Luminar Neo is an advanced image editing software that offers a range of powerful features and tools. Its key differentiating factors include its intuitive interface, AI-powered enhancements, and non-destructive editing capabilities.

Luminar Neo offers a variety of key features and tools, such as AI Sky Enhancer, AI Portrait Enhancer, customizable templates, local adjustments, layers, advanced color grading, and creative effects.

If you’re experiencing issues with Luminar Neo crashing, there are several steps you can take to try and resolve the problem. 

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Luminar Neo is available for both Mac OS and Windows 

Yes, Luminar Neo does support RAW file editing.

RAW files are the unprocessed image files captured directly from a camera’s sensor, containing all the original data.

Luminar Neo, like other professional image editing software, provides robust support for RAW files, allowing you to make adjustments and enhancements to your images while preserving the maximum amount of detail and quality. With Luminar Neo, you can import and edit RAW files from various camera models, giving you flexibility and control over your post-processing workflow.

Yes, Luminar is available with a free trial. (You can also use our code for a discount if you decide to buy) Request code

Yes, in addition to this Luminar Neo can be used both as a standalone application and as a plugin for other software, providing flexibility in workflow integration.

Yes, Luminar Neo does support non-destructive editing and offers layer-based adjustments. Non-destructive editing means that any changes you make to an image within Luminar Neo are not applied directly to the original image file. Instead, the software keeps track of the edits you make in a separate file or metadata, allowing you to revert to the original image or modify the edits later on.

Layer-based adjustments in Luminar Neo allow you to work with multiple layers of edits. Layers give you the flexibility to apply different adjustments, filters, and effects to specific areas of your image without affecting the rest of the image. This enables precise and targeted editing, making it easier to create complex compositions, retouch specific elements, or blend multiple images together seamlessly.

With non-destructive editing and layer-based adjustments, Luminar Neo provides a powerful and flexible editing workflow that allows you to experiment, refine, and fine-tune your edits without permanently altering your original image file.

Yes, plenty. Visit for courses and e-books.

Skylum provides various training resources and tutorials to help users learn and maximize their use of Luminar Neo.

These resources include video tutorials, user guides, online courses, and a supportive community to assist users in mastering the software

Luminar AI Editing FAQ and Reference Finder

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.

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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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.

At the time of writing there has been a number of special offers. However, here is one tailored for users like you. Please note that this offer may end at any time. (software-folder reader) See Trailblazers Offer

Alternatively, you can check for the latest offer – go to cart

Yes, you can access videos here

Yes, there are. You can access them here


Luminar 4+ Troubleshooting Tips

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A few words on Luminar 4

Whilst Luminar 4 can help make it incredibly quick at achieving the style of photo you require for a project. It goes without saying, that the quality of your photo is, as always, an important factor. 

Luminar 4 will not make you a better photographer, but you knew that already. What you should bear in mind though, is that the technology behind Luminar 4 predicates on the learnt data it uses for intelligently processing any given image. 

However, you will also find, for example, that Sky Replacement or any of the other Luminar tools, may not work on an image which perhaps lacks the necessary data needed to distinguish the differences between objects in a given photo . 

(below: example of incremental edits)

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