November 30, 2018

Photolemur 3

Photolemur is a great application that will make digital pictures look much better. You don't have to configure anything - there's no figuring the color temperature, tone or saturation / vibrance. Simply drag and drop any image and be amazed at the transformation.

Description from the Site

The world's first fully automated photo enhancer that makes all your images great automatically with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

Who says you need loads of free time and expensive software to perfect your images? Photolemur does all the heavy lifting, so you can spend more time having photo-worthy adventures!

Sample Before/After Images

Check out these two before/after examples:

Cape Cod Water Photolemur
Cape Cod Shore - Original on the left, Photolemur version on the right. I like how blue the sky is and the bring green color of the trees.

Haunted Mansion Photolemur
Disney Haunted Mansion at Night - Original on the left, Photolemur version on the right. Notice, in the Photolemur version, you can see more of the tree on the left of the haunted mansion. Also, notice that you can see more of the walkway brick under the light.

Five Things I Learned using Photolemur

Simply drag an image, and the software does all the work enhancing the photo. It might take 10-15 seconds. Afterward, you can see the before/after and then if you like it to save the image to your desktop, email or smugmug.

When exporting, there's advanced settings button. This is where you can set up presets to common settings - such as file location, naming, format and resize.

You can add additional Export Options by adding accounts to the 'Internet Accounts' in the System Preferences. This will allow you to export to Twitter, Facebook etc.

There are additional styles available that help enhances photos better in certain situations, such as fashion, street photography, sunsets, and landscapes. I have found that the default "No Style" had the best results. I did find it difficult to figure out which styles work best for which images situation.

The File Size minimum is 800 by 600. If you try to transform a smaller image you will get a warning.

Very Cool Application

I had this application in my app folder since July and finally paid for it during the Black Friday promotion. I have found that it's a great way to bring images to life. Pictures that I thought were just 'okay' transformed into amazing photos.

Applications like Luminar give you a lot more options, but if you want a quick image fix. I would highly recommend adding Photolemur

Photolemur cost $35 for a single license, there is a trial version where you have all the image enhancement capabilities of the full version. You're only limited to batch processing multiple images.

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