LuminarAI empowers visual communicators to make great photos with unique AI. Everyone can create amazing images faster while having fun.
NEW YORK, NY – September 3, 2020 — This morning, Skylum unveiled a revolutionary approach to photo editing, LuminarAI. Unlike other photo editors that take a time-consuming approach based on tools, LuminarAI focuses on results. This revolutionary application and plug-in will be released this holiday season.
LuminarAI makes complex editing easier than ever before thanks to unique AI-powered tools. LuminarAI removes boring and complex tasks without sacrificing professional quality. Artificial intelligence lets the visual artist focus on results and not the process. Everyone can make amazing photos free of complexity, yet full of creativity, thanks to artificial intelligence.
“LuminarAI will bring an entirely new, non-conventional approach to the world of photo editing, focusing on the results instead of the process,” said Dima Sytnik, CPO of Skylum. “We’ve designed LuminarAI from the ground up to change how people interact with their images. We’re really excited to see what LuminarAI can do for creatives everywhere.”
LuminarAI is designed for visual communicators, everyday people, and professional photographers alike. It's made for those who rely on pictures to communicate their important messages and grow their opportunities or reputation: Bloggers, entrepreneurs, educators, marketers, small and medium-sized businesses, and many others. It lets everyone tell their story with rich and expressive images like never before. With LuminarAI everyone can make amazing images in an efficient way.
Artificial intelligence is the core of LuminarAI
Compared to traditional image editors, LuminarAI offers a completely different approach. Built from the ground up to leverage artificial intelligence, LuminarAI simplifies complex tasks, and removes boring manual work.
Portraits take on new life.
- Use BodyAI and FaceAI to gently sculpt and refine a portrait.
- Create eyes that are rich and expressive with IrisAI.
- Remove blemishes and imperfections naturally with SkinAI.
Landscape photography has never looked better.
- Add depth and detail to skies with AtmosphereAI and Sky Enhancer.
- Transform a photo and add an all-new sky in seconds with SkyAI.
- Bring warmth with Golden Hour or even enhance the sun with Sunrays.
Professional finishing with less hassle.
- Looking for more detail and texture? Then StructureAI is the perfect addition.
- Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI and fix crooked images.
- With AccentAI, a photo has perfect exposure and color.
With LuminarAI, amazing photos are just two clicks away.
Templates are at the very core of the new LuminarAI. LuminarAI recognizes the contents of a photo, suggesting the best templates to speed up the editing process. Each template collection helps tell a story. These edits can be applied and refined instantly. While artificial intelligence guides the way, throughout the entire editing process, artists retain complete control over the edits they make, the tools they choose, and how they interact with their photos.
Great photography is for everyone, and with the brand-new LuminarAI, digital artists across the globe can tell their story through photography. LuminarAI simplifies photo editing without sacrificing quality and creativity.
“LuminarAI will help make image editing easier for everyone. We’ve removed the boring and difficult parts of photo editing without sacrificing creativity. LuminarAI will be a great tool in a creator’s workflow. They can focus on great results — not on the process of editing,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum.
LuminarAI will be available as a stand-alone application and plug-in for macOS and Windows. To learn more about LuminarAI and to sign up for updates, visit skylum.com. Early-bird pricing is available here and the product includes a 30-day money-back guarantee from the time of shipping.
While reading this, I started to wonder..."Am I the only one who actually ENJOYS using the development tools to bring my images to life, and add my personal touch on what I want the image to look like?"
I mean to me, using tools like On1, LR, PS, Affinity Photo, Capture One, etc.....is part of the whole process of digital ( and film after scanning) photography.
It isn't something I dread, in fact, it is just another part of the process I actually enjoy along the way of creating my imagery.
Do most other people not feel that way?
I really enjoy processing my images and getting the absolute best out of them. There is a certain wee bit of pride when you make it more your own and pump some life into the image. I mostly use Capture One for my Nikon images and Lightroom for my Canon images(my Capture One licence is for Nikon only).
That is the biggest issue with automation, it guesses what you're thinking and hope it gets it right as you sell out control of process for that privilege. I've been slackware user since around '97 for that reason, not because it is easier as it has more chore "needs doing" work I suppose but it isn't a big deal for gaining control over process and never having issues because when something happens I don't want or isn't working as intended it was my doing and easily fixed by me. Same for this photo stuff in that if it doesn't do what you had in mind then good luck. Also they are based off other folks styles obviously as trained on data sets used to create them means generic style reigns which may or may not be good as could be exactly what you're after or could be the exact opposite of what you had in mind.
Funny is I never see this come up, instead the argument seems to be those who dislike progress (no-one in this thread, more in general) and prefer the hard way for sake of it, and those who don't want to learn new things or do the work and want it done for them to get a style they've seen without learning how to get it.
"Enhancement" of young peoples images posted on the internet is a curse - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54003536
Is LuminarAI the next version of Luminar 4?
LuminarAI is a brand new product. It is not an upgrade to Luminar 4.
LuminarAI is an alternative to traditional photo editors in general.
When Skylum had an extensive survey a few months back I responded with the same basic premise - I actually like editing and am not interested necessarily in short cuts. I can say I would be interested in what essentially will by luminar 5 for maybe editing quick family shots that I never intended to do anything more than have nice souvenirs - but would NEVER be interested in automation for the food photography I do. I spend way too much time taking a single picture to let AI decide the corrections.
I enjoy editing photos to some extent, but I also have carpal tunnel in both hands and doing 2000 photos can set it off pretty quickly, so less effort and use of my hands would be a benefit.
Lightroom supposedly uses AI to develop photos with the auto lighting button, its usually a good starting point, but sometimes its a disaster. Its not truly AI because it does not learn.
I wonder if Luminar AI learns from my edits, or not.
Certainly, the price seems reasonable.
That seems to conflict with their FAQ that I read. Luminar 4 is going away in a year, no more updates after a year. They will issue updates and fixes but it sounds dead to me. No word as to a Luminar 5.
"Will you continue to support Luminar 4?
We plan to ship compatibility and performance updates for Luminar 4 for another year after LuminarAI is released. We won’t charge anything for these updates.
Luminar 4 will continue to run for many years beyond that (as long as your computer meets Luminar 4’s system requirements).
We encourage you to switch to LuminarAI, though, for its revolutionary approach to photo editing. We think you’ll truly enjoy the innovative editing tools, creative inspiration. and time-saving options. "
Complete topic switch here, but have you tried switching mouse-hands? Swapping back and forth really helped me. Takes a few days to get used to it; but after that it's fine.
Adjusting chair height is another, to alter angle of arms/wrist.
I think a photoediting software that can simplify they use of some of Photoshops more complex but useful abilities could impact Adobe badly. Luminar should really incorporate something like Lumenzia to make Luminosity masks more user friendly.
There was zero information given about file formats and compatibility.