As of right now, this is a plugin exclusively for Adobe Lightroom. As we move into future versions, we’re excited to see what opportunities arise as we continue developing the plugin. The good thing is the code is there to work with Adobe Photoshop, so it is a possibility in the future.
Currently it works with any and all files that Adobe Lightroom can open. Even JPEG files can be opened. Reactive Exposure only speaks to Lightroom’s catalog file and produces no secondary file formats which helps keep your catalog file size small.
Reactive Exposure was developed to help photographers optimize their workflow. We decided early on to create a simple user interface allowing you to focus on making adjustments quickly. Once you’re happy with the result, you can dive even further into more controllers to help fine-tune result. Reactive Exposure automatically simplifies the process of fine tuning your Lightroom Exposure results by controlling luminosity, and tone, controls through our proprietary algorithm.
Pro Mode gives you the ability to adjust specific ranges of the tonal spectrum using its predefined ranges from the Pro Mode pull down menu. This can be as simple as choosing only “Cool Hues” for instance or inverting that and choosing “Everything but Cool Hues.”
Reactive Exposure works in either module. The goal is to help accelerate the first step in your workflow but it can launch in both. We’ve seen better preview results in the Develop module, but it is not limited to that mode.
Every image is different and our Response slider is designed to handle everything from the most subtle to the most extreme cases allowing you to adjust the result your personal preferences.
The idea is that Reactive Exposure counteracts the result of exposure in targets tonal ranges, so if you turn the Exposure up, and then add a Response value, it’s going to try and undo parts of the increased exposure by looking at pixels that are close to being blown out. The same thing happens in reverse. This way, with both controls, subtle adjustments can help insure you don’t blow out your whites or blacks.
Chromatic Aberration is one of those subtle controllers in Lightroom that allows you to fix any “flares” or “halos” along edges of shiny surfaces that split in the color prism and produce a strange green or purple edge. It’s a lens correction feature in Lightroom that is very helpful.
By default it is turned off, but if you click the checkbox in Reactive Exposure becomes enabled for that image. You can also navigate to the Lens Correction panel directly in Lightroom and make adjustments if you need an increased sensitivity for response.
No, it’s merely activating the Auto White Balance feature already built into Lightroom. It’s important when evaluating exposure and tonal values to see them with proper white balance. We have found this checkbox is extremely helpful when comparing what Lightroom assumes the white balance should be, versus how the image was shot. From here Reactive Exposure can better decide automatically what level it should set the exposure response.
You can install your new software on up to any two (2) computers under your direct control as long as they aren’t in use simultaneously. Installation or use on more than this will cause your serial number to close.
Once you’ve successfully completed your order with us, the file download links will be provided to you on the order confirmation page. You will also receive the file download links via e-mail within 30 minutes of a successful order. If you do not receive the download links, please submit an online support request.
Once you’ve successfully completed your order with us, your serial number(s) will be provided to you on the order confirmation page. You will also receive the serial number(s) via e-mail within 30 minutes of a successful order. If you do not receive the serial number(s), please submit an online support request.
Use the following instructions to install the plug-in for Adobe Lightroom:
Use the following instructions to install the Reactive Exposure plug-in:
Once installed, your plug-in must be activated order to launch properly. Whether you have an internet connection or work offline, we’ve made the process quick and easy.
The first time you launch the plug-in, it will launch directly into the Registration/Activation dialog which will need to be completed successfully prior to being able to work with the plug-in.
Online Registration and Activation:
Use the following instructions to register and activate the plug-in from a computer that is connected to the Internet:
Note: If you cannot locate your serial number or are in a hurry, toggle Register Offline mode and click the Later button to use the plug-in for a few days unregistered. If too many days pass before the plug-in is registered and activated, the plug-in will no longer launch. Also, if you get stuck any time during the registration process, you may click the Help button to assist you in troubleshooting any registration problems.
Offline Registration and Activation:
Use the following instructions to register and activate the plug-in from a computer that is not connected to the Internet:
Note: The Later button is only active if the user has selected the Register Offline option which allows you to continue using the plug-in for a few days unregistered. If too many days pass before the plug-in is registered and activated, the plug-in will no longer launch. Also, If you get stuck any time during the registration process, you may click the Help button to assist you in troubleshooting any registration problems.