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  • What is Luminar?

    Luminar 3 is a full-featured photo editor for Mac and PC. 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, Luminar Looks and much more. Luminar features advanced controls that are easy to use. Intelligent filters like Accent AI make it easy to get a great looking image in seconds. With Luminar’s Library your photos will be the center of attention. A beautiful Interface offers a sleek canvas to enjoy all your images without extra distractions.


  • What’s new in Luminar 3?

    Luminar 3 provides both pro photographers and casual shooters a way to organize their images inside of Luminar itself. Libraries, which load with lightning speed, allow Luminar users to manage their database of photos efficiently, find specific images faster than before, or simply view their photos easier. It lets users color label, tag, and rate their shots, and automatically organizes those shots by date, month, and year.

    Here is a list of some of the new features and improvements in Luminar 3 to help you create fantastic images in less time. 

    NEW: A fully non-destructive workflow for editing your photos
    NEW: Luminar Library Panel for viewing and editing multiple photos
    NEW: Single Image View, Gallery View, and Filmstrip View
    NEW: Quickly sync adjustments between multiple images
    NEW: Rate Images with stars & mark them with color labels
    NEW: Flag Images as Favorites or Rejected
    NEW: Referenced folders always stay in sync
    NEW: Filtering and sorting on some criteria
    NEW: Smart Shortcuts for automatically organizing your photos
    NEW: Luminar Photos Trash to clean up media and drives
    NEW: Quick Edits for editing single images
    NEW: All New Luminar Looks with AI
    IMPROVED: Info Panel
    IMPROVED: Custom Color Profiles (Windows)
    IMPROVED: Speed improvements
    IMPROVED: Export performance (Windows)
    IMPROVED: Filter Controls (Windows)
    IMPROVED: Plug-in performance (Windows) 
    IMPROVED: Help menu and Support area
  • Is Luminar 3 free for all Luminar 2018 owners?

    Yes, it is. 


  • Can I use my Luminar 2018 license key to activate Luminar 3?

    Yes, you’ll simply need to use the same email with your activation code.

  • I have PC and Mac. Can I install Luminar 3 on both devices?

    We know that a lot of people have several computers in use, so Luminar 3 may be installed on up to 5 devices (both Mac and PC) owned by the same person. You’ll simply need to use a single email and a single activation code.

  • What are the system requirements for Luminar 3?

    For Mac:

    • MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Mac mini
    • Processor Intel 64-bit Core 2 Duo or better
    • Mac from early 2010 or newer
    • Memory 8 Gb RAM or more
    • macOS Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13.1, Sierra 10.12.6, El Capitan 10.11.5
    • Hard disk 10 GB free space, SSD for best performance
    • Display 1280x768 size or better

    For Windows:

    • Windows-based hardware PC with mouse or similar input device
    • Open GL 3.3 or later compatible Graphics Cards
    • Processor Intel Core i5 or better
    • Memory 8 Gb RAM or more
    • Operating System Windows 7 (only 64-bit OS), Windows 8.1 (only 64-bit OS), Windows 10 (only 64-bit OS)
    • Hard disk 10 Gb free space, SSD for best performance
    • Display 1280x768 size or better

  • Does it handle RAW files?

    Luminar 3 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.

  • Will Luminar 3 work as a plug-in?

    On Mac OS you can use Luminar as a plugin for Lightroom (starting from version 4), Photoshop (from version CS5), Apple Photos, and Aperture.

    On Windows you can use Luminar as a plugin for Lightroom (starting from version 4) and Photoshop (from version CS5).


  • What languages are supported?

    Luminar currently supports English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. We're constantly working on adding support for more languages. If yours isn't on the list yet, check back later!


  • What is the difference between Aurora HDR and Luminar?

    Aurora HDR is dedicated to only one photography style - HDR photography. It is the world’s most advanced photo software for HDR. Luminar is a universal photo editor designed to perform a wide variety of image editing and organization tasks.

    Luminar may look familiar to Aurora HDR but offers everything else you need in one app. Besides powerful editing tools, Luminar 3 also offers Libraries to organize and view your photos. If you want perfect HDR results, then nothing beats Aurora HDR. If you want to get perfect portraits, landscapes, aerial photos and more - and easily organize every shot - you should get Luminar 3.


  • Is there a money back guarantee?

    If you purchase Luminar 3 from https://skylum.com/luminar, you can return the software within 60 days and get a full refund. You must present proof of purchase and any other materials as requested by the Skylum Team.

    If you purchase Luminar 3 through one of the partners or authorized resellers, you must obey the terms and conditions of that partner or authorized reseller. In this case, refunds are made through the partner or an authorized reseller.


  • I’ve purchased Luminar 3. However, it doesn’t show in my Skylum Account.

    Your purchased applications will appear after you've activated the software with the email address associated with your Skylum account. If you have already activated your license key with another email, use the Link my licenses block in My Software tab of your Skylum account to add a secondary email to your account. This will link all apps that are associated with the secondary email to your account.


  • I get an 'OpenGL 3.3' version error.

    Luminar 3 requires a graphics card that supports OpenGL 3.3. If you’re using a laptop, make sure you run Luminar on a discrete card. Refer to the laptop’s manufacturer for detailed instructions. If your card supports OpenGL 3.3, try fully reinstalling drivers for all graphics cards on your computer. Make sure to download drivers from the card manufacturer’s website.


  • I have purchased Luminar 2018 via AppStore. How can I get my free Luminar 3?

    Create a Skylum Account and submit your App Store Luminar 2018 proof of purchase via special form (See the screenshot).

    If you already connected your app store purchase of Luminar 2018 - Luminar 3 will be available to download from your Skylum Account. 


  • Do you have a roadmap for Luminar 3?

    Yes, we do. You can find it here: https://skylum.com/luminar/roadmap 

  • I have installed Luminar 3 but my LR/PS doesn’t see it as a plug-in.

    On Windows:

    Right-click the Luminar 3 icon > Run As Administrator.

    Click File > Install Plugins.

    Click Install next to the host app of your choice.


    If there's a message “You have to install this software first”, click Browse and navigate to where the .exe file of your host application is. After you’ve shown Luminar where the host app is, you will be able to install the plugin for the host.


    On Mac:

    Start Aurora Luminar 3.

    Click Luminar 3 in the upper left of your screen > Install Plugins.

    Click Install next to the host application of your choice.


  • What’s the difference between Add folders and Import images options on Mac?

    Adding folders leave your photos exactly where they are on your hard drives. Adding a folder of images to your library allows you to quickly access, organize, and work with photos located on your hard drive, on external hard drives, and even synced cloud storage.  When you add a folder, none of your photos are moved. Luminar scans the folder and any subfolders and creates a thumbnail and link to the images inside. If there are folders inside the folder being added, Luminar will keep the folder structure.   Folders tie directly to folders on your hard drive. Luminar works with the real-world folder structure of your hard drive(s).

    Import images (Mac only) moves or copies your images to a new location.


  • Can I add folders and photos from an External Hard Drive?

    Yes, you can, as well as from a NAS volume.

  • Can I add folders and photos from Cloud Storage?

    Luminar lets you add folders from cloud storage locations that are synced to your computer.  In this case, synced means that a physical copy of the photo resides on either your internal or external hard drive.  If only a reference copy of the photo is located in the cloud storage photo, Luminar will not be able to create a thumbnail or be able to edit the image.  

    Adding folders from synced cloud storage is very useful in situations where a client or family member adds images remotely to a cloud service server. Once these images are synced locally to your computer, Luminar automatically adds them to your Library. 


  • Can I open Luminar 2018 project files in Luminar 3?

    Images that were edited in previous versions of Luminar and saved in the Luminar Project format are compatible with Luminar 3.

    Native Luminar Files can be added with a folder

    You can use the import command (currently Mac-only) to add a native Luminar file to your library.

    Native files can be opened with the Quick Edit command into Luminar 3.  


  • Is Luminar color-managed?

    Yes, it is, on both Mac and Windows.


  • Can I import my Lightroom library into Luminar?

    We’re working on Lightroom library import tool right now. Refer to the roadmap for more information about this and other upcoming features: https://skylum.com/luminar/roadmap 

  • Can I import my Apple Photos library into Luminar?

    No. We recommend simply pointing Luminar to the folder(s) where your photos are and let Luminar catalog them for you.


  • Does Luminar 3 offer non-destructive editing?

    Yes, Luminar 3 offers a fully non-destructive editing workflow for your photos.


  • How do I activate Luminar 3?
  • How do I import my Apple Photos library into Luminar 3?

    Check out this video for instructions on how to import your Apple Photos library into Luminar 3.

  • Where can I download Luminar 3?

    If for some reason you didn’t receive an email with the download link, you can always download the trial version here and activate it with your e-mail address and activation code.

  • How do I install Luminar 3 as a plug-in?
    On Windows:
    1. Right-click the Luminar 3 icon > Run As Administrator.
    2. Click File > Install Plugins.
    3. Click Install next to the host app of your choice.

    In case there's a message You have to install this software first, click Browse and navigate to where the .exe file of your host application is. After you show Luminar where the host app is, you will be able to install the plugin for the host.

    On Mac:

    1. Start Luminar 3.
    2. Click Luminar 3 in the upper left of your screen > Install Plugins.
    3. Click Install next to the host application of your choice.

    You may be prompted to enter your Mac user password at some point, please do so.

  • How to install Luminar 3 as an extension for Apple Photos?
    1. Make sure Photos is closed.
    2. Click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen and select System Preferences.
    3. In the window that opens click Extensions.
    4. Select Photos Editing from the list on the left.
    5. Make sure that the checkbox in front of Luminar 3 is ticked in the list on the right.
    6. Launch Photos and double-click on a photo you wish to edit.
    7. Click Edit in the upper right corner.
    8. Click on the Extensions button (looks like three dots in a circle) in the upper right.
    9. Select Luminar 3.
    10. When Luminar 3 loads perform the necessary edits in it, and then click Save Changes in the upper right.

  • How do I install looks?
    1. Launch Luminar.
    2. Click File > Add Luminar Looks Collection.
    3. Point Luminar to the look pack file.
    4. Luminar should tell you that it has successfully installed the pack.
  • How do I save my picture in Luminar 3?

    Refer to User Guide for a detailed overview of saving adjustments and exporting images: https://skylum.com/luminar/user-guides/chapter-19-saving-adjustments-exporting-files

  • I have Luminar 2018. How do I get Luminar 3?

    You can download it from your Skylum account here.

    Luminar 3 is free for all owners of Luminar 2018.

  • I'm getting a Database Initialization Failed error

    This issue has been fixed in Luminar 3.0.1. If your copy didn't update automatically, uninstall Luminar from your computer and download the latest copy from here:

    https://luminar3.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.com/win/Luminar3_Installer.exe

  • I ran Luminar for the first time and there's no Next button in the welcome screen (Windows)

    On Windows 8 / 10:

    1. Close Luminar.
    2. Right-click any empty space on your desktop > Display settings.
    3. In the window that opens, set the Change the size of text, apps, and other items dropdown to 100%.
    4. Start Luminar 3 and finish the setup wizard. You can safely change the display scaling back to its initial value after this.

    On Windows 7:

    1. Close Luminar.
    2. Click the Start button.
    3. Type Display in the Search box.
    4. Click Display in the Control Panel section of the results.
    5. In a window that opens, set the scaling value to 100% and check if you can see all the controls in Luminar.
  • Installation freezes at 100% on my Mac

    Try installing Luminar from a user account on your Mac that has administrator privileges. The installation should work normally if your user account has all the necessary permissions. If this doesn't help, contact the support team.

  • Do I need to remove Luminar 2018 before I install Luminar 3?

    No, you can use both apps alongside each other.

  • I'm getting an 'Unexpected error has occurred' when I'm trying to install Luminar 3

    Looks like the installer is unable to connect to our servers. Try the following:

    1. Reboot your computer.
    2. Ensure that your antivirus/firewall/network settings allow the Luminar installer to connect to the Internet.
    3. Start the Luminar installer.
    4. When the installer asks you to specify the installation location, note the value shown in Space Required string. If it shows 0 or there's a spinning circle, close the installer and start it again later. If Space Required shows a value, proceed with the installation. You may need to close and start the installer a few times before Space Required displays a correct value (it must not be 0 and show a value).

    If the solution above doesn't work, try this installer:

    https://luminar3.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.com/win/Luminar_3_Release.msi

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