It’s time for another software battle! So far, we’ve compared AI photo sharpening and AI photo noise reduction. Next up, is AI photo upscaling, and we’re putting Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Gigapixel AI, Skylum Luminar Neo Upscale AI, and ON1 Resize AI 2023 up against each other. Upscaling images is important for print purposes, and it even slips in with pro-stock shooters who need to create images at specific resolutions. Having AI helps us by upscaling whilst preserving details and filling in the blanks sounds great, but which software does it best?
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are all around us. I firmly believe the future of photography is computational, and we currently have a whole range of companies fighting to make the best progress in AI. Here at DIYPhotography, we’re putting various elements of AI head-to-head to determine the best software on the market. We recently covered AI Noise Reduction, and today we move on to Sharpening.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are everywhere in photography now. I recently wrote about whether we should be worried about AI in photography. My conclusion is that we shouldn’t. Today I’m demonstrating the power of AI in the form of a battle, putting the leading noise removal software head-to-head. I’ve searched through my raw images to find a particularly noisy shot to work with. [Read More…]
Skylum has revealed a new Extension coming to Luminar Neo for Pro Plan subscribers and owners of the 2022 Extensions Pack next month. Several Extensions have been released already, including HDR merge, Noiseless AI, Upscale AI, AI Background Removal, and Focus Stacking. Following on with the theme of tackling some of the most common and frustrating problems, the new one takes aim at blur.
The new Supersharp AI Extension challenges both focus blur and motion blur head-on in order to try to create as sharp an image as possible. Judging from the sample images Skylum sent us, it looks like it does a pretty good job, too. Impressively, the neural engine used by Supersharp AI also appears to be able to distinguish between a simple misfocus and intentional depth of field blur.
Artificial Intelligence in photography is showing huge growth. We’re even seeing our social media feeds flooded with AI-created images. Just last month, we saw that an AI-generated image won first place at a fine arts competition. We’ve also seen Getty Images moving away from AI-generated images. I agree with this decision, but we also need to address the wider landscape because, quite simply, AI art isn’t going away.
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.
After HDR Merge and Noiseless AI, Skylum has revealed the next two extensions for Luminar Neo. Upscale AI and AI Background Removal are next to come to the extension package. Skylum refers to Luminar Neo as a “platform,” and these extensions are a step towards its growth. So, let’s dive right in and see what this means for you as a photographer and a Skylum’s customer.
Last month, Skylum launched its very first Luminar Neo extension – and they don’t plan on stopping. Coming soon is Noiseless AI, another plugin from Skylum that aims to make your editing process faster and simpler.
Noiseless AI is another paid plugin for Luminar NEO. As the name suggests, it removes digital noise with the power of artificial intelligence. Skylum shared some details about the latest extension with us, so let’s dive right in and see what you can expect.
If you’ve used any of Skylum’s products, you know that they also work as extensions for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. But now, for the first time, the Ukrainian company has now released its very own paid extension for Luminar Neo.
It’s designed for anyone who’s into HDR photography… Or those are you who aren’t, but you’d like to give it a shot. HDR Merge compiles multiple exposure-bracketed images into a single HDR photo, merging up to 10 photos.
Luminar Neo has added a new feature aimed at making your life easier and your editing time shorter. The previously announced Portrait Background Removal is now here, and as the name suggests, it removes the background in your portrait photos.
Like most of Luminar’s AI features, it does all the hard work in a single click. Skylum promises careful and precise hair-by-hair selections, giving you a transparent background in no time.