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Who visites Skylum Luminar 2018 as an app for photo editing, can look forward to using a tool controlled by artificial intelligence in the future. This AI Sky Enhancer This photo editing software tool is intended for editing the sky in photos and gives these important elements of outdoor photography more (or less) saturation, contrast and dynamism. Masks, layers, gradients and other handicrafts are no longer required to separate the sky from objects, buildings, people and other things in the foreground. The update for this precise, AI-supported sky improvement in Skylum Luminar 2018 will be available on November 1st, 2018 - free of charge for all users.
The AI Sky Enhancer for Luminar 2018 was developed by the Skylum AI Lab by training a neural network on the sky and its delineation from objects in the foreground. Based on this knowledge, the tool automatically creates masks in the background, which do not change the edges of the sky and objects, but separate everything very precisely. Adjustments can then be made using the slider. This greatly simplifies the workflow for outdoor photography and post-processing of the resulting images. Here is a video showing the AI-powered sky enhancement in action:
In einem Blog Regarding the AI Sky Enhancer from Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko, he explains that more than 70% of Luminar users mainly take photos outdoors. And since almost three quarters of users always have sky, sky sections or even larger areas of sky in their photos that they want to edit - as quickly, easily and efficiently as possible - the tool described above was developed. Alex Tsepko writes:
We know [...]how important a great sky is for a great photo. But we also know that making improvements to the sky can be difficult and time consuming, especially when there are different objects and people in the foreground. This means that you often have to use masks, layers, edge selections, and other tools and techniques to make the sky look good and realistic at the same time. It's a complex process that takes time.
Similar improvements as those that can be achieved with AI Sky Enhancer as an AI-supported sky improvement in Skylum Luminar 2018, I already know from mine Photolemur 3 test. The HDR correction of images with the help of artificial intelligence worked in a similar way. No wonder, actually, since Photolemur has been part of Skylum since May 2018 (Message here).
However, the tool described above mainly focuses on correcting the sky while leaving the other elements of the photo unchanged. It looks different in the sample images (here in the post and in the linked blog post) - but the video shows how it works;) So it is not a direct copy of the technology, but rather a specialization through the training of the AI on sky and Areas of the sky.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.