Last week review 11-2019 and it was a truthful stormy week 😉
In this week pressed by the very stormy weather arround here in my aerea i had Skylum’s AirMagic software as a topic. This software uses artificial intelligence again to optimize images taken with a drone. With the keyword AI but also from the look and feel of this program, which will be relased next week, it surely is a modified version of PhotoLemur. The software will be available for Mac and windows systems and carries a price tag of 39,– €.
I took a couple of DNG raw files without any processing done from my DJI Mavic Pro and processed them in AirMagic, or better let AirMagic do the processing of the image. The results look pretty good. Contrast, saturation and taken down the lights/open up the shadows work out pretty good.
But there are 2 problems with the automatic processing of the images. First a carefull and keeping the details sharpening of the images is missing. And second the software doesn’t reduce noise which is quite normal when you open up the shadows. This is due to small sensors in the drones. Details and overall sharpness are significantly better if you process the image in Lightroom Classic. But if you don’t want to bother arround with image processing and if you need the image to share on social media with a max. length of lets say 2000px the software might be ok. only
This week Adobe distributed a update for Photoshop CC, without any prior announcement and the update doesn’t offer new functions. The update was necessary because Adobe closed security issues with this update. The security issue would allow someone to install and arbitrary code execution and even worth, if the current user is the admin user it would be possible to take over the complete system. According to Adobe all older versions of Photoshop carry this problem, but Adobe released the update for the last two versions of Photoshop only.
But anyway this was an interesting week and I hope you like the blog posts and i’m looking forward to your questions and comments.