Luminar NEO: How to use Supersharp AI

luminar luminar neo Jul 10, 2023
Supersharp AI Extension Manual

Luminar NEO users can benefit from the Supersharp AI extension, which is designed to help them correct misfocus and motion blur in their photos. This useful tool can refine the blurriness of object outlines that are caused by camera shake, missed focus, or movement, and then stabilize the image logically. The AI tech in this extension analyzes the photo's depth, perspective, and environment, and uses a compression algorithm to produce a clear and naturally sharp picture that stays true to its original form.

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What is Supersharp AI

The Supersharp AI is an advanced, premium add-on for Luminar NEO that enhances the sharpness of your photos. Designed to deliver professional-grade results, this extension is here to transform your images. Compatible with both the standalone version and the Lightroom Classic plug-in, Supersharp AI offers flexibility and convenience.

Gone are the days when motion blur would ruin your shots. The neural network embedded within Supersharp AI possesses a comprehensive understanding of a photo's depth, perspective, and overall context. Armed with this knowledge, it employs cutting-edge compression algorithms to eliminate blurriness. The outcome? A vivid, naturally crisp photo that captures the essence of the moment exactly as intended.



How to get Supersharp AI

The Supersharp AI is a professional paid extension for Luminar NEO. Currently, there are three ways to get it:

  • Purchase it as an individual extension here.
  • Purchase it as part of the Extensions Pack 2022 here.
  • Subscribe to the PRO or Ultimate Luminar NEO Subscription plan here.

TIP 👍: Are you planning to purchase the extension or subscribe to Luminar NEO? Use our discount code CPNEO10 and get 10% off your purchase.



How to install Supersharp AI

Once you purchase or acquire the Supersharp AI extension at the Skylum website you will have to install it into your application from the "Extensions" panel following the steps bellow.

TIP 👍: To install the extension into your software, it is necessary to have an active internet connection. It is also essential to ensure you are running the latest version of Luminar NEO before installing the extension into your application.

  1. Open Luminar NEO and log in with the same profile you used for obtaining the extension.
  2. Click on the "Extras" orange button in the top right corner of the application. 
  3. Once the new window opens, select the "Extensions" tab at the top.
  4. Locate the Supersharp AI extension in the available list and click the "Install" button on it to add it to the application.
  5. Access the extensions in the "Extensions" tab of the main toolbar in the Edit module.



Introducing Supersharp AI Controllers 

Universal Correction

A general sharpening technique is used to enhance the clarity and sharpness of an entire image. Its objective is to recover any lost details and eliminate any softness caused by camera shake or other factors.

Motion Blur Correction

This is a specialized technique that can be used to sharpen blurred images caused by camera movement during exposure. This technique employs advanced algorithms to analyze the direction and intensity of the blur and applies a correction to restore the image's original sharpness. It is especially helpful for photos taken while in motion, such as while walking or driving, or for capturing fast-moving subjects like athletes or wildlife.

Low, Middle, and High

This setting determines the sharpening strength applied to the image.

Face Enhancer AI

By clicking on this feature, you can enhance faces and make them appear clearer and sharper in blurry photos.



Getting started with Supersharp AI

The Supersharp AI extension works seamlessly with all versions of Luminar NEO. You can find the extension in the main editing panel of the "Edit" module and use it at any point during photo editing. However, for optimal results, it is recommended to apply the extension during the initial development stage alongside noise reduction, either before or after using the Develop/Develop RAW tool.

  1. To enhance your image, start by using the Develop or Develop RAW tool in the Edit module.
  2. If necessary, you can use Noiseless AI or Noiseless RAW to remove any noise.
  3. Next, open the Supersharp AI extension and select the Sharpening technique.
  4. Zoom in to at least 100% (Cmd/Ctrl + 1) and choose the appropriate sharpening strength based on the amount of blur.
  5. After applying the sharpening, review the result and make any necessary adjustments.
  6. For portrait editing, consider using the "Face Enhancer AI" to further improve the image.
  7. Finally, utilize other editing tools in the application to continue refining the image.



Supersharp AI video tutorial

Watch the full video tutorial covering all controls in this tool.


Luminar NEO

Luminar Neo is the latest editing software from Skylum. It was announced back in September 2021 and has been highly anticipated.

Luminar Neo is an AI-powered photo editing software. Skylum has said that Neo isn’t replacing their previous release—Luminar AI. But Neo sets out to fix some of the issues users faced with Luminar AI.

We were impressed with the AI tools in Luminar AI. But like many others, we encountered performance issues. Luminar Neo uses the same AI tools, but the new high-speed core engine improves speed and performance.

Luminar Neo isn’t just more of the same. We’re happy to see Skylum has taken Neo in a different direction, adding layer and mask AI tools to the program. This broadens Neo’s appeal, taking it in an Adobe Photoshop direction.

Learn more about Luminar NEO here.

Use one of our discount codes: CPNEO10 will give you a 10% discount - CP10 will give you a $10 discount.


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