Photo Effects

With Luminar’s numerous photo-editing options you can achieve a diverse range of creative photo effects. Have a unique vision of a final effect? See a photo effect in a magazine you’d like to duplicate? In Luminar there are over sixty preprogrammed presets available, like ‘Subway’ or ‘Daydreams,’ to help you achieve your vision. You can even strategically create your own photo effects using various filter controls.

What’s more — you can take this further by adding layers and textures to create dynamic multi-layered photos, with special effects!

Presets and Filters

Simply using presets and filters, or a combination of both, can help you achieve the photo effect you’re
looking for. With a combination of editing techniques your photo effect options are endless — every photo
is a canvas for creative experiment.


For example, an automatic preset like ‘60’s Black and White’ will add a journalistic vintage film texture, and make your photos look classic and edgy. Or something like ‘Portrait Glamour’ will give your photo an ethereal quality, like in certain styled wedding photos.

It’s simple! Explore the options, and adjust them to your liking!


Let’s say you’d like to create your own vintage photo effect, in color. For this you could add an adjustable filter effect like “Grain,” lift the black tones from the picture to loosen the contrast, and then play with the temperature and tint to achieve that perfect vintage hue in the photo. To make this vintage photo effect more ‘Lomo’ try adding a slight vignette and then use HSL controls to adjust each color separately.

With this you can make those blues really pop, and reduce more distracting tones in the photo. This is a great way to achieve those surf-style photo effects — perfect for beach scenes!

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Luminar makes your photos more beautiful, vivid and sharp. It is the next generation photo software that is adapts to your skill level and photography style.

Photo Enhancer

Luminar offers the ability to quickly enhance the overall picture with eye-catching “presets” or control different photo-editing details using “filters”.

Color photo editor

The tones and colors that we perceive in photos present us with different moods and ideas. Luminar offers dozens of ways to maximize control over your color photos.

Black & white photo editor

With Luminar’s presets and filters you have the tools to convert any picture, color or sepia, into your ideal black and white format - grunge, vintage, dreamy, etc.

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