May 19 2022

TIPA names Luminar Neo Best Imaging Software Enthusiast

Skylum wins TIPA award for Luminar Neo, deemed best enthusiast software for its innovative AI tools that explore new ways of digital photo editing

NEW YORK, NY - May 19, 2022 — Following the growing trend in imaging software to incorporate artificial intelligence technologies, Skylum is rethinking traditional photo editing software with Luminar Neo. The efforts of the Skylum Team haven’t gone unnoticed. 

This year, the prestigious TIPA award for Best Imaging Software in the Enthusiast category goes to Luminar Neo, confirming yet again Skylum’s well-deserved place among industry leaders in creative imaging software. Skylum has previously won the TIPA award for Best Imaging Software in 2019 for Luminar 3, and for the original Luminar in 2017. 

“It’s a joy and an honor to provide real value to the Luminar community all around the globe. Our biggest goal is to create products that artists all around the world can use to fulfill their creative drive. This year’s TIPA award victory reassures us that we’re on the right path.” — Ivan Kutanin, CEO of Skylum

Enthusiasm for innovation and convenience

Luminar Neo provides a variety of tools that make it easy to explore new paths of digital photo editing and expression. Many of these tools are based on innovative AI technologies that speed up the editing process and provide one-click solutions to tedious problems.

The recently released Mask AI tool, which offers intelligent masking based on AI technologies, is an example of innovation that speeds up the editing process. Luminar Neo can detect various elements in a photo — such as architecture, people, mountains, and vehicles — and then mask them automatically, without the artist needing to resort to time-consuming manual brushing. 

Whether it’s combining images with multiple layers; relighting underexposed, backlit, or foreground subjects; clearing the sky of power or phone lines; enhancing bokeh; replacing the sky; or removing dust spots left by dirt or debris on your camera lenses, Luminar Neo solves common problems of photographers and unlocks the freedom of effortless creativity.

Acknowledgement from TIPA awards

TIPA members were impressed by the feature sets in Luminar Neo and how they help photographers invest more of their time in visual creativity rather than struggling with often complicated adjustments. For TIPA, it’s a well-deserved award, taking into consideration not only the technological innovation itself but also the fact that Skylum is committed to delivering update after update despite the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Luminar Neo Update 1.0.6 with Mask AI is already available. In the next major update, Luminar Neo will receive the long-anticipated Portrait Background Removal AI. Find out pricing here, and keep in mind the 30-day money-back guarantee from the time of shipping. 

To learn more about Luminar Neo and sign up for updates, visit 

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 that still allows the artist complete control over the final product. Skylum has won the 2021 Red Dot Award for LuminarAI, Apple’s Best of Year, “Best Imaging Software” by TIPA and EISA, as well as several other top industry awards.

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TIPA names Luminar Neo Best Imaging Software Enthusiast

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