Skylum Luminar 3.1.1 Released, Brings Huge Speed Improvements

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Skylum released the free Luminar 3.1.1 update. Among other things, Luminar 3.1.1 brings substantial speed improvements, as you can see in the image in top.

You can get $10 instant discount in you purchase of Skylum Luminar by using code WATCH at checkout.

What’s new?

Apple Mac OS X:

  • Change the language. Now you can set the language in Luminar regardless of your system settings. Simply go to Main menu > Language and choose one from the list.
  • Easier navigation. Want to quickly find the folder that contains a specific photo but have too many folders to go through? Now all you have to do is right-click on the photo and select Go to > Folder in Library and you’re there!
  • Improved launch time. Now, starting from the second launch, the average launch time for Luminar is significantly faster. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of photos in your Library.
  • Faster album creation. In this update, we’ve boosted the speed of Luminar when creating new albums with large numbers of photos.

MS Windows:

  • Easier navigation. Want to quickly find the folder that contains a specific photo but have too many folders to go through? Now all you have to do is right-click on the photo and select Go to > Folder in Library and you’re there! You can even find all photos from the same date by right-clicking and selecting Go to > Images from the same date.
  • Improved launch time. Now, starting from the second launch, the average launch time for Luminar is significantly faster. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of photos in your Library.
  • Masking Brush. With this update, the masking brush becomes even smoother and more pleasant to use – and almost 2.5 times faster!
  • updated “What’s new”

Latest Skylum Luminar 3 Update Brings Enhanced Artificial Intelligence Filter

Skylum Luminar 3

Skylum released the free update ver. 3.1 for Skylum Luminar 3. The most notable feature of the update is the improved Accent AI filter (see video and description below).

We offer Canon Watch readers an exclusive $10 discount on the purchase of Skylum Luminar 3, just use code WATCH at checkout.

Skylum pres release:

We’ve been hard at work on Luminar and we’ve got a significant update to share with you. With Luminar 3.1.0 you’ll find several new improvements for both Mac and Windows. The next generation of Accent AI makes enhancing your images easier than ever before. Plus some performance and usability enhancements will make your editing workflow even faster.

Accent AI 2.0. Reimagined.

The improved Accent AI filter lets you get natural-looking results in less time. New “human-aware” technology recognizes people in your photos and applies adjustments selectively for more realistic images.

With Accent AI 2.0, you can make dozens of adjustments (done quickly) with just one slider. Fix tone, detail, exposure, depth, color, and more thanks to behind-the-scenes AI. In less than a second, your photos can look their absolute best. Make Accent AI 2.0 your go-to filter. (Tip: It can even replace the Develop step for most photographers!) For beautiful photos, rely on Accent AI 2.0 as your starting point.

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Skylum Luminar 3 Gets TIPA Award for “Best Imaging Software” (and we give you $10 discount)

Luminar 3

Skylum Luminar 3 won a TIPA 2019 award for “Best Imaging Software”.

Luminar 3 is an excellent photo editing software, and a viable alternative to Lightroom. We offer you a $10 discount on Luminar 3, you pay $59 instead of $69 by using code “WATCH” on checkout.

Press release:

Luminar 3 earns TIPA award for “Best Imaging Software” 

Skylum latest Luminar 3 release recognized for groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence tools, including AI Sky Enhancer, and consistent innovation.

BELLEVUE, WA – April 2, 2019 — Skylum Software today announced that it is the recipient of the 2019 Best Imaging Software award by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), citing the software’s simplicity in organizing, editing and enhancing images. The TIPA World Awards ceremony will be held on May 17, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan.

Luminar 3 is an all-in-one photo editor and management platform that enables photographers to harness both the power of AI technology and simple yet powerful and precise editing tools in their workflow.

“Simplicity in an image editor need not mean being limited to only basic effects and enhancements. Luminar 3 offers a raft of tools in an efficient workspace that offers numerous Looks (presets) as well as all that is needed by many photographers to get the best and most expressive results from their images,” reads the award citation.

TIPA applauded Luminar’s “sophisticated editing tools that allow advanced users to take a deeper dive into editing,” including its AI Sky Enhancer filter, as well as its over 70 default styles created by professional photographers.

Skylum also received the award for Luminar in 2017, and this year’s award reflected the company’s commitment to consistent innovation and improvements. In addition, Luminar has received various other top awards, including those from Outdoor Photographer and the Lucie Technical Awards.

“We are so honored to be awarded ‘Best Imaging Software’ by TIPA for Luminar 3. It shows the power and uniqueness that Luminar 3 holds for photographers, offering a single interface for a photographer’s post-production workflow,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum.

The AI tools recognized by TIPA were developed at Skylum’s AI Lab. Skylum invests in this nascent field to bring photographers the latest tools to help ease image editing headaches. With Artificial Intelligence, a single smart slider can do the work of several tools, saving time and enabling casual photographers to create pro-caliber images. By harnessing this technology, photographers can achieve superior results with a minimum of work. 

In addition to Luminar, Skylum is also bringing AI tools to the upcoming Luminar Flex, a plugin which will offer the editing power of Luminar to those who choose to stick with their current workflow. Moreover, the company’s new AirMagic software utilizes AI to evaluate aerial photographs, applying modifications to common drone photography problems like haze, low contrast, and undersaturation.

The continued efforts from Skylum into the AI space shows how photographers can utilize new and exciting technologies to create unique, creative photographs like never before.

“At Skylum, it’s our mission to create tools that photographers can harness the power of through AI, but leave the creativity in their hands,” said Tsepko. “We love seeing what photographers create, and this award from TIPA celebrates our tools just that much more.” 

Get Skylum Luminar 3 for $59 using code “WATCH” at checkout.

Last 2 Days To Pre-Order Skylum AirMagic And Get $149 in Bonus Items

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Skylum AirMagic will start ship on March 21, 2019.

Skylum AirMagic sells for $39 and will be released on March 21, 2019. If you preorder now you get $146 worth in bonus items:

  • Drone photography eBook by Skylum
  • ‘Shoot Professional Photos With Any Drone’ video course
  • AirMagic Premium Style
  • Lume Cube lightning Kit for Drone ($40 discount)