Skylum Software develops new collaborative AI Lab, aiming to make software smarter and more efficient


posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM EST


Skylum Software, the developers of popular photo editing software Luminar and Aurora HDR, has announced the formation of a new research and development division focused on artificial intelligence technologies within photo editing. The new Skylum AI Lab is a collaboration between Skylum and its sister company, Photolemur, which creates AI-based image editing software and technology.

Skylum has already incorporated AI-based image editing tech into its software in the past, such as with the "smart filters" in Luminar, but they hope to take their AI to new heights with the new Skylum AI Lab. Photolemur will be contributing technology and development efforts to the collaboration and has a Skylum connection already, having been co-founded by Alex Tsepko, the CEO of Skylum. Tsepko worked with Dima Sytnik to start Photolemur. In addition to the existing team, Skylum has hired Alex Savsunenko, the former CEO of Let's Enhance, a company focused on machine learning in visual content.


Of the Skylum AI Lab, Tsepko said, "Clearly, AI can simplify our lives. By using AI-based technologies in our products, our customers save time vs. manual editing, and can often get better results. Our neural networks are being trained on millions of images taken by cameras from Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Canon and many others, which means outstanding results for all photographers, regardless of what style they shoot and what gear they are using."

As new results are achieved by the Skylum AI Lab, consumers can expect improvements to AI-based image editing technologies in Skylum software offerings and ideally, find their workflow to be faster, more efficient and smarter than ever before. The Skylum AI Lab is already hard at work testing over a dozen new solutions, including neural network-based image upscaling, automatic image tagging, smart segmentation and automatic enhancements. For more information, click here