Luminar Image Editing FAQ

Questions Photographers Ask About Images Editing

How do I save an edited image without losing quality?

Yes, Luminar supports RAW file formats.

RAW files contain unprocessed image data, offering more flexibility and control over editing adjustments compared to compressed formats like JPEG.

Is Luminar a Photoshop Extension?

Yes and No, Luminar is primarily a powerful standalone image editor, which can also be used as a ‘plug-in’ extension with Adobe® products. See latest developments

How much does Luminar Cost?

Luminar Neo with Pro Extensions now sell for a one-time purchase at $349USD and  $149 USD for Luminar Neo.

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What is HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo editing?

HDR photo editing involves merging multiple images of the same scene taken at different exposures to create a single image with a broader range of tones and details.

This technique is often used to capture more details in both the shadows and highlights of an image. 

With the help of AI technology HDR Merge is a Luminar Neo extension that allows uses to easily combine multiple images.

How can I remove the background from an image?

You can remove the background from an image using various techniques. The most common ones include using the magic wand tool, selecting and deleting the background manually, or using advanced tools such as Luminar Neo.

How can I retouch portraits to remove blemishes and wrinkles?

Consisting of dedicated portrait tools including; Portrait Bokeh AI,  Face AI, Skin AI, Body AI and High Key options, Luminar Neo’s Portrait tools is highly recommended. 

Retouching portraits generally involve using tools like the Spot Healing Brush, Clone Stamp, or Healing Brush for removing blemishes, wrinkles, and other imperfections.

Whilst achieving  results is faster with Luminar Portrait tools, be careful not to overdo it, as natural-looking results are essential in portrait retouching.

How do I save an edited image without losing quality?

To save an edited image without significant quality loss, it’s essential to use lossless file formats like PNG or TIFF. Avoid repeatedly saving an image in a lossy format like JPEG, as it can result in a cumulative loss of image quality with each save.

What is the difference between raster and vector images?

Raster images are made up of pixels and are resolution-dependent, meaning they can lose quality when scaled up. Vector images, on the other hand, use mathematical equations to define shapes, making them resolution-independent and ideal for logos and illustrations. See example



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