Skylum Luminar 4.2 Released, Adds “AI Augmented Sky” Feature

Luminar 4.2

Skylum released Luminar 4.2, an update that brings he AI Augmented Sky feature.

The Skylum Luminar 4 update free and is installed from within the application. You can get Luminar 4 with a $10/€10 discount by using code WATCH at checkout (reg. $89).

The video below shows what you can do with the AI Augmented Sky feature.

Press release:

Luminar 4.2 opens up the doors to creativity with sky-based composite photography opportunities

With new AI Augmented Sky capabilities, photographers can create unique, one-of-a-kind digital art pieces.

NEW YORK, NY – March 19, 2020​ — Today, Skylum announced the latest update for its flagship product, ​Luminar​, version 4.2. This free update for all Luminar 4 users contains important enhancements across the application, plus a brand-new feature — AI Augmented Sky — to help photographers create incredible digital art.

While ​Luminar​ remains dedicated to being an award-winning photo editor, it also expands into being a creative powerhouse, allowing artists to express themselves through new, fun and unconventional ways of editing images.

The new AI Augmented Sky tool lets photographers transform their photographs to the new heights, by helping create unique digital art creations. The tool lets photographers place different objects directly on the sky, enabling creatives to make either a realistic landscape or transform it into something straight out of a fairy tale.

NEW AI Augmented Sky
In the Creative tab inside Luminar 4.2, there’s a new AI Augmented Sky tool present. Artists can choose objects from the Luminar database or use their own. Even with photos that have complex backgrounds like trees or buildings, there’s no need to involve masking or layers. Instead, the object seamlessly fits into the photograph, resulting in realistic self-expression.

AI Augmented Sky detects a photo’s sky automatically and adds the chosen element to the sky area. Thanks to content-aware technologies, foreground objects are taken into account automatically, making the object blend naturally with the sky. And if you want more control over the placement, you can easily drag the new element around the sky area.

“We’re really excited to see how photographers use the AI Augmented Sky to create digital works of art,” said ​Dima Sytnyk, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Skylum.​ “AI Augmented Sky can be used to make everything from subtle tweaks, like moving the moon in the sky, or to totally transform the world around us. The possibilities are endless!”

Transform the sky
Click here to open the rest of the article

Black Friday Deal: Skylum Luminar 4 Bundles Starting $79

Black Friday Deal

Skylum started a Black Friday deal for their just released Luminar 4 photo editing and cataloging software.

Three Luminar 4 bundles are on offer for Black Friday:

  1. Bundle with Luminar 4 and 2 bonus items – on sale at $79
  2. Bundle with Luminar 4 and 5 bonus items – on sale at $99
  3. Bundle with Luminar 4 and all bonus items – on sale at $129

You can choose from the following bonus items:

  • PDF Expert ($80 value)
  • Look Packs (Skylum) with free presets ($50 value)
  • Rocky Nook free book of your choice ($44.99 value)
  • Clipchamp 3-month subscription to the Create account ($30 value)
  • Xpozer discount ($75 value)
  • ViewBug 1-year Pro plan ($118 value)
  • Envira Gallery Basic plan + 30% off other plans ($29 value and up to $90 discount)

Click here to see all Black Friday discounted Skylum Luminar 4 bundles.

A list of hand picked Black Friday Canon deals can be found after the break, odds are most are still live.

Click here to open the rest of the article

AI Powered Skylum Luminar 4 Released, Here Are Some Cool Starter Tutorials

Skylum Luminar 4 Update Deal

Skylum Luminar 4 has been officially released.

You can save $10/€10 on the purchase price by entering code WATCH at checkout, so it’s $79/€79 for you (instead of $89/€89, the code works for all offered bundles).

Here are five short Luminar 4 tutorials for you to start.

Press release after the break.

Click here to open the rest of the article

Skylum Luminar 4 Will Be Released November 18, 2019

Skylum Luminar 4

Skylum announced the release date of Luminar 4.

Skylum Luminar 4 will be available to the masses on November 18, 2019. If you preorder now at $79 you get bonus one-year plan to SmugMug (worth US$180). Upgrading is $69. When released on November 18, the price will jump to US$89 new and US$79 for an upgrade.

Some of the AI powered features of Luminar 4 have been already been disclosed.

Skylum press release:

Image editing made extraordinarily fast through AI advancements in Luminar

Flagship software to bring innovative machine-learning tools and workflow to photographers as both a standalone application and plugin.

BELLEVUE, WA -October 15, 2019—Skylum is pleased to announce additional enhancements coming to Luminar 4 to be shipped on November 18, 2019. The release intends to change the way photographers approach photo editing, offering several tools informed by extensive machine-learning and a new streamlined interface to make photo editing more accessible than ever before.

Luminar 4 isn’t just another photo editor —it brings time-saving, creative photo processing to everyone in an easy-to-use approach. Skylum wants people to enjoy not only the taking of photos, but also the processing images which is typically where many photographers have the most frustration.

With Luminar 4, anyone can create a masterpiece.With a refreshed interface and workflow, Luminar 4 shifts from being a tool-based approach to one that is purpose-based. It shortens the learning process, helping any photographer experiment creatively and expand their vision. While the software incorporates complex tools, they’re completely customizable and easy to use, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional.

For example, in Luminar 4, photographers will experience the power of AI Sky Replacement —the first automated sky replacement tool in the market. AI Structure provides photographers with a tool to adjust fine details in their photographs, without destroying relevant subjects. Finally, tools like AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer will take an everyday portrait and turn it into a masterpiece!

Click here to open the rest of the article

More AI-powered Features Coming To Skylum Luminar 4

Skylum Luminar 4

After AI Sky Replacement and AI Structure there is more artificial intelligence to be featured in the upcoming Skylum Luminar 4 (learn more): AI-powered portrait and skin enhancements.

What is Portrait Enhancer?

Portrait Enhancer is a collection of tools that help improve the photo of any person in a natural, yet pleasing way. These tools are brand new to Luminar 4 making it now possible to highlight and improve primary features of a person’s face.

What is AI Skin Enhancer?

Thanks to the AI technology, faces and skin are automatically detected throughout a photo. AI Skin Enhancer allows photographers to automatically remove various skin imperfections like acne, freckles and moles, in addition to smoothing the skin. At the same time, skin pores and other small details like hair and eyelashes are preserved.

Click on the images below for some samples, or learn more on the Skylum Luminar 4 page.

You can pre-order Skylum Luminar 4 at a special early bird price.

The actual version, Luminar 3, can be purchased with an exclusive $10 discount by using code WATCH at checkout.

More about the AI portrait and skin enhancements after the break.

Click here to open the rest of the article