Chapter 8: Customizing Luminar Looks

Remember, a Luminar Look is merely a starting point. Different photographers will desire different Luminar Looks.  Plus a Luminar Look may work great on some photos, but need a little tweaking for others. Once you select a Luminar Look, you have the ability in the Side Panel to use Filter controls to modify that Luminar Look to fit your specific image needs.

Saving Custom Luminar Looks

As you adjust Luminar Looks or build your own recipes from scratch, you may find a particular combination that you like.  Custom Luminar Looks can function as the jumping off point for your own look and style. A Luminar Look can store a lot of control in an easy, one-click effect.

  1. Adjust an existing Luminar Look or add your own effects to an image.

  2. Click the Save Luminar Look... button in the lower-right area of the Filters controls.

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

  4. Click the Save button to store the Luminar Look. Once you've added the Luminar Look, it will appear in the User Luminar Looks group.

Modifying Custom Luminar Looks

There are additional features for user Luminar Looks that are not available for the built-in Luminar Looks. You must be viewing All Luminar Looks or the User Luminar Looks category to see these options.

To access this menu for a User Luminar Look, click the small triangle next to a Luminar Looks name while hovering over the Luminar Look’s thumbnail image.

  • Update with Current Settings. To overwrite or re-save the Luminar Look with the current state of the sliders in the Filters controls.

  • Delete. Deletes the current user Luminar Look.

  • Rename. Renames the current Luminar Look.

  • Show in Finder/Show in Folder. Opens the folder containing the currently selected Luminar Look file. This allows you to copy the Luminar Look and pass it on to someone else.

  • Export. Saves the current Luminar Look file to a location of your choice.

Accessing Custom Luminar Looks

LuminarFlex makes it easy to share Looks that you have created and install Looks created by others. 

To locate your custom Looks folder on your computer, choose File > Show Looks Folder. Inside this folder are ..lmp files. These are your custom Looks.  

You can email these to friends and coworkers, save them to a flash drive as backups, or just move them out of the folder to a new location to save for later use. Removing a .lmp file from this folder will remove it from the application, so you may want to copy it instead of moving.  

To install a custom Look, simply drop the new .lmp file into the Looks folder and it will appear in the User Luminar Looks Collection. 

Adding a Custom Luminar Look Pack

Periodically Skylum or other professional photographers will release a collection of Luminar Looks, called “Packs”. When you import a Custom Luminar Look Pack, it will create a new Category in the Luminar Looks category window, and display any associated Luminar Looks therein.



You can download new Looks packs from the Luminar Marketplace


To add a Custom Luminar Look Collection, select the menu item File > Add Luminar Looks Collection... An open dialog will be displayed, allowing you to locate and choose the Collection you wish to add. Luminar Looks packs will have a file extension of .mplumpack.

You can also get more Luminar Looks from the Luminar Looks Collection panel  Just click the Get More Luminar Looks… button.

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