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How to get early access to Luminar Neo?

The Cutting Edge Image Editor

Due for release in February 2022. Skylum aren’t taking any chances with Luminar Neo. With a goal to guarantee the best possible product quality and artists satisfaction, here’s how you can get early access to the new product  – early

This is an excellent opportunity for artists who have already ordered Luminar Neo, to both try it out, as well as providing personal feedback, if you wish.

Now, before you leave… there are some very important things to know before accessing the early version of Luminar Neo. Starting with, ensuring that you back-up all your important files whilst using the Early Access version, as applied edits may be lost with any update to the Early Access version


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more important things to know before accessing Luminar Neo

Will not work as plugin

The Early Access version won’t work as a plugin or a Photos extension, and it won’t be released in the Mac App Store and Windows Store.

Windows version...

Before installing the Windows version, make sure that you have installed both:

⚬ Microsoft Visual C++ Redist by visiting here:

⚬ If your computer uses an Intel graphics card, the latest Intel GPU driver by clicking here:

Already ordered Luminar Neo?

For our community, who have already purchased Luminar Neo, the Early Access version will be available in your Skylum Account.



The following are convenient referenced links to Luminar AI tutorials and instructions. We have selected what we feel will be useful to most creative photographers and photo-artists. We hope you find this FAQ content helpful.

Skylum’s goal is to ensure the best quality for Luminar Neo, and to be transparent about our roadmap. The development team is working around the clock to deliver the most satisfying version of Luminar Neo possible. That’s why we ask you for your patience and a bit more time. 

To ensure that you’ll be satisfied with Luminar Neo, we have moved the date of the official release of Luminar Neo to the end of winter. The early bird customers will receive the version a week earlier. Thank you for your understanding!

In short, Luminar AI is a state-of-the-art photo editing software that uses ai technology to get you were you want with your editing faster and with less effort.

Learn more with updated details here: Introduction to Luminar 

Mac modelEarly 2010 or newer MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro,
iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, or Mac Mini
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 or better, Apple M1 chip
OS versionmacOS 10.13.6 or higher
RAM8 GB (16+ GB recommended)
Disk space10 GB free space; SSD for best performance
Display1280×768 or higher resolution

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– TIFF (8-bit and 16-bit)



See updated an RAW files list here

Template are a quick and convenient way of editing images based on the nature of the image you wish to edit.

AI is used to work out the strengths and weaknesses of an image, whilst Templates automatically corrects common capture problems and apply enhancements.

 Local Masking is helpful when you need to make precise adjustments to an image or adjust multiple areas of an image independently.

Learn how here

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Luminar 4 is no longer supported. You should try Luminar Neo instead.

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