Luminar is a universal photo editing software developed by Skylum (formerly Macphun) available for Windows and macOS. It works as a standalone application and as a plugin for Adobe and Apple products. It integrates with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom Classic, and Photos for macOS.
Luminar’s revolutionary tools and AI technologies give superpowers for creative photo editing. This standalone Photo editor with full RAW support radically speeds up editing and boosts creativity.
Luminar contains exclusive tools for you to create unbelievable masterpieces in Travel, Landscape, Portrait, or other genres of photography. No need to spend years learning. Just launch the application and start creating.
Luminar 4 Features:
Replace the sky – instantly. Сhange the mood of your photo in seconds, thanks to the intelligent AI Sky Replacement tool.
Different moods – in one click. Now you can instantly change the sky in your pictures. Smart algorithm even selects the best orientation for the sky. You can use many pre-installed skies, or easily add your own sky photos.
Perfect results with the smallest details. Intelligent selection algorithms in Luminar 4 work perfectly even with tiny details like little birds, leaves, grass or hair. They also remove halos, artifacts, and hard edges. You can even fine-tune foreground brightness and contrast.
Natural lighting with any sky. The AI Sky Replacement tool in Luminar 4 doesn’t just change the sky – it relights the entire photo so the lighting and colors of the original image match the lighting and colors of the sky.
Atmospheric Haze for even more realism. Use this tool to fine-tune the light balance for the replaced sky and the image foreground, when needed.
Effortlessly perfect skin thanks to AI. Skin Enhancer’s unique human-aware technology finds all the skin in picture (not just the face), smooths it out, removes blemishes while preserving pores, texture, and hair. All in one click and with adjustable strength. Works for any age and skin type.
No manual selections or masks needed. AI saves your time by replacing the long process of creating manual selections and masks. You can still tweak layers and per-filter masks if you like.
Shine Removal and Slim Face 2.0
New tools Shine Removal and Slim Face 2.0 are designed to make your workflow even faster and more thorough. After removing excessive light or making face slimmer you will end up with a perfectly natural, balanced and realistic portrait photo.
Bend reality to your will. Insert new objects in pictures, easily with the AI Augmented Sky tool.
Embed new objects in a click. Choose among dozens of pre-installed objects or add your own. Embed them easily into your photos.
Smart tool for more creativity. Advanced technology embeds selected object into the picture. You can scale and move it across the sky in your photo. Trees, buildings and other obstacles are avoided automatically. Fine-tune the result with Relight, Warmth & Amount sliders.
Power up your imagination. Create the world of your fantasies. Or just enrich your scene, while keeping it realistic.
Enrich your pictures with sunrays. Add a source of sunlight with the Sunrays tool. Move realistic sunbeams around and watch them magically seep between trees and other objects on your photo.
Boosting details with traditional Clarity and Structure tools often make parts of a photo look horrible. Luminar 4 automatically identifies objects (including people and faces, clouds, water, buildings and more) and improves them in an intelligent, content-aware way.
Human-aware. The AI Structure tool automatically detects people in a photo and doesn’t overprocess them. As a result – faces and skin look natural, while the objects around them look deeper and richer.
No noise, no halos, no artifacts. AI Structure is excellent at improving dynamic range and adding texture and clarity. What’s even better – it doesn’t add noise, halos or other artifacts.
Erase unwanted objects – in a click. Nothing can ruin a perfect view. With the Erase tool, you can remove any unwanted object without complications.
No task is too difficult for the Erase tool
The new Erase algorithm is more precise than ever. It creates a smarter sample texture that’s used for pixel replacement. It also perfectly blends the edges of the erased area into the scene, creating a natural-looking image with no signs of erasing.
Works brilliantly on any background. Try the Erase tool on complex backgrounds, gradients, and sensor dust spots to see the new algorithm in action. Seamless results guaranteed.
Browse beautifully. Without importing. Explore, rate, sort and enjoy images from all your folders with ease and pleasure. Without spending time on importing.
Create instant artworks – with Looks. Choose between more than 70 instant Looks, handcrafted by recognized photo artists. Create your own unique Looks.
Remove noise. Flawlessly remove digital noise from any type of photo. Get perfect images no matter the camera or shooting conditions.
Enhance details. Create more dramatic shots. Bring crystal-clear sharpness to your images. Enhance the clarity of small, medium or large details selectively.
Essential tools for amazing portraits:
- AI Skin Enhancement
- Facial contouring
- Blemish removal
- Face relighting
- Redeye removal
- Dark circles removal
- Eye whites brightening & sharpening
- Eye enlargement & squint removal
- Eyebrow thickening
- Lip color improvement
- Teeth brightening
- Batch editing
Changes in Luminar 4.3.0 (July 18, 2020):
- Photo Search
- 500px Integration
- Stability and Performance Improvements
- Faster Looks Experience
- Improvements to Cropping
- AI Augmented Sky Improvements
- Custom Skies and Sky Objects
- Updated Camera Support
- New Masking Brush Workflow
- Localization/Language Improvements
Changes in Luminar 4.1.0 (January 31, 2020):
- NEW Atmospheric Haze for even more realism.
- NEW Erase Tool Technology.
- Improved performance and stability.
- Improved Algorithm in Portrait Enhancer Tool.
- Adjustments Amount Slider added.
- Full support for Photoshop 2020.
- Expanded User Manual.
Homepage – https://skylum.com/luminar-c
Translated into 11 languages.
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 7 or higher (only x64-bit OS)
- MacOS 10.13.6 or higher
Don’t worry about monthly or yearly bills. Once you buy it, the software is fully yours, with 24/7 support and free maintenance updates.