Luminar AI Update 3

There is now a third free update to LuminarAI that brings new benefits to the AI-powered editing tool.

These are the changes you should find useful especially if you use it a lot to improve the skies in your images.

Picture-perfect horizons with the improved SkyAI tool

In Update 3, there’s been significant improvements to the SkyAI tool:

Better Sky Detection

Once a new sky is selected, SkyAI now uses improved horizon detection to place it more accurately in the scene. The new sky is automatically adjusted to better match the perspective of the photo. Refined edge detection and masking are used to better integrate the new sky for a more organic effect.

Horizon Position & Sky Orientation

When replacing the sky in previous versions of LuminarAI, it could be difficult to realistically align the new sky with its reflection in the water. This was because the Vertical Offset slider controlled the alignment of both the sky and the water reflection, moving them in the same direction.

Now, you can replace the sky and set the desired position of your horizon line thanks to the Shift slider in the Horizon Position section of the SkyAI tool. If the horizon is tilted, you can take advantage of the Rotation slider.

You can then use the Vertical Position slider in the Sky Orientation section to further adjust your image. This slider controls the position of the new sky in both the sky and water areas but moves them in opposite directions in relation to the horizon line until you get the ideal match between your new sky and its reflection.

Better Reflections

The Sky Adjustments section in SkyAI is where you can easily adjust the new sky to refine Atmospheric Haze, Warmth, and Brightness. These controls let you precisely adjust the mood of the sky and match it to your scene… and now to your reflections too! With the Sky Adjustments tools, you can precisely colour grade and tone your photos with great flexibility.

Plus, you can now add a realistic Water Blur to the reflections in your image. This lets you better match reflections when the water surface has waves or ripples.

Better Relighting

Improvements in colour accuracy create a more natural effect when the new sky is used to automatically relight the entire scene, including reflections. Three relighting controls allow you to fine-tune the lighting to fit your creative vision.

As soon as you replace the sky, the water is instantly relit. This gives you the ability to replace a daytime sky with an evening sky or a simple sky with a dramatic one.
LuminarAI calculates the correct reflection in the water and matches lighting across the whole image.

Fantastic worlds in your skies with Augmented SkyAI

You can now instantly preview Sky Objects you add to the custom folder. Select any Sky Object in the visual browser to instantly preview it in your scene.

Just be aware that augmented Sky Objects will not be reflected in the water.

Convenient Template browsing

Templates are a great way to explore creativity. LuminarAI scans each image and can recognize more than 7,000 types of objects. It then offers editing suggestions based on image contents. For example, LuminarAI can recognize a dog in a photo and suggest Templates especially for pets. You can use these suggestions to finish your images quickly or as a starting point to get up and running.

Faster application launch time

This one is a real deal breaker for me.
There’s been improvements to the core engine that loads when you launch Luminar. So you should see reduced launch times when you startup the application.

This will let you get to editing sooner.

Improved tools

  • Dodge & Burn tool — Easily paint highlights and shadows in your photos to enhance the mood. And with the new Softness slider, you can subtly refine the edges of the affected area for a more natural result.
  • Erase tool & Clone tool — Both of these tools offer non-destructive editing to easily remove unwanted objects or blemishes. Thanks to the Undo and Redo commands that are now available not only on macOS but also on Windows, there is no need to start over if you make a mistake or change your mind. Just undo the brushstroke and make fine adjustments.

Browsing Purchased Templates

In LuminarAI Update 3, you can now access your purchased Templates visually. Templates in the purchased tab are now organised in a grid so you can easily find and use them. Plus, you can use the “Get More Templates” button to find new Templates directly in LuminarAI.

Seen enough?
But wait there’s more:

  • New support for Apple hardware and image format
  • Support for HEIC image format
  • Bug Fixes and Minor Enhancements

Finally if you don’t have a copy of this software – now is the time to get it at a 25% discount.

Go to July 1 – 9th sales.

So, yes, you’ve only got to July 9th to get LuminarAI at this discount.

Go get it!

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