It’s been over two months since the beginning of the Russian attack on Ukraine, so I believe you’ve all been more or less familiar with the situation. But life mustn’t stop, and folks at Skylum are aware of it. This is why, despite the conflict and against all odds, Skylum has just launched another set of updates for Luminar Neo, its latest photo editing software.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Russia attacked Ukraine in February. What does it have to do with Skylum and Luminar NEO, you may wonder? Well, Skylum is a Ukraine-based company. And in spite of everything, they’ve managed to update the recently announced Luminar NEO and add some awesome new features.
Sigma has announced the new 1.7.0 update of the Sigma Optimization Pro software. This software allows you to connect your computer to your Sigma lenses via the use of the mount-appropriate adapter for the system you use. The software allows you to tweak the settings of your lenses, including assigning function keys, autofocus calibration and other features as well as updating the firmware.
The latest update is primarily for L mount users, allowing compatibility for L mount DN lenses to assign functions to custom switches, customising the appearance of live view and customising the focus limiter range. For Mac users, it now also comes with native support for Apple’s M1 processors.
Skylum has released the latest update for Luminar AI, its AI-based editing software. The biggest change you’ll see is a whole new feature – Portrait Bokeh AI. As the name suggests, it adds artificial bokeh to your portrait shots in a couple of clicks. But other than that, Skylum has added a few more improvements to the software in an attempt to make it a bit less automated and give you more control over your edits.
Skylum has just announced the third Luminar AI update. As before, the main goal of the software is to help you edit your photo faster, but it can also come in handy if you create composites and digital art. The third time’s a charm, as they say, so let’s see what you get with the third update of Luminar’s AI-driven editing software.
With its Luminar 4, Skylum is set to make image editing faster, more fun, and largely aided by AI. The 4.3 version of the software is now here, bringing you some improvements over the previously launched ones. One of the major improvements is speed, which is what some users have been complaining about. But there’s more, so let’s check out what you get when you upgrade.[Read More…]
The Loupedeck CT is Loupedeck’s most recent control deck, launched in October last year. It features native support for much of the Adobe CC suite of applications, along with Final Cut Pro X, Ableton Live and as of today, Streamlabs. Also new today, Loupedeck has announced a major new feature for the Loupedeck CT – the Loupedeck Profile Creator.
The Loupedeck Profile Creator allows Loupedeck CT users to create their own custom profiles for any application they like, even if it doesn’t have native integration. It’s being launched with example profiles for applications including DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Cubase, and even non-creative tools like Microsoft Excel.
With Luminar 4, Skylum’s image editing software has become more focused on AI-based features. The latest free update, Luminar 4.2 is now out. It could be a real treat for everyone dealing with composites and digital art – or those of you who would like to try it out. Of course, there are a few other improvements and features for the rest of you, so let’s dive in and see what’s new.
While antivirus software is pretty good these days, it doesn’t always get things right. Some quite nasty stuff still gets missed and sometimes innocent software gets accidentally flagged as suspicious or infected with something when it’s not.
Almost Nikon’s entire collection of Windows software was being identified by some antivirus applications as containing Trojan Horse malware. Nikon says this was a mistake, and that the software caused no actual threat. They have released updates for almost all of their applications to resolve the false alarm.