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  • Luminar 3.1.2 update

    Mac

    • “On this day” feature. Photographs are all about memories. With the latest update, we let you see what pictures you took on this day in past years. To walk down memory lane with Luminar, simply click the “On this day” button in the menu.
    • Improved Import from flash card. Luminar 3 now brings you the fastest importing from your flash card ever. Less time waiting and more time for creativity!
    • Support for Nik Collection plugins. Now you can easily add plugins from the Nik Collection to your workflow and fully enjoy what they offer alongside all the tools in Luminar 3.
    • Overall performance and stability improvements. Improving Luminar’s performance is one of our team’s top priorities. With every new update, we try our best to make Luminar faster and more seamless so you can have amazing potential to express your creativity.

    Windows

    • “On this day” feature. Photographs are all about memories. With the latest update, we let you see what pictures you took on this day in past years. To walk down memory lane with Luminar, simply click the “On this day” button in the menu.
    • Faster scrolling. With this version of Luminar 3, we’ve tried our best to make this simple yet important action as seamless as possible. Now you can go through all the photos in your Library as fast as you like even in Single Image view!
    • Improved switching between Single and Gallery views. It shouldn’t take long to switch between these two views while editing. And we know that. With this update, you’ll definitely notice a significant improvement.
    • Fixed crash with Japanese calendar. For our Japanese users, we fixed the issue with the system calendar. So no more crashes.
    • Overall performance and stability improvements. Improving Luminar’s performance is one of our team’s top priorities. With every new update, we try our best to make Luminar faster and more seamless so you can have amazing potential to express your creativity.
  • Luminar 4 introduces the first automatic Sky Replacement technology

    Utilizing the proprietary technology based on machine learning, Luminar 4 will be the first photo editor to have a fully automated Sky Replacement tool to save the artists hours of editing.

    Skylum announces the upcoming release of Luminar 4, set to ship this fall. Skylum continues to push innovations forward through machine learning tools. In addition to the new AI Sky Replacement tool, Luminar users can expect to see more machine learning present in Luminar 4. With its easy-to-use interface and sensible workflows, Luminar 4 is a great choice for creatives looking to move their photography forward.

    "With Luminar 4 we continue to empower everyone who loves photography to make incredible images faster and easier," said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum. "No one needs a "simply another photo editor" these days. That's why with every Luminar update we bring photographers something truly meaningful, something that will really level up their creative skills.

    In Luminar 2018, Skylum introduced the AI Sky Enhancer filter, helping to add depth and color back into flat or blown-out skies. Earlier this year, Skylum added the Accent AI 2.0 filter to Luminar 3, a powerful content aware filter powered by machine learning to automatically enhance images. Now, with Luminar 4, AI Sky Replacement offers the first automatic tool for replacing skies. Machine learning tools like these are the foundation of the Luminar platform, helping to save photographers hours of manual labor so they can achieve their creative dreams.

    Why AI Sky Replacement?

    Sky replacement methods have become popular in recent years with landscape photographers, in order for them to truly showcase their creative vision. Up until now, photographers have spent minutes or even hours manually replacing skies, through tools like Smart Selection, Luminosity Masking, Overlaying, Layers, Masking, Smart Brush, Color Range and more. And even with all those tools, it was hard to get a perfect sky.

    While development of AI Sky Replacement has been equally challenging, Skylum's machine learning technology means that photographers can apply a realistic sky to their photograph in mere seconds, freeing up time to be more creative.

    How does it work?

    AI Sky Replacement works by automatically detecting not only the sky, but also objects in a photograph's scene. This helps make sure the photo ends up being as realistic as possible once you insert a new sky. It removes things like halos, artifacts and edges of transitions, problems that often were present in existing sky replacement techniques. With the AI Sky Replacement you will also be able to adjust the sky to fit the rest of an image --- things like depth of field, tone, exposure and color --- making it great for not only landscapes, but also portraits.

    When working on an image, the AI Sky Replacement technology automatically creates a mask for the sky, taking a step that would oftentimes take minutes or even hours, and boiling it down to mere seconds with just the click of a mouse. But that's not all it does --- AI Sky Replacement also correctly detects the horizon line and the orientation of the sky to replace so that it looks as realistic as possible.

    Furthermore, with the scene relight technology, you'll see the rest of your photo change in terms of light and color when you select your sky of choice. This makes sure that an image and sky match so they appear they were taken during the same conditions. Because of the toning that AI Sky Replacement does to an image, it looks as natural and smooth as possible.

    The new AI Sky Replacement filter is the perfect tool for recreating that special moment that you might not otherwise be able to revisit. It's great to bring life into vacation photos where the weather wasn't perfect, or surprise moments where you couldn't plan for the perfect conditions. And best of all, it's available through a simple, easy-to-use tool in the Luminar 4 interface.

    Now, with AI Sky Replacement, it's easier and faster than ever for photographers to achieve their goals, and focus on what they enjoy most --- photography.

    Pricing and availability

    Luminar 4 is set to be released this fall. Pre-orders are now available on http://skylum.com .

    Pricing will be announced at a later time, and upgrade pricing will be available for current users.

    About Skylum Software

    Skylum is a global imaging technology company with offices in Bellevue, USA; Kyiv, Ukraine; and Tokyo, Japan. Skylum allows millions of photographers to make incredible images faster. We automate photo editing with the power of Artificial Intelligence yet leave all the creative control in the hands of the artist. The Skylum Team has won the Red Dot Award, Apple's Best of the Year, and other top industry awards. To learn more about Skylum, visit http://skylum.com .

  • AI Sky Replacement

  • Luminar's AI Structure

  • AI-Powered Portrait & Skin Enhancement

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    • Face-aware Lighting: Adjust lighting for a face that doesn't impact the rest of the scene. Get the emulation of a flash or reflector aimed at a face.
    • Eye Improvement: Enhance and make a person's eyes more expressive and sharp as well as whiten pupils.
    • Dark Circle Removal: Easily remove dark circles or shadows below the eye.
    • Red Eye: Fix red-eye problems caused by flash.
    • Face Contouring: Make the face thinner, achieving more attractive results in your portrait.
    • Eye Enlargement: Is your portrait subject not fully awake yet? Squinting in bright light? Bring their eyes to life by gently increasing the size of their eyes.
    • Eyebrows: Thicken and darken brows for stronger framing of the eyes.
    • Lips and Teeth Enhancement: Bring more color and depth to a person's lips, and take advantage of teeth whitening tools.
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  • First time I've looked at this program: funny, all the "improvements" that Luminar claims in the examples look terribly artificial to my "old-school" eyes! Why does everything have to be HDR-video-game style to be valid as a "pleasing" image? Details, where your own eyes would never see them, then the other extreme direction: smoothing so that everyone resembles an avantar more than an original human being. Everything so "vibrant". Life just ain't like that. Crazy.

    Is it all those years of manufacturers of screens/cameras cranking up saturation, contrast, sharpness that have ruined all critical eyes?

  • Sky replacement demo

  • Preorder at special price started

    https://skylum.com/luminar

    Skylum is pleased to announce additional enhancements coming to Luminar 4 to be shipped on November 18, 2019. The release intends to change the way photographers approach photo editing, offering several tools informed by extensive machine-learning and a new streamlined interface to make photo editing more accessible than ever before.

    Luminar 4 isn't just another photo editor ---it brings time-saving, creative photo processing to everyone in an easy-to-use approach. Skylum wants people to enjoy not only the taking of photos, but also the processing images which is typically where many photographers have the most frustration.

    With Luminar 4, anyone can create a masterpiece.With a refreshed interface and workflow, Luminar 4 shifts from being a tool-based approach to one that is purpose-based. It shortens the learning process, helping any photographer experiment creatively and expand their vision. While the software incorporates complex tools, they're completely customizable and easy to use, whether you're a beginner or seasoned professional.

    For example, in Luminar 4, photographers will experience the power of AI Sky Replacement ---the first automated sky replacement tool in the market. AI Structure provides photographers with a tool to adjust fine details in their photographs, without destroying relevant subjects. Finally, tools like AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer will take an everyday portrait and turn it into a masterpiece!

    With these groundbreaking tools, photographers can achieve amazing results with just the click of a button.

    "Luminar 4 will be our biggest release yet," said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum. "The changes we've made to the interface and workflow will make the photo editing process faster, and open up new possibilities to photographers everywhere. With new tools fueled by machine-learning, AI Sky Replacement, we make photo editing more accessible and approachable than ever before, Tsepko concluded

    "Photographers no longer haveto think about the 'how do I do this?,' instead they can focus solely on their creativity and lasting results."

    Filters get changed to Tools in Luminar 4

    Luminar 4 is the biggest update in the program's history. Based on user feedback and data that the company has studied, the software has received significant improvements and refinements.

    In Luminar 4, filters are now called "tools," making for a simpler understanding of the software. These have been organized into six tabs for their intended purpose, making it easy for users to locate and understand what they do:

    • Tools: Basic tools to work with, including Crop, Transform and Erase
    • Essentials: Everything necessary for basic Color and Tone Correction
    • Creative: Photo processing tools that allow photographers to take their photos to the next level, including AI Sky Replacement
    • Portrait: Tools oriented for processing portraits, including AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer
    • Pro: Sophisticated tools for professional photo processing
    • Deprecated: Tools left for compatibility of presets that have been created within earlier versions of Luminar.. These tools are no longer relevant due to new technologies in Luminar 4 and will be removed in future versions

    Also, some general interface improvements have been made. These include enlarged fonts, increased spacing between elements to improve readability, increased availability of basic functional elements, enlarged sliders and better optimized contrast of interface elements.

    Luminar 4 can adapt to any workflow

    While Luminar 4 will be available as a standalone application, it will also shine as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Elements, as well as Apple Photos for macOS and Aperture. By offering users a variety of ways to edit theirphotos, Luminar 4 will be accessible and fit into any photographers' workflow!

    Pricing and availability

    Luminar 4 is set to be released on November 18, 2019. Pre-orders include a bonus one-year plan to SmugMug (worth $180) and costs $79/€79/£72 for a new purchase and $69/€69/£64for an upgrade. When released on November 18, the price will jump to $89/€89/£81 new and $69/€69/£64 for an upgrade.

  • v4 available now

    NEW FEATURES

    NEW: Edit Module

    A completely redesigned experience that improves the discoverability of tools and simplifies the editing process

    NEW: AI Sky Replacement

    Using Skylum’s machine learning technology, Luminar 4 is the first photo editor to offer fully automated sky replacement technology

    NEW: AI Skin Enhancer

    Automatically remove skin imperfections like acne, freckles, and moles in addition to smoothing skin

    NEW: Portrait Enhancer

    A collection of tools that improve any portrait in a natural yet pleasing way

    NEW: Smart Contrast

    Easily improve contrast where needed without destroying key details

    NEW: AI Structure

    Boosts details where needed without damaging the rest of the photo — without selections, layers, or masks

    NEW: Color Styles Library (LUT Mapping)

    Quickly change the color and mood of your photos with cinematic color styles

    NEW: Luminar Looks

    Unlock creative options and quickly solve problems with adaptive presets

    IMPROVED FEATURES

    • Stability and performance
    • Golden Hour filter
    • Denoise filter
    • Adjustable Gradient filter

    https://skylum.com/luminar

  • PR

    Skylum is pleased to announce that Luminar 4  is now shipping. The release intends to change the way photographers approach photo editing, offering several tools informed by extensive machine-learning and a new streamlined interface to make photo editing more accessible than ever before. With its easy-to-use interface and sensible workflows, Luminar 4 is a great choice for creatives looking to move their photography forward.

    Luminar 4 isn't just another photo editor --- it brings time-saving, creative photo processing to everyone in an easy-to-use approach. Skylum wants people to enjoy not only the taking of photos, but also the processing images which is typically where many photographers have the most frustration. With Luminar 4, anyone can create a masterpiece.

    With a refreshed interface and workflow, Luminar 4 shifts from being a tool-based approach to one that is purpose-based. It shortens the learning process, helping any photographer experiment creatively and expand their vision. While the software incorporates complex tools, they're completely customizable and easy to use, whether you're a beginner or seasoned professional.

    Skylum continues to push innovations forward through machine learning tools and introduces the newest AI-powered tools to Luminar 4: AI Sky Replacement, AI Structure, AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer.

    AI Sky Replacement works by automatically detecting not only the sky, but also objects in a photograph's scene. This helps make sure the photo ends up being as realistic as possible once you insert a new sky. It removes things like halos, artifacts and edges of transitions, problems that often were present in existing sky replacement techniques. With the AI Sky Replacement you will also be able to adjust the sky to fit the rest of an image --- things like depth of field, tone, exposure and color --- making it great for not only landscapes, but also portraits.

    AI Structure in Luminar 4 automatically identifies objects like people and their faces, skin, sky, buildings and more, and improves them intelligently, instead of globally across the photograph. It adds detail and clarity to areas that otherwise wouldn't have much, boosting the structure and making for a much more pleasing image. What this means is that instead of adding Structure to an entire photograph, it selectively does so, meaning photographers no longer have to mask or brush out the effect.

    Skin Enhancer allows photographers to automatically remove various skin imperfections like acne, freckles and moles, in addition to smoothing the skin. At the same time, skin pores and other small details like hair and eyelashes are preserved.

    Portrait Enhancer takes your portraits to the next level, through several customization tools that were previously not accessible, even to professional retouchers. With Portrait Enhancer, it is now possible to highlight and improve primary features of a person's face and achieve a professional-looking portrait and make facial features more expressive with just the click of a button.

    With these groundbreaking tools, photographers can achieve amazing results with just the click of a button.

    "Luminar 4 is our biggest release yet," said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum. "The changes we've made to the interface and workflow will make the photo editing process faster, and open up new possibilities to photographers everywhere. With new tools fueled by machine- learning, like AI Sky Replacement and AI Skin Enhancer, we make photo editing more accessible and approachable than ever before, Tsepko concluded

    "Photographers no longer have to think about the 'how do I do this?,' instead they can focus solely on their creativity and lasting results."

    Luminar 4 can adapt to any workflow

    While Luminar 4 will be available as a standalone application, it will also shine as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Elements, as well as Apple Photos for macOS and Aperture. By offering users a variety of ways to edit their photos, Luminar 4 will be accessible and fit into any photographers' workflow!

  • Luminar 4.1

    NEW Atmospheric Haze for AI Sky Replacement.

    Just open the Advanced Settings for the AI Sky Replacement tool to get the most realistic sky replacement. The new Atmospheric Haze slider is perfect for adjusting the light balance for the replaced sky and the image foreground. Use this new slider along with Sky Temperature and Sky Exposure for perfectly balanced images. We recommend atmospheric haze when your sky replacement is oversaturated, or it's brightness doesn't match the foreground.

    NEW Erase Tool Technology.

    It's never been easier to remove distracting or unnecessary objects from your photos. The Erase Tool uses all-new technology for precise object removal. It works exceptionally well on even complicated backgrounds and those with complex gradients and especially for sensor dust spots on a photo. Removing unwanted pixels is easier than ever... if something bothers you in your photos, get rid of it!

    Improved performance and stability.

    Thanks to the Luminar users who helped us fine-tune performance. We've fixed 53 bugs that could lead to crashes or unexpected results. We've also made 17 improvements to memory management, user experience (UX), and stability to make Luminar even better.

    Portrait Enhancer Tool.

    You can now use the Portrait Enhancer tool on even more images, including ones with smaller faces like group or environmental portraits. Smaller faces can now be adjusted with the same great tools you love for traditional portraits. If an image has no faces (or they are too small to detect), the Portrait Enhancer tool will be disabled.

    Adjustments Amount Slider.

    Ever need to back off an adjustment a little bit? The Adjustments Amount slider is the perfect option to blend your tools with the original image. Rather than have to re-edit several tools, just switch over to the Layers tool and dial back the Adjustments Amount slider. You'll find this control for all image and adjustment layers but can still use traditional Opacity controls for Image layers as well. This slider works for all tools except transform options like Lens Correction, Slim Face, and Enlarge eyes, which remain unaffected.

    Get the Luminar 4 software - https://skylum.com/l/luminar-checkout

  • Skylum's Luminar 4 sends data on usage and analytics to facebook. Skylum claims the tracking is anonymous. Blocking the traffic seems not to adversly affect the software so far.

    Not much of surprise as companies want to get any possible income and such data can be also sold.