Your photos are precious.
Enjoy, organize & make them amazing with Luminar.
Luminar automates photo editing with the power of Artificial Intelligence. The most time-consuming tasks now take seconds. Professional results don't require hours of learning.
With Luminar, you can just enjoy your beautiful photos and be creative.
"It is great to finally have a Lightroom alternative that works great for my photos" - Dan Kordan, a professional travel photographer.
A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO ORGANIZE PHOTOS
Luminar is more than just a photo editor. It makes your photos the center of attention. Conveniently browse images, add ratings, manage albums, sync edits, and much more.
UNIQUE FILTERS POWERED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Accent AI allows you to fix a photo with a single slider. AI Sky Enhancer automatically detects the sky and makes it beautiful & dramatic. The Sun Rays filter adds realistic sun rays to improve the mood of your photos. There are over 40 professional image filters in Luminar, ready to make your images stand out.
ROBUST TOOLS FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS
Luminar elevates photo editing to a whole new level of power and performance. You get the most essential photo editing tools, as well as advanced features, including layers, masking, object removal and much more.
Choose from over 60 styles handcrafted by professional photographers. Or download hundreds of new Looks that match your creative vision. Collections include cinematic looks, drama, aerial photography, film looks, travel collection, portrait styles and many more.
WORKSPACES THAT MATCH YOUR PHOTO STYLE
Unique workspaces instantly give you access to a set of tools that match your photo style. So you don't have to wonder what feature to use. Start with default workspaces for Street, Travel, Aerial photography or Portraits. Or create custom workspaces of your own.
Over 1M artists already enjoy Luminar and make incredible photos much faster. We welcome you to try Luminar today.
Take advantage of these new features.
ACCENT AI 2.0. An improved algorithm that makes this a go-to filer. New "human-aware" technology recognizes people in your photos and applies adjustments selectively for more realistic images.
RAW + JPEG PAIRS. When you import Raw and JPEG pairs, you can decide which files to see. View just Raw or JPEG for a less cluttered library, or see both and use the JPEG file as a reference as you edit. Edits to each file are independent but can be easily synced. Use the View menu to control which images are shown for a clutter-free library.
SELECTIVE SYNC FOR SYNC ADJUSTMENTS. Once you've created the perfect style, apply it to all shots in your series with the improved Adjustment Sync. You can now select multiple photos and apply the same adjustments in just one click. Filters and Looks are transferred instantly, while image-specific changes like cloning and cropping are ignored.
BETTER SORTING. When you choose to sort your images using another method (such as File Type or Color Label) they are also sorted by Capture Day.
Get additional speed and performance from the Luminar update.
STABILITY. Thanks to our users for reporting different issues. This version of Luminar offers general stability improvements.
PROGRESS BAR. Keep better track of what's happening when working with Luminar. You'll see a progress bar when using tools like Erase or when running Luminar as a third-party filter.
Ratings and Reviews
Very nice app with one big flaw
After installing the app from the App Store a few days ago, I noticed that it was still the older version, 3.0.2. I had been reading of the new, improved 3.1 and I was looking forward to using that. I contacted Skylum Tech Support and they wrote that it'd take "months" for the update to show in the App Store. What followed made evident the other flawed part of the system: Skylum, the site –even when I login with my Apple Store user name– does not recognize me as the owner of any app so I had to send proof of purchase. They sent me back a serial number (that feels so 1990s-ish) so now then know me. After that was taken care of. Tech Support, sent me a link (three different ones, actually; two never worked) so I could directly install the app. I did and I had some issues. I contacted Skylum’s Tech Support again and they told me I had to uninstall the existing app first (“thanks so much” for NOT telling me right away, along with a link tho the installer!). Now v. 3.1 works. Unfortunately, the App Store now does not "see" that freshly installed app at all so, no more updates through them. Since the App Store seems to be out of the equation now, will the app itself now notify me of updates? Will I have to guess it’s time for an update? Will I have to request Skylum’s Tech Support for a link to download an updater? These are the little things that make an otherwise very nice app more of a challenge, unnecessarily so.
Developer Response ,
Glad to hear you've managed to install Luminar 3.1 per our instructions. Once the new version of Luminar 3 is approved by the App Store, it will be available for download here.
Cannot handle large catalogs
I have a large number of photos (>1 TB), but Luminar cannot handle this (causes non-recoverable crashes), which IMO significantly detracts from its usefulness as a file manangement app. This limitation is not stated anywhere in the app information, nor in the setup process, and it was only hinted at by Skylum support once after multiple trouble-shooting emails back and forth trying to figure out why it was crashing. I wish I had read the posts in the Skylum Support Community before buying -- many people are reporting the same issue. The solution, per Skylum support, is to load folders into different catalogs (an internal Luminar organization tool), but this means you cannot see all of your photos at once (you need to switch between catalogs).
As far as the UI, it is very intuitive. The "Looks" (filters) are many and varied, and some are really great for certain types of photos.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! Our developers are constantly working on improving the app. The new update with lots of performance improvements will be available on the AppStore within a few days.
Finally with Libraries
I have been using Luminar since version 1 and have observed how a good photo editor is turning into a great photo software. Finally, you can manage and rate images. Great job.
- macphun.com, LLC
- 229.6 MB
OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 - 2019 Skylum Software
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.