Luminar 3.0.2. Here's what's new.

February 04

8 min. to read

view 100912

Month by month, we continue to improve Luminar.

We have a fantastic team dedicated to helping you create beautiful photos faster.

And we’re lucky to have such a devoted community of users. Your feedback drives our development team and inspires our R&D team to deliver excellent new features.

Enjoy this first Luminar update of 2019, and expect more free updates in the coming months. Thanks again for your support and patience.

If you don’t own Luminar yet, click below to download a free trial version.

Luminar 4 Your photography. Elevated.

Replace the sky in your photos, instantly! Boost details with AI Structure. Discover more amazing tools in the new Luminar 4.

  • AI Sky Replacement
  • AI Structure
  • 60+ cutting edge features
  • Instant Looks
  • And more

WHAT’S NEW FOR WINDOWS USERS?

Luminar 3.0.2. Heres whats new. Image1

Many performance improvements and new features await users of Luminar for Windows. Thanks for all your feedback; it helps us make Luminar great. We hope you enjoy this new release!

SUBFOLDER MANAGEMENT 

Subfolders make it easy to organize your image library. Subfolders are folders nested inside other folders in your catalog, and they link directly to real folders on your hard drive.

Subfolder creation. You can now create a new subfolder by right-clicking on an existing folder in your Library.

Subfolder deletion. It’s now possible to delete a subfolder as well by right-clicking on it in your Library.

LOCATE A FOLDER  

Have you moved or copied photos to a new location? If so, the folders you’ve moved or copied will be marked as offline in your Luminar Library. You can now right-click an offline folder and choose Locate Folder to find it at its new location and reconnect the files.

IMPROVEMENTS WHEN ADDING FOLDERS 

Change your mind when adding a folder? Just click Cancel to stop the current task.

OFFLINE FILE ALERTS

See an alert indicating unavailable files and folders.

IMPROVED NAVIGATION

Quickly switch between Gallery and Single Image views with dedicated toolbar buttons.

SHORTCUT KEYS

Take advantage of new keyboard shortcuts for View, Looks Navigation, Masks, Tools, and Edit.

NEW LANGUAGES SUPPORTED 

Use Luminar in more languages, including:

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Italian

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

PHOTO IMPORTING

You’ll see much faster import times when adding new photos and folders to the Catalog.

FASTER LAUNCHING

Launch times are improved when reloading your Catalog.

STABILITY

Thank you for reporting various issues — this version of Luminar offers general stability improvements.

WHAT'S NEW FOR MAC USERS

Luminar 3.0.2. Heres whats new. Image2DATABASE MANAGEMENT

Your Luminar image catalog database is now automatically backed up to preserve your edits and metadata. You can control the frequency of backups with the new Preference Panel.

PREFERENCE PANEL

Take control of your preferences by choosing Luminar 3 > Preferences. You can specify options for Cache, Catalog, and Automatic Backup.

IMPROVED HANDOFFS

If you’re working with a RAW file or 16-bit image and use the File > Open In command, a high-quality 16-bit file will be exported.

AURORA HDR INTEGRATION

Easily handoff bracketed photos to merge in Aurora HDR. Just select multiple images in your Library and choose File > Open In > Aurora HDR.

Please note that when sending images, your original, unmodified photos are used. When finished in Aurora HDR, be sure to save a TIFF or JPEG file back to the original folder to add it to your Luminar library.

If you don't have Aurora HDR yet, check out this fresh review, and click below to try it for yourself (available for Mac & PC). 

Aurora HDR 2019

Get the best-selling HDR photo editor.

LOCATE FOLDER

Have you moved or copied media to a new location? Just right-click on an offline folder and choose Locate Folder to select it and reconnect files.

IMPROVEMENTS WHEN ADDING FOLDERS

Change your mind when adding a folder? Just click Cancel to stop the current task.

IMPROVED NAVIGATION

Quickly switch between Gallery and Single Image views with dedicated toolbar buttons.

NEW LANGUAGES SUPPORTED 

Use Luminar in more languages, including:

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Italian

SAFER IMPORTS & COPIES

Luminar will alert you if you try to import or copy more files to a destination that doesn’t have enough storage space.

IMPROVED EXPORTS

If you try to export images that already exist in a location, you’ll be asked whether the files should be overwritten or renamed.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

IMPROVED MOVING. When files are moved between an external and internal drive, the images aren’t duplicated in your Library.

IMPROVED FOLDER MANAGEMENT. Are you done with a folder? You can now remove parent (root folders) from your Library and delete them from your hard drive too.

IMPROVED sRGB EXPORTS. Some cameras showed color shifts when exporting with the sRGB profile. This has been addressed.

IMPROVED LUMINAR 3 PROJECT FILES. The opening of native Luminar files (.lmnr files) created on Windows has been improved.

STABILITY. Thank you for reporting various issues — this version of Luminar offers general stability improvements.

AND ONE MORE THING

This recent update supports the following new cameras. 

NIKON

  • Nikon D3500
  • Nikon P1000
  • Nikon Z6
  • Nikon Z7

PANASONIC

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

  • FUJIFILM
  • Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Fujifilm X-T3

SONY

  • Sony RX100VA
  • Sony RX100VI
  • Sony DSC-HX99
  • Sony DSC-HX95

LEICA

  • Leica M10-D
  • Leica M10-P
  • Leica D-Lux 7

For a complete list of supported cameras, click here.

HOW TO UPDATE

Updating your Luminar software is easy. Be sure to also re-run the plugin installer if you’re using Luminar as a plugin for Photoshop or Lightroom Classic.

On your Mac:

Launch Luminar 3 and choose Luminar 3 > Check for updates in the top menu bar.

On your PC:

Please, launch Luminar 3, on the Top Tool Bar choose Help > Check for updates.

We hope you enjoy these improvements. We’re hard at work on more performance updates and features. Be sure to view our roadmap.

Written by

Dima Sytnik

CTO of Skylum, Co-Founder of Skylum & Photolemur

Dima Sytnik is a traveler, photographer, and technology geek with varied interests, including ancient civilizations and astronomy. He founded Macphun (now Skylum) in 2008 with his friend Paul. Dima’s big dream for Skylum is to improve photography with modern technologies and make photography and image editing fun for everyone.

New AI tools in Luminar 4
and more...

Use Aurora HDR for free for 14 days.

Sent successfully!

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

Sorry

Looks like you're subscribed already

Sorry

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

Thank you for downloading
Aurora HDR

Preparing your download...

Did your download not start?
Dont worry, just click here to try again.

Oops! Something went wrong. Don't worry, just click here to try again.

Step 1

Step 1 Find & Open
Aurora HDR Installer

Step 2

Step 2 Follow the instructions
to install Aurora HDR

Step 3

Step 3 Enjoy new photo
editing experience