Luminar is the full-featured photo editor for Mac. 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, presets and a lot more.
Luminar also brings an innovative user interface, that photographers can adjust/customize based on the style of their photography, skill level and preferences. This makes Luminar for Mac a highly personalized photo software, that is suitable for photographers of all skill levels.
Well...many things actually. Luminar for Mac is built around the idea that all photographers are different, but everyone wants the same - to make beautiful photos. That's why Luminar combines powerful tools and innovative approach to organizing the photo editing workflow. Everyone can adjust Luminar to his/her liking, and make it as powerful as he/she needs.
The Luminar UI brings several modes, designed for basic image fixing, photo enhancement with presets, advanced editing with histogram and layers, and more.
The workspaces in Luminar allow users to get quick access to the tools suitable for a certain type of photography. For example there are B&W, Portrait and Street Workspaces, that feature color controls and adjustments that are best for B&W, Portrait and Street Photography.
The key photo tools include:
Over 50 one-click presets and the possibility to create custom presets
Over 38 image enhancement filters suitable for all photo styles
Powerful, stackable layers with blend modes
Extensive brushes and selective masking system
Raw and PSD support
Noise reduction and Object removal tools
Plug-in and Extension support
Luminar for Mac brings both the power to create beautiful photos, and the simplicity to inspire you to experiment more with the post-processing. It is designed to adjust to your style and satisfy your needs, and this what makes it so special.
We've created My Macphun to let you conveniently manage your software by having permanent access to your download links and license keys. With My Macphun account you will also be able to get special discounts, watch exclusive videos from top photographers, show off your photos in premium contests and much more.
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Haven't purchased Luminar yet?
No worries. You can still simply download a free 15-days trial from our web-site at macphun.com/luminar
Minimum system requirements for Luminar:
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 1280 x 800 or higher
Retina displays supported
Recommended for the best experience:
Mac late 2012 or newer with Core i5+ processor
8 GB RAM
OS X 10.12
15 GB free space on SSD drive
Luminar is powered by the latest stable version of the Libraw Library in order to support native RAW files. Our developers are keeping track of the updates to the Library in order to implement support of new Cameras into Luminar as soon as they are available and properly tested. Among the newest popular cameras which are supported in Luminar are:
You can check the full list of supported cameras here: https://macphun.us/luminar-supported-cameras
We have already started working on the Windows version of the software, but there are no confirmed launch dates yet. Our plan is to make Luminar for Windows available sometime in 2017.
There is no doubt that Aperture is a great photo editing and management software solution that includes lots of adjustment tools and possibilities.
In contrast, Luminar is an all-in-one photo editing solution that is created for people of all skill levels with a set of different features, filters and presets. It`s designed to meet users' specific editing needs and adds the ability of creating personalized workspaces that contain your desired adjustments and effects.
Unlike Aperture, Luminar is regularly updated, which ensures perfect compatibility with the latest versions of MacOS, as well as well-timed implementation of Raw formats support for newer cameras. Although Luminar doesn't have a photo library management tool yet, you can use Luminar as an Aperture plug-in, matching Aperture's image management features with Luminar’s superior editing tools.
It really depends on the types of images you are producing and your individual preferences. The capabilities of Lightroom are very good and many enthusiasts and professionals already have an established workflow using Lightroom.
Luminar will “plug-in” nicely to that process. It already brings a number of tools that are not available in LR, and allows you to perform complex edits that CC users currently perform in Photoshop. Our plan is to add new tools and features every 1-2 months to make Luminar more powerful than any other software in terms of photo editing features.
Truth to be told, at this moment Luminar doesn't include an image library or any kind of photo browsing experience. So Luminar for Mac can not be considered a LR alternative for those who host photos with LR, or have an established workflow with Adobe CC. But in the future we plan to add the browsing and asset management capabilities to Luminar.
Luminar will work as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements and Apple Aperture. It can also be used as an extension for Photos for Mac. Luminar's sharing options will let you export images to social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, or to gallery sites like SmugMug and 500px.
Creative Kit is a collection of plug-ins, that are dedicated to specific tasks: Tonality - B&W processing, Snapheal - object removal, etc. At the same time Luminar is a universal all-in-one photo editor, that takes the best from Creative Kit and other software, and adds new tools and technologies.
Luminar is created to become a one stop solution for a wide range of photographers. Eventually, Luminar should replace your Creative Kit or any other photo editor that you currently use.
At the same time Luminar is fully integrated with Creative Kit apps, so you can easily export your picture from Luminar directly to any of the Creative Kit plug-ins. And we are also working on adding a support for external plug-ins to Luminar.
You can find a detailed feature comparison chart of Luminar and Creative Kit on the following page: macphun.com/luminar/compare
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.
Luminar looks familiar to Aurora HDR but offers everything else you need in one app. 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.
Yes! We know that a lot of people have several Macs in use, so Luminar may be installed on up to 5 computers owned by the same person. You’ll simply need to use the same email and activation code that Luminar is registered with.
Luminar is available in English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish. More languages are coming soon.