Exposure X4 – My Favorite New Features | FujiLove

Exposure X4 – My Favorite New Features | FujiLove

I’m an Exposure user since its first release, and it’s always a pleasure to share my thoughts about this beautiful software. Here a short preview of the article that I wrote about the New Exposure X4 version for FujiLove Magazine. Thanks to the amazing Alien Skin team and to the great community at FujiLove.

 

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As a photographer, experimentation is an important component that helps me to constantly refine my vision. It’s probably the most important factor in any art form. Therefore, why not use the most creative and powerful tools on the market to make the experimental and creative process more easy? For people who don’t already know my work, almost ten years ago I started using Alien Skin Exposure on my regular workflow for portraits and a bit later for landscapes as well, and this beautiful piece of software has never disappointed me.

During my career in photography I have worked in several different contexts, and in the last three years my landscape photography business has grown a lot such that I’m investing the majority of my time on it. Any landscape photographer knows how important the RAW processing stage is, it’s really important to take full advantage of the high dynamic range of the sensor to pulling out all the fine details in the shadows and highlights. So, it’s crucial to adopt a good RAW developer.

In the new Exposure X4, these adjustments in the Basic Panel have improved considerably compared with the previous version. Each of these sliders works flawlessly and now the amount of details that can be recovered is huge. It’s absolutely an impressive jump forward!

Before I discuss in more detail the main new features of Exposure X4, I’ll mention the speed enhancements. I have found that my photo processing is faster and the faster file export times speed up my workflow considerably.

There are other global improvements in Exposure X4 in terms of effects, as well as tethering.

Let’s take a look at some of the new features in Exposure X4.

My Favorite New Features in Exposure X4

In the new Exposure X4, these adjustments in the Basic Panel have improved considerably compared with the previous version. Each of these sliders works flawlessly and now the amount of details that can be recovered is huge. It’s absolutely an impressive jump forward!

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My previous article for FujiLove about my editing workflow with Exposure

Using Alien Skin Exposure in My Fujifilm Editing Workflow

An important aspect of my workflow is the RAW conversion of Fujifilm RAF files. One of my secret weapons in the RAW developing stage is the superb non-destructive photo editor and organizer Exposure X3 by Alien Skin Software. I’m totally in love with it since its first release, when it was “simply” a film simulation plugin for Photoshop.

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