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.
Well, this is a little strange. Sony has updated both the Sony A7R IV and the older Sony A7R III (which I didn’t realise they were still even making) with a new, higher-resolution LCD, bumping it up from 1.44 million dots to 2,359,296 dots. Both models also see a slight change in model name, adding an “A” to their previous ILCE designation.
Both cameras now also now say they support USB 3.2, although this is a little bit misleading because nothing’s really changed in the USB department besides the name. The specs say USB 3.2 “SuperSpeed” at 5Gbps. That means USB 3.2 Gen 1, which is the same as USB 3.1 Gen 1 or USB 3.0. It also means the same as the original A7R III and A7R IV.
Skylum’s Luminar 4 was officially launched in November 2019, and the first update is now available. The software is characterized by numerous AI features that will make your editing workflow much faster and more fun. With Luminar 4.1, these features have been further improved for even faster workflow and more realistic edits. Let’s dive in and see what Luminar 4.1 brings.
In the past few weeks, Instagram has been announcing a bunch of new features for its users. Today, they’ve unveiled yet another tool on Instagram Stories to provide Instagrammers an even more interactive experience. The emoji slider is a variation of the polling sticker for Stories that uses a sliding scale featuring an animated emoji.