Luminar 4 Live Video Test

Following on from my recent Luminar 4 review, I thought it would be interesting to record a video to test the power of the much-heralded AI-powered editing tools.

Skylum had supplied me with sample images with which to use to write the review, but I wanted to do things a little different.

It struck me as a little unfair to be testing Skylum software with images Skylum had provided. It also seemed a little unrealistic to use my own images, since that wouldn’t illustrate the average user’s experiences either.

In the end, I decided to perform a ‘live video test’, in which I downloaded random JPEG images from the website Unsplash, and used these to perform the Luminar 4 test edits.

Click on the video above to see the results. If you’d like to try replacing the sky and retouching faces with one-click in your own images, get Luminar 4 here ;-)

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Disclaimer: All recommendations are impartial and based on user experience, with no bias to the products or the brand. The products in this post may contain affiliate links.

Mark Condon is a British wedding photographer based in Australia and the founder of Shotkit.


  1. Marc on November 6, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Have read and watched various of your reviews Mark…great unbiased and real-world opinions. For an enthusiastic amateur I was a little unsure about upgrading from Luminar 3 to Luminar 4…this video in particular has convinced me that it’s well worth an upgrade, (from your link!). Thanks for your always interesting reviews and articles…keep up the good work.

    • Mark Condon on November 7, 2019 at 5:31 am

      Thanks so much for the support and feedback Marc, I really appreciate it! I tried to check out your website but couldn’t get it to load…?

  2. Tommy Williams on November 6, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Wow.. I thought that the sky replacement would look decent, but didn’t expect it to do it that well at that speed! Literally one click?! Takes me forever at work to do something like that. And I appreciate how natural it keeps faces during the retouching. I rather dislike smoothed out skin textures on faces, looks so unnatural. Great review!

    • Mark Condon on November 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Tommy! Yeah, it must be a bit of a kick in the teeth to professional retouchers.

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