Luminar Neo What's New
Jun 30 2022

Luminar Neo 1.1.1 Update: Duplicate Layers and bug fixes

MacOS

Luminar Neo keeps getting better!

In the new Luminar Neo 1.1.1 Update, you can easily create a duplicate Layer for even more creativity — just use the shortcut D. Plus, Luminar Neo now speaks better Swedish. Most importantly, we’ve caught more than 20 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. It wasn’t easy to do all this from a war zone, but the Skylum team continues to make every possible effort to satisfy you with Luminar Neo updates! Stay tuned for more.

Bug fixes:

  • Browse Presets without experiencing memory leaks
  • Display correct radial masking coordinates when the Crop tool is applied
  • Apply brush strokes to your Layer image with the brushing mask without seeing parts of the underlying image appear
  • Use the Crop tool without affecting the previously copy–pasted inverted mask on your image
  • Open masking mode in the Edits tab and click Revert to Original without experiencing crashes
  • Use the B hotkey twice without crashes on macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • Place the sun center when using the Sunrays Tool without losing the brush visualization
  • Press Enter while specifying the brush size value in the refinement brush without collapsing the tool
  • Revert edits in the Catalog tab so that changes are not visible in Edit mode
  • Double-click the image on a second layer and see it correctly reset without stretching over the underlying image
  • Smoothly use the X hotkey for masking brush and Erase tools
  • Rename an external disk without display issues with Locate folder 


Windows

Luminar Neo keeps getting better!

In the new Luminar Neo 1.1.1 Update, you can easily create a duplicate Layer for even more creativity — just use the shortcut D. Plus, Luminar Neo now speaks better Swedish. Most importantly, we’ve caught more than 20 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. It wasn’t easy to do all this from a war zone, but the Skylum team continues to make every possible effort to satisfy you with Luminar Neo updates! Stay tuned for more.

Bug fixes:

  • Browse Presets without experiencing memory leaks
  • Display correct radial masking coordinates when the Crop tool is applied
  • Apply brush strokes to a Layer with the masking brush without seeing parts of the underlying image
  • Use the Crop tool without affecting a previously copy–pasted inverted mask on your image
  • Smoothly export multiple images with fixed resize value  
  • When exporting, replace a photo in the original folder in the Catalog without experiencing crashes
  • Apply the Erase tool and be sure all edits are recorded in the database, even after opening the Catalog tab without collapsing the Erase tool 
  • Choose Image > Adjustments in the menu when in an empty album without crashing
  • Load image previews even if previews were manually deleted from the cache
  • Manually input the brush size without crashing
  • Open the Edit tab after switching tabs and scroll up smoothly
Jun 16 2022

Luminar Neo 1.1.0 Update: Welcome Portrait Background Removal

MacOS

The Luminar Neo 1.1.0 Update is here, bringing you the long-anticipated Portrait Background Removal feature.

Now you can select a human in your photo and automatically remove the background behind them — no tedious editing required. Achieve precise selections, enjoy a smart refinement brush, and save the portrait as a separate PNG file to use as you please. You can find this feature within the Masking options. It’s time to spark your creativity!

Additionally, there are lots of improvements for your Layers workflow. Enjoy support for raw files. On added Layers, use Fit, Fill, and Stretch in Image mapping and retain the desired proportions. Reorder Layers as you wish. Double-click the slider button to reset the Layer opacity to the default setting. Export PNG, TIFF, and JPEG2000 files with saved transparency (only when using Luminar Neo as a standalone app).

Plus, enjoy lots of small tweaks that make the interface even more pleasant: collapsing groups in Tools, updated Crop AI tools, and small changes to the Erase button.

To top it all off, we’ve caught more than 20 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. The Skylum team is still working for you from a war zone. We hope you love this update and create fantastic images thanks to these improvements. 


Bug fixes:

  • Correctly display the choose subject functionality in the Vignette tool on added Layers
  • Get a clear photo preview in the grid even if the preview size is more than 600px
  • Press Clear mask and the selected categories in Mask AI will be unselected 
  • Save only images containing edits as Presets
  • View correct German and Ukrainian localizations in the Graphics section of preferences
  • Reopen Luminar without showing a previously hidden Filmstrip


Windows

The Luminar Neo 1.1.0 Update is here, bringing you the long-anticipated Portrait Background Removal feature.

Now you can select a human in your photo and automatically remove the background behind them — no tedious editing required. Achieve precise selections, enjoy a smart refinement brush, and save the portrait as a separate PNG file to use as you please. You can find this feature within the Masking options. It’s time to spark your creativity!

Additionally, there are lots of improvements for your Layers workflow. Enjoy support for raw files. On added Layers, use Fit, Fill, and Stretch in Image mapping and retain the desired proportions. Reorder Layers as you wish. Double-click the slider button to reset the Layer opacity to the default setting. Export PNG, TIFF, and JPEG2000 files with saved transparency (only when using Luminar Neo as a standalone app).

Plus, enjoy lots of small tweaks that make the interface even more pleasant: collapsing groups in Tools, updated Crop AI tools, and small changes to the Erase button.

To top it all off, we’ve caught more than 20 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. The Skylum team is still working for you from a war zone. We hope you love this update and create fantastic images thanks to these improvements. 


Bug fixes:

  • Correctly display the choose subject functionality in the Vignette tool on added Layers
  • Get a notification if you have Iris XE graphics with old drivers installed
  • Launch Luminar Neo faster even if you have an inactive network drive connected
  • See the Histogram working correctly when you launch the application
  • Use the sliders in the Landscape Tool without activating the Foliage Hue slider
  • Open Luminar twice as a plugin with smart objects and see your previous Erase edits as expected
  • Use the desired brush size in Erase without the size changing when you navigate to the Edits tab and back to the Tools tab
  • Press Clear mask and the selected categories in Mask AI will be unselected 


May 26 2022

Luminar Neo 1.0.7 Update: Pick your favorite tools

MacOS

In the new Luminar Neo 1.0.7 Update, it’s easy to select your favorite tools and have them at your fingertips whenever you need. Simply right-click a tool you like and add it to your favorites. You’ll always see your favorites at the top of the list for every photo you edit. 

Additionally, masking technology is now available on added Layers, so don’t hesitate to get creative. Plus, Luminar Neo now speaks Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish!

To top it all off, we’ve caught 12 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. The war in Ukraine is still going on, and the Skylum team is still working under immense pressure. That said, we want to give you satisfying updates, so enjoy!


Bug fixes

  • Use the Histogram in the Photos Extension
  • Paste a mask and see the masking action buttons working
  • Copy an AI-detected mask and smoothly use the Erase tool 
  • On macOS Catalina, click on the Masking tab without experiencing crashes
  • Apply brushes in the Masking tab without errors
  • Press the Control + left-click shortcut and open menus smoothly
Windows

In the new Luminar Neo 1.0.7 Update, it’s easy to select your favorite tools and have them at your fingertips whenever you need. Simply right-click a tool you like and add it to your favorites. You’ll always see your favorites at the top of the list for every photo you edit. 

Additionally, masking technology is now available on added Layers, so don’t hesitate to get creative. Plus, Luminar Neo now speaks Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish!

To top it all off, we’ve caught 12 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. The war in Ukraine is still going on, and the Skylum team is still working under immense pressure. That said, we want to give you satisfying updates, so enjoy!


Bug fixes

  • You can now press the Mask AI button in the Black&White tool without immediately converting the image to black and white
  • Use Undo & Redo, as well as shortcuts, without disabling the Presets and Edit tabs
  • Export an image from a plugin after having applied the Erase tool or edited it in Layers without experiencing crashes
  • When adding a new layer to a photo with an opened tool in the tool tab, the Transform Layer frame doesn’t disappear 
  • Enter the slider amount with the keyboard without the tool appearing twice in the Edits tab
May 12 2022

Luminar Neo 1.0.6 Update: Enjoy powerful Mask AI & Histogram

MacOS

Here comes the Luminar Neo 1.0.6 Update with long-anticipated Mask AI technology.

The powerful neural network behind Mask AI detects up to nine separate elements in a photo: people, skies, architecture, transportation, water, flora, mountains, natural ground, and artificial ground. Automatically mask the desired area with just one click, and easily copy and paste mask adjustments. Plus, enjoy the manual Gradient and Radial masks, as well as the new interface in the Masking tab.

Also, the Histogram is now available for all your images, and you can press the J hotkey to toggle clipping indicators on and off and see clipped pixels. 

To top it all off, we’ve caught 10 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. We’re proud of this update, which was brought to you from a war zone. Have fun with it!

Bug fixes

  • Apply the Erase tool without using excessive memory
  • See the coordinates of the applied mask displayed correctly during and after masking
  • Correctly apply the Edit brush on a layer with changed aspect ratio
  • Navigate to the Masking tab without having the added layer disappear
  • Click on Revert to Original with an opened mask without crashing
  • Smoothly save an exported image directly to the system disk

Download Luminar Neo from your Skylum Account.

Windows

Here comes the Luminar Neo 1.0.6 Update with long-anticipated Mask AI technology.

The powerful neural network behind Mask AI detects up to nine separate elements in a photo: people, skies, architecture, transportation, water, flora, mountains, natural ground, and artificial ground. Automatically mask the desired area with just one click, and easily copy and paste mask adjustments. Plus, enjoy the manual Gradient and Radial masks, as well as the new interface in the Masking tab.

Also, the Histogram is now available for all your images, and you can press the J hotkey to toggle clipping indicators on and off and see clipped pixels. 

To top it all off, we’ve caught 10 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. We’re proud of this update, which was brought to you from a war zone. Have fun with it!

Bug fixes

  • Apply the Erase tool without using excessive memory
  • See the coordinates of the applied mask displayed correctly during and after masking
  • Correctly apply the Edit brush on a layer with changed aspect ratio
  • After clicking on the Discard changes button in the Develop Raw tool, previous edits are not applied
  • In Erase mode use the erase brush as expected without it painting
  • Exit Linear or Radial masking mode without disabling the zoomed drop-down menu
  • Smoothly flip layers without edits

Download Luminar Neo from your Skylum Account.

Apr 21 2022

Luminar Neo 1.0.5 Update: Presets improvements and more

MacOS

Here comes the Luminar Neo 1.0.5 Update. Are you ready? There are lots of improvements for Presets: 

  • Access the Presets tab from the top menu bar
  • See all of a Preset’s built-in edits when applying it
  • Save your edits (including all applied Edit tools, Layers, and masking) as a custom Preset
  • Use Undo and Redo
  • View Presets using the T shortcut (or by selecting View > Presets in the menu)
  • Use the Revert on Preset button (reverts a photo to the state before entering the Presets tab)

On top of that, enjoy an improved workflow for LUTs in the Mood filter and DCP files in the Develop RAW filter: we’ve added animations, a custom category, and the ability to remove LUTs from the popover. Plus, you can remove a Layer with the Del shortcut and export images in higher resolution in Luminar Share. To top it all off, we’ve caught 7 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. We worked hard to bring you this update from Ukraine. Enjoy!

Bug fixes

  • Smoothly delete images from Single Image Edits
  • Make and undo edits without encountering the overlapped Discard Edits button
  • Export an image via the Share menu in Luminar Neo, then smoothly use mirroring in Luminar Share
  • Send high-resolution images via the share feature in iMessage

Download Luminar Neo from your Skylum Account.

Windows

Here comes the Luminar Neo 1.0.5 Update. Are you ready? There are lots of improvements for Presets: 

  • Access the Presets tab from the top menu bar
  • See all of a Preset’s built-in edits when applying it
  • Save your edits (including all applied Edit tools, Layers, and masking) as a custom Preset
  • Use Undo and Redo
  • View Presets using the T shortcut (or by selecting View > Presets in the menu)
  • Use the Revert on Preset button (reverts a photo to the state before entering the Presets tab)

On top of that, enjoy an improved workflow for LUTs in the Mood filter and DCP files in the Develop RAW filter: we’ve added animations, a custom category, and the ability to remove LUTs from the popover. Plus, you can remove a Layer with the Del shortcut and export images in higher resolution in Luminar Share. To top it all off, we’ve caught 7 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. We worked hard to bring you this update from Ukraine. Enjoy!

Bug fixes

  • When applying a Preset, previously added Layers are reset as expected
  • Better performance when reopening a previously edited image and applying tools
  • When using Luminar Neo as a Photoshop or Lightroom plugin, the Cancel and Apply buttons are scaled according to the window size

Download Luminar Neo from your Skylum Account.

Mar 31 2022

Luminar Neo Update 1.0.4: Smart Objects and more

MacOS

The Skylum team continues working for you from a warzone. Here comes a new Luminar Neo Update 1.0.4.

Now you can: 

  • Use Smart Objects in Luminar Neo as a Photoshop plugin

  • Connect more smoothly to Luminar Share

  • Get better visibility with a more distinct color for masking 

On top of that, we’ve caught and fixed more than 13 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. We’ve worked hard to deliver this update to you from Ukraine, so please enjoy!

Bug fixes

  • Close Develop Raw tool and don’t experience delay on further editing
  • Sync and load an image in single image view and see the correct aspect ratio
  • Add Loaded DCP from DNG files to the Recent part of the camera profile drop-down without a hitch
  • Resources are cleaned up smoothly after deleting an image
  • Work with Iris Flare on large images
  • Delete and reinstall Luminar Neo (or renew from a reserve copy in the Time Machine app) without experiencing issues with the Catalog tab, and retaining most of the options of the main menu
  • Add TIFF files without experiencing crashes
  • Smoothly select another image before you’ve finished applying edits
  • Apply Crop or Rotate to your image without misplacing layer transform coordinates
  • See background image changes that reflect the applied edits
  • Revert crop edits to original without displacing brushing tools
  • See the Luminar Neo icon in the dialog window in the Photos extension
Windows

The Skylum team continues working for you from a warzone. Here comes a new Luminar Neo Update 1.0.4.

Now you can: 

  • Use Smart Objects in Luminar Neo as a Photoshop plugin

  • Connect more smoothly to Luminar Share

  • Get better visibility with a more distinct color for masking 

On top of that, we’ve caught and fixed more than 13 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. We’ve worked hard to deliver this update to you from Ukraine, so please enjoy!

Bug fixes

  • Close Develop Raw tool and don’t experience delay on further editing
  • Sync and load an image in single image view and see the correct aspect ratio
  • Add Loaded DCP from DNG files to the Recent part of the camera profile drop-down without a hitch
  • Resources are cleaned up smoothly after deleting an image
  • Work with Iris Flare on large images
  • Revert to the original image and have cached resources deleted as expected
  • Smoothly launch Luminar Neo: Luminar Neo now checks for redistribution files and installs them automatically, avoiding a crash on launch
  • Log in through a Google, Facebook, Apple ID, or Microsoft account without launching in trial mode
Mar 15 2022

Luminar Neo Update 1.0.2: More functionality and bug fixes

MacOS
Windows

NOTE: Skylum's core development center is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Currently, Ukraine is suffering greatly from the devastating Russian invasion. We kindly ask for your patience and support in these dark times, as updates may take longer than planned to release.

In the new Luminar Neo 1.0.2 Update, there is a lot to explore!

Now you can:

  • Sync your adjustments easily in the Catalog tab with Copy and Paste functionality
  • Use Image Transform to scale or transform your image, or manually adjust perspective distortion
  • Work with images in PNG format with alpha (transparency) in Layers
  • Enjoy a faster frame rate while using the drag slider on any effects
  • Switch the language for the app interface into Ukrainian

What's more, we've also fixed some bugs so you can enjoy a steadier experience. Boost your creativity and create fantastic photos!