Luminar filters can be used in any combination, but did you know you can use the same filter twice? This is especially useful with the Accent AI 2.0 filter.
The idea of 'quick fixes' probably won't appeal to those who think of photography as an art or a craft, but sometimes they're all you need. Sometimes a quick fix is an important part of the culling process, where you don't just need to know what the images look like straight from the camera, you need to know what they could look like. That's why tools like Lightroom's Auto Tone button are worth taking seriously – they don't provide the final image but they do give you an idea of its potential.
There is also some crossover between quick fixes and effects presets. You know your photo needs a very particular 'look' to make it work, and a quick fix preset can give it to you.
Experts may sneer at automatic ‘quick fix’ filters, but the new Luminar Accent AI 2.0 filter does seem to make some quite intelligent adjustments.
The Luminar 1.2 Neptune update brought 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 […]
We’ve all been there. You’ve got a shot that’s fundamentally sound but lacks rich, strong colours or any kind of atmosphere. They can be tricky to fix and you can spend hours experimenting with settings that don’t seem to get you any closer – and you don’t want to resort to flashy and obvious effects […]
You can’t keep every picture you shoot – but how do you know you’re keeping the right ones? We all shoot more than we keep, and the obvious thing to do is make a first pass of your images and delete the ones that look wrongly exposed, flat or lacking in colour. Obvious, yes, but […]
OnOne Software has worked hard to promote its new Perfect Photo Suite 8 product, and it’s finally been launched officially. You can take a look for yourself at the OnOne website, and download a 30-day trial while you’re there – click the ‘Try now’ link at the top of the page. I’m going to take […]
Elements 12 is designed to be all things to all people, offering simple image fixes for beginners, Guided edits for those who want to try something more ambitious and learn about the Elements editing tools at the same time, and Expert mode, where you have full manual control and can achieve many of the effects […]