New Skylum Luminar AI announced today the 3rd of September 2020.
This page has all the details on price and release dates for Luminar AI.
A working demo of my Luminar AI Beta copy, released to me on the 26th of October. This video shows several photographs being edited in Luminar AI.
So Luminar AI was launched today and this has probably sent shock-waves through the photography editing community as this could be a giant leap forward in photography editing.
The great news is that this software is available to pre-book at a discounted price for the first 30,000 copies.
Luminar AI release date...
So before we get into the software and what it will and wont do for you let's look at the progression of Luminar as an editing software package to date as this will give us an idea of when Luminar AI will be launched.
Luminar was originally launched on the 17th of November 2016
Luminar 2018 was launched in late 2017
Luminar 3 was launched on the 18th of December 2018
Luminar 4 was launched on the 18th of November 2019
So the Luminar AI release date will probably be after the 18th of November 2020 if we can go by history. This would be about right as Skylum have said it will be launched this winter and for the holiday season. The latest date would be the 18th of December 2020 so around that 4 week window is when we can expect its release. If I were to put a date on it I would still say the luminar AI release date will be between the 18th of November and the 10th of December 2020.I have no inside information on this and when I am told the Luminar AI release date I will not be able to share that until the Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is lifted again so for now my money is on the two week period on and after the 18th of November for the official Luminar AI release date. As we get closer to the date now I believe it will be mid December and not mid to late November.
My Luminar AI review
My review will be posted here as soon as the non disclosure agreement has been lifted by Skylum, I will be posting a video review and extending this blog post for the review also. What I can say for now is it looks like a very interesting bit of software that I am so very excited about sharing with you all in the near future. So stay tuned for the next update.
A new teaser video from Skylum software on Luminar AI.
So why all the updates? Why do we need a new version again?
That seems to be the main question everyone is asking. So this is the answer from Skylum...
With the rapid advances of AI it simply was no longer possible to advance Luminar 4 to the next level as it's engine just wasn't capable of it. So they had no option but to jump to the next version of Luminar to keep the product at the cutting edge of photography editing software.
To the people that purchased Luminar 4 the big question they now face is why would they upgrade to Luminar AI and more importantly is do they need to? Only when we see the final working copy of AI will we really know that.
So what's Skylum Luminar AI all about and how different is it from Luminar 4?
Well let's find out from Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum, this is what Alex actually said "Luminar AI will help make editing easier for everyone. We've removed the boring and difficult parts of photo editing without sacrificing creativity. It will be a great tool in a creator's workflow. They can focus on great results not on the process of editing".
Now that all sounds really good to me. But hey wait is this purely AI with no input from the artist? No thankfully we still have full control over the editing if we want to adjust anything.
A few sneak previews on Skylum Luminar AI review and features...
- Portraits take on new life with AI
- Use Body AI and Face AI to gently sculpt and refine a portrait.
- Create eyes that are rich and more expressive with Iris AI.
- Remove blemishes and imperfections naturally with Skin AI.
- Landscapes will also never look better.
- Add depth and detail to skies with Atmosphere AI and Sky Enhancer.
- Add an all-new sky in seconds with Sky AI.
- Bring warmth with Golden Hour or even enhance the sun with Sunrays.
- Professional finishing with less hassle.
- Looking for more detail and texture?
- Then Structure AI is the perfect addition.
- Get the perfect crop with Composition AI and fix crooked images.
- With Accent AI, a photo has perfect exposure and color
The general feel of this software that I am getting from Skylum is one of speed, power and AI ultimately being our new photography assistant. It's going to be a two push button editing solution to get your images edited for you quickly and efficiently. You will also have the option to manually edit or tweak the AI edited shots of course yourself.
How well all this works? Well, I am really looking forward to posting more info on this awesome bit of software, as of now there is very little we can say but hopefully the NDA will be lifted and we can slowly post more info and also show the software working!!!
After the recent updates to Luminar 4.3 I can see the final version being an awesome bit of photography editing software. Skylum keeps improving and perfecting their photography editing software which is fantastic and also a bit scary if I am being honest with you.
Where will it all end?
Any terminator fans out there should start getting worried I guess, the machines are taking over :-)
Seriously though this could save us all a lot of time and help the vast majority of people who really don't want to spend hours in front of their computer adjusting sliders and trying to figure out where they are going wrong?
How much will Luminar AI cost?
- Well there is a nice incentive to get in early and purchase a preorder copy via their early bird offer available here, there is a price reduction for the first 30,000 artists that order their copy, after that the price will go back up to the standard price.
- So it will be just $69.- with a loyalty discount for those people that already own Luminar 4 or Aurora HDR, this also includes access to the Skylum Luminar AI insiders community...
- For new customers will cost $79.- and also include access to the insiders community too.
- Normally the price will be $99.-
To find out more about the new software from Skylum click here to go to their Dedicated web-page.
When will Luminar AI be available?
It will be available this winter and you can pre-book your copy now if you want at a reduced price. More details on the exact release date to follow soon.
From the official Skylum press release
Amazing photos are just two clicks away.
Templates are at the very core of the new software.
It recognizes the contents of a photo, suggesting the best templates to speed up the editing process.
Each template collection helps tell a story.
These edits can be applied and refined instantly.
While artificial intelligence guides the way, throughout the entire editing process, artists retain complete control over the edits they make, the tools they choose and how they interact with their photos.
Great photography is for everyone, and with the brand-new Skylum LuminarAI, digital artists across the globe can tell their story through photography. It simplifies photo editing without sacrificing quality and creativity.
It will help make image editing easier for everyone.
We’ve removed the boring and difficult parts of photo editing without sacrificing creativity. So it will be a great tool in a creator’s workflow. They can focus on great results—not on the process of editing,” saidAlex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum.
It will be available as a stand-alone application and plug-in for macOS and Windows.
To learn more about it and to sign up for updates, check back here again soon. Early-bird pricing is available here and the product includes a 30-day money-back guarantee from the time of shipping.
About Skylum Software.
Skylum is a global imaging technology company focused on creating tools that make it easier for creatives to get things done.
Skylum’s Luminar platform unleashes creativity through the innovative use of automated and intelligent image processing which still allows the artist complete control over the final product.
Skylum has won the Red Dot Award,Apple’s Best of Year, “Best Imaging Software” by TIPA and EISA as well as several other top industry awards.
To learn more about Skylum click here to visit their website.
Looking forward to posting more information on this amazing software as soon as I am allowed to so stay tuned...
To view the dedicated Skylum page for AI then just click here to find out a tiny bit more live and as it happens.
As I mentioned earlier my discount code HAYES10 will be working again when this software is available for sale but it won't work on the pre-order copies sadly. I should also add that I get a slight commission for sales made via my link and my discount code but that commission helps me write blog posts like this then.
See you out there,
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