Skylum Luminar AI Update Released, Performance Improved

Luminar Ai

Skylum Luminar AI is a photo editing software I like a lot. The reason is simple: I am lazy, and not a great photographer. Luminar AI helps out with clever artificial intelligence algorithms and smart gimmicks.

At a glance:

  • Photo Editing and Raw Image Processing
  • Non-Destructive Workflow
  • AI Sky Replacement, Structure, Enhance
  • AI Skin & Portrait Enhancer
  • Smart Contrast, Sunrays, Looks Gallery
  • Library Panel for Image Management
  • Adjustment Syncing and Batch Processing
  • Smart Shortcuts and Luminar Trash
  • Can Be Used Standalone or as Plug-In
  • Enjoy realistic water reflections when replacing skies
  • Finely control the placement of your new Sky and its reflection
  • Add ripples on the water for a subtle blur effect
  • Have fun placing Sky Objects that you can see and easily select in the dropdown menu
  • For macOS 10.13.6 and Later / Windows 10

You can download a demo version of Luminar AI, or buy it with a $10 discount by using our code “WATCH” at checkout. Luminar AI update 1.3.0 is explained in the video below by Jim Nix. If you never heard about Luminar AI give it a try. It’s rather impressing.

More about Skylum Luminar AI and its features after the break.

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Last Days To get Luminar AI Discounted And With Additional $10 Off

Luminar Ai

The amazing Skylum Luminar AI (Artificial Intelligence) is discounted until 12/31. And you can add an additional $10 discount.

Get Skylum Luminar AI discounted plus $10 off by using code “WATCH” at checkout. I am using it and can confirm it saves you plenty of time.

If you never heard about it, Luminar AI is the photo editor powered by artificial intelligence that promises to simplify and speed up many editing tasks. Learn more about Luminar AI here.

Luminar AI’s highlight features are:

  • Composition AI finds a perfect composition for your picture in one click
  • Enhance AI builds a brightness map of your photo, analyses and finds the uneven lightning and colours in your image, and then helps you balance those regions with a simple slider
  • Sky AI automatically detects and changes the sky, and also adjusts the lightning to match the sky. We have a ready to use set of skies, but you are always free to add your own.
  • Atmosphere AI is one of the most advanced tools that reconstructs your 2D image in 3D in order to add realistic atmospheric effects. You can fill your picture with realistic looking fog, haze or mist.

Here are some excellent introduction videos in case you want to learn more about this amazing software. More coverage is listed here.

Luminar AI Has Been Released, Get It Now With $10 Discount

Luminar Ai

Skylum released Luminar AI, the photo editor powered by artificial intelligence that promises to simplify and speed up many editing tasks.

Luminar AI’s highlight features are:

  • Composition AI finds a perfect composition for your picture in one click
  • Enhance AI builds a brightness map of your photo, analyses and finds the uneven lightning and colours in your image, and then helps you balance those regions with a simple slider
  • Sky AI automatically detects and changes the sky, and also adjusts the lightning to match the sky. We have a ready to use set of skies, but you are always free to add your own.
  • Atmosphere AI is one of the most advanced tools that reconstructs your 2D image in 3D in order to add realistic atmospheric effects. You can fill your picture with realistic looking fog, haze or mist.

Learn more about Luminar AI here. You can purchase Luminar AI with a $10 discount by using code “WATCH”.

Here are some good introduction videos.

New Canon EOS Webcam Utility Released, Windows Version Now Out Of Beta

Eos Webcam Utility

Canon released a new version of their EOS Webcam Utility. The EOS Webcam Utillity allows you to use your Canon DSLR or MILC as a webcam.

To download the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows and learn how to use it, visit https://www.usa.canon.com/support/eoswebcamutility. If you have previously downloaded the EOS Webcam Utility Beta version, please make sure to uninstall it prior to installation of the full production version.

Canon press release:

Direct from Canon Customers, The Next Chapter in the EOS Webcam Utility Software Story has Arrived with the Launch of the Full Production Version for Windows

New Version Adds More Compatible Canon EOS Cameras to the Solution and Expands to Global Usage

MELVILLE, NY, September 16, 2020It has been a whirlwind the last few months in the world of EOS Webcam Utility software. With over 700,000 downloads after launching the beta version of the software in April, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has helped people stay connected with high quality video for communication with ease of use. And today, the company unveils the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows. The full production version expands to include additional compatible EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) such as the new EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras. In addition, the new software will be available worldwide and available for download directly from the Canon website in each region.

A common thread and conversation throughout the beta software forums was the compatibility of camera models. Many customers were excited to experience the beta version of EOS Webcam Utility software and wanted the list of 25 cameras that were compatible to be more extensive. In true Canon fashion – those voices have been heard loud and clear – now, a total of 42 EOS ILC and PowerShot cameras are compatible with the full production software, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras. The complete list of compatible cameras includes:

EOS-1D X
Mark III
EOS 6DEOS Rebel T7iEOS Rebel T6EOS M6 Mark II
EOS-1D X
Mark II
EOS 7D Mark IIEOS Rebel T6sEOS Rebel T5EOS M50
EOS-1D XEOS 7DEOS Rebel T6iEOS Rebel T3EOS M200
EOS-1D CEOS 90DEOS Rebel T5iEOS Rebel T100PowerShot G5X Mark II
EOS 5DS REOS 80DEOS Rebel T3iEOS R5PowerShot G7X Mark III
EOS 5DSEOS 77DEOS Rebel SL3EOS R6PowerShot SX70 HS
EOS 5D Mark IVEOS 70DEOS Rebel SL2EOS Ra 
EOS 5D Mark IIIEOS 60DEOS Rebel SL1EOS R 
EOS 6D Mark IIEOS Rebel T8iEOS Rebel T7EOS RP


Another common conversation theme within the beta software forums was compatibility with third-party applications. As of announcement day, the new production version of the software has been tested* with various video conferencing applications** as well as streaming applications including:

Cisco Webex®MessengerStreamlabs
DiscordMicrosoft TeamsYouTube Live
Facebook LiveOpen Broadcaster Software®️Zoom
Hangouts™Skype 
Hangouts Meet™Slack 

Moreover, customers have desired to record a high-quality video file onto the memory card in their camera while video conferencing or streaming, and we listened. This can now be achieved*** by simply pressing the record button on the camera and not through the software.

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Friday Hacker Blogging: digiKam 7.1 Released, Fully Supports Canon CR3 Format

Digikam 7.1

The open source and free software digiKam 7.1 has been released. Full support for the Canon CR3 format has been added.

Release notes for digiKam 7.1 are here.

When you buy an expensive camera, such as the latest Canon devices, you should expect the image provided to be seriously pre-processed by the camera firmware and ready to use immediately. This is true for JPEG, but not RAW files, where the format changes for every new camera released, as it depends on the camera’s sensor data. This is also the case for the Canon CR3: the RAW format produced by this camera has required intensive reverse-engineering that the digiKam team cannot always support well. This is why we use the powerful Libraw library to post-process the RAW files on the computer. This library includes complex algorithms to support all kinds of different RAW file formats, including the Canon CR3.

You can download digiKam 7.1 for 64-bit or 32-bit systems from their website.

As usual you can use this post to discuss about whatever you want.

Save 30% On DxO Nik Collection 3 ($99 for limited time, reg. $149)

Nik Collection 3 Photo Editing Software

DxO Nik Collection 3 is currently discounted by 30%.

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Nik Collection 3 by DxO is a suite of eight powerful photo-editing plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and DxO PhotoLab, that helps photographers take their images to the next level. Together the plug-ins allow a wide range of effects to be applied quickly and easily to images, such as great black & white conversions, attractive colour adjustments and creative treatments, and new in this version, comprehensive geometric corrections. A new non-destructive mode allows you to export images as TIFF files and tweak your edits, while keeping your original images safe and your adjustments reversible.

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Nik Collection 3 is an awesome photo editing software. The video below tells you more.