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Filters are how you can adjust the exposure, color, contrast, and style of your image in Luminar. The proper use of filters can significantly improve your image. Each filter is designed to solve specific problems or enhance an image in a particular way. Be sure to click the Info (i button) in the Filters Catalog to see helpful descriptions.
In order to adjust an image in Luminar, you’ll need to apply a filter. There are several ways to do this for an image. You can choose the workflow that fits your personal style.
With an image selected in the Library view, switch to the Edit view. Here you will find the Filters Control Menu.
Use a Workspace. Located in the Filters control menu is the Workspace Switcher. There you will find eight workspaces that ship with Luminar and contain suggested filters that you can use to adjust your images. Choose the workspace that best matches your style of photography from the Workspace pop-up menu. Some of these include; Professional, Quick and Awesome, Essentials, Landscape, and Portrait.
Click the Add Filter Button. At the top of the Filters area is the Add Filter button. This opens a pop-up list of filters. Use the Categories at the top to sort the list or the Search box at the top to look for a specific effect. You can also hover over each filter’s name to see a description and sample image for that filter.
Luminar makes it easy to apply all of your filters and their adjustments to multiple images. All you need to do is edit one image then apply those edits to your other images.
To Sync Adjustments:
Your images will have the same effect applied to them. Make adjustments if needed to each image.
Working with several filters can get a little bit crowded (especially if working on a smaller screen like a laptop). There is a useful mode to help you see just the filter you’re working with. It’s called Single View mode and you can find it under the Edit menu.
Single View Mode makes it easy to just see the controls you’re actively using in the side panel. Consider using this mode to reduce clutter on the screen.