About Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas is a professional fine art photographer and writer specialising in photography related instructional books as well as travel writing and street photography. 

Lightroom’s new AI Auto vs Luminar Accent AI: A Quick Comparison

Lightroom’s new AI Auto vs Luminar Accent AI: A Quick Comparison

One of the things that struck me about the new artificial intelligence based automatic function in Lightroom was that it sounded a lot like Luminar’s accent AI filter. I was curious to see how they would compare, so I made a quick video see.

They both produce broadly similar results, although Luminar’s is a bit more intense. I think the Lightroom version seems to err not he side of lower contrast too for some reason. Still, it’s a handy feature to have, and I’ve always been a fan of Luminar’s Accent AI. This was just a fun quick comparison too, and I wasn’t attempting to do any deep scientific analysis.

Luminar Holiday Offer

Speaking of Luminar, they’re currently offering a “Holiday Offer” (until December 31st) which includes the software, and a bunch of bonus content:


  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade at a Black Friday price of $49
  • New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for $69
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase.

If you use the Thomas Fitzgerald Photography special code: TFP10 you can get an additional $10 off these prices.


  • The Shootkit ebook
  • Preset pack: 20 Festive Texture Presets
  • 500+ Sky overlays for Sky replacement
  • Video tutorial "How to replace Sky in Luminar"

EXTRA Bonus:

  • Capture: Adventures in Photography ebook by Simon & Lisa Thomas, the world’s foremost adventure motorcyclists

Learn more on the Skylum website.

My Mixed feelings about Lightroom CC

My Mixed feelings about Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC and Classic Updates

Lightroom CC and Classic Updates