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Sky AI with water reflections, improved Templates experience, and more. Are you excited?
Your editing experience is our top priority. In this update, we’ve added more power to existing tools and added many other improvements to make editing even more comfortable. Here’s what you can discover in the new update.
Skylum created the world’s first automatic sky replacement technology. Now, building on this legacy, we’ve listened to feedback from creatives in the Luminar community and delivered a faster, more robust experience in the next generation of our SkyAI tool. Under the hood, our enhanced AI engine ingeniously creates new possibilities.
“Too often, complexity is the enemy of creativity. It adds time and frustration to a process we think should be fun, even joyful,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum. "Update 2 builds on this work and offers more creative tools. I am excited to see what people make with it."
Sky reflections in water: This much-anticipated update means there’s no more worrying about sky replacement in photos featuring water! Ocean, river, lake, pool, it does not matter, LuminarAI will automatically reflect the new sky in the body of water in the most realistic way.
The new sky automatically conforms to the angle and depth of the scene to produce incredible results down to the smallest details. Once the new sky is in place, use the Reflection Amount slider to adjust the intensity of the reflection to your liking.
Scene relighting: SkyAI now provides realistic scene relighting by eliminating strong color casts from the sky on foreground objects. To control the scene relighting, use the following sliders in Scene Relighting:
Seamless sky orientation: One of the toughest challenges in traditional editors is cleanly aligning a new sky to the original horizon. Use new Orientation controls to align the sky until it is positioned for a perfect fit. This is a great tool for getting the most out taken from untraditional angles, such as lifestyle photos.
Working with Skies has never been easier: Visually select the sky you want from the dropdown list and instantly have an idea of what your final result will look like.
We've added six new free skies with this release and made it easier to add your own skies or add new sky packs. Upload your own Custom skies and select them visually. Copy multiple skies directly to the custom folder and instantly scroll through them in the preview window.
With Update 2, Local Masking adds amazing new creative abilities. The Texture tool now offers advanced controls to transform texture and image overlays. You’ll be amazed at how easily you can deliver a special message with your photos. There are no limits to your imagination!
There are tons of exciting improvements in the Templates tab to discover! Since Templates are an essential part of the innovative LuminarAI workflow, we’re constantly working to improve your Templates experience. In LuminarAI Update 2, finding the perfect Template for your photo is even and faster.
Update 2 brings support for new cameras and file formats to LuminarAI.
You’ll also notice these small but helpful updates throughout the software.
In total, we’ve caught and fixed 70+ bugs! Here are the fixes that will definitely improve your LuminarAI experience.
...And much more! We hope you enjoy the steadier and smoother experience.
LuminarAI Update 2 is a free update for current LuminarAI users. To update:
MacOS: Open LuminarAI. In the Top Menu Bar, choose LuminarAI > Check for updates. If you purchased via the Mac App Store, open the App Store and go to the Updates tab.
Windows: Open LuminarAI. In the Top Menu Bar, choose LuminarAI > Help > Check for Updates.
If you are running LuminarAI as a plugin with Photoshop or Lightroom Classic, it’s also recommended you rerun the plugin installer.
The LuminarAI user manual has also been expanded to make it easier than ever for users to search and find answers to questions they might have about LuminarAI.
If you’re already a LuminarAI user, don’t miss this special offer to get powerful add-ons.
With the LuminarAI Update 2, we’ve worked hard to improve even the smallest details to make your photo editing experience faster, more convenient, and more enjoyable. With significant enhancements to SkyAI, Local Masking, and Templates, you have powerful new ways to simplify your workflow and create beautiful digital art that realizes your unique vision.
Enjoy creating photos you’re proud of in LuminarAI and share them with the world!
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