Photolemur 3 is coming

Photolemur 3 is coming

SKYLUM LAUNCHES AN EXCITING NEW UPDATE TO THE WORLD’S FIRST FULLY AI-DRIVEN PHOTO ENHANCEMENT TOOL

With Photolemur, Skylum has taken the concept of photo enhancement back down to earth, bringing the complex process of photo editing to the hands of mass consumers all over the world. The software has been developed with regular folks in mind – camera users who might not have the time for or a good grasp of editing, from amateur and beginner photographers to moms, bloggers, and occasional shooters. 

Designed as an intelligent automated photo assistant that enhances images in the same way a professional photographer would, but much quicker than any standard editing software, Photolemur only requires its users to drag and drop an image. It takes care of the rest by automatically making pro-level enhancements and adjustments to the image within minutes. Photolemur uses 14 different technologies to think for itself, analyzing what aspects of a photo need to be tweaked to bring the image to its best. It saves its users from going through the long editing process or relying on unintelligent filters that aren’t exactly tailor-made for that particular image. The software is proving to be a gamechanger in the photography space, allowing everyone from basic social media users and amateur bloggers to the more seasoned pros to create the perfect photo. Photolemur is transforming the photography industry, benefitting both casual photographers and professionals, reducing an hour of complex photo editing to mere minutes. 

At the heart of Photolemur is a smart engine with powerful technology that has analyzed millions of photos to find editing patterns. It enhances each photo accordingly based on those patterns. It utilizes similar technology used in manual editing software, from color recovery and noise reduction to auto color temperature and exposure compensation. Both pro photographers and casual shooters can trust its AI technology to recognize the differences in objects and make smart decisions when choosing the correct adjustments. The software also allows users to batch enhance up to 200 photos at a time, making it a real time saver for users who don’t have a lot of hours to invest in photo editing. With this new update, Photolemur now fixes skin imperfections, whitens teeth, smoothes skin and hair, and sharpens and widens eyes, making it an ideal tool for casual photographers and social media enthusiasts. By simplifying the editing process, seamlessly creating pro-level adjustments to any photo without any effort from its users, Photolemur is sweeping not only the photography community but also the mass market. Photolemur is ahead of the trends in the photography industry, using its intuitive AI technology to make photo editing more accessible and to bring photography back to where it matters most, the millions of camera shooters who use it to capture memories and record important moments in their lives. 

Until September 13, 2018, Photolemur 3 is available at a special pre-order price for $49 for a family licence (5 activations) with a collection of bonuses. The product will be released on September 14, 2018. 

Photolemur 3.0 Regular Pricing (starting on September 14):

  • Current users may upgrade at a price of $19
  • New users can purchase Photolemur 3.0 Family at a price of $59
  • New users can purchase Photolemur 3.0 Single at a price of $39

Photolemur 3 includes several updates across the software, from technology to user interface.

  • Automatic face enhancement with skin retouch and teeth whitening. This feature detects and clears skin imperfections as well as whitens teeth for a more glowing portrait.
  • Smart eyes enlarge. This feature analyzes your subjects’ eyes and makes eye enlargements accordingly.
  • Adding styles to photos. Six new, crazily creative styles are now available to really get the look you want.
  • New menu for opacity settings
  • Quick access menu for face enhancement, lens correction, and eyes enlarge
  • Apply settings from one image to all images in a batch, maximum 200 images
  • SmugMug export for Mac
  • Photolemur is the world’s first fully automated AI-driven photo enhancement software, available on Windows & Mac.
  • Winner of the 2018 Red Dot Award for High Design Quality
  • It is a leader in AI technology in the photography industry. This smart and intuitive software creates the perfect, pro-level photo in seconds without any help from users.
  • Founded in 2014, and officially launched in 2017, Photolemur now has over 130,000 users across the world.
  • Photolemur can be used as stand-alone photography software for the more inexperienced users, or as an add-on within Photos and Lightroom on Mac for professional photographers. It is the biggest time-saving tool in photography history, allowing users to enhance up to 200 photos per batch.
  • Created by the entrepreneurs behind Skylum (formerly Macphun), one of the fastest growing photo software companies in the world, to cater to everyone from the casual photography market and social media users to seasoned pros.
  • Social media sharing at the click of a button, with Facebook, Twitter & Flickr already aboard. Instagram and SmugMug to follow.

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HASSELBLAD ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF MASTERS AWARDS 2018

 

Hasselblad Masters is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most prestigious professional photography competitions. The winners are chosen through a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury comprised of internationally renowned photographers and imaging experts. Every Hasselblad Masters award winner will obtain the title of ‘Hasselblad Master’. In addition, they will receive a brand new Hasselblad medium format camera and be invited to shoot for a collaborative project with Hasselblad. This project will be printed and released in the bi­annual Hasselblad Masters book. 

Winners will receive their awards, medium format cameras, and trophies at a special Photokina 2018 ceremony in Cologne, Germany this September. Bronius Rudnickas,  Hasselblad  Marketing Manager says“Over  30 000 images were submitted to this year’s competition and that was a record. We are glad to see the competition is growing every year.” 

Masters Jury member and professional photographer   Tom   Oldham said, “It really struck me how progressive many of the entries were this year and how far the entrants were willing to push the brief. These were the photographers who caught my eye ­ the ballsy, out­there risk­ takers who make compelling pictures that refuse to be ignored. I’m proud to have helped to get this great kit into their hands – their  images deserve it.”

 

The Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018 winners are:

Aerial ­ Jorge de la Torriente – Miami, USA
Architecture ­ Kamilla Hanapova ­ St. Petersburg, Russia
Art ­ Maria Svarbova ­ Bratislava, Slovakia
Beauty & Fashion ­ Michal Baran ­ Trim, Ireland
Landscape ­ Benjamin Everett ­ Lopez Island, USA
Portrait ­ Tina Signesdottir Hult ­ Torvastad, Norway
Product ­ Marcin Gizycki ­ Warszawa, Poland
Project ­ Nabil Rosman ­ Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Street / Urban – Ben Thomas ­ Kyneton, Australia
Wedding – Victor Hamke ­ Leipzig, Germany
Wildlife ­ Karim Iliya ­ Haiku, USA

The Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018 jury are: Tom Oldham – Photographer,  Ali Rajabi – Past  Master Martin Hausler – Photographer Katerina Belkina – Past Master Swee Oh – Past Master, Lars van de Goor – Past Master Tim Flach – Photographer Kevin Then – Photographer Bara Prasilova – Past Master Damien Demolder – Journalist Blair Bunting – Photographer, Hans van Ommeren – Past Master Mads Nissen – Photographer,  Kevin Raber – Journalist

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Skylum adds four globe-trotting landscape photographers to its ambassador team World-famous landscape photographers Iurie Belegurschi, Daniel Kordan, Max Rive, and Dr. Kah-Wai Lin join Skylum's ambassador team Skylum has teamed up with four all-star landscape...

Skylum Ambassador Team

Skylum Ambassador Team

Skylum adds four globe-trotting landscape photographers to its ambassador team

World-famous landscape photographers Iurie Belegurschi, Daniel Kordan, Max Rive, and Dr. Kah-Wai Lin join Skylum’s ambassador team

Skylum has teamed up with four all-star landscape photographers from around the globe to help hone its software vision and make Luminar and Aurora HDR the best post-production solutions for landscape photography. 

Iurie Belegurschi, Daniel Kordan, Max Rive, and Dr. Kah-Wai Lin join Jerry Ghionis, Matthew Jordan Smith, Joel Grimes, and Dixie Dixon to bring Skylum’s ambassador team to a total of eight photographers. The four new Skylum ambassadors live and travel around the globe, capturing the most beautiful and unique photographs of nature our world has to offer. 

Ambassadors Belegurschi, Kordan, Rive, and Lin are working alongside Skylum to make products better fit the needs of landscape and travel photographers around the globe and judge an awesome collection of photography contests, including those currently taking place, for which the grand prize is a free trip with Iceland Photo Tours. There will also be various speaking engagements put on by the ambassadors, as well as future photowalks and meet ups with the photography community to help spread the word about how Luminar and Aurora HDR are changing the world of post-production in landscape photography.

Iurie Belegurschi

Although born in Moldova, Iurie Belegurschi has spent the last twelve years calling the Nordic countryside of Iceland his home. Inspired by the incredible light and landscapes, Belegurschi has spent over a decade capturing the beautiful scenes and seascapes, resulting in photos that have won international accolades, and adorned the pages of leading publications and exhibitions. In 2012, Iurie founded Iceland Photo Tours, which serves as a way for Iurie to share his expertise of Iceland and its terrain with passionate photographers from around the world.  

“I’m beyond excited to join Skylum’s talented team of ambassadors to help shape the programs that ensure I spend less time in front of a computer and more time behind a camera on a photo adventure.” — Iurie Belegurschi

Daniel Kordan

Even if the name Daniel Kordan fails to ring a bell, don’t be surprised if you recognize a photograph or two of his. Known for incredible landscapes, Kordan’s work has been published in National Geographic, Discovery, and Photography Week — not to mention Skylum’s own product page a time or two. His growing list of clients including Apple and Red Bull, and as of late Kordan also teaches courses to photographers from all over the world on how to find their unique style and inspiration in nature. 

“It’s great to be a part of Skylum alongside an incredible lineup of photographers from around the world. I’m excited to bring my vision and expertise to the table to help Skylum develop its software to better suit the needs of landscape photographers.” — Daniel Kordan

Max Rive

It wasn’t until 2008, when Max Rive first picked up a camera to document a mountain trip, that he became ingrained in the world of photography. In the decade since, Rive has won International Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2017 and travelled the world capturing beautiful landscape shots in Chile, Argentina, Greenland, Sweden, Scotland, Norway, New Zealand, and beyond. 

“Luminar is great in that it enables me to process my photos exactly how I envision them in my head through the cleverly curated toolset and growing collection of filters. It’s great to be a part of the Skylum team and I’m excited to help push the programs further and connect with the Skylum community.” — Max Rive

Kah-Wai Lin

As if an M.D. degree from Lviv National Medical University in Ukraine and a Ph.D. degree in medical science from Karolinska Institute in Sweden wasn’t enough, Kah-Wai Lin can also add an award-winning portfolio of incredible landscapes photographs to the resume. Dr. Lin has explored and photographed some of the most diverse and remote places on Earth, visiting over 30 countries and winning more than 200 awards, along the way. His accolades include 1st place at the International Photography Award 2015 and being named one of the top 10 exhibitors in the world by Photographic Society of America in both 2015 and 2016.

“I’m very much looking forward to join the Skylum team of ambassadors. It’ll serves as a great opportunity to connect with Skylum users spanning the globe. Luminar has quickly become my go-to photo editing software by taking the stress out of post-processing, making it faster and easier than any other program I’ve used.” — Kah-Wai Lin

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Affinity Designer for iPad

Affinity Designer for iPad

Affinity Designer for iPad today brings professional vector graphic design to the iPad for the first time.

Developed with input from a team of leading professional graphic designers and based on Apple Design Award-winning technology, Affinity Designer is the most ambitious creative app developed for iPad. The app was launched today during an event at developer Serif’s Nottingham, UK, headquarters (6pm BST). And for a limited period, Affinity Designer for iPad is on sale in the App Store for only £13.99 / $13.99 / 14,99€ with no subscription – a discount of 30% on the full price (subject to local currency variations).

Serif’s Managing Director Ashley Hewson says: “Affinity Designer for iPad takes all the power and precision of our desktop version and converts it into a truly stunning immersive experience. “We’ve packed everything you’d expect from professional design software into an app that you can just pick up and take wherever you go, totally free from the confines of your desk or even your office.Hewson says developing Affinity Designer for iPad meant totally reimagining the way graphic design works on a screen. “We’ve spent months working closely with influential artists, illustrators and designers to fine-tune the development of the app. Their input really helped us rise to the huge challenge of bringing a full graphic design experience to iPad, which means this is an app with proven professional requirements at its core.”

Affinity Designer for iPad’s velvet-smooth vector tools means curves have pinpoint precision. From initial sketches to fleshing out a design in vector, to handing off for professional print or web, it has the workflow covered, all in one place. Professional performance demands the ability to operate seamlessly with your fellow pros. So Affinity Designer’s modern, powerful export engine covers all the major file types, whether a project is destined for print, online or another app. In a real game-changer for vector drawing, pencil stabilization allows you to produce the smoothest and most accurate lines possible, drawing using freehand pencil and brush tools. The astonishing ability to zoom by well over one million percent ensures complete accuracy in your work, every time.

Affinity Designer for iPad is unique in offering the opportunity to switch seamlessly from vector to raster work. With around 100 brushes built in, to cover pretty much every requirement, it’s simple to add rich media texture to your designs. Naturally, Affinity Designer for iPad is optimized for the very latest iPad technology including intuitive multi-touch gestures. The iPad’s advanced Metal graphics processing delivers unreal speed and lag-free real-time edits, even on the biggest files. Apple Pencil dynamics like tilt, angle, pressure and more help bring smoothness and stability to your curves and colors. Using the Drag & Drop feature of the iPad’s Files app enables you to bring projects in and out of the app at a touch. Hewson adds: “Affinity apps are tailored for today’s technology … that means they’re fast, powerful and precise, with total lack of bloat. On iPad, the powerful graphics processing really helps us deliver eye-popping performance.”

Affinity Designer for iPad supports all major formats, 16-bit per channel editing, end-to-end CMYK, ICC color management and spot colors for professional printing. Boasting 22 non-destructive adjustment layers that preview instantly and can be edited any time, and with full support for masks, stacks and clipping layers, Affinity Designer for iPad offers the most advanced layer controls available in any vector-based app. Further, its unrivaled text engine puts the power to create exquisite typography at your fingertips.

Everything you need for end-to-end UI design workflow is on hand, including unlimited artboards, a powerful Symbols tool and full asset management. It works seamlessly with the desktop version (sold separately), which was given a coveted Apple Design Award in 2015. And it becomes the second Serif app for the Apple tablet – professional image editor Affinity Photo was unveiled at WWDC2017 and is Apple’s reigning iPad App of the Year.

After the discount period, Affinity Designer for iPad will be available priced £19.99 / $19.99 / 21,99€ subject to local currency variations). The same 30% discount is also being applied across Affinity’s range of apps and official Workbooks for a limited period.

Approved by professionals

The Serif developer team worked with leading artists and illustrators on the creation and testing of Affinity Designer for iPad, in a private VIP beta period designed to perfect the app for real-world uses. Quotes from some of them are below: David Sossella Illustrator and creative director “Affinity Designer for iPad is incredible, powerful and reliable. I love the way objects are managed and gestures have been implemented. It’s a great surprise to me to have such complete vector software on a mobile device, it’s something I’ve been waiting for.”

Steve Simpson Illustrator and graphic designer “Affinity Designer for iPad is a fully featured vector app with raster tools available on a tablet. It’s a different level.”

Matt Griffin Illustrator and author “I’m delighted that there is now an app like this available on iPad. Combining vector and raster tools, and with the addition of type, it has everything I need to work solely on the pad if required.”

Will Schorer Illustrator and graphic designer “I’m blown away with Affinity Designer for iPad. Having the freedom to work from a sketch to a finished vectorized artwork all without any cables, in one app is a dream come true and a huge time saver.”

Juan Manuel Orozco Illustrator and graphic designer “Discovering this app has been amazing, I’ve fallen in love. I can ink in vector and color in raster all in one portable app, with no layer limitations. It’s totally changed my workflow.”

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ON1 Photo Raw 2018.5 now available.

ON1, Inc announces the new ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5, now available for download or purchase. Version 2018.5 includes an overall performance upgrade, new features such as LUTs and camera profiles, new camera and lens support, and fixes for user reported issues.

“We’re very excited to deliver this update. There is a ton of key new features and updates customers will have a lot of fun with,” says ON1 President, Craig Keudell. 

Key Features and Improvements

  • Camera Profiles – Select the same looks you see on the back of your camera in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5. Select from Natural, Portrait, Landscape, etc. depending on what your camera offers. These are not preset, they don’t adjust any of the sliders, and are non-destructive.
  • LUTs in Effects- LUTs or Look-Up Tables are a favorite way to add matte,vintage or cinematic color grading looks. These are available inside of Effects in version 2018.5. The common .3DL and .CUBE formats found online can also be imported into Photo RAW 2018.5. LUTs will work like any of the current filters in Effects.
  • Improved Brushing Performance – Brushing with the Masking Brush is more fluid and responsive, especially on Windows computers with large or high-dpi displays.
  • Transform Pane Enhancements – The Transform pane in Develop includes new tools to correct perspective and rotation issues. A new grid makes it easier to visualize
  • Faster Film Strip for Culling – Using the Filmstrip in Develop and Effects is now just as fast as it is in Browse. You can also perform your editing and culling tasks like ratings, labels, rotate and delete, while you are adjusting your raw processing.
  • RAW+JPG – If you shoot RAW and JPG at the same time, you can collapse and hide the JPG copy, so your library isn’t cluttered. Any metadata or file changes you make are mirrored to the JPG
  • Manage & Organize Presets – Ability to better organize presets into a nested category structure and to move, rename, delete, and nest presets and categories.
  • Nested Albums – Nest albums or photos inside of other albums. If you are migrating from Lightroom, your nested albums are brought over by the Lightroom migration
  • Increased Stability – Significant under the hood stability improvements are in 2018.5.
  • Background Export – Exporting is processed in the background so customers can continue to work on another job without having to wait for the export to
  • New Cameras & Lenses – Includes new cameras and lenses. The list includes support for Fujifilm® X-A5, Fujifilm X-H1, Sony® A7 III, and many others.

 

Price and Availability

ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 is available to purchase or download as a 30-day free trial. ON1 is running a launch special for a limited time for new customers at a price of $79.99 (Reg: $119.99). Previous owners of any ON1 product can upgrade at a launch special price of $69.99 (Reg: $99.99). ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 is also available as part of an ON1 Plus Pro membership for $129.99/year (Reg: $149.99/year). ON1 Plus Pro includes a perpetual license of ON1 Photo Raw along with in-depth post-processing and photography education. All of it is easy to follow along and fun. During the launch special, ON1 is including 50 additional LUTs created by Hudson Henry, Matt Kloskowski, Tamara Lackey, and ON1 professionals. 

Version 2018.5 is a free update for all owners of ON1 Photo RAW 2018. Finally, those who have tried an earlier version of Photo RAW 2018 can try this new version for free and get 30 more days to test it, since ON1 has reset the trial period for all. 

A single purchase of ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 includes both Mac and Windows installers and activation for up to five computers. It comes with a 30-day money- back guarantee, world-class customer support, hundreds of free video tutorials, and free ON1 Loyalty Rewards every month.

 

What’s Ahead for ON1

ON1 will be rolling out several new web features within the week. These include public support community forums, a new weekly tips & tricks series Tip of the Week, and eight new LUT packs (80 LUTs) available to download for free. Later this summer ON1 plans to roll out an extensive new video library for customers where they can create and save video playlists, watch photography courses, track progress, and more. ON1 will also unveil a new community content exchange where customers can create, upload, and share ON1 presets, LUTs, and other creative content. As for ON1 Photo RAW, it has come a long way since its launch. ON1 has rolled out over 50 new features and updates along with tons of enhancements to the performance of the app this year alone. “Our team is laser-focused at continuing to build upon this solid foundation. Our work isn’t done as the team is hustling at building new technologies to help both the ON1 and photography communities,” says Craig Keudell.

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ON1 announces ON1 Photo Raw 2019

ON1 Photo RAW 2019, an all­ new photo editing experience and a major upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW, will be available this November. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 will include an abundance of new features and technologies along with a streamlined workflow that is elegant, powerful,...

Alien Skin Exposure 4 is now available.

Alien Skin Software Announces Exposure X4, Advanced RAW Photo Editor  Exposure X4 includes improved highlight/shadow recovery - fully adjustable light effects - perspective and keystone correction - monitored folders for tethered shooting - smart collections - speed...

Affinity Photo for iPad. New improvements.

Affinity Photo for iPad boasts more power and professional features than ever – and it’s available now with a 30 % discount. Developer Serif is running the flash offer until midday BST on Tuesday (18 Sept) to celebrate the launch of a big update to Apple’s reigning...

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