Meet the most innovative professional photo editor built by photographers for photographers. Luminar brings everything you need to make perfect photos in less time!

We designed Luminar to be the best photo software for modern photographers. This may sound like a bold claim, but we listen to photographers and hear their requests & needs every day. Over 40 professional photographers helped us create this version of Luminar.

Luminar is the first real Adobe Lightroom alternative that you can enjoy today without burdening subscriptions and limited features.

Right of the bat, get amazing images with the improved Raw engine. Remove flaws with Lens Correction & Transform tools. Stylize and enhance with new intelligent filters, including the unique Sun Rays filter. You can even bring your Adobe Photoshop plugins into Luminar. And much more.


*Over 40 non-destructive filters
*Over 50 professional presets + custom presets
*Support of Adobe Photoshop plugins
*Flawless RAW support
*Layers with blending modes
*Lens correction and Transform
*Object removal
*Dodge & Burn
*HSL & Curves
*One-click presets
*Pro color grading with Lookup Tables
*History panel
*Custom Textures
*Dedicated workspaces for all kinds of photos
*Fully non-destructive image editing
*And much more...


*Get started in less than a minute
*Adjust User Interface to your liking
*Quickly access the necessary tools with workspaces
*Get instant results with dozens of presets
*And much more...


*Accent Filter - enhance photos with Artificial Intelligence
*Sun Rays - add realistic sunlight & rays
*Matte, Grain, Cross process - emulate film styles & vintage looks
*Orton Effect - beautiful portraits with a twist
*Black & White panel - professional monochrome photo editing
*Polarizing Filter - dramatically enhance skies
*Golden Hour for the perfect light any time of the day
*And much more...

Enjoy Luminar and make your photos beautiful faster.
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What's New

Version 1.1.0

Work faster:
- Improved compatibility with OS X 10.10, 10.11 support.
- The Histogram updates in realtime.
- Performance and RAM usage improvements.
- When editing press Cmd+L to quickly access the Filters list as well.

RAW image improvements:
- Luminar does a better job of detecting noise in a raw file and automatically fixing it when you open to a photo.
- DNG file support is improved for easier editing.
- Even more raw formats can be edited natively with our RAW Develop filter.

Better batch processing:
- A streamlined user interface makes batch processing even easier to fix multiple photos at once.
- Additional improvements also made to address user-reported issues.

Improved Native files:
- Save your editing projects in the native Luminar format which makes it easy to come back and edit in the future.
- Files can be shared between Mac and Windows users.

LUT Mapping:
- Any LUT you’ve chosen can now be stored to a preset with no need to link to the original .cube file.

Improved exports:
- Photos can now be exported to SmugMug for online sharing.
- The Sharpen on Export filter is also improved for crisper images.

Better masking controls:
- Adjust the density controls on a mask to refine the blending of layers.
- When editing a mask, you can also press the Backspace hotkey to reset gradient/radial mask drawing.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Great tool. Still a few changes that would make this perfect


The ability transform an over exposed, washed out picture into something amaazing is certainly a task this app can handle.
Rich in features, and easy to use.

Two biggest needs which are the only two reasons this isn’t a 5 star becasue the tool realy is amazing
I didn’t realize that this program deosn’t have the ability to create a library which is a shame because I’ve been looking for something to replace aperture and Photos, but this is really only meant for improving one picture at a time and then you have to go through finder to identify your next project. That’s a pretty big drawback.
Beening a complete amateur I wish that they had combined the HDR features and other addons intothe tool rather than creating multilpe apps.

A great Photoshop Alternative (Not replacement)

Scott Bourne

I love Luminar. The new version is faster and better than the old version and I already loved that one. There’s nothing in this price range that gives you the photo editing power you get from Luminar. The company is promising a Digital Asset Manager next year to offer people an alternative to Lightroom. If they do that as well as they have done the photo editing, then it’s gonna be huge.

Not a True Lightroom Alternative: No Cataloging!


I’m not sure how you can market this software as a Lightroom alternative when it doesn’t support Digital Asset Management. One of the screenshots in the Mac App Store makes it look like it does, so it feels a little bit like deceptive advertising. You’ll only find that Luminar doesn’t support DAM until you scroll thorugh the lenghtly comparison sheet on the Macphun website.

I’ll be requesting a refund from the Mac App Store, but I will be happy to start using Luminar after they introduce DAM.


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