Skin retouching
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Now, skin retouching can be done automatically with AI: eliminate imperfections and smooth skin tone with a click.

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Watch SkinAI Retouching Transform Your Photos Instantly

Try intelligent skin retouch photo software: keep skin texture natural and smooth it in one click.

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Why do you need a skin photo editor?

Master portrait editing

If you don’t specialize in portrait photography retouching, it can be especially time-consuming and complex. Discover a one-click skin retoucher that allows you to see perfect results quickly.

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Remove imperfections in close-ups

Need a profile picture, a portfolio photo, or just a good selfie? Create self-portraits with custom effects while retaining control over original details.

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Clean skin in seconds

When editing manually, you might miss a few spots. AI makes sure to adjust the mask around all problem areas and show you results in the blink of an eye. Simply check a box in the tool and skin defects will be removed automatically.

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Unleash your creativity with signature AI tools

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6 reasons why Luminar Neo is the best photo editor for you

Why Luminar Neo is the best photo editor - Easy to use

Easy to use

Accessible to everyone thanks to an intuitive and user-friendly interface.

Why Luminar Neo is the best photo editor - AI-powered

AI-powered

Replace skies, enhance landscapes and portraits, all with AI-powered tools.

Why Luminar Neo is the best photo editor - Editing tools

Editing tools

Enjoy a wide range of instruments including layers, masking, and local adjustments.

Why Luminar Neo is the best photo editor - Available everywhere

Available everywhere

Use it on Windows, macOs, or as a plugin for Photoshop & Lightroom.

Why Luminar Neo is the best photo editor - Multiform presets

Multiform presets

Achieve quick pro-level results, and a consistent look across your photos.

Why Luminar Neo is the best photo editor - Continuous improvement

Continuous improvement

Receive regular release of updates and new features.

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For Windows & macOS

  • High-performance image editor
  • 24/7 technical support
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Luminar Insiders community
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Get more editing power with new Extensions for Luminar Neo

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Panorama Stitching

Stitch mutiple photos or videos together and сreate stunning panoramas.

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Magic Light AI

Manipulate light sources with AI

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Supersharp AI

Stabilize your сomposition with Supersharp AI

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Focus Stacking

Keep everything in focus

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Upscale AI

Pixel-perfect upscaling

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Background Removal AI

Select. Click. Remove.

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Noiseless AI

Make it noiseless.
Keep the details.

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HDR Merge

Reveal true colors

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of imperfections can be eliminated with the Skin AI photo editing tool?

The Skin AI tool analyzes your image and can automatically enhance and retouch a person’s skin to make it smoother and remove glare, pimples, and pores.

Does the Skin AI photo editing tool work on all skin tones and types?

The AI model in Skin AI is taught to recognize different skin types. You get complete control over how the content-aware adjustments are applied.

Can Skin AI be applied to other parts of a photo besides skin?

Skin AI is designed specifically for human skin, but you can discover many more solutions to achieve your editing goals in Luminar Neo.

How can I edit a picture to make my skin smooth?

In Luminar Neo you can easily make the skin of a person smooth with the Skin AI tool that smooths out the skin. There is also a Skin Defects Removal option that helps you get rid of imperfections like scars and acne.

What is skin retouching?

Skin retouching refers to the process of enhancing and improving the appearance of a person's skin in a photograph. It involves various techniques to smooth out imperfections, even out skin tone, reduce blemishes, and enhance the overall complexion while maintaining a natural look.

What makes Luminar Neo the best skin retouching software for facial retouching?

Luminar Neo is valued for skin retouching because its AI-driven tools effectively smooth skin and remove blemishes while maintaining a natural appearance. Its user-friendly interface makes it accessible for both amateurs and professionals, balancing ease of use with professional-grade results.

What are the features of the Photoshop skin retouching plugin by Luminar Neo?

Luminar Neo, when used as a plugin for Photoshop, enhances skin retouching capabilities with its AI-driven features. It offers advanced tools for smoothing skin, removing imperfections, and improving skin tones, all while preserving natural facial details.

How does the skin retouching Lightroom plugin from Luminar Neo work?

The skin retouching tool in Luminar Neo, when used as a plugin for Lightroom, offers advanced AI-powered features for enhancing facial images. It simplifies the process of smoothing skin, removing blemishes, and adjusting skin tones. The tool is designed to provide natural-looking results while preserving important facial details.

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What is LuminarAI?

LuminarAI is an all-new application and plug-in and the first fully AI-powered image editing software in the world.


While Skylum is well-known for building software that taps into artificial intelligence for great results, LuminarAI is entirely different. 


We built LuminarAI with artificial intelligence at its core. Artificial intelligence saves you time and effort. Before, traditional editing software was outdated. It was time-consuming and hard to learn. It required effort and skills to get satisfying results. With LuminarAI, you can create great-looking photos much faster. It’s perfect for anyone, of any skill level. 


While other companies use artificial intelligence as a catchphrase, LuminarAI is packed full of truly smart technology. LuminarAI features many AI tools that allow you to get more done in less time. Innovations like SkyAI, FaceAI, BodyAI, IrisAI, AtmosphereAI and more give your images a memorable style and a competitive edge. Without sacrificing quality, speed or creative options.

How to download and activate LuminarAI?

Your download links will be waiting for you in your Skylum account.

NOTE: Your LuminarAI purchase is linked to the billing email address you provided. Use that email to log in to your Skylum Account or, if needed, create a new Skylum Account tied to that email address.

  1. Visit the login page here

  2. If you already have an account, sign in with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, or your email and password.

  3. If you don’t have an account, you can create it here. Make sure to choose the same email used for the LuminarAI purchase. 

  4. If you have a Skylum account, but purchased LuminarAI using an email address not tied to it, you can merge your accounts into one in the My Software tab > Link my licenses section of your Skylum account. After that, please go to the inbox of your new email address and verify your email.

  5. In your account, you will see a My Software tab with all of your Skylum software, including LuminarAI.

  6. Find the tab with LuminarAI. Download LuminarAI by clicking the Download button. 


With LuminarAI we made the activation process easier and faster for you. There’s no need to remember your license number in order to use LuminarAI. Now you may activate LuminarAI directly from your account.

By default, all our software launches in trial mode when you first open it. When you start LuminarAI, you’ll see a window that prompts you to log in to your Skylum Account. 

To activate LuminarAI:


  • If you already have a Skylum account, sign in with a linked Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Apple account, or sign in with your email and password.

  • If you don’t have a Skylum account, click Register and create a Skylum Account. You can sign up with a Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or Apple account, or you can sign up using your email and a password. 

  • If you have a Skylum account, but purchased LuminarAI using an email address not tied to it, you can merge your accounts into one in the My Software tab > Link my licenses section of your Skylum account. After that, please go to the inbox of your new email address and verify your email.

  • Congratulations! You’ve activated LuminarAI.

Still don’t see LuminarAI in your account? Our support team will help you with that.

What are the system requirements for LuminarAI?

LuminarAI should work on your computer as long as it meets the following minimum system requirements. 


For Mac:

    • MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Mac mini, early 2010 or newer

      • CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better

        • Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

          • macOS 10.13.6 or higher. IMPORTANT: macOS 10.12 is not supported.

            • Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance

              • Display 1280x768 size or better

              Starting from Update 3, LuminarAI runs natively on the M1 chip.


              For Windows:

                • Windows-based hardware PC with mouse or similar input device

                  • CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better, AMD Ryzen™ 5 or better

                    • Open GL 3.3 or later compatible Graphics Cards

                      • Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

                        • Operating System Windows 10 (only 64-bit OS) or higher. IMPORTANT: Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are not supported.

                          • Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance

                            • Display 1280x768 size or better

                            Are third-party plug-ins supported? (including Aurora HDR and Luminar 4)

                            In our other applications, third-party plug-ins are supported and send back the processed image as a new layer. 


                            One of the changes in LuminarAI is the switch from layers to a Local Adjustments tool and smart segmentation of our AI-powered tools. This is why there will be no third-party plugin support in LuminarAI. If you need to merge bracketed photos, we suggest using Aurora HDR in its standalone mode.

                            Can I use LuminarAI as a plug-in?

                            LuminarAI is a universal solution that can function both as a standalone editor and a plug-in.

                            Using LuminarAI as a plug-in, you’ll be able to bring creative and timesaving workflow to your host application. LuminarAI allows you to revolutionize the way you enhance photos but conveniently fits into your current workflow. 


                            LuminarAI can be used as a plug-in or extension for: 


                              • Lightroom Classic (starting from version 6)

                                • Photoshop (from version CS5)

                                  • Photos for macOS


                                  Does LuminarAI handle RAW files?

                                  Of course! LuminarAI RAW processing is based on our own powerful RAW engine. We regularly update our library and make our own improvements to provide perfect support for new cameras. You can check the full list of supported cameras here.

                                  Can I use other skies/textures/objects in LuminarAI?

                                  Yes, you can use your own sky textures and objects in LuminarAI.


                                  SkyAI will work with your own photos if they are in one of the following formats: JPEG, PNG and TIFF. Here are guidelines on preparing skies for best results. Augmented SkyAI will work with your own objects if they are in PNG format with the Alpha channel or JPG format with a fully black background.

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