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Luminar 4 Announced – Here is What I Know

By Angela Andrieux | August 6, 2019

Recently Skylum Software announced Luminar 4 – the next major upgrade to its flagship photo editing software. For long-time Skylum (formerly Macphun) followers, and avid Luminar users, the announcement came with a lot of questions. I’ll do my best to answer them and keep this page updated as I get more information. Skylum Focuses On…

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Getting to Know Topaz Studio 2

By Angela Andrieux | July 29, 2019

Topaz Studio 2 is specifically designed for creative photo editing and comes with an amazing range of innovative filters that can be combined and layered for endless possibilities.

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What’s New in Luminar Flex 1.1?

By Angela Andrieux | July 11, 2019

Luminar Flex is an excellent option for photographers who already have an established workflow with applications such as Lightroom Classic, Apple Photos, Aperture, etc. Flex automatically installs as a plugin giving you access to a huge variety of creative tools.

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Luminar 3.1.2 | Do you remember what you did last summer!? Try the brand new "On This Day" feature to relive all your unforgettable moments.

Luminar 3.1.2 – What’s New?

By Angela Andrieux | July 1, 2019

Luminar 3.1.2 is here and better than ever! Skylum Software is proving their commitment to improving Luminar by rolling out updates – this one, less than a month after the last! Luminar 3.1.2 contains performance improvements, better stability, a few bug fixes, and even a couple of new features! Here’s What’s New Mac “On This…

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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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