Skylum has updated Luminar Neo with artificial intelligence masks that analyze all elements in an image and automatically identify them as individual elements.
The new automated feature, called MaskAI, eliminates the time-consuming manual task of masking a topic that requires editors to stop and start over until the topic is completely isolated. Instead, MaskAI can isolate people, skies, architecture, transportation, flora, water, mountains, and both natural and artificial soil. Skylum also says that as the AI learns, it will be able to identify and isolate even more elements.
The mask tool also retains its manual masking tools of paint, radial, and gradient masks, which can be used to compensate for imperfections, or when the function cannot properly identify an element. This function also allows the user to display, fill, delete, copy, paste or invert the detected mask.
MaskAI can also be used to create custom overlays that can be made available through the Luminar Marketplace. The Marketplace consists of an extensive library of free and paid content and can be accessed directly from the software interface. Skylum positions it as a way for content creators to have another tool to passively and additionally monetize the content they create.
In addition to MaskAI, Luminar Neo has a range of other AI-powered tools that can refine an image, such as RelightAI – which adjusts the lighting in a scene by emulating a 3D light source, removing dust spots and removing power lines, all of which were part of the original product offering. from Luminar Neo.
These smart tools join others recently added, including Denoise, which applies local noise reduction to photos shot at high ISO to enhance the image, especially in low light. EnhanceAI can automatically improve the sharpness and color of a specific area, with StructureAI applying a similar machine learning technique to adjust contrast, but only in the architectural areas of a photo it identifies. With Super Contrast, other areas can be selected and a high-quality contrast can be applied.
The Luminar Neo Update 1.0.6 is now available through the Skylum website and through various app stores, including Microsoft and macOS stores, while Luminar Share is available in the iOS and Google Play stores.