Skylum Luminar AI launches, and aims to 'reinvent traditional photo editing'

Skylum Luminar AI
(Image credit: Skylum)

Luminar AI is being launched as a brand new product which effectively replaces the current Luminar 4, which will no longer be on sale. Skylum does say, however, that Luminar 4 will continue to get support and regular updates for another year. The company clearly thinks, however, that its AI-driven approach to photo editing is the future.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at