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Skylum Software



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101 All About Skylum Software

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Photography Editing

After some time of using and following the progress of Skylum’s suit of photo editing software. It’s been clear all along that simplicity has been the driving force behind their intentions of providing software that is powerful, yet a non interruptive addition to existing photo editing workflows. 

Well, this has been answered by providing software that works as both a standalone or plugin. And yes, you can use it with; Photoshop, Lightroom and Photos for macOS.

If you are interested in creative photo editing, the following is a handy compilation of post focused on Skylum software updates, reviews, troubleshooting, cutting edge features, tips, inspiration and more. (Or, take a trip down Memory Lane)

Hopefully something here will inspire, or help with your decision making whilst choosing the right photo editing software for you.


An Evolutionary Approach to Photo Editing for Professionals, and YOU.



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Innovative Photo Editing Software

Photo artist creative tools

Hey, have you noticed? There’s an exciting community emerging from the cracks of the creative digital arts world. Where skills and creative disciplines are overlapping, and technology continuously forges new and faster methods for artist to realise their ideas.

Read on to start learning about AI Augmented Sky technology and Luminar’s Portrait tools


Creative Photography

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Creative Photography

Telling Stories with Pictures

The Gherkin, London. In the middle of the night it landed. Finally completed, the structure stood prominently above the surrounding buildings.

“ Mum, look, there’s a rocket outside…”

Whether you’re using Adobe®Photoshop or Luminar 4  as a plugin extension or standalone app… [ read on ]



Portrait Photography

Editing the perfect portraits

As part of the Luminar Portrait section of tools, the AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer are the two main filter options, with which you can almost effortlessly remove skin blemishes and unwanted artefacts, as well as enhance the overall appearance of your portrait photos.




Retro Skylum Tools

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Luminar 4 in Action – Photography Showcase.

Photography Editing: Travel Photos

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From the perspective of a graphic artist, who’s familiar with the likes of Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo. I have to say that where it comes to editing photos fast. Skylum software provides the most satisfying and simple to use photo editing solutions l would recommend to anyone involved with producing images for their commercial, or rather, graphic designs. And this is even if you already use Adobe Photoshop for retouching and image manipulation.

Luminar 4  sports a sleeker, minimalist styled interface with access to tools that fall under 4 groups:

4th Major Luminar Upgrade

There’s Even More In Luminar 4

As Skylum goes from strength to strength with its innovative machine learning tools. The latest Luminar is a perfect companion for Creators; image makers, Story Tellers and Photographers alike.


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Aerial Photography and AirMagic

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Designed specifically for resolving the common issues inherent with aerial photography. You can take photos with the confidence of enhancing even your least impressive photos… 

The following are just some examples picked for this SoftwareFolder; aerial photography before and after demo.




Retro Skylum Tools


Luminar Flex or Not?

What Exactly Is Luminar Flex And Where Photos for macOS Fit In?


Luminar Flex features and Photos for macOs, without uprooting your current photo editing workflow?



Creative Image Editing with



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Based on a new AI technology engine that is designed for creative tasks with maximum performance and flexibility. Luminar Neo is a the creative image editor for creators high-quality editing results…

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Photography Editing: Beginner

Budding Photographer Side Type


There’s nothing like achieving great-looking photos ‘straight’ from your camera – if you get what I mean.
But often, and especially in this commercial world, we have developed a liking for certain “Looks”
where it comes to photography (there’s a pun in that sentence, which I’ll explain later).  

Anyway, as I was saying, photography has evolved and achieving highly detailed and dramatic, 

or even surreal looking photos regardless of how you get there, will require some form of “trickery”.
If you’ve ever developed black and white photographic prints, you’d understand what I mean.

Now you can do all the “trickery” faster, with Luminar…


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Luminar 4 Troubleshooting

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. 



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How much does Luminar cost?

New Users:

1-seat license for
Luminar Neo 

2-seats license for
Luminar Neo 

1-seat license for
 AI+Neo $105 

2-seats license for
Luminar AI+Neo 

Do I Need Former Editing Skills?

No, you can easily start using Luminar AI with no former experience. However, as with most things, some experience will always provide some advantage. This where Luminar Neo is especially appreciated.

Is Luminar Windows Compatible?


Windows-based hardware PC with mouse or similar input device


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

OS version

10 (only 64-bit OS).


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

Disk space

Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance


1280×768 size or better


Open GL 3.3 or later compatible graphics card

Is Luminar MacOS Compatible?

Mac Model

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


CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better

OS version

macOS 10.13.6 or higher.


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

Disk space

Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance


1280×768 size or better

About Skylum Software
Skylum is a global imaging technology company with offices in New York, USA; Kyiv, Ukraine; and Tokyo, Japan. Skylum allows millions of photographers to make incredible images faster. We automate photo editing with the power of Artificial Intelligence yet leave all the creative control in the hands of the artist. The Skylum Team has won the Red Dot Award, Apple’s Best of the Year, “Best imaging software” by TIPA and EISA, and other top industry awards.





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