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  • Luminar 2018 November Update - What's New?

    Windows New & Improved Features

    NEW AI Sky Enhancer. The AI Sky Enhancer allows you to get beautiful skies almost instantly with artificial intelligence and a single slider. Luminar analyzes and detects the sky in an image to improve the texture, tone, and colors of the sky itself. The filter can recognize sky in most photos as well as distinguish between water and other elements in a photograph.  It also detects the objects in the foreground and their edges for perfect masking. 

    Note: if the controls are grayed out after applying the filter, the artificial intelligence couldn’t recognize the sky in the photo.  Skies that are very out of focus or blurred may not be detected automatically. It may also be grayed out if the filter determines that the sky does not need enhancement.  If you want to stylize the sky, explore filters such as Golden Hour, Polarizer, Vibrancy, and HSL.

    IMPROVED Luminosity Masks. Improved performance when opening up existing documents with Luminosity masks.

    IMPROVED TIFF Files. Increased stability exporting TIFF files with 8 bits per channel bit depth.

    IMPROVED Crop Tool. Properly see a gridview while changing the angle of the image in Crop tool.

    CHANGED Sharing to Facebook and Twitter. Due to the recent changes in personal security with Facebook and Twitter, the ability to post directly to a social network from Luminar has been temporarily removed for users on Windows.


    Macintosh New & Improved Features

    NEW AI Sky Enhancer. The AI Sky Enhancer allows you to get beautiful skies almost instantly with artificial intelligence and a single slider. Luminar analyzes and detects the sky in an image to improve the texture, tone, and colors of the sky itself. The filter can recognize sky in most photos as well as distinguish between water and other elements in a photograph.  It also detects the objects in the foreground and their edges for perfect masking. 

    Note: if the controls are grayed out after applying the filter, the artificial intelligence couldn’t recognize the sky in the photo.  Skies that are very out of focus or blurred may not be detected automatically. It may also be grayed out if the filter determines that the sky does not need enhancement.  If you want to stylize the sky, explore filters such as Golden Hour, Polarizer, Vibrancy, and HSL.

    IMPROVED Luminosity Masks. Improved performance when opening up existing documents with Luminosity masks.

    IMPROVED TIFF Files. Increased stability exporting TIFF files with 8 bits per channel bit depth.

    IMPROVED Filters B&W Conversion, Bi-Color Toning, Photo Filter. The controls Luminance and Saturation are available when these filters are added a second time.

    IMPROVED Grain effect. All filters and Looks which include Grain effect work properly.

    IMPROVED Speed of sliders.

    IMPROVED Crop tool in Photos Extension.

    IMPROVED Crop Tool. Properly see a gridview while changing the angle of the image in Crop tool.

    CHANGED Sharing to Facebook and Twitter. Due to the recent changes in personal security with Facebook and Twitter, the ability to post directly to a social network from Luminar has been temporarily removed for users on MacOS Mojave

  • I get an 'OpenGL 3.3' version error.

    If you are receiving the “OpenGL 3.3 and later is required for this application to run” error message when launching Luminar 2018, please make sure your machine meets the minimum requirements listed here

    If you are not sure whether or not your GPU supports Open GL 3.3 or above, please refer to its manufacturer's website. If your model does support Open GL 3.3 and above, updating your graphics driver will fix this issue.

    Update Intel Graphics Drivers

    Automatically update AMD Graphics Drivers

    Automatically update NVIDIA Graphics Drivers

    After you have updated your GPU Driver from the manufacturer’s website, make sure you set your discrete adapter to run Luminar 2018 by default. Refer to your card's manufacturer's website if you need help with that.

    If your computer is 5 or more years old, there is a possibility that your GPU does not support Open GL 3.3

    If none of the steps above helped, your GPU supports OpenGL 3.3 and you still receive the error message after updating your drivers, please do the following:

    * Press the Windows logo key + R.

    * Type msinfo32 in the dialog box that opens and hit Enter on your keyboard.

    * In the window that opens, make sure you have System Summary highlighted on the left.

    * Click File > Export.

    * Type the name of the file and save it somewhere where you can easily find it and attach this text file to your reply to support@skylum.com.

  • I’ve purchased Luminar 2018. However, it is not showed in my Skylum Account.

    Please note that Luminar 2018 will appear in My Software section of your Skylum Account only after you activate it with your license key and the e-mail you’ve used to create your Skylum Account. If that is not the case, you’re welcome to reach our support team: https://skylum.com/support

  • How do I open a LUT file in Luminar 2018 on Windows?

    Launch the app and open any image. Click on the Add Filters button and locate the LUT Mapping filter from the list. Click on it to add it to the current Workspace, then click on the Choose LUT > Load Custom LUT file..  in the filter and select the LUT you’d like to use.




  • How to change Luminar 2018 language?

    To change the language used in Luminar just click the File menu and choose Language.  You can now easily switch which language is used for the user interface and dialog boxes.

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