August 20 2021

Skylum’s Luminar AI wins Red Dot Award for outstanding interface design

Focused on making digital creative expression easy for everyone, 
Skylum’s Luminar AI is honored for its interface design.

New York, NY — August 20, 2021 — Skylum is proud to announce LuminarAI is among the winners of the prestigious 2021 Red Dot Design Awards. An international jury awarded LuminarAI the coveted Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design in the Interface & User Experience Design category. Offering a groundbreaking AI-guided experience, LuminarAI removes the drudgery from photo editing, frees creators from complex processes, and allows them to focus on expressing themselves.

“Software design is not often thought of as art. One way to change that is to focus on the way the user interacts with the software. We’ve worked hard to make the LuminarAI experience simple and elegant for the artists who use it. Being honored with this Red Dot Design Award is a recognition of that hard work and the art of user-centric software design. ” — Dmitry Sytnik, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Skylum

When asked about the selection process for this year’s winners, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, shared the following:

“In today’s world, digital solutions are essential to the success of brands and companies – especially under the current circumstances. For the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2021, our jury has selected only the very best projects in this area to receive a distinction. As an award-winner, you have proved that you think outside the box. You know how to react with agility in times of crisis and utilise upheaval as an impetus for new design approaches. You thereby master important challenges while also making a valuable contribution to the evolution of society.” — Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot

LuminarAI uses artificial intelligence, trained with input from the world’s top photographers, to provide visual storytellers of every skill level a simple yet powerful toolset for getting the most out of their photos. 

AccentAI achieves perfect exposure and tone.

StructureAI enhances sharpness and increases detail.

Portrait BokehAI, FaceAI and SkinAI dramatically improve portraits, including focus.

SkyAI improves existing skies or seamlessly replaces them entirely.

At Skylum, innovation is a foundational principle. Even as we receive this award, we are hard at work on the next evolution of AI-guided photo editing. The future is bright.

About Skylum Software
Skylum is a global imaging technology company focused on creating tools that make it easier to get things done. LuminarAI 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 awards by TIPA and EISA, as well as several other top industry accolades. To learn more about Skylum, visit

About the Red Dot Design Award
In order to appropriately assess the great diversity of products and projects in the area of design, the Red Dot Design Award is divided into three disciplines – Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With roughly 20,000 submissions, the Red Dot Award is one of the biggest design competitions in the world. 1955 marked the first year that a jury came together to evaluate the best designs of that era. In the 1990s, Red Dot’s CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the prestigious distinction “Red Dot” has been a seal of outstanding design that is highly regarded internationally. The award-winners are presented in Red Dot’s yearbooks and museums as well as on the Red Dot website. Additional information can be found at

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Skylum’s Luminar AI wins Red Dot Award for outstanding interface design

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