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Topaz Adjust AI Is Here and I’m So Excited!

By Angela Andrieux | June 20, 2019

Topaz Adjust AI is a major update to one of my all-time favorite post processing tools. Topaz Adjust was the very first plugin I ever purchased when I was first starting to learn how to manipulate my photos and it opened my mind to so many possibilities.

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Skylum Software Releases Luminar 3.1.1

By Angela Andrieux | June 10, 2019

Luminar 3 keeps getting better! The latest update (version 3.1.1) comes with several enhancements under the hood to speed up overall performance as well as a few new navigation tools and better language support.

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How to Enhance Detail with Topaz Sharpen AI

By Angela Andrieux | May 23, 2019

Over the past year my friends at Topaz Labs have released several tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Most of them are standalone apps that focus on doing one thing really well – such as DeNoise AI for noise reduction, and Gigapixel AI for photo enlargement – and now there is Topaz Sharpen AI which,…

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Introducing Topaz DeNoise AI

Retain Incredible Detail and Reduce Unwanted Noise with Topaz DeNoise AI

By Angela Andrieux | April 22, 2019

There used to be quite a few noise reduction tools/plugins on the market. Over the past few years most software makers have eliminated the one-trick ponies in favor of a generic noise reduction tool in their jack-of-all-trades editing suites. While it is certainly convenient to have all of your tools in one place, I think…

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7 Ways Luminar Flex can Boost Your Workflow

By Angela Andrieux | April 11, 2019

Introducing Luminar Flex Luminar Flex is a photo editing plugin designed by the makers of Luminar 3, for those who already have a comfortable asset management solution. It provides photographers the option to edit their photos with Luminar’s wide array of creative tools and filters without the added weight of the library. Below are seven…

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AirMagic for Non-Drone Photographers

By Angela Andrieux | April 5, 2019

I ran a few comparisons with AirMagic (made specifically for aerial and drone photography), Photolemur (another tool from the same company that looks very similar), and Lightroom’s Auto Tone. Not surprising (or maybe surprising, depending on who you are), AirMagic provided the best results on my iPhone photos shot from commercial jets.

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AirMagic – AI Enhancement for Aerial & Drone Photos

By Angela Andrieux | March 7, 2019

Introducing AirMagic Skylum Software just announced AirMagic – the world’s first AI-powered photo enhancer created specifically for drone and aerial photographers. I’m not a drone photographer (though I do look longingly at the DJI Mavic every time I see it at Costco), but I do occasionally take photos with my iPhone from airplanes. Not the…

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Intelligently Resize Photos with Topaz AI Gigapixel

By Angela Andrieux | January 24, 2019

Topaz AI Gigapixel is a newcomer to the digital enlargement crowd. What makes it unique is that it uses Artificial Intelligence to realistically enlarge images – and in the few tests I’ve run, it does a damn good job!

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Antiquing Luminar Looks

Antiquing in Moss Landing + Free Luminar Looks

By Angela Andrieux | January 19, 2019

Luminar has SO. MANY. OPTIONS. Have a creative idea for your photo? You can probably make it happen in Luminar. For this photograph I tried several different edits and loved them all so I decided save my Luminar Looks and share them with you, for FREE!

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Top 10 Photographs from 2018

2018 In Retrospect

By Angela Andrieux | January 3, 2019

It has been hard to find the words to sum up 2018. Professionally, last year treated me pretty well. I love what I do and the people I work with. Personally, this past year was rough. I lost someone very close to me. It was sudden and unexpected and changed me forever – for the better I hope.

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Real Estate Photos with Aurora HDR

How To Process Real Estate Photos with Aurora HDR

By Angela Andrieux | December 14, 2018

Real estate photos are often the first thing a prospective buyer looks at when reviewing a listing. No matter how extravagant or humble the structure, the images marketing the sale of a property should show the space at its best.

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Luminar 3 by Skylum Software | Organize, Edit, Express, Enjoy

Announcing the NEW Luminar 3 with Libraries – Preorder NOW!

By Angela Andrieux | December 6, 2018

For the past year the developers at Skylum have been working tirelessly to build a new, innovative system for storing and organizing photos. Their goal was to re-imagine the photo library – not recreate it – and that is what they’ve done in Luminar 3.

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