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People who made a mark on Skylum's history
Before immersing yourself in the history of Skylum, we must first get to know the actors of this story.
Paul Muzok and Dmitry Sytnik: the co-founders
Skylum was founded by Paul Muzok and Dmitry Sytnik.
Before creating Skylum (formerly Macphun Software), Paul Muzok studied computer science at Kyiv National University of Technology and Design alongside Paul Muzok. The two men first co-founded Digital Spray Studios, which they directed from 2002 to 2008 before creating Skylum.
An international team to cater to Skylum's future prospects
The two co-founders have managed to surround themselves with an international team over the years. Ivan Kutanin, CEO of Skylum, is assisted by figures such as:
- Dmytro Rastrihin, Chief Financial Officer;
- Juliana Chyzhovan Chief Marketing Officer;
- Evgen Kushnirchuk, Chief Product Officer;
- Anton Averich, Vice President of Engineering;
- Tetiana Hnatiuk, Human Resources.
All these people have skills that are essential for the development of Skylum internationally, while fully embracing the historical values of the company.
The evolution of Skylum over the years
Skylum is a company that has evolved over the course of its history. Since the creation of Macphun Software in 2009 until today, the Ukrainian company has always wanted to improve its services to offer the best solutions for beginners and expert photographers.
Macphun Software, the foundations of Skylum
Skylum didn’t always call itself that. When Paul Muzok and Dmitry Sytnik decided to join forces to create their company in 2009, it was initially under the name of Macphun Software that the two Ukrainian men intended to develop their solutions.
At that time, the company was not yet specialized in the field of photography. The two co-founders started out proposing different types of applications and were still looking for the direction the company would eventually take a few years later.
A passion for photography: the DNA of Skylum
The evolution of Luminar and the founding of Skylum
Artificial intelligence: Skylum's most effective weapon
Skylum's future prospects with Luminar Neo and its extensions
Skylum owes much of its success to its artificial intelligence-based tools. But the company does not intend to stop there.
Luminar Neo, the renewal of Skylum
Extensions for even more comprehensive software
- Noiseless AI for reducing digital noise;
- HDR merge that allows you to combine multiple images;
- Focus Stacking is an ideal tool for photographers creating macro images.
Skylum, an international company
By offering third-party publishers the possibility of also offering extensions, Skylum shows its willingness to be even more open to the world.
The Ukrainian firm now has an international team. Skylum is no longer just a Ukrainian company, but one of the most influential stakeholders in the world of photo editing.
Over the years, Skylum has earned the trust of thousands of users, which explains its success.