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Can Artificial Intelligence Really Improve Photo Quality?

Imagine you could automate the editing of hundreds of photographs. One batch of photos, a few clicks, and each photograph looks immaculate. Am I referring to an editing program? The answer is both yes and no. Using artificial intelligence, a small team of professionals created what they describe as “photo enhancement on autopilot.” And, it’s exactly what they say it is.

Say hello to Photolemur, a nifty program designed to take the time out of photo editing without sacrificing the quality of your images. But, how does it do this?

Artificial intelligence- when used in photo editing- has the ability to distinguish between clouds, trees, faces, and even buildings hidden behind a haze. Using this information, adjustments can be made to selected parts of the image, enhancing the appearance of your photograph, whether shot on your cellphone, your compact digital camera, or in RAW on a DSLR. If you prefer to shoot jpgs, there’s also a Jpg Fix option which automatically enhances your photographs in one gp. We’re not all professional photographers, so we don’t all possess in-depth knowledge of editing programs and the thousands of features they have to offer. And, while A.I. has been creeping into editing software for years, there has not been a program designed around it, until now.

With this in mind, the team of developers and photographers from Photolemur looked for a way around hours of tedious editing, and began to develop the program that works for you, with you, and learns from you. They built the program with one main focus- the ability to edit, improve on, and fix photographs unaided. The way to do this was- and is- with artificial intelligence.

If you’re worried about voiding control of the editing of your images, don’t be, because you have the power to undo any changes you don’t like, and once you’ve done this, the software will recognize that you weren’t happy, and won’t apply that edit again. You can then batch-process your photos, and with a simple click you’ll have the same settings applied to all of them. Photolemur is so smart, in fact, that it will differentiate between faces and foliage and apply specific edits to each of them. This is only the beginning of its power. Its colour recovery paired with its sky enhancement leaves you with scenery photos that pack such a punch, you’ll feel as if you’re back in the hills of Tuscany. Its noise reduction and tint perfection give a sun-kissed look to your late afternoon photos without sacrificing even a pixel of quality. Its ISO reduction works so well that once it has corrected the noise in your photographs, it reevaluates the tint, colour, and exposure to ensure your photo still looks exceptional.

RAW editing was once seen as a cumbersome, time-consuming process, because each image needed to be altered individually. With built-in RAW functionality, Photolemur processes, edits, and exports your massive RAW files in a matter of minutes. While the software was not designed for professionals, it offers professional editing, and is being used by everyone from happy-snappers on their iPhones to wedding photographers editing hundreds of priceless moments.

Photo enhancement on autopilot? It sure is.

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