Skylum has introduced an replace for Luminar AI that provides one new characteristic, addresses a number of bugs, and fixes a serious difficulty with the platform’s capability to correctly learn Canon EOS R5 recordsdata.
Whereas Skylum has been working via pushback from shoppers concerning the launch of Luminar Neo and subsequent retirement of Luminar 4, the corporate did particularly say that it will be engaged on enhancing the expertise of Luminar AI reasonably than specializing in new options.
Lunimar AI Replace 5 makes good on that promise and provides a set of bug fixes to the applying, together with the crippling Canon EOS R5 RAW file difficulty that resulted within the firm eradicating the R5 from its listing of supported cameras. That adjustments right this moment, as Skylum says that the R5 RAW file difficulty has been mounted.
For months, Luminar AI was unable to correctly learn Canon R5 RAW recordsdata because it launched claimed assist for the digicam as a part of Luminar replace 4.3.3 six months in the past. Photographers began noticing points with pictures captured with the R5 within the platform for greater than two months earlier than Skylum eliminated official assist for the digicam whereas it labored on fixing the difficulty.
Briefly, photographers seen that R5 recordsdata can be imported in what can solely be described as “overly contrasty” and there was no manner to make use of Luminar AI to make the photographs look appropriate.
On the time, a Skylum consultant mentioned that it was conscious of the difficulty.
“We’re conscious that for Canon R5 pictures, there are particular circumstances with choices like ‘double pixel’ and/or HDR settings,” Skylum mentioned. “In these few circumstances, the consumer could expertise points when opening these pictures. The problems don’t apply to most Canon R5 photographs; that’s the reason we contemplate the digicam to be supported.”
Greater than 4 months later, the corporate tells PetaPixel that the digicam is now lastly supported and retains full data within the highlights and shadows.
Moreover, Luminar AI now helps the Olympus E-P7, Panasonic DC-GH5 II, and the Pentax Okay-3 III. The corporate provides that it has additionally caught and stuck seven different minor bugs on macOS and 7 bugs on Home windows that it says may “result in sudden outcomes.”
Skylum additionally added a brand new enhancement to the Sky Substitute know-how known as “For This Picture.” It’s a minor however arguably helpful replace that makes use of content-aware know-how to suggest one of the best sky for a specific picture and embody suggestions from the skies assortment on the Luminar Market.
This replace is free and customers shall be prompted to put in the replace the following time they launch Luminar AI.