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luminar_logo@2x_02 Meet the world’s first photo editor that adapts to your style & skill level.
Luminar is the supercharged photo software that makes complex editing
easy & enjoyable. And it is as responsive and beautiful as your Mac.
luminar_logo@2x_02 Meet the world’s first photo editor that adapts to your style & skill level.
Luminar is the supercharged photo software that makes complex editing
easy & enjoyable. And it is as responsive and beautiful as your Mac.

Sleek and powerful.
Luminar is great for all your photo editing tasks: from basic object
removal, noise reduction or image transformation to complex edits, using
layers, masking and editing brushes.
Simple way to simply gorgeous photos.
You’ll get great results instantly with over 50 built-in presets. Not happy
with the look? Fine tune presets, create your own and even import
presets from other photographers.
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Mac Version of Photo Collage Editor App
Ready for some serious photo editing.
Landscape, portrait, wildlife, macro - you name it. Luminar brings filters,
layers, masks, color controls, RAW converter and other features that
are ready to give your photos the professional treatment they deserve.
Your personalized digital darkroom.
Luminar adapts to your editing style and each photo. Workspaces keep
only tools you need, explore creative looks instantly, use History to revisit
previous edit steps, save native files for non-destructive editing and more.

All versions rating:4.8, based on 27 989 User Reviews

Trey Ratcliff, world famous photographer & traveller :

Luminar is currently only a way to edit your photos. I'm still using Lightroom to organize my photos. But you'll find the controls in Luminar are much more powerful than the ones in Lightroom. I'd also wager to say that Luminar has 5-7X as many control options as Lightroom.

Matt Granger, world-class photographer and educator:

Finally a creative editing software that has an intuitive layout that is simple to use and helps
me create unique looking images. Luminar is a great addition to my workflow — I can drop in
images and be confident I can quickly turnaround a cool image ready for sharing.

Will Burrard-Lucas, award-winning wildlife photographer:

Luminar is a fantastic RAW editor packed full of innovative features: the layer-based editing
is extremely powerful and flexible; the workspaces can be customised to perfectly reflect
my editing workflow; and the plethora of filters enable ultimate creative control.

Richard Harrington, Photofocus publisher:

Luminar is a welcome addition to my digital toolbox...even a software guru like me found that my control-freak expectations were met or exceeded. Highly recommended for all photographers who have a Mac and are looking for more options to change to look of their photos or fix tough problems with precise manual controls.

What makes it
so powerful?

Luminar is powered by the latest photo processing tech
hand-crafted by a Macphun team with over 10 years of development experience producing award-winning
software beloved by millions.

300+

Tools & Features

Adaptive UI

Non-destructive

Workspaces

RAW support

Layers

Photo Filters

Masking

B&W Processing

Object removal

Color toning

Plug-in & Extension

RAW

is just the beginning.

We take RAW format seriously. That’s why Luminar brings you a stellar and fast native RAW processor with support for dozens of different cameras. At the same time, RAW support is just one component of Luminar’s DNA. All in all, it is a whole new world of photo editing opportunities!

Makes all your photos great.

No matter what camera you have.

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Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Tone
  • Saturation
  • Negative structure
  • Image radiance
  • Filter masking
  • And more
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Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Orton Effect
  • Cross process
  • Texture
  • Tone
  • Curves
  • And more
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Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Transform
  • Top & Bottom Lighting
  • Polarizing filter
  • Details Enhancer
  • Saturation
  • And more
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Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Polarizing Filter
  • Exposure
  • Clarity
  • Saturation
  • Advanced contrast
  • And more
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Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Adjustable gradient
  • Dramatic
  • Details Enhancer
  • Sharpening
  • Tone
  • And more

Luminar is different.

Just like you.

Usability

Adaptive interface that
inspires you to do more.

While other photo editors make you adapt to their interface, Luminar adapts to your skill level. There is no need to face dozens of sliders if you simply want to remove an object or apply a preset. But if you do need to perform some serious tasks, you’ll easily access all the advanced features.

Enjoy using only the tools you need and the features you actually use for your photography.

Performance

Powerful tools that
allow you to do more.

The new Luminar for Mac lets you remove unwanted objects, color casts and digital noise. It helps you retouch skin and reveals the hidden details in your photos. It features layers with blend modes, texture overlays and powerful masking.

Luminar lets you edit upper and lower sections of the image without having to make any selections. It includes selective color controls, cross process filters and so much more!

Advanced features

A whole new approach to
professional photo editing.

Luminar combines all kinds of pro-level photo tools in one package. It brings layers, luminosity masks, radial and gradient masking, histogram, blend modes, brushes for selective editing, color mixer, split toning and a lot more.

Even if you’re not familiar with these tools now, you can start using Luminar right away. And all the tools will always be available for you to use as you grow as a photographer.

personalization

State-of-the-art digital
darkroom you design
yourself.

The workspaces in Luminar reveal only the most essential photo filters for the specific type of photo. Enjoy default workspaces for landscape, portrait, street and B&W images. Or create your own, based on your preferences. Even import workspaces from other artists, who use Luminar.

FAQ

  • What is the difference between Luminar and Creative Kit?

    Luminar was created to become a one-stop solution for a wide range of photographers. At the same time, Luminar is fully integrated with Creative Kit apps, so you can easily export your photos directly from Luminar to any of the Creative Kit plug-ins.

  • Can I replace Aperture with Luminar?

    Yes, if you’re talking about the photo editing part of Aperture app (or any other software). Luminar brings one of the industry’s best selection of photo tools to enhance images. At the same time Aperture (just like Lightroom) is often used as an Asset Management tool, and this is what Luminar is missing for now. So if you keep your files in the Aperture or Lightroom library, then use Luminar editor as the plug-in to get a myriad of new tools to edit, enhance and fix your photos. If you keep your photos elsewhere, and use Aperture (or Lightroom) to only edit photos, then give Luminar an even closer look and consider it as the replacement.

  • What is the difference between Aurora HDR and Luminar?

    Aurora HDR is dedicated to only one photography style - HDR photography. And it is the world’s most advanced photo software for this kind of photography. Luminar is a universal photo editor, designed to perform a wide variety of image editing tasks. So if you want perfect HDR results, then nothing beats Aurora HDR. And if you want to get perfect portraits, landscapes, aerial photos and more - you should get Luminar for Mac.

  • Does it work as a plug-in?

    Luminar works as the plug-in for Apple Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. It is also an Apple Photos extension for those of you who now use Photos to organize and manage photo assets. We don’t plan to make Luminar a plug-in to other software, besides those above. But we plan to allow other software work as Luminar plug-ins. Plus we are working on the browsing/management add-on to Luminar, so you can comfortably use it as the standalone software.

  • Can I use Luminar on multiple Macs?

    Yes you can. Your license is valid on up to 5 Macs. Simply use the same email and activation code to register your software. Your license never expires and you can always contact Macphun to retrieve the lost license.

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Tech
Requirements

  • Min. Requirements
  • Processor Core 2 Duo from late 2009 or newer
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM
  • OS X 10.10.5 or newer
  • 2 GB free space on hard drive
  • Display resolution 1280x800 or higher
  • Retina displays supported
  • Recommended for best performance
  • Mac late 2012 or newer with Core i5+ processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • macOS 10.12
  • 15 GB free space on SSD drive

ADAPTIVE UI

Multiple modes: from basic to advanced
One-click switch between modes
Change modes at any time

PRO WORKFLOW

All-in-one photo editing toolbox
RAW converter & processor
Live editing, live processing, live previews
Non-destructive
Standalone, Plug-in, Extension
History panel
Progress saving in the native format
PSD support
All popular image formats supported
Batch processing (Coming in December)

Workspace

Default workspaces: Landscape, Street, Portrait, B&W
Create new workspaces
Set any workspace as the default
Import and Export custom workspaces
Clear all workspaces

layers

Masking with a layer
Custom layer opacity
One click to add a layer

Blend Modes for layers

  • Darken
  • Multiply
  • Color Burn
  • Lighten
  • Screen
  • Overlay
  • Soft light
  • Hard light
  • Difference
  • Substract
  • Hue
  • Color
  • Luminosity

Options for layers

  • Show/Hide layer
  • Delete layer
  • Rasterize layer
  • Duplicate layer
  • Rename
  • Create preset from the layer
  • Reset All filters
  • Delete All filters
  • Blend modes
  • Mask
  • Merge visible layers
  • Merge all layers
  • Create Stamped layer

Histogram

Show clipping
Hot & Cold Pixels

Editing brush

18 custom brush sizes
Custom size, opacity, softness
Layer mask & Filter mask
Live processing and previews

presets

Over 60 presets in 6 categories
Live previews
Custom amount for presets
Save and Export presets
Import custom presets
Adjust presets
Save texture inside the preset

Masking

Luminosity masking
Radial masking
Gradient masking
Mask with the editing brush
Invert, fill, copy, paste mask
Custom Density and Feather for mask
Custom Softness, Opacity for mask

plug-in & extension

Apple Aperture plug-in
Apple Photos extension
Lightroom plug-in
Photoshop plug-in

Add-ons

100% zoom in 1 click
Up to 3000% zoom
Compare modes
Undo & Redo
Wacom tablet integration
Force Touch and Trackpad
Keyboard shortcuts
Save progress (native format)
RAW support
PSD support
Save as JPG, PNG, TIFF, etc.

social sharing

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Facebook
Twitter
iMessage
Email

TOOLS & FILTERS

Clone & Stamp
Eraser (Object removal)
Transform
Crop
Image Resizing
Noise reduction

Blend Modes for Filters
Masking with Filters
Change the order of applied filters
Favorite Filters
Filter categories
Search
Built-in descriptions
Image examples
Reset Filters

Adjustable Gradient

Top & bottom adjustments

  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Vibrance
  • Warmth
  • Custom orientation
  • Blend
  • Shift
  • Rotation

Advanced Contrast

Adjustments

  • Highlights
  • Highlights Middle
  • Midtones
  • Midtones Middle
  • Shadows
  • Shadows Middle

Black & White Conversion

6 default color filter presets
Luminance and Saturation adjustments

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Cyan
  • Blue
  • Magenta

Other adjustments

  • Exposure and Contrast
  • Highlights and Shadows
  • Whites and Blacks
  • Clarity and Detail
  • Color Splash

Bi-color Toning

Top and Bottom Color
Orientation

  • Blend
  • Shift
  • Rotation

Color Palette

Brightness

Contrast

Highlights and Shadows

Clarity

Polarizing Filter

Brightness

  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Constant

Color Balance

Custom Tone: Shadows, Highlights, Midtones

  • Cyan - Red adjustment
  • Magenta - Green adjustment
  • Yellow - Blue adjustment

Color Contrast

Adjustments:

  • Hue
  • Color contrast
  • Brightness
  • Contrast

Color Temperature

Adjustments:

  • Temperature
  • Tint

Cross Processing

10 custom modes

Curves

  • RGB
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue

Photo Details Enhancer

Adjustments:

  • Small Details
  • Medium Details
  • Large Details
  • Highlights Protection
  • Masking

Image Radiance

Adjustments:

  • Smoothness
  • Brightness
  • Smart Colorize
  • Warmth

Hue-Saturation-Luminance

Selective adjustments for:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Aqua
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Magenta

High Key

Adjustments:

  • Glow
  • Standard High Key
  • Dynamic High Key
  • Saturation
  • Blacks
  • Contrast

Grain

Size adjustment
Roughness adjustment

Foliage Enhancer

Hue adjustment
Custom amount

Fog

Custom types: dark, light

Orton Effect

Adjustments:

  • Softness
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Amount

Photo Filter

Custom Amount
Hue & Saturation

Split Toning

Adjustments:

  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Balance
  • Color pallette

Remove Color Cast

Methods: Auto & Manual
Vibrance adjustment

Sharpening

Radius adjustment
Masking adjustment

Soft Focus

Type 1 and Type 2
Brightness

Soft Glow

Adjustments:

  • Smoothness
  • Brightness
  • Warmth

Structure

Softness
Boost control

Split Color Warmth

Warm Colors
Cool Colors

Texture Overlay

Multiple blend modes:

  • Normal
  • Multiply
  • Screen
  • Soft light
  • Overlay

Top & Bottom Lighting

Adjustments:

  • Top
  • Bottom
  • Blend
  • Shift
  • Rotation

Tone

Adjustments:

  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Smart Tone
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Whites
  • Blacks

Vignette

Adjustments:

  • Amount
  • Size
  • Roundness
  • Feather
  • Inner Brightness
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