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The software company Skylum has announced that it will not be releasing any new apps this year. But this should be done with the new engine Luminar Neo, which you can buy here, to be considered with a total of seven extensions by the end of 2022. The app for easily implemented professional photo editing already offers numerous possibilities for enhancing and editing digital photos. This also includes the HDR functions added in July and the AI help for noise removal, which will be updated in August. With the expansions in November and December, the seven new options should arise.
Skylum aims to make Luminar Neo a one-stop creative photo editing platform. The current and upcoming expansions serve to continue the new vision for Luminar Neo and set a new mark for the future of Skylum. By the end of 2022, Skylum will have released a total of seven expansions - the company has now announced this.
Following the release of HDR Merge in July and the forthcoming release of Noise Free AI in August, there are four more additions in November and one in December. Skylum also offers a more flexible payment method and introduces a subscription to Luminar Neo and any expansions released during the subscription period. A special price can be used in the Early Bird subscription.
Luminar Neo's platform will help Luminar artists grow and create content, according to Skylum's latest press release. Luminar Neo will be extensively expanded by the end of 2022. This expansion marathon already started in July, as already shown above. Exactly which innovations will come in November and December remains a surprise for the time being.
Rauschfrei AI will be released on August 30th, with the next four additions to be announced in September and October. A "very special" extension will also be delivered in December. Noise Free AI is the second addition to the series that offers seamless noise reduction based on AI technologies for digital photos.
In order to regularly get all extensions at the best price, Skylum is introducing a more flexible price and product purchase model - the company also shows this. Luminar Neo will therefore be available both as a standalone product and as a subscription with paid add-ons. The monthly or annual subscription, available starting today, includes the Luminar Neo App and any extensions released during the subscription period.
The Lifetime License and 2022 Extensions Pack for those not keen on subscriptions are also available. Luminar Neo's regular performance and feature updates are of course included with all payment models. For example, among the updates available for everyone is the long-awaited clone and stamp tool, which will be available in Luminar Neo by the end of September.
Adding extensions is the natural continuation of Luminar Neo's innovative problem-solving path, Skylum says. Reference is made to features such as Sky AI and the like, which already offer creative solutions to common editing problems. Sky AI transforms e.g. B. a gray sky that dulls the mood of the photo into "an exciting and vibrant centerpiece" of the photo (AI Sky Enhancer was already part of Luminar 2018 and has been further developed since then).
Relight AI ensures that the photo is well lit and takes the depth of the photo into account with smart AI algorithms (see video above). Masking objects is easy with AI recognizing and masking up to nine separate elements in the photo. This is all possible thanks to Luminar Neo's brand new engine, which gives the app an unlimited number of possibilities to give creatives more editing tools and power.
"This year, Luminar will reach its full potential and become a platform. That's why we don't release a new version, but continue to improve the existing product. With our new professional AI extensions, photographers can now get even more superpowers for their creativity and excellent image quality.— Evgen Kushnirchuk, CPO of Skylum.
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