PhotoPlus has kicked off with some great news! With the Skylum team in the heart of New York, the Lucie Technical Awards named Luminar Flex as Best Software Plugin.

With several groundbreaking features like Accent AI 2.0, AI Sky Enhancer, Sunrays and more, Luminar Flex is a great option for photographers looking to experience the power of Luminar editing tools without having to ditch their current editing workflow.

“We’re so excited that the Lucie Awards has chosen Luminar Flex as Best Software Plugin. When we first started developing Luminar Flex, we knew that our users wanted a system where they could take advantage of the powerful AI tools that the Luminar system offers,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum. “Luminar Flex allows users to keep their current workflow, but add editing tools that aren’t offered by anyone else on the market today.”

With this November’s release of Luminar 4, the Luminar Flex experience will be folded into the core Luminar 4 application. This will allow you to choose whether to take advantage of the full Luminar library and editing platform, or whether to use the plugin in keeping with your current workflow.

Along with this change, Luminar 4 introduces even more AI-centric features, like AI Sky Replacement — the first tool of its kind to automatically replace a sky when prompted. You will be able to experience AI Structure to bring added detail into their photographs, and take advantage of AI Skin Enhancer and the many Portrait Enhancement tools that Luminar 4 will offer.

Luminar 4 will continue to be supported as both a standalone application and plugin. The Luminar 4 plugin will be compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Elements, as well as Apple Photos for macOS and Aperture. By offering our customers a variety of ways to edit photos, Luminar 4 can fit into any photographers’ workflow.

Luminar 4 is now available for pre-orders, and will be released November 18, 2019. Pre-orders include a bonus one-year plan to SmugMug (worth $180) and costs $79//€79/£72 for a new purchase and $69/€69/£64 for an upgrade. When released on November 18, the price will jump to $89/€89/£81 new and $69/€69/£64 for an upgrade.

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