to old film stocks to historical Daguerreotypes and autochromes.
Other features of the software include non-destructive editing, RAW processing, editing without importing (there’s no catalog system), and a one-screen interface (there are no separate modules).
You can purchase Exposure X from the Alien Skin Software website for $149. Owners of previous version of Exposure can upgrade for $99, and people who own Exposure 7 will receive a free upgrade.