Less than a month until everything changes?

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Less than a month until everything changes?

Luminar has announced that its #4 will be available either the 11th (pre-) or 18th, so we are at < 1 month until we can switch skies at will and retouch effortlessly. It's hard to overestimate how significant this is. It will mean that everyone will be able to swap out any boring sky in SECONDS with ZERO SKILL in retouching. This used to require some pretty advanced Photoshop skills and not everyone could do this in a realistic way. Furthermore, you needed to buy or download royalty-free sky images (not as easy as you might think, most "free" stock images were not that great). Now, Luminar is going to do all that work for you, you just tell it what sky you want, and it's done. Will Landscape photography ever be the same again? Will any photography?

Other features: AI portrait retouching (one click!), AI sun flares, AI golden hour, AI contrast, AI noise removal.

So, while it used to take hours upon hours to edit a shoot, now you just shot your friends wedding and you can do this:

Click replace sky, choose a beautiful sunset to replace the dull boring winter sky you actually had.

Click golden hour to make sure the rest of the scene looks like the sunset you just created.

Click Contrast, Portrait retouch, Noise removal, and voila! One photo done. And if you can batch this (Luminar did not say...) then you could edit the whole wedding in what 10 mins?

Is this too good to be true? Or is everything going to change in a few weeks?

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