It seems like only yesterday we were reviewing Alien Skin Exposure 6, but this week Alien Skin pulled back the curtain on Exposure 7, delivering a number of new features to make its film emulation software more appealing as a standalone editor.
Among the major updates to Exposure is the ability to perform non-destructive edits to RAW image files (here’s a list of supported formats), a new crop and rotate panel, plus the ability to browse your folders when working in standalone mode without having to open another module.
There are also 10 new color and three new black-and-white film emulation presets. New color emulations include Kodak Portra 160, 400 and 800; Kodak Gold 100, 200 and 400; Kodak Ultra Max 400; Fuji Pro 800Z; Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 and 800. In black-and-white, Alien Skin has added Kodak BW400CN, Ilford XP2 Super 400 and Kodak T-Max 400 to its presets.
You’ll find new textures as well, created by photographers Lara Jade and Parker J Pfister.
Exposure 7 is available as a standalone program or as a plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop. It costs $149 for new users or $69 for upgraders — however if you bought Exposure 6, you’ll enjoy a free upgrade to Exposure 7.