Skylum announces Luminar Neo

Skylum revealed Luminar Neo, a new creative image editor driven by AI editing technologies to ship this winter. The company says the software will feature new relighting options, automatic removal of blemishes and distractions, background replacement, and mobile app image management. Early-bird pricing is available here and it will also be carried in both the Microsoft Store and macOS App Store. Luminar Neo is built upon a new editing engine.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable,” said Dima Sytnik, co-founder and CPO of Skylum. The software can be used standalone or as a plugin.

The company lists the following new features:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.

  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.

  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.

  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.

  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.

  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.