Skylum releases AirMagic for AI-powered drone photo editing

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Drone pilots have something to be happy about today — the folks at Skylum Software have announced AirMagic, a AI-powered app for Mac and Windows designed to automatically enhance aerial photos that are taken with drone cameras. Orders for the new app begin today, and AirMagic will be released on March 21.

In case that logo at the top of the page looks familiar to you, AirMagic is built upon Photolemur, another Skylum product. Both apps use similar technology to process images, with AirMagic being fine-tuned for use with popular consumer and professional drones.

Just drop your aerial photos into the app and AirMagic detects the drone and camera used to take the photo, then applies adjustments to fix haze, low or extreme contrast, lack of sharpness, undersaturation, and chromatic aberration. For those who would like to create a unique look, there are five preset styles that can be applied to the photos.

I’ve had an opportunity to work with a pre-release version of AirMagic, and what it does in seconds to photos from my DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is astonishing. AirMagic takes all of the hard work out of post-processing drone images; I just wish they could do the same with video! I’ll have a full review of AirMagic soon. For the time being, check out these before and after photos:

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Although the images are rather small, you can see that the processed image has more saturation of color and less haze than the “before” image.

Standard price for AirMagic will be $39/€39 for all new users, and the company has a special offer for those who pre-order AirMagic. With the preorder, the company throws in $145.99 worth of bonuses that include:

  • Drone photography eBook by Skylum

  • Shoot Professional Photos with any Drone video course

  • AirMagic Premium Style

  • Lume Cube Lighting Kit for Drone ($40 discount)