Skylum has released a free Luminar 3.1.0 update. One of the key new features is an update to its Accent AI filter, designed to offer instant image enhancement via a series of automatic AI (artificial intelligence) powered adjustments based on object recognition and selective content aware adjustments. The new Accent AI 2.0 filter is said to be far better at preserving and … [Read more...] about Skylum Luminar 3.1.0 update adds upgraded Accent AI 2.0 filter
Skylum is a relative newcomer to the image-editing scene. Originally a Mac-only publisher (hence the old name), it's now branched out into Windows versions of its software (hence the name change). Its key produces are the innovative Luminar photo editor, and powerful Aurora HDR application. Previously it published individual plug-ins later grouped into the MacPhun Creative Kit.
So what's wrong with Lightroom? Lightroom is probably the automatic go-to program for enthusiasts and experts looking for an all-in-one photo organising and editing program, but it's not necessarily the best and it's not popular with everyone, so many will be looking for Lightroom alternatives. One problem is Adobe's subscription system for its software. The Adobe … [Read more...] about Lightroom alternatives: which is best?
Verdict: 9/10 It’s hard to fault Aurora HDR 2019. It works as a standalone HDR application or as a plug-in. It can merge exposure brackets and it can tone map individual RAW files. It can product dense, wild and dramatic HDR effects or natural-looking images, with almost no sign of the ‘glow’ effects and other artefacts that normally make HDR so difficult to get right. It … [Read more...] about Aurora HDR 2019 review
Verdict: 8/10 For value for money, features, power and the sheer innovation in its editing tools, Luminar 3 is brilliant, the new 3.0.2 update has fixed a couple of early frustrations in the Libraries feature and Luminar has come a long way in a short time. Pros + Integrated organisation+ Great filter effects and presets+ Support for layers and masks+ Value for … [Read more...] about Luminar 3.0.2 with Libraries review
It’s Skylum’s first Luminar update of 2019 and demonstrates its commitment to free (and frequent) updates. Both the Mac and Windows versions have been improved, so let’s start with what’s new for Windows users. Update: Luminar 3 review Skylum Luminar for Windows new features First, you can now organise your images into sub-folders within the Luminar library, creating … [Read more...] about Skylum Luminar 3.0.2 free update brings important improvements and bug fixes
Skylum software has released version 1.2 of Aurora HDR with speed improvements for the Mac version, together with support for the innovative Loupedeck control console, while the Windows version gets batch processing Flip and Rotate tools and more as Skylum brings the Windows version closer to full feature parity with the Mac version. New version update: Read the Aurora HDR … [Read more...] about Aurora HDR 2018 update brings speed boost and more camera support
The Aurora HDR 1.2 update announced today brings a number of new features to the Windows version and speed improvements on both Mac and PC. The new version offers RAW support for a number of new cameras and is reportedly much quicker when working with both bracketed shots and single images. New version update: Read the Aurora HDR 2019 review In fact if you shoot RAW files … [Read more...] about How to create a single image HDR in Aurora HDR 2018 1.2
Luminar is taking a pretty strange route round the solar system, but the latest version of this clever image-editor is really picking up speed. Indeed its publisher Skylum says it’s now three times faster than it was before, comes with new professional features and has over 300 other improvements. • Luminar downloads and offers The speed increase is welcome, because although … [Read more...] about Luminar ‘Jupiter’ announced with speed and RAW improvements
This tutorial shows how to use the powerful layers, blend modes and masking tools in Luminar 2018, but actually the same principles can be used in other image-editing programs which support image layers. Skylum Luminar downloads and offers I’m going to start with a perfectly pleasant lakeside travel shot and give it a more dramatic Game of Thrones look by adding in a … [Read more...] about How to use layers in Luminar
Luminar’s new LUT Mapping filter might sound complicated, but it’s actually very straightforward to use. It applies a pre-designed film or cinematic look to your photos by converting or translating the colour values using a LUT, or lookup table. That’s really what a LUT file is – a table which the image-editing software uses to look up an existing colour to find the colour it … [Read more...] about How to use Luminar LUTs