Skylum announced an update to Luminar AI. It adds one feature, addresses multiple bugs and corrects a major issue in the platform’s ability read Canon EOS R5 files.
Skylum has had to deal with consumer backlash regarding the launch and subsequent retirement of Luminar 4 but the company explicitly stated that it would be enhancing the user experience of Luminar AI, rather than focusing its efforts on new features.
Lunimar AI update 5 delivers on its promise. It adds bug fixes to the application. This includes the fix for the Canon EOS R5 RAW files issue. The company removed the R5 from the list of supported cameras. Skylum states that the R5 RAW issue has been resolved.
Since Luminar update 4.3.3 six month ago, Luminar AI had been unable to correctly read Canon R5 RAW files. After two months of noticing problems with R5 RAW files captured on the platform, Skylum discontinued official support for the camera.
Photographers noticed that R5 files were imported in a way that was “overly contrasty”, and there was no way to use Luminar AI for photos to look right.
Skylum representatives stated at the time that they were aware of the problem.
Skylum stated that there are certain cases where Canon R5 images can be opened with HDR settings and/or double pixel. These images may cause problems for the user in rare cases. These issues are not applicable to Canon R5 photos. We consider the camera supported.
PETAPIXEL was informed by the company that the camera has been fully supported, and the camera still retains all information in the highlights.
Luminar AI also supports the Olympus E-P7 and Panasonic DC-GH5 II. It also stated that seven minor bugs in macOS and seven Windows bugs have been fixed by the company, which it believes could lead to “unexpected results”.
Skylum has also added a new technology to Sky Replacement called “For This Photo.” This is a minor, but arguably very useful update. It uses content-aware technology and recommends the best sky for a specific photo.
The update is free of charge and users will be prompted for it the next time they launch Luminar AI.