Luminar Neo

Official launch

the latest offering from Skylum software, since,
17 February 2022

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Now with lifetime license... textures.... overlays

“There is a fine line between the photo you took and the photo you imagined. Often, small details make the difference. In Luminar Neo, we’ve built an editor to help you create the photo you imagined.”
— Ivan Kutanin, Skylum CEO

Luminar Neo Official Launch

At last the long awaited release of the first definitive, public-ready version of Luminar Neo. So, what should you expect and what should you know about the lifetime license offer?

If you have been following Skylum software since the company’s Macphun days, you’ll already know about the frustration some users are having with the more recent confusion trying to define the difference between Luminar AI and Luminar Neo. Hey, software development isn’t an easy game and pleasing everyone is equally as difficult.

The good news is that from today, users can choose between a 1-year subscription and a lifetime license of Luminar Neo. See the details below for both NEW and EXISTING users of Skylum software.

New Users

Lifetime access

Luminar Neo

Lifetime
$ 79 1 seat
  • All future updates
  • All new feature add-ons
  • Workflow designed for creative phot editing
  • Unique AI tools to simplify repetitive tasks
  • Builtin library of Textures & Overlays
  • and more...
Popular

Luminar Neo

Lifetime
$ 99 2 seats
  • All future updates
  • All new feature add-ons
  • Workflow designed for creative phot editing
  • Unique AI tools to simplify repetitive tasks
  • Builtin library of Textures & Overlays
  • and more...

One Year Subscription

Luminar Neo

Subscribers
$ 59 1 seat
  • All future updates
  • All new feature add-ons
  • Workflow designed for creative phot editing
  • Builtin library of Textures & Overlays
  • and more...

Luminar Neo

Subscribers
$ 79 2 seats
  • All future updates
  • All new feature add-ons
  • Workflow designed for creative phot editing
  • Builtin library of Textures & Overlays
  • and more...

Subscription includes
⚬ All future updates
⚬ All new feature add-ons
⚬ Workflow designed for creative phot editing
⚬ Unique AI tools to simplify repetitive tasks
⚬ Builtin library of Textures & Overlays
⚬ 30-day money back guarantee
⚬ 24/7 technical support

Lifetime license includes
⚬ Update with AI Masking and Portrait Background Removal
⚬ Performance and stability updates
⚬ Workflow designed for creative photo editing
⚬ Built-in library of Textures & Overlays
⚬ Unique AI tools to simplify repetitive tasks
⚬ Lifetime license
⚬ 30-day money back guarantee
⚬ 24/7 technical support

Existing Users

Lifetime access

Luminar Neo

Lifetime
$ 59 1 seat
  • All future updates
  • All new feature add-ons
  • Workflow designed for creative phot editing
  • Unique AI tools to simplify repetitive tasks
  • Builtin library of Textures & Overlays
  • and more...
Popular

Luminar Neo

Lifetime
$ 69 2 seats
  • All future updates
  • All new feature add-ons
  • Workflow designed for creative phot editing
  • Unique AI tools to simplify repetitive tasks
  • Builtin library of Textures & Overlays
  • and more...

Subscription includes
⚬ All future updates
⚬ All new feature add-ons
⚬ Workflow designed for creative phot editing
⚬ Unique AI tools to simplify repetitive tasks
⚬ Builtin library of Textures & Overlays
⚬ 30-day money back guarantee
⚬ 24/7 technical support

Lifetime license includes
⚬ Update with AI Masking and Portrait Background Removal
⚬ Performance and stability updates
⚬ Workflow designed for creative photo editing
⚬ Built-in library of Textures & Overlays
⚬ Unique AI tools to simplify repetitive tasks
⚬ Lifetime license
⚬ 30-day money back guarantee
⚬ 24/7 technical support

What to expect from Luminar Neo

For me personally, I do not see Luminar Neo as a ‘bulk editing’ solution, although it can be used in such a way. Copying edits from one image to another is simple, enough. However, depending on your computers processing power and general specs, Luminar will obviously respond to a computer with suitable specifications, that should go without saying.

RelightAI works by building a precise 3D Depth Map of any 2D image, in order to provide a quick, targeted control of scene lighting.

• Artist can focus on parts of an image and make corrections to isolated  problem areas leaving the rest of the image untouched.

• Combined with other scene aware tools, precisely adjust the lighting of any photo.

• Independently adjust lighting and colour warmth for far and near objects. 

• Easily fix portraits where the foreground subject is underexposed. 

Windows & Mac

Remove Dust Spots

Automatically identify and seamlessly remove small artifacts, like dust spots, from every photo with the help of AI.

Remove Power Lines

Uses AI to automatically identify and effortlessly remove power lines from landscape photographs to create a pristine image free from clutter.

Windows & Mac

Layers

More readily combine different images into unique compositions and include new elements from built-in overlays and object libraries.

Windows & Mac

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Mac Requirements

Mac Model
MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Mac mini, early 2010 or newer

Processor
CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better

OS version
macOS 10.14.6 or higher.

RAM
Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

Disk space
Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance

Display
1280×768 size or better

Windows Requirements

Windows Model
Windows-based hardware PC with mouse or similar input device

 

Processor
CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better, AMD Ryzen™ 5 or better

OS version
10 version 1909 or higher (only 64-bit OS)

RAM
Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

Disk space
Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance

Display
1280×768 size or better

Graphics
Open GL 3.3 or later compatible graphics card

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Lenorlux, Jamesgroup, Max Rive, Inlovepai, Golyak, Dima Sytnik, oneinchpunch.,

Windows

Hotfix

Smoothly Launch Luminar Neo on Windows.

Please update your app to enjoy the hotfix.
If you don’t see the window prompting you to update, click Luminar Neo in the top left-hand corner and choose Help > Check for updates.

If you encounter a crash on launch or you can’t update by clicking the Check for updates button, please download Luminar Neo from your Skylum Account once again → here.

Develop RAW tool’s slider will be much faster now.

Common issues encountered and currently being processed.

1. Lost EXIF. The issue with the Exif info is a known one. It will be fixed in the upcoming updates, by the time of the official release.

2. Error while logging in with Google Account.

To get this solved, please try turning on Google’s 2-step authentication 

https://www.google.com/landing/2step/ 

for your account. 

If you have it turned on, please try disabling and re-enabling it.

If this doesn’t help, please, restore the password via Forgot My Password form (it will create a password for your account and you will be able to log in in a regular way). 

Make sure to log out of your Skylum account in the web browser before requesting the reset password link.

LUMINAR

FAQ

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

Check for Latest Updates and Windows

– PNG

– JPEG

– TIFF (8-bit and 16-bit)

– PSD

– HEIC

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.

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, there are. You can access them here

Currently, whilst both applications can be installed on the same computer. However, both applications cannot exchange editing data and convert libraries, due to the different engine build for Luminar Neo.

Typically, there will be a utility for converting Luminar AI Templates for use with Luminar Neo…

Yes, you can use both Luminar Neo and Luminar AI with the following:

1. Lightroom Classic (starting from version 6)

2. Photoshop (from version CS5)

3. Photos for macOS

4. Microsoft Photos (coming soon in an update relates to Windows 11)

Based on a later AI technology engine and designed for creative tasks with maximum performance and flexibility, Luminar Neo is the creative image editor for creators seeking high-quality editing results with the same level of satisfaction you get with Luminar AI.

Luminar AI is not an upgrade to Luminar 4. However, fills the space for your typical professional photographer, who is not necessarily skilled with photo editing, at least not the practice of creating masks, layers and all the other technical preparatory actions that need to be in place before even committing the actual desired treatment…

Whilst on the other hand, Luminar Neo is the extended sibling  to Luminar AI, and includes tools for more intricate image editing …


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