Luminar 4 Launches November 18, 2019

1. Luminar 4 + Signature Looks bundle for US$69 instead of US$138
2. Luminar 4 + Signature Looks + Luminar 3 bundle for US$99 instead of US$207

Image editing made extraordinarily fast through AI advancements in Luminar
Flagship software to bring innovative machine-learning tools and workflow to photographers as both a standalone application and plugin.

BELLEVUE, WA – October 15, 2019 — Skylum is pleased to announce additional enhancements coming to Luminar 4 to be shipped on November 18, 2019. The release intends to change the way photographers approach photo editing, offering several tools informed by extensive machine-learning and a new streamlined  interface to make photo editing more accessible than ever before.

Luminar 4 isn’t just another photo editor — it brings time-saving, creative photo processing to everyone in an easy-to-use approach. Skylum wants people to enjoy not only the  taking of photos, but also the processing images which is typically where many photographers have the most frustration. With Luminar 4, anyone can create a masterpiece.

With a refreshed interface and workflow, Luminar 4 shifts from being a tool-based approach to one that is purpose-based. It shortens the learning process, helping any photographer experiment  creatively and expand their vision. While the software incorporates complex tools, they’re completely customizable and easy to use, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional.

For example, in Luminar 4, photographers will experience the power of AI Sky Replacement — the first automated sky replacement tool in the market. AI Structure provides photographers with a tool to adjust fine details in their photographs, without destroying relevant subjects. Finally, tools like AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer will take an everyday portrait and turn it into a masterpiece! Read More »

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Olympus PEN E-PL10 Photos Leaked

Olympus will release a new PEN camera shortly after discontinuing the Olympus PEN E-PL9. Photorumors leaked the first photos here which are also posted below.

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Sigma FP Now Available For Preorder and Launch Coverage

Sigma FP: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sigma FP + 45mm f/2.8 (Save $250): B&H Photo / Adorama
Shipping: October 25, 2019

Sigma FP preorders started and the price is quite reasonable for what you are getting. At this time B&H Photo is the only retailer with the camera listed for presale so do not miss out.

Explora Article

Press Release
SIGMA launches the “SIGMA fp”, the world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera with a full-frame image sensor
SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of “SIGMA fp,” the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera*. The SIGMA fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, and boasts great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories. It is a camera that is casual enough to take anywhere, anytime, and high-spec enough for serious still and cine shooting in the highest image quality, all in a robust and classy body.

Regardless of the differences in shooting scenes and styles or genre boundaries between stills and videos, this new camera is set to expand the freedom and possibilities in image shooting and art creation further than ever before. A “pocketable full-frame” camera: SIGMA fp, is now available.*As of July, 2019.

Launch: October, 2019


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Amazon UK Leaked The Olympus E-M5 Mark III

The Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera was briefly listed on Amazon UK (now removed):

  • With the same 20.4 MP sensor from the E-M1 Mark II camera
  • 121 cross-phase detection autofocus points
  • Truepic VIII image processor
  • Handheld high pixel mode
  • The new anti-shake system can achieve 5.5-stops
  • Lightweight design, but still with dust and splash resistance
  • Weight: 366g (body only)
  • BLS-50 battery
  • Price: 1,199 euros
  • Announcement on October 17th
  • In stock on November 18th

via Photorumors

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Yongnuo 42.5mm f/1.7 Coming Soon

Yongnuo is going to announce a new 42.5mm f/1.7 for m43 soon. You can find Yongnuo products on B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama.

via Radojuva, Photorumors


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New Luminar 4 Skin Retouching That Gives Results, Not Headaches

Achieve studio-level skin enhancement with a powerful new tool in Luminar 4 — AI Skin Enhancer. Fix imperfections and highlight the natural beauty with just one slider — no masks, layers, or complex selections. Available only in Luminar 4.

1. Luminar 4 + Signature Looks bundle for US$69 instead of US$138
2. Luminar 4 + Signature Looks + Luminar 3 bundle for US$99 instead of US$207

With AI Skin Enhancer, revolutionary technologies automatically identify skin, then make fine adjustments to make it look naturally great. With Artificial Intelligence handling the tedious part of editing, you get more control and more time to focus on the creative side of your workflow.

Previously they announced their new Sky Replacement Technology, which you can see here and AI Structure Tool, which you can see here.

Skylum brings AI-powered portrait and skin enhancement tools to Luminar 4
New human-aware tools to help photographers make portraits look amazing in less than 60 seconds — without the need for selections or masks.

BELLEVUE, WA – September 17, 2019 — Today, Skylum has announced two major new features coming to Luminar 4, set to be released this fall. AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer will enable photographers to further develop and improve their portraits. These tools use machine learning to speed up the process, but contain detailed controls for even the most demanding photo editor.

Previously, photographers would have to spend time selectively editing their photographs, manually adjusting various tools through selections and masking.

With Luminar 4, these tedious tools are a thing of the past. Not only can photographers take advantage of the time savings through Luminar 4’s AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer tools, they can also sync the adjustments across multiple photos. The technology will adapt itself to each photograph, automatically fine-tuning the style of adjustments chosen by the photographer, making it work for each photo. Read More »

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