Exposure Software (formerly Alien Skin) has released its new flagship product, the image editing and organizing software Exposure X5. The new package comes with long list of improvements over the last version Exposure X4.5 which includes the following:

  • 3D Color Masking allows you to control where an image adjustment is applied by color characteristics such as hue, saturation, and luminance. You can select foreground or background areas, skies, skin tones or specific color ranges using the tool.
  • Chromatic Aberration Correction removes color fringes caused by lens refraction. Corrections can be applied by selecting a lens profile or manually for more precise control. Apply via lens profile or by manual adjustment if precise control is desired.
  • Vignette Correction does what it says on the tin and lifts the brightness around the edges of your images to counteract vignetting effects. Like the CA correction, this can be applied using a lens profile or manually.
  • Custom Camera Profiles let you control the JPG color rendering from RAW data for a particular camera. Camera profiles created by X-Rite or other software can be automatically applied by matching a camera model or serial number. Optionally they can also be applied when matching a specific lens or a pre-defined ISO range.

Other new few features and functions include complementary color presets, additional black&white film simulation presets, new image flip options, support for gatscale TIF and JPG images as well as multiple user interface language options.

Owners of Exposure X4 who purchased their copy on or after August 1st, 2019 will be receiving a free upgrade to Exposure X5 soon. Anyone you bought any Exposure version before this date will be able to purchase an update version for $89. The full version will set you back $119. A 30 day trial version is available. You'll find more information on the Exposure website.