Get started with Luminar for Windows beta!

Below you will find some helpful videos, frequently asked questions & answers and some photo examples made with Luminar.

Video Tutorials

Check these 4 short video clips and discover how Luminar for Windows works. Make photos beautiful in seconds with dozens of filters and presets.

Questions & answers

We gathered the most frequently asked questions from Luminar beta testers and all Windows users, who are waiting for the upcoming release.

Why did Skylum decide to expand to the Windows platform?

We’ve been delivering award-winning products to Mac users for almost a decade, and now are very excited to bring Windows users products that have frankly been missing in the PC market. Combining power and simplicity, Luminar and Aurora HDR give users a new way to express themselves through striking images they can create within minutes.
Supporting the Windows platform is a big deal for Skylum, one that we’ve looked forward to for many years. Thanks for being on the journey with us!

What are the key features of the Luminar for Windows public beta?

The public beta of Luminar for Windows matches the most important features of Luminar for Mac. Here are the key features of the Luminar for PC public beta:

  • Adaptive user interface – Exactly matching the Mac version, the software adapts to the skill level and preferences of the photographer.
  • One-click presets – Over 50 pre-defined styles for every photography style.
  • Photo Editing Filters – Over 30 custom filters, each with built-in visual tips and a unique set of easy-to-use controls for correcting, enhancing and stylizing images.
  • RAW file conversion – Support for the latest RAW file libraries.
  • Non-destructive workflow – Edit without fear.

What's new in the recent update?

  • 1. Radial mask mode
  • 2. Fixed crash on exit
  • 3. Fixed installing process on Windows 7
  • 4. Fixed crash during texture adding
  • 5. Improved history panel.
  • 6. Reset all filters functionality improved

What is the Accent AI filter?

Accent AI Filter is our newest filter, and it’s powered by artificial intelligence technology. This innovative feature allows anyone to create stunning images with a single slider, substituting for dozens of traditional controls like shadows, highlights, contrast, tone, saturation, exposure, details and many others.

What are the recommended system requirements for current Luminar PC Beta?

CPU: Core i5 2.2 or equal
RAM: 8 Gb or more
GPU: 1Gb or more
SDD drive with 20+ Gb free
Windows 10

What Windows versions are supported?

Luminar is fully compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10.

Does Luminar for Windows work as a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom?

We will add plug-in functionality for Photoshop and Lightroom to the released version of Luminar in November 2017.

Does Luminar handle RAW files?

The short answer is YES! Luminar RAW processing is based on our own powerful RAW processing engine. Currently, Luminar supports all RAW formats. We are keeping track of new cameras and will continue to make our own improvements to provide the best possible support for the widest variety of cameras.

As of mid-July 2017, what features still remain in development to complete the released version of Luminar?

We have big plans for the released version of Luminar. Here is a list of some essential features which are currently present in the Mac version of Luminar and will be added to PC version:

1. Erase tool
2. Denoise tool
3. Transform tool
4. Clone and stamp tool
5. Radial gradient tool
6. Ability to plug-in to the PC versions of Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom
7. Mask Feather
8. Mask Density
9. Luminosity mask
10. Main menu
11. Show clipping for histogram
12. Blending modes for layers
13. Blending modes for filters

Bear in mind, that those features are a small part of the new feature set that will be present in the next version of Luminar. There are even more surprises in store!

When will the final PC version of Luminar be released?

In the end of 2017 you will be able to get your hands on the fully-functional cross-platform version of Luminar.

Luminar for Windows beta-testing is over.

Pre-order starts November, 1.

Learn more about Luminar 2018 here.

Luminar 2018

Use Luminar 2018 for free for 14 days.

Editor Software Features review


Please check your inbox.
We've sent you a copy via email.

Software version review attention


Looks like you're subscribed already

Photo editor Software error


This is sad. Looks like you’ve earlier unsubscribed from Skylum emails. Please resubscribe here.

Please wait