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Photolemur

4.3/5 (6 reviews)
Best price
$ 35 /Pro License
Release date
Jan 1970
Quick description

Photolemur features, pros & cons

Key features

  • Simplicity
  • Number of supported cameras
  • Full automate work

Pros

  • No subscriptions, one-time payment
  • Processing speed
  • Translated into many languages

Cons

  • The program is not free ($ 35), and free version is very limited
  • Sometimes incorrect editing or glitches occur
  • Annoying sounds (you can disable them in the settings)
Pricing

Photolemur pricing

Photolemur 3
$ 35 00
per License
  • For Mac and Windows
  • No watermark
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Review

Photolemur review - March 2019

Photolemur 3 is a photo editing program, developed by Skylum. The thing about is that it basically does the job for you. It improves photos, uses algorithms and AI (artificial intelligence, which at some point will select a proper style for certain types of photos on itself), and overall save time. In paid version there’s also batch photo processing. How does it save time? Drag the photo, select filter or effect and get the updated photo. More details below in this Photolemur review.

The program is aimed at full automation, so a user doesn’t have to do anything, except upload a photo. It is simple so do not worry about photo editing skills. This also means it isn’t a professional high-quality solution for experts. Yet it has a lot in store. Photolemur offers paid and free versions, one-person license costs $35, and there is a family subscription for 5 people which costs $ 35 too due to current discount, as of March 2019. Free version is not limited in time, though it adds a watermark, the maximum size for images is 1200px. This photo editing app is available in 21 languages.

Technical parameters

Photolemur image enhancing app works on Windows and MacOS platforms, and unfortunately there are no mobile version yet. For Windows, you will need no less than 64-bit Windows 7 version, 2 GHz (and higher) processor, 4GB RAM, a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768, 4GB of free disk space. Mac users will need at least 10.11 (EI Capitan) version, 2010 Mac device or newer, 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better, at least 2 GB of RAM, 1024 x 768 resolution, 4 GB of free disk space (SSD is the best option too), 1 GB of video memory.

Specifications:

Vendor Skylum (website)
Newest version (for Windows) Photolemur 3 v.1.1.0.2443 out September 2019
Operating systems Windows, Mac
Installer file size 343 MB
Menu languages 18
Key features/modes Filters, face corrections, batch processing
Extra features AI enhancement, distortion fixes
License Free / One-time license
Pricing $35.00 (1 Year Subscription, 1 Device)
$55.00 (2 Years Subscription , 5 Devices )

Photolemur supports about 1,000 cameras by different developers, e.g. Apple, Canon, Epson, FujiFilm, Imacon, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic, GoPro, OnePlus, RaspberryPi, Pentax, Nikon, Samsung, Sony, Seitz, Minolta among others. A complete list can be viewed here.

Price (1 person) Supported cameras Automatic editing Watermark Batch processing Max.size for exported photos Face retouching
Free 0 1000+ ✔️ ✔️ No 1200px ✔️
Paid $35 (discount) 1000+ ✔️ No ✔️ Unlimited ✔️

Overview

Due to AI and other image enhancement technologies, Photolemur is great to edit low-resolution images, for example old, vintage or badly scanned images. The editor analyzes a file and applies most fitting filters. Take “Face Finish” technology as example - it smoothes the skin, eliminates flaws, enlarges eyes and whitens teeth. There are also filters such as Apollo, Fall, Noble, Spirited, Mono, Evolve, Sky Enhancement, etc.

It also takes time of the day into account: for daylight editing the app adjusts color, exposure, contrast, saturation. With Denoise technology, photo editor removes unwanted chromatic, bright, and other types of noise, often caused by wrong ISO settings. Using JPEG Fix, Photolemur identifies and corrects errors, sharpness, etc., while clearing out noise at the same time. Color temperature is automatically adjusted for all images too.

Installation + activation

Download Photolemur 3 from the website - find Free download button in the upper right corner - then enter your name and email, or login via Facebook. The download file is 348 MB. Run the .exe file, specify folder, wait few minutes, and it will be ready - clicking Finish.

To purchase, click ‘Buy Photolemur 3’ to open purchasing page, select license type (family for 5 devices or single for 1 person), go to payments, choose method (Visa/MasterCard, PayPal, bank transfer, WebMoney, UnionPay, Skrill Wallet). Afterwards, the order number will be sent by email to activate photo editor app. Return to initial window, select Activate and enter the order number, that’s it.

How to use Photolemur: basic actions and filters

To start off, open any image, select the appropriate style from main 6 options and let the program do the adjustment. Turn on/off face retouching and eye enlargement as you like. Let’s try out main presets of Photolemur.

1.Apollo. Great for travel photos with cities, buildings, streets, etc.

2.Fall. Convey the beauty of nature, autumn, leaves, trees, landscapes.

3.Noble. Suitable for photos of sculptures, fashionable places, architecture, etc.

4.Spirited. For warm, fuzzy and sensitive images, that possibly contain people, places or objects with photographer’s twist.

5.Mono. Black and white photos - a classic that will always be in fashion.

6.Evolve. Gives more shades and accents to photos, good for wildlife or marine imagery.

A slider at the bottom can be used to adjust filter strongness in percents - so 0 (left) means no effect at all, and 100 (on the right) means maximum force of editing, respectively.

For batch processing (if you want to edit multiple photos with the same filter), click ‘Open more’ in the top left corner of the program - you will be able to select the necessary number of photos. Click Export to go to settings - specify folder to to save images, format, etc., or select ‘Web JPEG’ and ‘For email’ settings.

Then hit Continue to start the process of export. Edited images then can be viewed by clicking ‘Reveal in Explorer’. In our experience, the average time to process and export 1 photo is 5-6 seconds, 5 photos - 35 seconds, 10 photos - 2 minutes. You can always view photo ‘Before’ and ‘After’ side by side, which is nice and handy.

Photolemur as Photoshop plug-in

The paid Photolemur version can be installed as plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. For this, when the editor is open, click on the main center button and select ‘Install Plugins’ in drop-down menu. The software will recognize Photoshop on user’s device. Same goes with Lightroom, by the way. After plug-in is installed, use it by clicking ‘Filter’ in Photoshop and select Photolemur 3. A photo processing window will open and everything there is identical to working in the editor.

Conclusion

Photolemur is a simple little photo editing and enhancing software. It supports many formats, works quickly and overall saves much time. On the downside, free version is almost impossible to work with, as it is more intended as demo, not the actual use (watermark, no batch processing, no full screen mode). Yet, the paid version reduces work for the user considerably, it is convenient and suitable as an entry-level photo editing software.

  • Simplicity
  • Number of supported cameras
  • Translated into many languages
  • Processing speed
  • No subscriptions, one-time payment

  • The program is not free ($ 35), and free version is very limited
  • Sometimes incorrect editing or glitches occur
  • Only few settings and all 6 available styles do not differ that much
  • Annoying sounds (you can disable them in the settings)

Photolemur alternatives

  1. Photoscape - offers hue and contrast auto-correction, 3 saturation modes, different filters and backlight level. 
  2. Zoner Photo Studio - a decent image editor with a large set of tools, can perform automatic photo processing. 30-day trial, $49 per year. 
  3. Photomaster - by Russian vendor, AMS Software. It has all the necessary tools for photo editing, including autocorrection. 
  4. Photomizer - quick image editing and processing, incl. batch mode, $20 cost. 
  5. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer - a simple editor app for large quantities. 

FAQ

How to install Photolemur?
Download the program from the official site. Then launch the installer, choose location and click Install. Wait for it to finish and you’ll be able to start working.

What does Photolemur do?
Photolemur applies artificial intelligence technology to enhance images. Users just have to upload their images.

How to install Photolemur as Photoshop plugin?
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How to use Photolemur in Lightroom?
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How to transfer Photolemur to a different computer?
For transferring you have to reset the license code for active devices. Go to the official site , type your email or serial number and click “Reset the code”. Now you can activate the program on another PC using that same serial number.

How many computers per Photolemur license?
It depends on the type of license: e.g. Single is 1 device, Family is for 5 devices.

How to switch styles in Photolemur?
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What does paid version of Photolemur offer?
All basic features, plus batch processing, no watermark, no size limits.

How to change Photolemur language?
Navigate to Settings, find Language tab and select your preferred language.

How to use batch processing in Photolemur?
Import all photos and press Export.

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4.3/5 (6 reviews)
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It`s very good for photo editing, which doesn`t need special skills

This program is super easy to use. I like photography, so I know ways to edit photos, like improving quality, background or else, but sometimes it takes too much time to edit photos with professional software. However Photolemur is making all this process much faster, AI works perfect - the program perfectly recognizes places that need correction of light, removes haze, retouches faces, etc. I recommend this software for people who need to edit some photos and don`t have time for long editing with professional software.

Pros:

  • Easy to use, profesional level of editing

CONS:

  • None
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
Feldriana T., 2019-10-10 08:43:26

Useless for professionals, but enough for ordinary workers program

One-slider program for editing pictures, where the only thing you can edit is the level of changes this software will make to your picture. The only people who could possibly need this program are the ones, who aren`t professionals and need to sharpen, add blue and contrast to the picture because there is nothing else this AI can do. For professionals, that know how to use Lightroom or Photoshop this program is completely useless. As for me, this program is adding too many noises.

Pros:

  • It`s good for non-profesionals

CONS:

  • Adds too muny noises, usual software is much more useful
OVERALL
3.5
Quality
3
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3.5
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
Wayne Grazio, 2019-08-02 07:44:19

Very good software for treatment of pics, but misses some additional features

This software made something awesome for my photos. It is very fast and productive. Probably the only thing I don`t like about Photolemur is that it misses some features. For example, you can set up the level of AI impact on a picture, because 100% is too much, but it`s possible only for one picture, for more photos you won`t be able to use this feature. And besides, I would like to set a default impact level.

Pros:

  • Quality of treatment

CONS:

  • Need more flexibility
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
Daniel, 2019-07-17 01:49:27

If you need not too complicated editing of your pic, then this tool is for you

Talking about positive moments of using this software I can mention that it`s very easy to use, so I can edit basic stuff just with several clicks without using such advanced programs as Photoshop or Illustrator. If you seek for brightness and retouching tool than it`s ideal. There are only two things I`m not fully like about this program, first is that it can`t do anything that Photoshop can, but it`s okay because I use it as a plug-in. Second thing is that while working with JPG files Photolemur can make mistakes, this is because JPG doesn`t have a lot of info about the picture, but it`s still unpleasant. So I recommend this software to need basic editing and must manage their time.

Pros:

  • Very easy interface, nice results

CONS:

  • problems with JPG files
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
Julieta R., 2019-05-16 03:57:43

It`s still good program, but previous version was better

Recently I found out about this program, but I had an ability to test 2.3 and 3.0 versions. Both are very easy to use and both make photos better. I tested them on more than a hundred pictures and was completely satisfied, but there is a difference and I`ll tell you about my personal thoughts about it. Landscape photos are really better on the 3.0 version, but portraits are not. When you`re making treatment to a portrait photo, than face-mode isn`t working as it should and it does not just make worse photos then 2.3 makes, but even worse than original are, because faces and landscapes look unrealistic at all. So as for me, this program isn`t for portraits, but the previous version was good.

Pros:

  • It perfectly works with landscapes

CONS:

  • Now portraits are bad
OVERALL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
3
OVERALL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
3.0
Manuel, 2019-05-15 20:49:28

Perfect program for light edit of photo without big problems

Photolemur is a perfect tool for retouching and light edit of photos. I like this program because it`s very easy to use and you`re able to edit pictures without modifying the base photo, which saves me a lot of time. But sometimes AI can be mistaken in choosing some shadowed objects, so you won`t be able to replace professional editing with this software. On the other hand, if you need to correct some little problems with the photo, then Photolemur is your choice.

Pros:

  • Easy to use, nice working with little mistakes

CONS:

  • Long uploading of RAW files
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Wulliams C., 2019-05-01 09:10:05

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