Alien Skin Software Exposure 5 for Macintosh and Windows

Alien Skin
SKU: AXXE5 MFR: 90065

About Alien Skin

With Alien Skin Software Exposure 5 for Macintosh and Windows your photo will look like it was made by a human, not a computer. The Exposure helps you visually explore carefully designed looks, reducing the need to fiddle with techy controls. The redesigned user interface in Exposure 5 reduces distraction and provides new ways to quickly find your style. There is a much wider range of textures and new controls to subtly combine them. Exposure works everywhere you do, now with Aperture support and as a stand-alone application that provides easy batch processing.

Exposure's presets give you hundreds of starting points for developing complex styles. You'll find nostalgic favorites like Kodachrome and Polaroid, plus obscure ones like Panatomic-X. In a single Exposure preset, many small effects work together to achieve a coherent look. For instance, realistic grain clumps together and is stronger in the midtones. The results feel real, even when the effect is not intense. Some Exposure looks are so subtle that people won't consciously realize you altered your photo. Exposure's presets are beautiful and diverse, but they are just starting points for your own unique style. If you discover a preset that sparks an idea, it's easy to mold it to fit your needs. Save your new look as a preset with a name, category and even include notes.

Choosing your look is the focus of Exposure, so the preset browser now uses thumbnails for a more visual experience. You can quickly filter by categories like Black & White or Color. Find specific looks with fast searching by name or description. In Exposure 5 you can tag your favorites so you can get back to them later. Your most recently applied effects are automatically remembered too. Exposure's updated user interface lets you work with fewer distractions. The darker theme helps you focus on your image and matches other tools in a professional workflow. The new Lightroom-style collapsible panels allow you to see only the controls you care about. Tools that get out of the way provide more space for your photo.

Exposure 5 has even more texture overlays that add creative details for vintage or Lo-Fi looks. You can now separately control light leaks, borders and dust & scratches. The new randomize button helps you quickly explore similar textures. Exposure 5 fits into any workflow. It integrates seamlessly with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom and now Aperture. Exposure now works as a standalone application too. This helps you quickly batch process multiple images and supports workflows that don't use plug-ins.

Alien Skin Features

  • Portrait: Exposure has a variety of subtle looks for portraits. Portra 160 NC lowers saturation and contrast to make skin tones look healthy
  • Nature: Slide films that enhance saturation and contrast are great for landscapes and nature photography. This example uses Velvia 100F to bring out the blue in the flower
  • Black and White: Exposure provides immense control over black & white conversions. This high key look lowers contrast, gives a slight glow to bright areas and provides warm color toning
  • Classic Films: Exposure reproduces many long-discontinued films, including this early version of Kodachrome that was used in the 1930s through 1960s
  • Vintage: Vintage looks like Calotype, an early photographic process, can be found in Exposure's vintage preset categories. This image also demonstrates one of the many border options
  • Infrared: Exposure simulates a variety of color and black & white infrared films. This Kodak HIE film brightens green plants, darkens blue skies and gives bright areas an ethereal glow
  • Lo-Fi: Gritty Lo-Fi looks are easy to achieve in Exposure with expired film, light leaks, plastic lens blur and cross processing. This photo combines expired Polaroid SX-70 film with a slight lens blur and vignette

Alien Skin Specifications

System Requirements
Microsoft Windows users need Windows 7 or newer
Apple Macintosh users need Mac OS X 10.7 or newer
An Intel Core 2 processor or compatible
A monitor with 1280x768 resolution or greater
Host Requirements
Adobe Photoshop CS5 or newer
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 or newer
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 or newer
Apple Aperture 3 or newer
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