Chapter 13: Using Workspaces

Workspaces are an innovative way of working with your photos.  By using one of our built-in Workspaces (or creating your own) Luminar can quickly adapt to the photo editing tasks at hand.  By tailoring which Filters are visible, you can speed up editing tasks with a guided workflow.

What are Workspaces?

Each Workspace is a customized group of filters.  With the pre-built Workspaces, these have been selected for specific types of photos.  You’ll find that using Luminar’s purpose-built Workspaces offer uniquely tailored tools which achieve great results quickly. 

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Changing Workspaces

Switching between Workspaces is easy, just click the Workspace drop-down menu at the top of the Filters controls. You’ll find six preset Workspaces to make things easier.

  • Clear Workspace. Removes any Filters from the image as a blank starting point.
  • Professional.  A robust set of filters for imaging professionals who want greater control over exposure, color, and details.
  • Quick & Awesome. Uses the speed of the Enhance AI filter for quick adjustments.  Also offers control for Saturation, Vibrance, and Clarity.  A good Workspace for quick edits.
  • Essentials. A general set of recommended filters for most image types.
  • Aerial Photography. Designed for making drone photos look their best.  Easily overcome the challenge of small sensors and vibration to get crispy and colorful photos.
  • Black & White. A set of controls well-suited for black and white conversion and contrast.
  • Landscape. A set of filters to enhance skies and foliage in a photo.
  • Portrait. A collection of filters well-suited to adjusting portraits of people.
  • Street. A Workspace designed for enhancing gritty and urban imagery.

Saving a Custom Workspace

Once you’re familiar with Luminar, you may find that there are certain filters you prefer working with. You can easily adapt a Workspace to match just your needs.

  1. To start, click the Workspaces drop-down menu and choose Clear.
  2. Click the Add Filter button to browse all available Filters.  You can scroll through the list or click on a category to narrow your search.
  3. Continue adding Filters to the Workspace that you’d like to use.
  4. When satisfied, click the Workspace pop-up menu and choose Save As New Workspace….

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  1. A dialog will pop-up at the top of the window asking you to name your Workspace. Give it a descriptive name to help you remember which situations to use the Workspace.

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If you ever need to modify a Workspace, that’s easy too.  Just choose File > Show Workspaces Folder.

Setting a Default Workspace

If you’ve created a Custom Workspace that you want to use most often (or like a built-in Workspace), you can easily set it as the new default.

  1. Choose a Workspace that you’ve created or one of the built-in Luminar Looks.
  2. Click the Workspace pop-up menu and choose Set as Default.  The next image you open (and all after that) will use this new Workspace.
  3. Use the new default Workspace

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