As Machphun hurtles towards a Windows release, they aren’t leaving their Apple fans hanging. The latest Luminar update brings about a host of new features, including the Accent AI filter. Think of it as the all-in-one. It combines multiple filters and artificial technology to help save your image.

Oh? So it’ll save me from myself when my settings are completely wrong? Challenge accepted. Here’s a terrible image from my recent trip out to Los Angeles.

pre luminar accent AI

Alright, one image. One slider. Let’s see what Luminar Neptune can do.

Luminar Neptune

Fired up Luminar. Opened the image and applied the filter. No other changes were made. Is it a bad photo in general? Probably, but the idea here is to show you how well the AI filter works.

The original was blown out, and the Accent filter brought it back down to something the average user would be happy with. Yeah, it still needs a lot of work, but that’s on me to make sure the camera settings are correct before I start snapping away.

Damn impressive for a single filter.

Luminar Neptune Update

There are quite a few changes under the hood, so let’s get at them (Macphun also provided a video):

Accent AI filter – Uses artificial intelligence to create stunning images with a single slider movement, tapping into the power of dozens of filters.

Quick & Awesome workspace – A workspace consisting of the Accent AI Filter, Saturation & Vibrance and Clarity filters. Perfect for achieving great results in a fun and easy way within seconds.

Plug-in integration with Creative Kit and Aurora HDR 2017 – Seamlessly access favorite features from Macphun’s other photo editing tools.

Brush, Gradient and Radial Gradient tools – Dramatically faster performance yields smoother selective editing.

Vignette filter – Addition of Vignette Styles, Place Center and Pre- and Post-Crop modes delivers even more flexibility to this popular photo finishing tool.

Memory management – Increased overall performance for large files and 5+ simultaneous open images.

User Interface changes – Extensive improvements to in-app animation and mode transitions make for a more pleasing editing experience.

Crop tool update – Ability to specify custom crop sizes bring the ultimate usefulness to cropping.

Local history – Provision for reviewing separate history while in Transform, Denoise, Clone & Stamp modes helps optimize editing.

With the coming Windows release, the company is once again doing a bundle special. For $69, you get Luminar and whole host of extras.

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Gear. TV. Movies. Lifestyle. Photography. Yeah, I’m the type who sees a shiny object and is immediately captivated. Wait... There’s another. You can reach me at marcus@newsledge.com

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