- Weak lens-profile corrections
- No face or geo-tagging
Exposure X6 Bundle v22.214.171.124 Crack Basic adjustment panel is nearly identical to Lightroom’s. Sliders let you control exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks. Clarity, vibrance, and saturation adjustments are also available. New since my last review is a Haze Level slider, which is effective at both removing and adding haze, though it tends to remove detail and darken or brighten areas too much. There’s also a LUT (see below) for haze that produces more pleasing results. You can copy settings to use them on other photos, but it’s not available in a right-click option; you need to go up and find it in the deep Edit menu, where it’s the 18th choice out of 29.
Like most photo software—including DxO PhotoLab, Capture One Pro, and Luminar—Exposure now offers an Auto correction tool. You can adjust the strength of its corrections, which tends to be subtler than what you get from similar tools—not a bad thing. I’m happy to see this helper added since my last review of the program, though the tool wasn’t very effective. This kind of feature requires the company to analyze a huge amount of sample images, something Adobe is more able to do.
Tone Curve Tools
The Tone curve tool lets you finely adjust the brightness level for each of the RGB color channels separately or all at once. The result is you either correct an image’s lighting very accurately or produce wacky, psychedelic color effects.
Noise reduction works similarly to how it does in most other photo editors: You adjust a slider to reduce luminance and color noise. It works well, but as in most apps, the result loses detail, especially if you use the Smoothing slider. No other noise reduction tool I’ve seen can come close to DxO PhotoLab’s DeepPrime noise reduction. In the same control group, there’s now an Add Fine Texture setting, which mostly seemed to just add new noise to my test photos.
Like Lightroom, Exposure X6 Bundle v126.96.36.199 Crack includes profile-based Lens corrections, and it had no trouble finding my Canon 80D and popular lenses. For a fisheye image from an 8mm Samyang lens, it didn’t find the profile automatically, but it had one, though that didn’t correct the perspective warp very effectively. A slider lets you adjust the geometry correction, but for the 8mm, even that was not effective.
The program now includes corrections for chromatic aberration or color fringing. You find these in the Lens correction section, and you can either use the camera-and-lens profile to apply corrections automatically or choose manual sliders for blue and red. The Defringe tool gives you even more color options to remove from edge distortion.
In my test shot, the profile corrections’ vignette correction was disabled, though there is a separate Vignette tool group.
The Crop interface in Exposure X7 is combined with warp transformation tools.
The Crop interface now includes Transform tools that let you change a photo’s vertical and horizontal axes, rotate (but not automatically), and adjust X and Y offsets. It doesn’t have an equivalent of Lightroom’s Upright tool, which automatically corrects skewed lines. Nor does it have auto-leveling, though you can use a guide rule to make a horizon level.
Effects and Layers
Exposure X6 Bundle v188.8.131.52 Crack is loaded to the brim with effect Presets. These presets can turn your image into a 1953 Kodachrome with scratches, a heart-shaped selective-focus shot, or a tooth-whitened and skin-softened portrait. Some of the presets add multiple layers to your image, and you can go in and tinker with any of them. You can also add layers to stack multiple presets. The program also has LUT support, with some useful included LUT filters for things like day-for-night and golden hour.
Exposure X7 includes a good selection of preset effects such as old film looks.
You can do more with layers, too, such as select gradients, both circular and linear, and use brushes. For the latter, you can choose from typically needed presets like burn, dodge, blur, clarity, and contrast. Gradients let you use any of the program’s adjustments for lighting, color, and details. You can use a luminosity (aka luminance) gradient tool that selects photo areas based on brightness, like those found in Lightroom and Skylum Luminar.
Mask Selection tools
New mask selection tools arrived in the X7 version, but they’re far from as easy to use as Adobe’s Select Object and Select Subject tools in Photoshop and Lightroom. Selecting a subject involves opening the Draw Mask section in the right-side panel, choosing Polygon Include, and then tapping some points around the edges of the object you want to select. Adobe’s tools, by contrast, simply find subjects or objects without you having to do anything. In my tests with Exposure (I chose blur for the test layer type), the selection wasn’t perfect, but you can move the dots to improve the selection, or limit them based on hue, saturation, or luminance.
Alternatively, you can select using markers, which are somewhat more automatic. With markers, you tap spots within the area you want selected and the program finds edges of the object to form the selection. This method, too, resulted in a less-than-perfect selection in my tests. You can either select a mask type (blur, dodge, clarity, etc.) or make adjustments that only take effect in your selection mask once you’re happy with it.
Library of Presets
The large library of Presets are fair game for your selection as well as the adjustment sliders. For some reason, however, anything that converted to black and white wasn’t restricted to the selection but took over the whole image, though you can use the Saturation slider to get black and white on just the selected areas.
To select an object in Exposure X7, you draw line segments around the object and the program tries to detect its edges.
Along with the abundance of presets, you get a few sections on the editing panel that you won’t find in Lightroom: Overlays, Focus, IR, and Bokeh. Overlays applies borders and light effects such as light leaks and textures in layers. These effects will be welcomed by those who like to get artistic with their images.
The Focus controls let you apply blur, sharpening, and presets such as Glamour to entire images. Lightroom has a Grain slider, but Exposure’s similar slider offers more control and 16 presets. IR is a single effect that can add halation and fog.
I like Exposure X6 Bundle v184.108.40.206 Crack right-click Quick Export options for getting your images onto popular photo sites like 500px, Facebook, Instagram, SmugMug, and Twitter. For more control, the full Export dialog presents a full selection of file formats, renaming, resizing, and metadata options. It also lets you add a watermark, choose a color space, and set output sharpening. You can export to JPG, TIFF, and PSD.
Soft proofing is not an option in the program, but unlike Lightroom, Exposure provides printing, with controls for margins and pixels per inch. Also included are presets for contact sheet layouts as well as other commonly needed sizes—5 by 7, 4 by 6, and so on. You can also create custom layouts and watermarks.