Alien Skin announces revamped Exposure 5 image filter program with Aperture compatibility


posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 12:40 PM EST


Alien Skin Software has unveiled the newest entry into its line of popular image editing filters: Alien Skin Exposure 5. The updated version of the software features a new design to bring the focus more towards your images, as well as a wider array of controls.

Exposure 5's updated user interface (UI) is darker than before to help make your photographs stand out while editing. The preset and editing panels in the program can also be hidden now in order to get a more unhindered view of the image. Another UI tweak is that the app's presets window shows thumbnail renders of how they will be applied, allowing you to quickly identify which one will work the best for you.

Alien Skin Software has also put more attention into generating more vintage looks for your photographs. There are new textures, separate controls for adding borders, dust & scratches, and light leaks, as well as a randomize option for shuffling it all up.

Exposure 5 not only works as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, but now also for Apple Aperture, as well as running as a standalone application. Exposure 5 is available to download for $199, or with upgrade pricing of $99.

If you bought Exposure 4 directly from Alien Skin Software since March, you should be eligible for a free update to the newest version. The plugin requires Adobe Photoshop CS5 or newer, Photoshop Elements 10 or newer, Lightroom 4 or newer, or Aperture 3 or newer.

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