Luminar 4.3 Performance Update
Where to get your free Luminar 4.3 trial download
Visit the Skylum website using the button below,. Select the Luminar tab, and then the Download Trial option, as highlighted below.
As the new Luminar 4.3 update brings Search, 500px integration and user experience improvements.
Is this the performance update users have been waiting for?
Luminar 4.3 is a free update for current users.
The new state-of-the-art photo editor Luminar 4.3 aims at bringing users faster post-processing workflows with an overall better user experience.
Available as a free update for all existing Luminar 4 users, the latest update provides the improved ability to search photos, a better user experience, improved Looks, 500px integration, a new crop interface, and several performance improvements. It also brings a new space shuttle object, along with several improvements, for the AI Augmented Sky tool.
Updating to Luminar 4.3
Updating is easy from your Mac. With Luminar opened, simply click the Top Menu Bar and choose Luminar 4 > Check for updates. Or, simply open the App Store, if that is where your purchase was made, and click the Updates tab.
Luminar plugin users.
Photoshop, Lightroom Classic or Photoshop Elements users are also advised to rerun the plugin installer.
An expanded user manual is also now available, making it easier than ever for users to search and find answers to questions they might have about the software.
So what exactly are the new improvements, and how will the new updates enhance user experience?
Luminar 4.3 Update List
The new Search tool, allows photographers to find images in their library with ease. Search for photos by name, folder, date, or extension. All-in-all this provides a quicker and more efficient photo management system.
We all know about 500px, well now Photographers can share their photos with other creatives across the world on the 500px photo sharing platform.
Stability and performance improvements
“ Skylum continues its work on boosting performance in Luminar. With the 4.3 update, RAW files now open faster than ever before in Luminar, meaning photographers can start working on their images more quickly.
With the 4.3 update, Luminar tools also use less of the computer’s memory, resulting in quicker and more responsive sliders. What results is a smoother and snappier experience for creatives.
Those using older or less powerful computers should also see speed boosts to help them enhance their editing and management workflows.”
Faster Looks experience
“ While Looks are a powerful part of the Luminar system, they can certainly add up as photographers bring in more packs and create their own Looks. Looks create a lot of data — everything from textures to AI content-aware tools which adapt to each image. Coupled with the amount of data within RAW files, there can be a slight delay in going through each Look.
Luminar 4.3 solves this issue, allowing photographers the ability to preview looks in an instant, just by hovering over them. In our demos and testing with photographers, the ability to preview Looks allowed photographers to browse them easier and make the decision on whether to go with the selected look much quicker.”
Improvements to cropping
“ Crop & Rotate have seen a big update with Luminar 4.3, being moved to the right panel underneath Lens & Geometry. Photographers can open the tool and crop with ease and quicker than ever before. Windows users should also see a significant performance boost, letting photographers seamlessly crop their images.”
AI Augmented Sky improvements
“ The AI Augmented Sky feature has taken creativity to new heights, enabling photographers to create composites that they never thought were possible. In Luminar 4.3, a new space shuttle object has been added to select from.
The AI Augmented Sky experience has also received several improvements. Photographers can easily flip objects and quickly position them, making it easy to perfect your piece of art! A marketplace section on the Luminar website has also been added, featuring objects for use with AI Augmented Sky.”
Custom skies and sky objects
“In the AI Sky Replacement and AI Augmented Sky tools, photographers can now comfortably access a custom folder of locally stored skies and sky objects. It’s also now easy to copy and paste multiple skies in the sky folder in just a few clicks, for convenient editing.”
New masking brush workflow
“The masking tool is now extremely easy to use, as masked areas are visible mid-process thanks to a transparent red mask. Enjoy viewing the instant effect of the tool for pleasant and fast editing.”
Improvements to localization
“Luminar 4.3 includes improvements to translations for all supported languages, and understands German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, French, and Spanish better than ever!”
Luminar 4.3 brings new camera support to recently released cameras. Now Luminar supports the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (uncompressed only), FUJIFILM X100V, FUJIFILM X-T200, FUJIFILM X-T4, Leica SL2, Nikon Coolpix P950, Nikon D780, Nikon Z50, Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III, Olympus E-PL10, Panasonic DC-S1H, and the Sony A9 Mark II.