If you’re a Luminar Neo user, I’m sure you know that Skylum has been launching extensions since July this year. Four out of seven are already out, and now the fifth one in the row is here: Focus Stacking.
As with most of Luminar Neo’s tools, the Focus Stacking extension is also AI-based. It lets you focus-stack up to 100 source images and create super-sharp macro photos, portraits, landscapes… Or anything else you want.
If you’ve ever done focus-stacking, you know the drill: you take at least three photos with different focus and stack them up in the software of your choice. That’s a simplified version and you can see a more detailed guide here. Anyhow, Luminar Neo’s Focus Stacking is an AI-based tool that lets you do this, and it does it in just a few seconds. It stacks up to 100 source images and automatically aligns and crops all of them based on the reference photo. It also automatically performs lens and chromatic aberration corrections for raw photos.
Before Focus Stacking, Skylum released HDR Merge, Noiseless AI, Upscale AI, and AI Background Removal. All of these extensions, along with the latest one, are available for both Luminar Neo subscribers or with a one-time purchase of the 2022 Extensions Pack.
Focus Stacking works only as an extension within Luminar Neo, which is available in both the Microsoft Store and the macOS App Store. Luminar NEO with all the extensions costs between €99 and €179 per year, depending on whether you choose a monthly or yearly subscription. If you’d like a single-purchase that will give you the software and the extension pack forever, the price is €338. Skylum is offering a money-back guarantee until the end of the year for the 2022 Extensions Pack, and you can learn more about Luminar Neo, prices, and updates on Skylum’s website.