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
Luminar brings a very different approach to editing. Instead of the palette and dialog-based approach of traditional programs like Photoshop, it offers a selection of more than 40 different filters for everything from quick fix image enhancements through regular levels and curves adjustments to Split Toning, Dramatic and Orton Effect filters. These filters can be used in combination to create any number of different 'looks' and saved as user presets. Luminar also offers customisable user workspaces, layers, masks and – soon – photo library management tools.
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: 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
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
Verdict: 4 stars ★★★★ Luminar's innovative approach to image-editing, its presets, workspaces and filters, are a fresh new take on the photo editing experience, and underneath is a surprisingly powerful image-editor with layers, masks and blending tools. It's not that fast, though, and really needs the integrated DAM (digital asset management) tools coming later in … [Read more...] about Skylum Luminar 2018 review
MacPhun has announced a new version of its innovative photo-editing application Luminar. Called Luminar 2018, it's available for pre-order in both Mac and PC versions, and brings new filters, RAW editing tools, lens distortion and perspective correction, LUT support (look up tables for colour adjustments) and, coming in 2018, a new digital asset management system (DAM) which … [Read more...] about MacPhun Luminar 2018 announced
The MacPhun Luminar 1.2 Neptune update brings a bunch of new and interesting tools, and one of them is the AI Accent filter. AI stands for 'artificial intelligence', which is used to analyse different parts of the picture for objects, structure, colour, light and dark tones and more. When you drag the slider it intelligently enhances all these different areas according to what … [Read more...] about How to use the Luminar Accent – AI Filter