Latest Luminar NEO Update Introduces Mask Feature (powered by artificial intelligence)

Luminar NEO Update 1.0.6

Luminar NEO update 1.0.6 is out, and it brings the mask feature to the AI-powered photo editing software.

At a glance, here is the new mask feature:

  • Automatically mask up to 9 types of elements in a click: humans, transport, buildings, water, etc.
  • Apply any powerful Neo tool to the selected mask: Denoise, StructureAI, EnhanceAI
  • Create custom Presets with MaskAI and apply changes only to the desired area
  • Fine-tune with the Paint, Gradient, or Radial Mask if needed, retaining full control over the result

Learn more about Luminar NEO and the latest update here. I use Luminar NEO for editing along with Excire Foto for management (it’s discounted for a few more days).

Jim Nix talks about Luminar NEO update 1.0.6 in the video below.

Skylum Luminar NEO Update Released, And You Can Get It With Discount

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Skylum released Luminar NEO 1.0.4.

Besides the usual bug fixes, Luminar NEO 1.0.4 brings also some new features:

  • Use Smart Objects in Luminar Neo as a Photoshop plugin
  • Connect more smoothly to Luminar Share
  • Get better visibility with a more distinct color for masking 

You can get Luminar NEO with a $10 discount, simply use code “WATCH” on checkout.

Below you can watch a Luminar NEO introduction by The Art of Photography. I use it along with Excire Foto.

Luminar NEO Has Been released, Get It Now With Discount

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Skylum released their new Luminar NEO photo editing software.

The new Luminar NEO can be purchased immediately: Luminar NEO release discounts and offers are available here.

Press release:

Luminar Neo —Create the photos you imagined.

Your photos are precious. That’s why Luminar Neo puts them in the spotlight.

NEW YORK, NY -February 17, 2022—Skylum announces Luminar Neo, our newest AI-driven photoeditor, is now shipping. Luminar Neo introduces several unique AI technologies to the market: RelightAI, Powerline Removal and Dust Spot Removal. These technologies significantly change the way photos are edited, allowing creative professionals to tell visual stories in new ways while making it easier to bring their unique ideas to life.

“There is a fine line between the photo you took and the photo you imagined. Often, small details make the difference. InLuminar Neo, we’ve built an editor to helpyou create the photo you imagined.” —Ivan Kutanin, Skylum CEO

Luminar NEO release discounts and offers are available here.

Experience the power of the Luminar Engine

The Luminar Engine was built from the ground up to help creatives do more. Using artificial intelligence it analyzes your photos to unlock new, AI-driven editing possibilities:

RelightAI builds a precise 3D Depth Map of the 2D image to provide quick, targeted control of scene lighting, allowing artists to:

  • Independently adjusting lighting and color warmth for far and near objects across the scene.
  • Help easily fix portraits where the foreground subject is underexposed.

RelightAI isolates problem areas for correction, leaving the rest of the image untouched. Combine RelightAI with other scene aware tools and photographers can precisely adjust the lighting of any photo.

Remove Dust Spots —Automatically identify and seamlessly remove small artifacts, like dust spots, from every photo with the help of AI.

RemovePower Lines —Uses AI to automatically identify and effortlessly remove power lines from landscape photographs to create a pristine image free from clutter.

Layers —Combine different images into unique compositions and include new elements from built-in overlays and object libraries.

Presets —Instant style changes designed by professional photographers of every stripe. Or, build and save your own unique looks for reuse on future shoots.

Performance Gains*

Luminar Neo is significantly faster than LuminarAI for complex photo editing tasks. Driven by the new Luminar engine, artists can now enjoy the following performance gains.

macOS

  • Image export time now 86% faster
  • Switching time between effects now 35% faster
  • Switching time from Catalog mode to Edit mode now 15% faster
  • RAW opening process time now, on average, 61% faster
    • RAF (Fuji) 75% faster
    • CR2 (Canon) 53% faster
    • NEF (Nikon) 58% faster
    • ARW (Sony) 51% faster
  • Peak memory consumption when exporting images now 18% lessWindows
  • Switching from Catalog mode to Edit mode now 17% faster
  • RAW opening process time now, on average, 20% faster
    • RAF (Fuji) 24% faster
    • CR2 (Canon) 31% faster
    • NEF (Nikon) 28% faster
    • ARW (Sony) 42% faster
  • Adding a new folder to the Catalog now 69% faster

*Tests were conducted by Skylum in February 2022 on such devices: MacBook Pro 2020, M1 CPU, 8Gb Ram, macOS 12.2 version and Dell Latitude 5500, Intel Core i7-8665U CPU, 16Gb RAM, Windows 11 Pro version. Each test series was repeated three times. The arithmetic mean of the results was obtained by comparing the same actions in Luminar AI(v1.5.0) and Luminar Neo(v1.0.0).

Seamlessly mirror photos between desktop and mobile

Luminar Share transfers photos between Luminar Neo and your mobile devices. Once connected, easily find and edit your mobile photos, directly in Luminar Neo. Our photo mirroring technology allows you to see your Luminar Neo edits on your mobile device in real-time, making it easy to share and optimize them for social media.

Preview: Effortlessly remove portrait backgrounds

Using human aware algorithms, Portrait Background RemovalAIcleanly isolates subjects and removes backgrounds with just one click. When needed, edges can be refined quickly.Coupled with layers, this tool enables creators to build unique compositions using multiple photos without the tiresome manual process of masking.

Preview: Context aware, AI driven masking

When opening an image, Luminar Neo identifies many items, like theskies, bridges and flowers. Artists can select and use several of these elements to generate precise AI-powered masks using MaskAI.

MaskAI is truly useful for advanced editing:

  • Accurately control the transparency of a layer for composited imagery.
  • Use a mask to target how a tool is applied, limiting its effect for precise results.
  • Combine multiple AI-powered masks together for complex editing.

Availability

Luminar Neo ships on February 17th, 2022 with RelightAI, Presets,Layers and other powerful new tools. Portrait Background RemovalAI and MaskAI are planned for the first free update to Luminar Neo, scheduled for release in the spring of 2022. Luminar Neo will be available as a stand alone application in the App Store for macOS and the Microsoft Store for Windows as well as a plugin for Lightroom Classic and Photoshop and as an extension for Apple Photos.To learn more about Luminar Neo and sign up for updates, visit http://skylum.com/luminar-neo.

Up To 60% Off On Luminar Neo And Luminar AI Bundles

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Skylum started new discounts on their Luminar NEO and Luminar AI bundles. Savings go up to 60%. I am a happy Luminar AI user and I am testing Luminar NEO and can’t say I am not happy with it.

Luminar Neo bundle offers:

1 seat:

  • Luminar NEO + 1 Free Pack – 30% discount:  69 $/€
  • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + 1 Free Pack – 45% discount : 98 $/€
  • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + Aurora HDR + 1 Free Pack – 61% discount: 108 $/€

2 seats:

  • Luminar NEO + 1 Free Pack – 25% discount:  89 $/€
  • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + 1 Free Pack – 41% discount: 128 $/€
  • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + Aurora HDR + 1 Free Pack  – 56% discount: 138 $/€

Luminar AI offer: 

1 seat:

  • Luminar AI + 1 Free Pack – 52% discount: 47 $/€
  • Luminar AI + Aurora + 1 Free Pack – 66% discount: 67 $/€
  • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + Aurora HDR+ 1 Free Pack – 61% discount: 108 $ / €

2 seats:

  • Luminar AI + 1 Free Pack – 50% discount:  59 $/€
  • Luminar AI + Aurora HDR + 1 Free Pack – 64% discount: 79 $/€
  • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + Aurora HDR + 1 Free Pack – 56% discount: 138 $/€

Save Up To 63% On Luminar Neo and Luminar AI Bundles

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New holiday discounts for Skylum photo editing software.

Until 12/31/2021 you can save up to 63% on Skylum Luminar Neo and Luminar AI bundles.

Luminar Neo discounts:

  • 1 seat:
    • Luminar NEO + 2 Free Packs – 41% discount: 69 $/€
    • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + 2 Free Packs – 50% discount : 98 $/€
    • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + Aurora HDR + 2 Free Packs – 63% discount: 108 $/€
  • 2 seats:
    • Luminar NEO + 2 Free Packs – 42% discount: 79 $/€
    • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + 2 Free Packs – 50% discount: 118 $/€
    • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + Aurora HDR + 2 Free Packs – 62% discount: 128 $/€

Luminar AI discoounts:

  • 1 seat:
    • Luminar AI + 2 Free Packs – 60% discount: 47 $/€
    • Luminar AI + Aurora + 2 Free Packs – 69% discount: 67 $/€
    • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + Aurora HDR+ 2 Free Packs – 63% discount: 108 $ / €
  • 2 seats:
    • Luminar AI + 2 Free Packs – 57% discount: 59 $/€
    • Luminar AI + Aurora HDR + 2 Free Packs – 67% discount: 79 $/€
    • Luminar NEO + Luminar AI + Aurora HDR + 2 Free Packs – 62% discount: 128 $/€

Click here to access all discounted bundles.

Looking for a cool photo management app? Have a look at Excire Foto, an AI-powered software for automatic tagging and searching.