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.
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.