Macphun has announced an update to its Luminar editing software, introducing a new Accent AI Filter that analyses your scenes and makes automatic improvements.

The Accent AI Filter, as its name suggests, uses artificial intelligence to study areas of an image for their structure, areas of lightness and darkness, colour and more.

The Accent AI Filter is employed by a single slider which, as you drag it across your image, the filter detects which areas need improvement and makes the adjustments. What’s more, you can also set the level of intensity of these changes.

Luminar Neptune, as the update is dubbed, also offers a revamped workspace and the option to plug-in Macphun’s Aurora HDR software to continue their editing in Luminar.

The new workspace, called Quick & Awesome, is where you find the Accent AI Filter and Neptune’s Saturation & Vibrance and Clarity filters.

There are also new tools in the Advanced Vignette filter, including Vignette Styles, Place Center and Pre- and Post-Crop modes. Macphun says it has also beefed up Luminar’s masking capabilities with the Neptune update, improving the Brush, Gradient and Radial Gradient tools.

Macphun also says Luminar Neptune is faster and brings an improved crop tool, improved history, more UI improvements and support for new Raw formats.

Luminar is currently available only for Mac users, but Macphun is launching a version for PC this summer. You can sign up for a free trial of Luminar Neptune on Macphun’s website.

Photolemur review