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Photolemur 3 - Review

Photolemure 3

Photolemure 3

I recently got my hands on a copy of the excellent Photolemur 3 software. Photolemur is touted as the world's first fully automated photo enhancer that makes all your images great automatically with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

If you are expecting a photo editing package you will be disappointed. Photolemur does it exactly what it says in the tin - It enhances your photographs automatically and It does a pretty good job!

There are some presets included that give images certain ‘looks’ and these are fun to experiment with on various photographs. You can purchase more ‘packs’ from the Photolemur web site.

I tried Photolemur out on a number of photographs across a diverse style and in most cases the results are pleasing, achieving results that it would otherwise take some time to produce in a more traditional editing package such as Adobe Lightroom.

Photolemure 3 in action

Photolemur 3 example

Photolemur produces more striking results on images that have pre-existing problems such as under-exposure. The example below shows a challenging RAW exposure of a lavender field at sunset. Photo Lemur 3 has brought in details in the lavender and added some warmth and structure to the sky. The effect is pleasing in this instance. Photolemur includes an effect slider that allows you to tone down the effect between 0 and 100 percent.

Photolemur 3 - Before and After Example - Portrait

Lavender Field
Edited in Photolemur 3

Photolemur 3 before and after examples

I have edited some photos with Photolemur 3 and shown the before (un-edited RAW) and after shots in each case.

Fuji - RAW Photo - Before

Fuji - RAW Photo - After Photolemur 3

Unless otherwise stated all photos are edited in the the Photolemur 3 default style and settings. Click on the example photographs for a larger version

Nikon D3
Un-edited RAW Photograph - Before

Nikon D3
Edited in Photolemur 3 with face and eye enhance. Note the eyes are slightly larger

Nikon D3 - Yosemite Landscape - Un-Edited RAW

Nikon D3 - Yosemite Landscape - Edited in Photolemur 3

Photolemur 3 before and after slider

Photolemur features a handy before and after split screen. In this case a misty morning scene has been given contrast and impact.

Photolemur 3

Fuji - Cornish Coast
Un-Edited RAW file - Before

Fuji - Cornish Coast
Edited in Photolemur 3

Photolemur Styles

Photolemur 3 ships with some photo styles that offer some interesting editing effect. Further style packs can be purchased. The Photo below was edited in Photolemur 3 - Apollo

Edited with Photolemur 3 - Apollo style