When you do a sky replacement in L4 it creates a mask for the new sky and if you click the show mask icon you can see that it covers the whole photo. In those rare occasions when I do a sky replacement I generally turn on the show mask and erase it from the foreground so as to remove the changes to the rest of the photo.It appears that they are, in fact, applying modifications to the overall luminosity and tone of the colours in the original shot.
Thanks for your comments, Keeth101, and no offence taken at all. However, I have a couple points I’d like to make:Sorry but I really don't like the idea of replacing sky's and all the rest, it's just false to me.
In this case, I think it's turned a nice, natural photo into something garish. Very sorry but that's just my take on it.
It's definitely something which I will not be buying, I prefer to see a picture as it was taken. I have no problems with sharpening, getting the colour balance right, de-noising and all the other things we do to enhance our photos but completely changing the sky etc is just making a lie of your photography IMO.
Sorry if I sound harsh, I don't mean to. Your original picture is really nice.
I agree! I took the plunge a month ago, and love it! What you accomplished was an image that was good, but slightly bland to grand! Well done!!I've never been much into post-processing, having used LR over the years for basic stuff like pulling up shadows, a bit of sharpening here and there, stuff like that. So I was stunned when I decided to try out Luminar 4. It is remarkably trivial these days to make dramatic changes to photos that are otherwise fairly bland. It took me about 10 minutes with Luminar to turn this.....
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Not everyone's cup-o-tea, I acknowledge, but this is pretty impressive, one has to admit.
Ahh, the old argument over what is reality and what is art. Thanks for this reminder. The lens we choose, the composition, the perspective, etc. -- all impact the image perceived by the viewer. What we see with our mind's eye is not necessarily what's real. But processing the image to make it the artist's vision is certainly valid. The images produced by Ansel Adams may not have been reality, but I have his prints hanging in my house. That's what great about photography. There's room for all of us!Sorry but I really don't like the idea of replacing sky's and all the rest, it's just false to me.
.... I prefer to see a picture as it was taken. I have no problems with sharpening, getting the colour balance right, de-noising and all the other things we do to enhance our photos but completely changing the sky etc is just making a lie of your photography IMO.
Good luck, and enjoy the ride to wherever your mind’s eye takes you.I downloaded the free v.3 offer for my new computer, which is nearly up and running now. I like their 1-minute videos that speed up an editing session, hopefully I'll be using it enough to get some proficiency soon. My artistic sense isn't very AI compatible, but I'll give it an honest look when I can.
This is exactly where I am at, too. I had to upgrade (by default) to Catalina recently and lost my ability to use my iPhoto libraries and I'm looking around for alternatives. Luminar 4 seemed a good fit for a couple of days on trial, but now it just crashes all the time, no matter what fix I use as suggested by the Skylum user forums. I can restart the Macbook and it will work for one photo (and the results are nice if you're just using it for a basic editor - I have not played with any of the AI functions) before it crashes again and requires another restart.I tried out Luminar 4 recently with their trial offer. I was using it on my Mac and in general liked it. The program performed reasonably fast and the output was very nice. My problem was with the program crashing. It would crash constantly and each time I had to go into my Pictures folder, find Lunimar 4 folder and rename it in order to get the program to work. Luminar would work for a while then crash again. I finally gave up on it. If and when they figure out those crashes I will take another look at it.
I snagged L3 when they were giving it away for free a couple of months ago. I never found it unstable on my desktop PC, but good God! it was SLOW! I'm a regular ACDSee Ultimate 2020 user, and I'm used to a complete DAM tool and fairly snappy response time. I can't see myself using it anytime in the near future. Anything I could do in Luminar, I'm fairly certain I can do in ACDSee Ultimate and I wouldn't be waiting around for something to happen.does it work now? L3 was a complete waste if money, very unstable