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Luminar 3 is a full-featured photo editor for Mac and PC. It brings over 300 robust tools and features, including fast RAW support, layers, custom brush for selective editing, masking, dozens of photo filters with custom adjustments, Luminar Looks and much more. Luminar features advanced controls that are easy to use. Intelligent filters like Accent AI make it easy to get a great looking image in seconds. With Luminar’s Library, your photos will be the center of attention. A beautiful Interface offers a sleek canvas to enjoy all your images without extra distractions.
The Best Lightroom Alternative
You want your photos to look their best. Luminar brings the power and inspiration to help you achieve that with much more.
Enjoy your photos on a new scale
Luminar makes your photos the center of attention. a Beautiful interface offers a sleek canvas to enjoy and enhance your photography without extra distractions.
Do more with a click
Choose from over 60 styles, handcrafted by professional photographers.
Professional tools always within your reach
Luminar elevates photo editing to a whole new level of power and performance. Get the tools you need to make beautiful images without extra efforts.
What’s New in Luminar 3?
Luminar 3 provides both pro photographers and casual shooters a way to organize their images inside of Luminar itself. Libraries, which load with lightning speed, allow Luminar users to manage their database of photos efficiently, find specific images faster than before, or simply view their photos easier. It lets users color label, tag, and rate their shots, and automatically organizes those shots by date, month, and year.
Accent AI 2.0. Reimagined
The improved Accent AI filter lets you get natural-looking results in less time. New “human-aware” technology recognizes people in your photos and applies adjustments selectively for more realistic images. With Accent AI 2.0, you can make dozens of adjustments (done quickly) with just one slider. Fix tone, detail, exposure, depth, color, and more thanks to behind-the-scenes AI. In less than a second, your photos can look their absolute best. Make Accent AI 2.0 your go-to filter. (Tip: It can even replace the Develop step for most photographers!) For beautiful photos, rely on Accent AI 2.0 as your starting point.
Follow your style
Whether you’re working with the Library to organize your images or using the QuickEdit command, it’s now even easier to get the results you want. Take advantage of image-aware filters and professionally designed Luminar Looks to unlock the best image possible. 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 in just one click, while image-specific changes like cloning and cropping are ignored.
RAW shooters can stay organized
If you capture RAW and JPEG at the same time, it’s even easier to stay organized in Luminar 3. When you import RAW and JPEG pairs, you can decide which files to see. View just RAW or just JPEG for a less cluttered library, or see both and use the JPEG file as a reference while you edit. Edits to JPEG and RAW files are independent but can be easily synced. Use the View menu to control which images are shown for a clutter-free library.
Using the Gallery view to get organized or search for that perfect image? Now when you sort using a method like File Type or Color Label, a second organization is also applied. When you sort your images they are sorted by the new category first and then automatically sorted by date.
Trust your editing to Luminar
Thanks to our users for reporting different issues. This version of Luminar offers general stability improvements. We’ve made hundreds of under-the-hood performance improvements based on user feedback. Windows users, in particular, will see tons of new features that bring Luminar for Mac and Windows into close alignment. Improved stability and performance along with robust catalog backups help keep your images and edits safe.
You can now import images from a memory card or hard drive and copy them to a folder. You can also choose to include subfolders when importing
The ability to post images to SmugMug has now been added to Luminar for Windows.
Folders and user albums can be added to the Shortcuts list. Just right-click for a context menu or drag & drop them into the list.
Want to choose a range of photos in the Gallery view? Try the Shift or Ctrl key to select a range or group of images. You can also deselect images from a multiselection by Ctrl+clicking on an image.
ROTATE IN GALLERY
Images selected in the gallery can be quickly rotated left or right by 90 ̊increments with no need to switch to edit view. Just use the Image > Rotate menu or just right-click.
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS SUPPORT
We’ve added Photoshop Elements support to the Windows platform. Just choose the Install Plugins command if you want to load Luminar as a plugin. For future versions of Luminar, plugin users should switch to Luminar Flex.