AI takes on photo edit­ing


$34.99 From Pho­tole­mur, pho­tole­ Needs OS X 10.11 or later

“Sim­plic­ity is the ul­ti­mate so­phis­ti­ca­tion,” goes the say­ing, so how about this: a photo editor which uses ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) to make your photos look their best.

The in­ter­face is sim­ple — a small win­dow onto which you drop one or more im­ages. Af­ter a few mo­ments (Pho­tole­mur car­ries on pro­cess­ing in the back­ground if you im­port a batch) you’re pre­sented with an al­most non-ne­go­tiable re­sult — you can drag a ver­ti­cal slider across your image to preview your shot be­fore and af­ter, while a slider lets you vary the strength of the changes.

On fun­da­men­tally sound RAW files, Pho­tole­mur showed a light touch. Slightly brighter high­lights, gen­tly in­creased sat­u­ra­tion and a touch more clar­ity all pro­duced nice-look­ing, ready-to-print im­ages. Even on ropier im­ages, there’s a marked im­prove­ment. Purists will pre­fer apps with more fine-grained con­trol, of course, but if you don’t mind tech­nol­ogy tak­ing the wheel, Pho­tole­mur’s results are easily up to snuff.

the bot­tom line. Pho­tole­mur will def­i­nitely im­prove your im­ages.

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