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Skylum Updates Luminar to 4.1 with updated AI features

Luminar 4.1.jpgI’ve been enjoying using Luminar on a variety of photo editing projects, and it is good to see that the company is continuing to tweak its arsenal of AI features. 4.1 is now live, and while I haven’t tested the new features yet, my system updated seamlessly to 4.1. In the meantime, here is a quick rundown of what you get with the free update to Luminar 4:

The update includes updates to AI Sky Replacement, the Erase tool, Portrait Enhancer and more:

 

  • AI Sky Replacement gets a feature update in Luminar 4.1, letting photographers naturally add atmospheric haze that is usually seen during the day, to their images.
  • The Erase tool has been upgraded, using an all-new technology for precise object removal. Removing unwanted pixels is easier than ever, even with complicated backgrounds or complex gradients.
  • Portrait Enhancer has also received improvements, the tool can now be used on even more images, including those with smaller faces like groups or environmental portraits.

Luminar by MacPhun (now Skylum) coming to Windows: Competition for Photoshop and Lightroom heats up

As a Windows user, I’ve only heard about MacPhun and their Luminar photo editor, but have never had a chance to use it. However, this fall I was able to start using their AuroraHDR product when they brought it to Windows, and have been very impressed. Now, the company (renamed Skylum) is bringing its flagship Luminar image editor to Windows, and it looks like it will be an exciting new entry in the desktop photo editing space. With a price point even less than Adobe Photoshop Elements, it provides a set of features that looks very similar to both Photoshop and the image editing portion of Lightroom. Mac users can try or purchase it now, by . Pre-orders for the Windows version will start on November 1st. I got a chance to use the beta and was very impressed by the interface and architecture. I’ll be doing a more complete review once the shipping version is available.