BELLEVUE, WA - October 31, 2019 — Skylum is proud to be the recipient of four awards at the Digital Camera Grand Prix 2020, a biannual award event that recognizes outstanding products that continue to further development of the digital camera-related market in Japan. Skylum was presented with three Golden awards for Luminar 4, Aurora HDR 2019 and Photolemur, and also took home a Technical award for its innovative approach.
The Grand Prix 2020 jury applauded Skylum’s continued advancements in developing their machine-learning tools, which make it easy for photographers to expand their creative vision and realize pro-level results faster than ever before.
"AI-powered tools make optimal and automatic adjustments to the subject for both landscape and portrait photos. I’m really enjoying where the development of RAW processing software goes." said one of the members of the jury.
This year alone, Luminar 3 has taken home several awards, including a TIPA award for “Best Imaging Software” and EISA award for “Best Photo Editing Software.” Aurora HDR was also named Best Mac App of 2017 on the Apple App Store, while Photolemur won a Red Dot award.
“We’re absolutely thrilled that Grand Prix 2020 honored our contributions and developments in the digital camera space. Skylum is focused on bringing time-saving, creative photo processing to the masses. With the help of creative machine-learning technologies, we place emphasis on the editing process, allowing photographers to be free to create whatever they wish.”
Also, Luminar Flex was named Best Software Plugin by the Lucie Technical Awards, during a ceremony in New York City last week. With the forthcoming November release of Luminar 4, the Luminar Flex experience will be folded into the core Luminar 4 application.
While current Luminar users can take advantage of AI tools such as Accent AI 2.0, AI Sky Enhancer, Foliage Enhancer and Sunrays, the release of Luminar 4 will continue to expand the creative possibilities for photographers. Luminar 4 will bring new tools like AI Sky Replacement, AI Structure, AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer, all organized in a simple, approachable interface.
When Luminar 4 is released on November 18, 2019, it will be able to be run as both a standalone application and plugin. It will be compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Elements, in addition to Apple Photos for macOS and Aperture. By offering users a variety of ways to edit photos, Luminar 4 can fit into any photographers’ workflow.
Luminar 4 is now available for pre-orders. 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.
For more information on Luminar 4 and to pre-order your copy, visit skylum.com.