I've been using Photolemur for the last 3-4 weeks as part of my photo editing workflow. What is Photolemur? That's a great question, and I admit the name doesn't really help you understand what it does. Essentially, Photolemur is a one-click photo editor. It is the world's first fully automated photo enhancer that makes all your images great automatically with the help of Artificial Intelligence. Sounds pretty fancy huh? Let me tell you what I like about Photolemur, how it has fit into my workflow and what I don't like about it.
First, let's talk about what I like. It's hard not to like something that does all my work for me. When I say "one-click," it's really that easy. Just load a photo, and Photolemur's artificial intelligence does the rest. It edits the exposure, highlights, shadows, reduces noise, smoothes skin, enhances colors, etc. It pretty much does it all. How can you not like that? Now what I don't like. The only thing I really don't like about it is the lack of ability to adjust the finished product. You can pick a few different filters to apply to the finished product and adjust the intensity of the effect, but that's it. This isn't really a bad thing though because I have other software like Aurora HDR, Luminar, Lightroom, and Photoshop for when I really want to geek out on a photo.
In conclusion, Photolemur is probably not something I will use on a lot of photos, especially ones that I really want to edit a certain way or that I consider my "best" photos. Where I will be using Photolemur A LOT, is to edit pictures that aren't my best images, pictures of friends, or anything where I don't need to merge them into HDR, but I want a quick and easy finished product. I also have used Photolemur to create a non-HDR image and then layer it with an HDR image in Photoshop. Keep in mind, I really enjoy the editing process and so taking away some control isn't as fun for me. This would be a great piece of software though for anyone who just wants a better looking final image without spending time adjusting sliders and tweaking your final image. I could see this being an excellent tool for parents or others who own a DSLR camera and want a quick and easy way to edit their photos.
For more info, click the Photolemur banner on this page, and you can see for yourself how it works. Some of the images I've edited with Photolemur are below.
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