More awesomeness from Macphun - they just keep on giving! I assume by now you know that I absolutely LOVE Luminar by Macphun.
Luminar is the smart photo editor that is powerful enough to replace Photoshop and Lightroom for 90% of photo professionals and hobbyists. It adapts to your style and skill level. And brings supercharged tool like layers, masks, presets, smart photo filters powered by Artificial Intelligence and more.
It’s my go-to editor for every photo, and it works wonders. It’s incredibly powerful and continues to innovate.
That’s why I recommend that you right away (I wrote that a couple of weeks ago, and now this new Luminar update is out - great timing to prove my point!). Today Macphun is announcing another update to Luminar, adding in several new features, performance improvements, and more. It's a free update to current users! Check it out and let me know if you have any questions! If you don't have Luminar yet, be sure to read the special offer below!!
It’s a great deal my friends! New Feature Highlights in Luminar Neptune:.
Accent - AI-filter – Uses artificial intelligence to create stunning images with a single slider movement, tapping into the power of dozens of filters. Quick & Awesome workspace – A workspace consisting of the Accent AI, Saturation & Vibrance and Clarity filters. Great for achieving fast results in a fun and easy way. Plug-in integration with Creative Kit and Aurora HDR 2017 – Seamlessly access Macphun’s other photo editing tools you own with Luminar as the host application. Brush, Gradient and Radial Gradient tools – Dramatically faster performance yields smoother selective editing. Vignette filter – Addition of Vignette Styles, Place Center and Pre- and Post-Crop modes deliver even more flexibility to this popular photo finishing tool.
Memory management – Increased overall performance for large files and 5+ simultaneous open images. User Interface changes – Extensive improvements to in-app animation and mode transitions make for a more pleasing editing experience. Crop tool update – Added the ability to specify custom crop ratios. Local history – Provision for reviewing separate history while in Transform, Denoise, Clone & Stamp modes helps optimize editing. Some quick personal experience insights into these new features: I have been using Neptune for about a week now, and absolutely love it. I think you will too.
The new Accent AI filter is AWESOME and I have been using it on a bunch of photos. So cool, quick and easy!
The new workspace, Quick and Awesome, is very helpful too. It's a combo of the Accent AI, Saturation/Vibrance, and Clarity filters. Works every time! I will often start with that workspace and then add another few filters to the image, depending on what I am trying to accomplish. The plug-in integration with other Creative Kit apps is really helpful, though of course this is only when using Luminar in standalone mode, when it can function as the host app. Nonetheless, I do that a lot and so now I can quickly pop over to Aurora, Focus, etc if I want to. That's great to have at your fingertips!
The update to the Vignette filter is super handy and I love the 'place center' option which I have wanted for quite a while. All the other stuff is great too, but these are the highlights from my experience over the last week. I also took a few minutes and recorded a video showing Neptune in action. In this video, I edit 4 different photos, rather quickly, and of course I use the Accent AI filter every time. I know you will enjoy it! Here's a video wherein I edit 4 photos using the new filters, workspace and more. Luminar + Video Training, eBooks, Presets and Overlays for $69. Total value of $309.
Pricing as low as $49 for Macphun users when you use coupon code JIMNIX or $59 for non Macphun users that use coupon code JIMNIX. OFFER AVAILABILITY: Thursday June 15th - Sunday June 25th You Get:. Luminar, The Supercharged photo editor for Mac that adapts to your skill level. ($69 Value). Photography Fundamentals Video Training - In this series, you'll learn all about the essential concepts of photography from professional photographer and educator Richard Harrington. ($99 Value). The Grand Landscape eBook by Ian Plant - In this eBook, Ian Plant shows you how to make great landscape photos in no time, helping your work to stand out from the rest.
($19 Value). 2 Luminar Preset packs - ($49 Value). Over 500 Overlays - ($45 Value). The Black and White Landscape & Candid Portrait eBooks from Andrew Gibson ($28 Value).
New Luminar Neptune Ai Photo Editor For Mac
At the very least, go and give it a test drive. It's an amazing product and one that I use literally every single day. I love it and I feel like it is the most powerful and flexible photo editor out there today! I think after you use it a little and get familiar with it, you will agree. Need help understanding how to use it? Here's that will help. Interested in getting one-click awesome looks in Luminar?.
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We at Dadtography want to be a resource to all amateur and budding photographers out there. Everyone is new to something at some point. You're not just born knowing how to edit photos, after all!
If you're like me, you really just want to take a few cool photos, edit them up in a simple app for a few minutes and share them off on Facebook, Instagram or other social platforms. Trying to figure out which photo editing software to use is more difficult than using them sometimes! That's exactly why we wrote this post. Aurora HDR 2018 and Luminar 'Jupiter' are two of my favorite photo editors by (af) software. Why did they make two separate apps? Let's dig into some of the differences between these two programs.
Luminar has an Accent AI Filter Yeah, you guessed it - Luminar Jupiter has a feature that uses artificial intelligence, or AI. Their 'Accent AI' feature analyzes the unique aspects of every single photo - structure, objects, dark and light zones, colors and other parameters. The Accent AI tunes each image based on what it knows about that particular image, improving many of the 'problem' areas of the photo without the user having to do them manually. I've tried it a few times and the results have been pretty good so far!
Aurora HDR 2018 is a Specialized Photo Editor About 18 months ago or so, a fellow dad blogger & photographer introduced me to the concept of HDR photography, or high dynamic range. HDR is just a fancy word for really high contrast in a photo or TV picture. Good HDR photo editors, like Aurora HDR, take multiple shots of the same photo at different exposures and smush ( super technical there) them together to make one totally awesome image. The reason you use multiple images (or 'brackets') is because different aspects of the image are emphasized with more or less light. Aurora HDR specializes in this type of photo editing.
Luminar Jupiter is an All-Purpose Photo Editor On the flip side, you have Luminar Jupiter. It's not a specialized editor like Aurora is. Luminar is more like a utility player in baseball. Luminar can edit landscape photos, portraits, low-light, lots of light and more.
If you're looking for an editor to replace a tool like Lightroom or even Photoshop, Luminar may be a good fit. In fact, I was a long-time Lightroom user (3+ years) and switched to Luminar as my dedicated all-purpose photo editing software.
Luminar can work with just about any image and isn't specialized to just one type, like HDR. Luminar Comes With 70 Presets in 7 Categories Luminar Jupiter comes with a bunch of presets as well, just not quite as many as Aurora HDR. Also missing are the big-name photographer presets. That's okay, though. New in Jupiter, Luminar now comes with nine (9) new presets made specifically for aerial photography. They call them their 'Aerial, Inspired by DJI' presets. The presets that come loaded with Luminar are awesome. You can also save your own presets or download free and paid presets from the Luminar market place.
Luminar comes with a fewer presets, but you can create your own or (af). Luminar Doesn't Benefit From Bracketing Because bracketing is a technique specific to HDR photography, Luminar doesn't really benefit from having multiple brackets. However, you can add new images as layers in Luminar, so you can produce a similar effect, just not quite as easily as with Aurora. One cool effect I like is when photographers produce 'double-exposure' style photos. They'll take two separate photos and, using layers, produce a single photo blending the two together. This is a more advanced technique of photo editing, but one that is also possible, and even fairly simple, in a tool like Luminar. Aurora Uses Layers and Tools Filters As of Aurora HDR 2018 version 1.1.3, 'Tools' in Aurora have been renamed to 'Filters'.
This may be a simple matter of semantics, but the user interface (UI) of Aurora HDR 2018 has a toolbar on the right side. Like Luminar, you can add layers to your edit. A layer allows you to apply an effect to all or part of the original photo. Those layers get stacked on top of each other and can even control what effect is applied first, second, third, etc. Aurora HDR calls the edits that you're able to apply to your photo 'tools'. Examples of these tools include changing the tone, structure, noise, radiance and more. Luminar Uses Layers and Filters Luminar Neptune also uses layers in its editing UI.
You can create multiple layers and re-arrange them to apply in a different order much the same way you can in Aurora HDR Pro. However, the edits themselves are referred to as 'Filters' in the app. Unlike Aurora HDR, you only see the 'filters' you add to the photo. Aurora shows you all of your options and you choose what to edit and what to leave alone.
In Luminar Neptune, you can add filters for tone adjustment, structure, noise, radiance and others.