Alien Skin releases update to Exposure X3

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Alien Skin has released a significant update to its Exposure X3 photo management and editing app. The Complete Workflow Update adds HSL tools, Kelvin values for accurate WB, printing directly out of the app, watermarking, collections, additional flexibility with keywords and a side by side view.

The update is free for Exposure X3 owners.

From Alien Skin:

We’re writing to let you know about the release of the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update. It’s a significant new update for Exposure X3, and it’s yours for free because you own Exposure X3. Here are the new features:

Greater Control over Color and White Balance

HSL tools enable you to adjust the hue, luminance, and saturation for each color. You can easily target specific colors in your image for detailed adjustments using the new targeted adjustment tool.

You can also specify precise Kelvin values in RAW files that record white balance data. This helps you correct for lighting conditions and unwanted color casts. New white balance presets give you a quick way to set the Kelvin temperature for a specific type of light.


You can now print your photos directly from Exposure. Apply watermarks, print a grid of images as a contact sheet, and apply sharpening appropriate for your paper selection. Additional settings and an image preview window make it easy to adjust your print parameters exactly as you want them.

Collections and Keywords

When you copy photos from a card, they are now automatically added to a Last Copy from Card collection. Further, you can add images to a collection you choose when copying from a card. You also have more flexibility when working with keywords — you can more easily remove them from your image, add and remove them from a keyword set, and import keyword sets from other photo editors such as Lightroom.


Any of your image metadata can now be applied as a watermark. If you choose capture time as your watermark, you can set your own custom format. New keyboard shortcuts make it easier to place your watermark precisely in your image.

Exposure’s Export menu now displays a visual preview of how your watermark looks on your image.

Side-by-Side View

You can now view up to six images at once and it’s easier to see which presets you’ve selected when in Audition Preset mode.

And More

You can now make backup copies of your images directly from Exposure’s Copy from Card window. Exposure now supports a greater number of Canon, Fujifilm, and Sony cameras and lenses. The update also adds 15 new presets that mimic the in-camera film simulations in Fujifilm cameras.

Exposure Bundle Updates

We’ve also updated the Exposure Bundle to include the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update as its central app. The bundle integrates all of our award-winning photo apps: Exposure, Snap Art, and Blow Up.

To download the update, open Exposure’s Help menu and choose Check for Updates. Exposure will then provide you with a link to the correct installer for this new update.