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Luminar 2018 has been widely heralded by reviewers as a dynamite release and we couldn’t be more proud. Digital Trends called it “an excellent photo editor for beginners and hobbyists, with enough features to appease even some professional photographers.” DIY Photography said that when they don’t want to go to the hassle of Photoshop they can zip through images fairly quickly. Lightstalking opined that “switching to a new editing program is a challenge for any photographer…” but “found that within a few minutes had worked out how to use Luminar to a reasonable degree of proficiency.”

Photo by Serge Ramelli



We’re excited to bring you another update to Luminar 2018 that adds new functionality and speed to both the Windows and Mac platforms.

Thanks for being part of the Skylum/Macphun family - we’re glad you’re here!

DECEMBER 18, 2017

This free update 1.1.0 brings the following new and improved features to improve your Luminar editing experience:

WINDOWS USERS

  • Work faster. Luminar can now launch more quickly.  Plus you’ll see a faster-editing performance and better RAM usage.

  • Save Native files. Be sure to save your editing projects in the new native Luminar format.  This makes it easy to come back and edit later.

  • Clone & Stamp released. Remove objects and blemishes with ease!

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

  • More export control. You can choose to export to the Adobe RGB wide color profile or the ProPhoto RGB color space on export. You can also sharpen an exported file which is great for printing.

  • Better masking controls. Users can adjust both the feather and density controls on a mask to refine the blending of layers. When editing a mask, a user can also press the X hotkey to toggle between Paint/Erase brush mode.

  • More editing control. Now even more raw formats can be edited natively with our RAW Develop filter.  All filters also support advanced blending mode options as well.

MAC USERS

  • Work faster. We’ve improved compatibility with OS X 10.10, 10.11 support. The Histogram also updates in real-time. Users will also enjoy 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 a photo.  DNG file support is also improved for easier editing. Plus even more raw formats can be edited natively with our RAW Develop filter.

  • Improved workflow with other applications. We’ve addressed several small bugs reported when working with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, and Photos for Mac.

  • 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. Plus 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.

  • More plugin support. Luminar can also use Topaz plugins within the Luminar editing workflow.

  • 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. Users can adjust the density controls on a mask to refine the blending of layers. When editing a mask, a user can also press the Backspace hotkey to reset gradient/radial mask drawing.

New Cameras Added

The following new cameras are supported by this recent update:

  • Apple

    • Apple iPhone 8

    • Apple iPhone 8 Plus

    • Apple iPhone X

  • Canon

    • Canon EOS M100

    • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

  • Google

    • Google Pixel 2

    • Google Pixel 2 XL

  • GoPro

    • GoPro FUSION

    • GoPro HERO6 Black

  • Hasselblad

    • Hasselblad A6D-100c

  • Leica

    • Leica CL

  • Light

    • Light L16

  • Panasonic

    • Panasonic LUMIX DC-G9

  • Sony

    • Sony RX10 IV (DSC-RX10M4)

    • Sony A7R III (ILCE-7RM3)

How to Update

Mac – Please, launch Luminar 2018, then choose Luminar 2018 on the Top Menu Bar > Check for updates.

Windows  – Please, launch Luminar 2018, then choose Help on the Top Menu Bar > Check for updates.

For a complete list of cameras – click here.


We hope you enjoy these improvements.  We’re hard at work on more as well as the new digital asset manager for next year.

Next update: scheduled for January 2018

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NOVEMBER 30, 2017

We released a "hotfix" for a few issues today. As always, if the update doesn't install automatically, to get it please choose the menu Luminar > Check for Updates... (Mac) or Help > Check for Updates... (Windows).

WINDOWS - Luminar 2018 version 1.0.2

    Fixed issue with preset opacity slider on an image layer.

    Fixed mask drawing on an image layer.


MAC - Luminar 2018 version 1.0.2

    Fixed issue with blend modes

    Fixed issue with Dodge & Burn


NOVEMBER 24, 2017

This free update will bring the following new and improved features:

WINDOWS

  • Added Workspaces

  • Added Luminosity Mask

  • Added RAW support for Nikon D850

  • Added Image Resize and Sharpen on Export

  • Added Hotkeys

  • Fixed RAW Denoise on opening files (OpenCL issue)

  • Fixed issues with .DNG converted files

  • Fixed pixelization issue with low res image previews

  • Fixed issue with low res image on layers with masks

  • Fixed issue with non-system disk as installation destination

  • Fixed progress bar for opening images

  • Fixed bug when launching Photoshop with a blank image

  • Fixed crash on exit

  • Improved Performance

  • Updated large number of RAW camera file formats

MAC

  • Added support for Topaz plugins

  • Improved RAW Denoise on opening file

  • Improved Windows preset preview issue

  • Improved accuracy of the filter collapse/expand triangle control

  • Improved application and Batch processing UI

  • Fixed RAW Develop/Develop issue with DNG files

  • Fixed localizations

  • Fixed crash on saving to .PSD format

  • Fixed bug when Adobe Photoshop Elements is unavailable.

  • Fixed bug with Luminosity Mask preview on filter

  • Fixed "Image Cannot be saved” issue with Adobe Lightroom

  • Fixed RAW Develop\Develop issue when converting Panasonic FZ2000 .rw2

  • Fixed “green band” bug with Batch Processing

  • Fixed issue when saving presets when using Photos for Mac

HOW TO UPDATE

Luminar 2018 is designed to receive all free software updates automatically. However, if for some reason this doesn't occur, or you want to make sure you're using the latest version:

  • for Mac simply choose "Check for updates" in the Luminar 2018 menu in the upper left-hand corner (near the Apple logo),
  • for Windows simply go to Help menu > Check for updates.

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