Skylum has introduced an replace for Luminar AI that provides one new function, addresses a number of bugs, and fixes a serious subject with the platform’s means to correctly learn Canon EOS R5 recordsdata. Whereas Skylum has been working via pushback from customers concerning the launch of Luminar Neo and subsequent retirement of Luminar 4, the corporate did particularly say that it could be engaged on enhancing the expertise of Luminar AI slightly 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 subject that resulted within the firm eradicating the R5 from its listing of supported cameras. That adjustments in the present day, as Skylum says that the R5 RAW file subject has been fastened. For months, Luminar AI was unable to correctly learn Canon R5 RAW recordsdata because it launched claimed help for the digital camera 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 help for the digital camera whereas it labored on fixing the difficulty. Briefly, photographers seen that R5 recordsdata could be imported in what can solely be described as “overly contrasty” and there was no approach to make use of Luminar AI to make the images look appropriate. Picture as imported to LuminarAI
Picture as imported into Lightroom. 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 instances with choices like ‘double pixel’ and/or HDR settings,” Skylum mentioned. “In these few instances, the person could expertise points when opening these pictures. The problems don’t apply to most Canon R5 images; that’s the reason we think about the digital camera to be supported.” Greater than 4 months later, the corporate tells PetaPixel that the digital camera is now lastly supported and retains full info within the highlights and shadows. Moreover, Luminar AI now helps the Olympus E-P7, Panasonic DC-GH5 II, and the Pentax Ok-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 might “result in sudden outcomes.” Skylum additionally added a brand new enhancement to the Sky Substitute expertise known as “For This Photograph.” It’s a minor however arguably helpful replace that makes use of content-aware expertise to advocate the most effective sky for a specific picture and embody suggestions from the skies assortment on the Luminar Market. This replace is free and customers will likely be prompted to put in the replace the subsequent time they launch Luminar AI.