Today Skylum introduces Luminar Neo. The company remains true to itself and relies on image processing with artificial intelligence, which has been completely redeveloped and should work more effectively than before. So, good news for users with weaker computers. This new engine allows the application of multiple tools to the same image. So the question is
What can Luminar Neo do? Which tools does it have?
Luminar Neo focuses primarily on creative and repair tools and thus replaces Photoshop or comparable programs in the classic workflow. Thanks to the new tools, everything from repairs/retouching to image manipulation is possible.
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Starts: September 9 (14:00 CET)
Ends: September 19 (14:00 CET)
1-Platz-Lizenz für Luminar Neo: 54 €
2-seat license for Luminar Neo: 59 €
1-seat license for Luminar AI + Neo: 83 €
2-seat license for Luminar AI + Neo: 98 €
Luminar & Aurora HDR users:
1-seat license for Luminar Neo: 34 €
2-seat license for Luminar Neo: 49 €
1-seat license for Luminar AI + Neo: 63 €
2-seat license for Luminar AI + Neo: 88 €
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Conclusion - my opinion
At least the learning curve should be much less with Luminar Neo than with Photoshop, since the program is designed to work intuitively. So, if you want to work creatively and don't want to spend too much time learning the editing program, Luminar Neo is certainly very interesting.
But if you really need to work in a complex and targeted way, you probably won't be able to get around Photoshop. An additional big plus for Skylum's programs is the price. Contrary to Adobe's policy, Skylum continues to rely on purchase models (instead of subscription). In addition, the programs are affordable and offer a lot for their money, making them a good alternative to Adobe's programs for most ambitious photographers.
Despite my criticism of the complexity of Luminar Neo, I am curious and look forward to putting the program through its paces.