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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net>
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Subject: Re: New LightZone Release
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:55:01 -0500
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On 2/20/2018 11:30 AM, Savageduck wrote:
> PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:
>> On 2/20/2018 2:49 AM, Savageduck wrote:
>>> android<here@there.was> wrote:
>>>> System agnostic editor and converter. Haven't tried this release
>>>> myself. Free to use and download:
>>>>
>>>> <https://github.com/ktgw0316/LightZone/releases>
>>>>
>>>> <http://lightzoneproject.org/>
>>>
>>> It seems to be more trouble than it is worth.
>>>
>>> I would rather add AlienSkin Exposure X3 to my workflow where you get the
>>> choice of using it as a stand-alone, or an adobe plug-in.
>>>
>>> <https://www.alienskin.com/exposure/>
>>> <https://fujilove.com/alien-skin-exposure-x3-workflow-overview/>
>>>
>>
>> What unique function does it perform?
> 
> Where Exposure X3 excels is with film emulations. In that area it is
> probably the best in class. Otherwise it is a very capable RAW processor,
> and image editor. The bonus for those looking to move away from LR, it is
> also a capable asset manager.
> 
> I already have so many plugins,
>> that it would have to perform a unique and spectacular function to
>> induce me to even try it.
> 
> It isn’t going to give you some of the extreme effects you are fond of, but
> that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it. There is a 30 day trial. Also, some
> of the other AlienSkin software might appeal to you. For example, “Snap
> Art” is part of a bundle anchored by Exposure X3, and includes “Blow
> Up”(similar to On1’s Genuine Fractals), and also have trials.
> <https://www.alienskin.com/snapart/>
> 
> <https://www.alienskin.com/blowup/>
> 
> “Eye Candy” is also interesting, but is not my sort of thing.
> <https://www.alienskin.com/eyecandy/>

Thanks. I will look at it.


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PeterN