Macphun is now Skylum

Macphun has now officially rebranded as Skylum Software! Macphun got their start making software for, you guessed it, Mac. In late 2017 they introduced Windows versions of their two flagship applications (Luminar and Aurora HDR) for the first time and began the transition from Macphun to Skylum. Skylum has big plans for the future, including…

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Lightroom Classic Auto Tone (left), Luminar 2018 Accent-AI Filter (right)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a significant player in photo editing. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy finished product or a starting point for further stylization, Artificial Intelligence built into photo software can help. There are several tools on the market that use AI to process photos. The video below compares the Accent-AI…

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Luminar 2018 Review

Disclosure: I received Luminar 2018 for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This post also contains affiliate links which means that I may receive a commission if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase. I only share products that I believe will be valuable to my readers. All opinions…

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Luminar 2018 | Perfect Photos in Less Time

Macphun has launched Luminar 2018 Supernova! Luminar 2018 Supernova for Mac and Windows, is a major upgrade and includes new filters powered by artificial intelligence, major speed improvements, and a dedicated RAW develop module. I got my hands on the pre-release about a week ago and I’ve been having a blast! My favorite new filter?…

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Aurora HDR 2018 Logo

Disclosure: I received Aurora HDR 2018 for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This post also contains affiliate links which means that I may receive a commission if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase. I only share products that I believe will be valuable to my readers. All…

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After the Storm | Sedona | Arizona | How to Photograph for HDR

Creating HDR (high dynamic range) photography is a 2-part process: part one takes place behind the camera – part two, behind the computer.  Often I talk about how I process my HDR images, but today I’m going to share how to photograph for HDR in five simple steps. Step 1 – Clean Your Gear HDR brings…

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Are you ready for the latest & greatest in HDR processing? Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows is finally available for pre-order! Aurora HDR is not just a tool for merging bracketed images, it also provides numerous tools and countless options to create perfect HDR photos for every taste – from one-click presets and…

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Public Beta of Luminar for Windows

Big news for Windows Users! Macphun has launched the Luminar for Windows Beta! This is a public beta which means you have the opportunity to download and test the software, FREE of charge! Windows users will have access to over 300 photo editing tools like the Accent-AI Filter (which is amazing- read my review here).…

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Before and After Luminar Neptune Accent-AI Filter

A few weeks ago Macphun released Luminar Neptune – a huge (FREE) update for their popular photo editing software. There were several key improvements, but the one that stands above the rest is the new Accent-AI Filter. If you haven’t tried Luminar yet, this one slider alone makes it worth trying it out! A Single…

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Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse | Manteo | Roanoke Island | Outer Banks | North Carolina

I’m on a Lighthouse Hunt On a recent day trip down to North Carolina’s Outer Banks I got to visit not one, but TWO lighthouses: The Bodie Island Lighthouse and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. These two lights are only about a 20 minute drive from each other and are very different types of structures. The…

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