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Sharpen your image

Luminar Neo empowers you to express the beauty you see. The intelligent sharpening tools in Luminar Neo let you improve the crispness without effort. Draw attention to specific parts of your image and neutralize any blur from the lens or sensor.

Luminar Neo empowers you to express the beauty you see. The intelligent sharpening tools in Luminar Neo let you improve the crispness without effort.

Draw attention to specific parts of your image and neutralize any blur from the lens or sensor.

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Why do you need a sharpening tool?

Lifelike images

Detail may disappear when you take pictures in low-light conditions or at a far distance. Fortunately, you can bring those details back with advanced tools like StructureAI in Luminar Neo.

Impressive contrast

Due to sensor limitations, images commonly lose contrast at edges. As a result, they look too soft and bright. Reviving the contrast makes photos crisper and clearer. To improve colors even more, combine StructureAI with Supercontrast.

Blur that fits your idea

Intentional blur can be used to create an artistic bokeh effect. However, accidental focus or motion blur is far less desirable. Apply StructureAI, then enhance bokeh haze with Portrait BokehAI.

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How to enhance an image with Luminar Neo

Enhance it… Literally

Apply the unique EnhanceAI tool and make your object stand out from the background with colors, details, depth, and tone.

Get precise

Create dramatic photos with crystal-clear sharpness using the Details tool — even if your photography gear lets you down. You can selectively enhance the sharpness of small, medium, and large details while protecting highlights to get the best out of blurred pictures.

Focus the edges

Reduce rim light and give depth to your photos in a click. RelightAI detects objects automatically, so removing halos becomes effortless. Apply it globally or selectively.

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Relight backlit photos

Relight backlit photos or darkened images in a click with the RelightAI feature. Luminar Neo calculates the depth of a photo and creates a precise 3D depth map to spread the light spatially across the 2D image.

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Create a bokeh effect

The Portrait BokehAI tool creates a creamy bokeh background blur and works on just about any portrait photo. Take precise control over depth of field, softness, and glow.

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If the sky in your photo isn’t compelling due to bad weather and poor exposure, you can easily replace it with the SkyAI tool. It scans an image to identify sky and water, then seamlessly changes the sky with the selected replacement sky, adds realistic water reflections, and intelligently relights the scene.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Luminar Neo?

Luminar Neo is easy-to-use photo editing software that empowers photography lovers to express the beauty they imagined using innovative AI-driven tools.

We’ve built Luminar Neo from the ground up to be different from previous Luminar photo editing software. It keeps your favorite LuminarAI tools and expands your arsenal with more state-of-the-art technologies and important changes at its core. Meanwhile, the recognizable Luminar design is retained, making Neo simple to use and fun to explore.

What’s new in Luminar Neo?

Luminar Neo is a giant leap forward to more innovative, AI-based editing.

What differentiates Luminar Neo from all previous versions of Luminar is its modular engine. Modules help to evenly distribute the load for faster image processing. This allows you to apply lots of different tools to an image without significant performance losses and save all edits automatically.

In Luminar Neo, you can find powerful new tools to help fix things in post as fast as possible – and save every moment at its best. What can Luminar Neo help you with? Automatically remove dust spots and power lines, mask objects, and relight the scene; add as many layers as needed to fulfill your complex ideas; plus, use blending and masking modes, make collages, add double exposure effects, and do more on all layers.

The brand-new Luminar Share mobile app for iOS and Android allows you to quickly and seamlessly transfer images from your phone to your computer.

How do I get Luminar Neo?

You can buy Luminar Neo on this page (look for the Buy now button) and download your photo editor from the My Account page. This software to edit photos is available for macOS and Windows as an application and plug-in.

How many devices can I use Luminar Neo on?

The number of devices is stated on the checkout page. Usually, we offer licenses for 1 or 2 devices (“seats”).

Two seats allows you to install and activate Luminar Neo on two devices at once, regardless of their operating system. For example, you can use one seat to activate Luminar Neo on a Mac and the other one to activate Luminar Neo on a Windows computer, or you can use both seats for your Windows or macOS computers. Any combination works!

Moreover, you can always manage your activations in your Skylum Account. You are able to add even more seats in your Skylum Account if you have multiple computers or want to share your license with people who need access.

Are you changing computers or upgrading your device? You can reset a license from your old machine at no cost and activate that license on your new device. Just log in to your Skylum account to reset activations for the professional photo editing software Luminar Neo.

Do you offer educational and military discounts?

Educational and military discounts are available starting from the official release date and are calculated from the regular sale price.

To secure the special price, click here. If you own a previous version of Luminar or Aurora HDR, we also provide a loyalty discount. Click here to redeem it.

What does a photo editor do?

A photo editor is a software responsible for enhancing and manipulating digital images to achieve a desired visual outcome. Their primary function is to improve the overall quality and appearance of photographs using image enhancement, restoration, composition, and other image manipulations.

How to use Luminar Neo?

Luminar Neo is a convenient photo editor that allows you to easily edit images. After installing it, you can import images, sort them in the Catalog, apply one-click Presets, edit your photo with tools and layers, and then save and export photos for sharing.

How to install Luminar Neo?

After purchasing Luminar Neo you will be sent all the instructions on how to quickly install Luminar Neo and start using it.

What is the latest version of Luminar Neo?

You can check the latest version of Luminar Neo and what improvements it has here.

App Requirements


Mac Model

MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Mac mini, early 2010 or newer


CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better

OS version

macOS 11.0 or higher.


Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

Disk space

Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance


1280x768 size or better



Windows-based hardware PC with mouse or similar input device


CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better, AMD Ryzen™ 5 or better

OS version

10 version 1909 or higher (only 64-bit OS)


Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

Disk space

Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance


1280x768 size or better


Open GL 3.3 or later compatible graphics card