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Anyone else using Alien Skin Exposure? Share some images...

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Amin Sabet, May 23, 2013.

  1. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I will say the greens were strong, but that was what I was looking for in the landscape shots.
     
  2. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I realized that I forgot to set the sharpening in Capture One since switching to the X-T2. After correcting that, C1 is back to being on top for me. Alien Skin does do a very good job with Fuji files.
     
  3. merosen

    merosen Regular

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    Mark
    Anyone compared Alien Skin to On1 Photo Raw?
     
  4. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I have been comparing them side by side all week. In my opinion, Alien Skin gives the better final image of the two. I like the colors out of Alien Skin much better. And Alien Skin has the Fuji factory film simulations if that is important to you.
     
  5. merosen

    merosen Regular

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    Mark
    Seems very similar to On1.
    I'm afraid to download the trial and want to jump to another program and lay out the $$
     
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  6. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    OnOne does have the price advantage right now. They are running a special on photo raw 2018 for $79.99.
     
  7. merosen

    merosen Regular

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    Mark
    I already own Photo Raw
     
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  8. merosen

    merosen Regular

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    Mark
    Just wondering how many different photo apps you use.
    I have several, don't know if its common practice, or if its getting out of hand.
    I use Old Luminar Creative Kit 2016, old Nik plugins, Iridient and on1 Photo Raw
    Had DXO pre Fuji and Aperture before that
     
  9. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    Alien Skin would be my choice, but I will probably stay with Adobe and use it as a plug-in.
     
  10. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I just have Capture One with the Nik plugins, which I never actually use. And Affinity Photo for when I need a better healing brush than I get with Capture One. Or to add text to images with it looking professional and not like a meme.

    Once a year or so, I will try out different software to see if I can get better results from my images than what I am getting from my current workflow. I'll switch if I find I get better results from something.
     
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  11. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    My trial is about to run out with Alien Skin and I like it enough it has become part of my editing about 75% of the time. I ruled out Luminar and OnOne. I may actually buy this program. I like it as a plug in. I know my whole purpose of starting the other thread on giving up Adobe CC was to find an Adobe replacement but I don't see that happening. First I set the white and black point in LR , adjust shadows and highlights to taste, crop if necessary ( I try to compose in the viewfinder so I don't have to crop anything but it happens ) then its sent to NIK Define for NR. Then I send everything to PS because if there's anything to remove I don't use anything else. And finally instead of going to Topaz if I need that look Alien Skin has completely replaced it with the Fuji film simulations. I'm liking this program enough to buy it I believe. My workflow is surprisingly fast until I get to Alien Skin, I can play with their different looks for a while.
     
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  12. Plaatje

    Plaatje Veteran

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    I'm still in the trying period but I really like the way Exposure X3 works. The results are also of my liking. It's an easy program that gives me the possibility to try out things in a simple way with immediately results. Yes, I really like it, more and more.

    If I compare it with Picktorial than the " looks" of Exposure X3 are prettier and more important, it has the possibility of layers.
    If they put in CA correction and the possibility of using LUT's it will be almost perfect . . .

    39748397654_d82099799d_b. The Dutch way of walking the dog . . . by Plooifiets, on Flickr
    and it gives me that black and white look I like, even with my Panasonic GM5 . . .
     
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  13. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    Is Lightroom profiles the same as Aliens Skins Fuji film simulations?
     
  14. Plaatje

    Plaatje Veteran

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    Don't know, I don't use Lightroom. Maybe some Lightroom user can help . . . .
     
  15. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    I have Lightroom and Alien Skin on trial for two more days. With the last Adobe update they look similar.
     
  16. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    The last time I used LR, it had all of the Fuji film simulation profiles.
     
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  17. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    Thanks Bobby. I'll save my money.
     
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