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How will AI technology affect the future of how we edit our images?

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It doesn’t take too much of an effort to predict that software trends for the future will include those that employ artificial intelligence technology and machine learning.

Here’s why creative photographers and digital artist can benefit from the use of Artificial Intelligence in creativity…

Artificial Intelligence and Photo Editing – How does it all work?

Let’s start from the beginning and briefly explain what, Artificial Intelligence is and why it is a useful innovation for creative photographers and photo artists.

In a nutshell Artificial Intelligence comprises of a numbers of ‘branches’ or areas of study within computer science and machine learning. This includes fields such as:

• pattern recognition
• image processing
• symbolic learning
• statistical learning, etc

Now, through machine learning and combining different layers of data, patterns can be observed and measured in order to predict the results of specific outcomes

Which is why artificial intelligence has also become a useful technology within the general content and marketing arena in some way or another.

And it’s not just software that uses AI technology. There are cameras that also use AI for simplifying complex tasks. 

Take the Alice Camera for creators, for example. The Alice Camera is a good example of also making artificial intelligence available to camera phone users.

Whilst it works as a standalone camera, the Alice Camera can also be attached to a smartphone. 

Or, there is the Olympus OM-Dwhere deep learning technology, allows the camera to record what makes satisfactory photos under certain conditions, based on the data it has already learned from.

Of course there’ll always be the odd photo, for which Luminar doesn’t quite get things right, without a little extra encouragement. However, in general, you can always be sure that you’ll have a way of achieving your editing intentions faster than before.

How will AI technology affect the future of how we edit our images?

now discover…

how artificial intelligence will enhance the future of how we edit our images.

An introduction to Luminar Neo


AI Powered Image Editing – Early Access. 

After launching Luminar Neo for the very first time, well at least this technical ‘demo’ version. So let’s see what’s so cool about the new tools you get with Luminar Neo.

Dust Removal AI

Save memories and salvage ruined photos of distracting dust and spots easily.
Unsightly artifacts due to dust on your camera lens or sensors can easily ruin a photo. Fortunately most photo editors, with a few tweaks and tinkering will help clean up your images. But why mess around with blurs tools, clone tools, layers and whatever other tools it might take, when AI will automatically detect these artifacts and with the Dust Removal AI tools instantly remove them to provide a spotless result.

Line Removal AI

Now, whilst you might agree with the usefulness of an easy way of removing dust from your photos. Well how about a tool that automatically removes unwanted power lines and phone lines from those, what would otherwise be stunning landscape photos.

This tool can be particularly handy for editing photos of auspicious occasions such as weddings, or even dramatic landscapes and popular sightseeing landmarks.


AI-enabled compositing


Whilst Skylum has already, earlier, revealed the Relight AI and Portrait Background Removal A tools. These are two tools that use Layers and the Mask AI feature

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Now, seamlessly export images from desktop to mobile and share...

Luminar Share

After editing comes another important yet sometimes tedious step in the artist’s workflow, sharing:


Okay, so the process of sharing process can be complicated and often requires third-party services, you know how it is.

Anyway, whilst having the ability to sync to cloud drives is helpful for storing and maybe sharing photos, but what if you had a software that fully integrates mobile devices with your desktop editing? How cool is that?

Well, Luminar Share does exactly that. 

With Luminar Share, bypass the complications with exporting and share your work from your desktop, in a single click.

Using a QR code pairing tool Luminar Share creates a secure link between your mobile photo library and Luminar Neo.

Advantages include:

● A completely secure and private connection
● Automatic, round-trip synchronisation of photos and edits
● Direct sharing from Luminar Neo to social networks (e.g. Instagram)
● No additional cost for cloud storage

How much does Luminar Neo cost?

New Users:

1-seat license for
Luminar Neo 

2-seats license for
Luminar Neo 
@ $59 

1-seat license for
AI+Neo $83 

2-seats license for
Luminar AI+Neo 
@ $98 

Existing Users:

1-seat license for
Luminar Neo 

2-seats license for
Luminar Neo 
@ $49 

1-seat license for
AI+Neo $63 

2-seats license for
Luminar AI+Neo 
@ $88 


Questions people ask about Luminar Neo

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Currently, whilst both applications can be installed on the same computer. However, both applications cannot exchange editing data and convert libraries, due to the different engine build for Luminar Neo.

Typically, there will be a utility for converting Luminar AI Templates for use with Luminar Neo…



Yes, you can use both Luminar Neo and Luminar AI with the following:

1. Lightroom Classic (starting from version 6)

2. Photoshop (from version CS5)

3. Photos for macOS

4. Microsoft Photos (coming soon in an update relates to Windows 11)

Based on a new AI technology engine and designed for creative tasks with maximum performance and flexibility. Luminar Neo is the creative image editor for creators seeking high-quality editing results with the same level of satisfaction you get with Luminar AI.

Luminar AI is for your typical professional photographer, who is not necessarily skilled with photo editing, at least not the practice of creating masks, layers and all the other technical preparatory actions that need to be in place before even committing the actual desired editing…

Meanwhile, Luminar Neo is the extended sibling  to Luminar AI, and includes tools for more intricate image editing …
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iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, or Mac Mini
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 or better, Apple M1 chip
OS versionmacOS 10.13.6 or higher
RAM8 GB (16+ GB recommended)
Disk space10 GB free space; SSD for best performance
Display1280×768 or higher resolution

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