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Last month, Google announced that it was discontinuing updates for the Nik Collection of photo editing plugins that it bought in 2012. This means that these powerful photo editor plugins will eventually become incompatible with operating systems and will become unusable on all except legacy machines. This loss to the digital photography community underscores the importance of having creative, reliable, and advanced tools for the job of post-processing. Tools and companies that will stick around.

About Alien Skin Software

We’ve been creating award-winning, advanced image processing software since 1993 — that’s almost 25 years. We create reliable tools that photographers and designers can depend on for even the most demanding workflows. Our products are fast and stable. You won’t encounter the bugs, sluggishness, and unstable performance found in many other photo editors. And you’ll benefit from our many helpful training videos and fantastic customer support — friendly, knowledgeable people who respond quickly to you.

About Exposure

For the past 12 years, we’ve been continually evolving our flagship photo editor, Exposure. It has grown from a world-class, legendary special effects plugin into a full-featured, non-destructive RAW photo editor and organizer that handles your entire workflow. It’s always growing, with new features added in response to customer feedback.

Exposure X2 is the latest version.

Fast and Intuitive

Exposure X2 features a fast, intuitive, catalog-free workflow that makes organizing simple and eliminates slow imports and complicated catalogs. Exposure provides all the organizing tools you need to cull your images, manage your folders, and quickly search and sort your photos.

A customizable user interface puts every tool you need onscreen so you can transition seamlessly between all the stages of your workflow.


Exposure is built on an advanced rendering engine that accurately emulates color and B&W analog film, and that handles your most sophisticated edits. Hundreds of tasteful, customizable presets span the history of photography and beyond. You can use them as starting points or as finished looks.

All The Creative Tools You Need

Exposure is a powerful photo editor that provides all the refinement and editing tools you need to finish your images.

Touch-up tools like brushing and spot healing make it easy to refine your photos. Advanced tools like layering enable you to blend an endless number of presets and adjustments for a unique look. Industry-leading special effects tools include vignettes and bokeh to draw attention to your subject, the most authentic-looking film grain available in any photo editor, and adjustable overlays like borders, textures, and light leaks.


Exposure is flexible enough to work as a standalone powerful photo editor and as a plugin with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

So, if you’re concerned about the eventual loss of the Nik Collection tools, we encourage you to try Exposure X2 for free for 30 days. From capture to creativity, we feel that it’s the fastest way to bring your creative vision to life.

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Exposure X7

Download our free 30-day fully functional trial and see why Exposure is the best photo editor for creative photographers to realize their artistic vision.