Lumenzia is probably the most used luminosity masking tool by photographers. It has been improving since its launch, and with the latest version, it is faster and offers lots of new features.
At first glance, Lumenzia may look complicated, therefore, the first improvement has come to the tutorials and their placement on the script panel. The new version has a “?” button on the bottom, and it provides quick access to the information about each button. To use this feature, simply click the “?” button first, and then click on any button you would like to learn about. To increase usability, the tutorials button was also added down below the panel, right next to the “?” button, with access to more than ten updated tutorial videos.
In addition to Lumenzia’s legacy features, the new version also offers improved masking and improved sharpening that can create high-pass sharpening as a smart object. In the new version, the PreBlend feature, which is commonly used by architectural photographers and retouchers, now allows users to add new layers to an existing blend, and in my opinion, this is the best improvement so far.
According to the Creator Greg Benz, the new version has more than 130 updates in total over the previous version. To check out the new features, you can see the full release notes here. If you would like to buy the plugin, you can visit Lumenzia’s page. If you are already a Lumenzia user, don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below.