Testing Luminar Neo’s Relight AI Feature
The promise and difficulty of AI-enhanced editing
Skylum has just released Luminar Neo, the latest version of its photo editing app. One of the signature new features is Relight AI, which promises to use AI to analyze a photo and determine which areas are “near” and “far.” Now that the software is available, I took Relight AI for a spin and wrote about it in my latest Smarter Image column at PopPhoto.com: The promise and difficulty of AI-enhanced editing.
Like Luminar AI before it, Neo is based around machine-learning technology. Skylum has said that Neo is an entirely new program, not an update to Luminar AI, which was also a ground-up redevelopment of Luminar and is still being sold. (I wrote about the versions when my book The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar AI was released.)
In the column, I looked only at Relight AI, not at Luminar Neo as a whole, which I’d say is currently underbaked. But it’s an interesting look at where AI-assisted editing is heading.
I’m curious, do you use any of the Luminar apps? Have you played with Neo yet? Reply and let me know your impressions.