Luminar for Mac is today getting a significant update that makes editing photos within the app much improved and easier than before. The headlining feature of this update is called AI Sky Enhancer.

AI Sky Enhancer allows users to “add depth, definition and detail to the sky without creating artifacts or affecting other aspects of the image.” This means images with trees and bridges, which are usually tough to isolate, will stay intact while the artificial intelligence engine is able to brighten or darken the sky.

We are extremely proud of the tremendous solutions our AI Lab has developed to help photographers quickly correct images,” explains Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum Software. “Boring skies can minimize the impact of even the most beautiful scenes, but AI Sky Enhancer restores the drama and beauty of the sky using a simple slider as opposed to complex selections and masking processes. This frees up time that can now be spent artistically developing their personal vision using other creative tools available in Luminar.”

The company behind Luminar, Skylum (previously Macphun), says that this feature is aimed towards newer photographers or those who don’t have the time to spend countless hours editing photos. Rather, it wants its users to be out in the world creating photos.

Skylum’s AI enhancement filters were created for photographers who neither have the time nor the desire to spend hours correcting photos and would rather focus on creating photos. Skylum’s AI Lab consists of top computer scientists and professional photographers creating checks-and-balances between science, technology, and real-world human experience.

Luminar is available for both Mac and Windows (bundle) for a low $59 through the company’s website. The update with AI Sky Enhancer will be available on November 1st, check out the new tool in action here.

Last year Luminar received a major update and positioned itself as a serious Lightroom CC competitor. Read our full review here.


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