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