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Alien Skin’s Upcoming Exposure X3 to Bring a Host of New Features


Exposure by Alien Skin is an alternative program to Adobe Lightroom, providing a non-destructive RAW editor and organizer. A new X3 update will be coming this fall, bringing a long list of new organizing and creative features.

There are features that will totally change the editing experience, many of which you may be familiar with if you’ve used the latest Lightroom.

Firstly, there will be side-by-side comparison views — this means you can view multiple images and compare them next to each other. It’s also handy for comparing similar images to each other when you want to decide which ones to delete.

You can also make virtual copies, allowing you to work on multiple variations of a single image without actually duplicating the original file.

Linear and radial gradients will be available for local adjustments, and new overlays, blend modes, and toning enhancements will give you greater control over image adjustments.

Another major addition is the keywording and collection tools. These allow you to properly catalog your images, keyword them, and sort them into relevant collections for easier access.

The software will also include a number of presets that can be used and customized to quickly process your photos.

A selection of these filters can be previewed in this introductory video:

Exposure X3 will be coming later this fall and will cost $150. If you’re upgrading from X2, it’ll cost $100. More information is on the Alien Skin website.