With the recent announcement of Luminar 4 introducing a new Sky Replacement tool, Skylum are teasing us with the newest tool yet to come later this year, namely the content-aware AI Structure tool. Taking advantage of content-aware technology, the new AI Structure tool will allow photographers to add detail and structure only where it is needed. Previously, when adding structure, details, or clarity to images, photographers have been likely to get unpredictable results with very little control. For example, when adding detail to an image containing a person, it would add unwanted detail to their skin. Not just that, according to Skylum, traditional structure tools often add noise and halos to images, too. To avoid these mishaps, photographers would be required to fine tune the structure controls and even mask out parts of the image, resulting in a longer and more tedious editing process.
The AI Structure filter in Luminar 4 will let photographers utilize the content-aware algorithms to automatically enhance structure of a photograph without negatively affecting certain objects. This new machine-learning technology boosts hidden details and improves local contrast, delivering results that are more natural looking. This filter will automatically identify objects, such as people and their faces, skin, sky, buildings, and others, and improve them intelligently, instead of applying global changes across the photograph. This will remove the extra step of requiring photographers to mask or brush out the effect.
Also, photographers will be able to take this a step further and use "Structure Boost Technology" controls, which allow users to make extremely detailed photos to achieve a different look. Skylum CTO Dima Sytnik believes that this tool is one of a kind in the industry, and will help you transform your images from flat to dramatic in a few easy steps. It also combines with other Luminar 4 filters, which removes the need of manually adjusting structure, clarity, and microstructure in most instances.
Skylum is set to release Luminar 4 this fall, and pre-orders are currently available on Skylum website.
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