Advanced yet easy-to-use
рhoto editor for everyone

Unleash your creative potential with
AI рhoto enhancement tools

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Achieve an instantly
captivating рhoto with
an all-in-one tool

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Increase the vibrancy of
your рhotos by replacing
a dull sky

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Get the perfect
lighting for your
рhoto every time

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Clean, mess-free
рhotos in one click

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Flawless portraits, free
from іmperfections

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Experience the power of
рerfect color contrast

Discover Luminar Neo features


Sky AI

Relight AI


Skin AI


6 reasons why Luminar Neo is the best photo editor for you

Easy to use

Accessible to everyone thanks to an intuitive and user-friendly interface.


Replace skies, enhance landscapes and portraits, all with AI-powered tools.

Editing tools

Enjoy a wide range of instruments including layers, masking, and local adjustments.

Available everywhere

Use it on Windows, macOs, or as a plugin for Photoshop & Lightroom.

Multiform presets

Achieve quick pro-level results, and a consistent look across your photos.

Continuous improvement

Receive regular release of updates and new features.

Professional photo editing.
Accessible to everyone.

Luminar’s award-winning interface is designed to be convenient for people with different proficiency levels. Complicated multistep tasks are automated with intuitive AI-powered controls.

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Enhance your
Luminar Neo experience

Pro-level Extensions give you new creative possibilities

Magic Light AI

Manipulate light sources with AI

Supersharp AI

Stabilize your сomposition with Supersharp AI

Focus Stacking

Keep everything
in focus

Upscale AI


Background Removal AI

Select. Click.

Noiseless AI

Make it noiseless.
Keep the details.

HDR Merge

Reveal true colors

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Bring out true colors with unique AI-powered tools

Luminar Neo has everything you need to make colors that pop. Tools like Accent AI can intelligently balance hue, saturation, highlights, contrast, and details with one slider. However, you can always finetune each one separately to your liking with manual controls.


Golden Hour

Color Harmony


Make your subject mesmerizing to the viewer

Portrait retouching is hard and tedious work if done with conventional tools. Luminar’s approach is different. Our AI neural nets detect different facial features and let you work directly with them.







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Unleash your creativity
with signature AI tools

Magic happens when tools don’t get in the way of creativity. Execute your vision with tools built for creatives: change the sky in a click, add a realistic-looking fog or relight the whole scene completely.

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Sky AI

Portrait BokehAI



Luminar Neo calculates the depth of a photo and creates its 3D map.
This way it is possible to spread the light naturally in 3D space on a 2D image.

An application & plugin.
For Windows & macOS

  • High-performance image editor
  • 24/7 technical support
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Join community of Luminar Insiders
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Product delivery stages

Early Access version

Core Luminar features

Core Luminar features

100+ classic and AI-based solutions for professional results

Remove Dust Spots

Remove Dust Spots

Select and remove dust spots in one click



Control the light in 3D space

Remove Powerlines

Remove Powerlines

Detect and get rid of powerlines automatically

Luminar Share

Easily share images between desktop and mobile

Main release in February



Enhance your image in one click



Manipulate multiple photos with image layers

First free update



Detect and select elements with AI for quick tool application

Portrait Background RemovalAI

Portrait Background RemovalAI

Remove portrait backgrounds automatically

The product will be delivered to you in three stages. The Early Access version is available right now. The full version will be delivered to you in February via software updates. Later on, additional features will be added via the first free major upgrade.

What is Early Access and what can I expect from it?

Luminar Neo Early Access is a preliminary product release for our most devoted customers who want to shape the product together with us. The Early Access version delivers most of the core Luminar functionality together with three new AI-driven features. We would highly appreciate your feedback on the performance of those three features. You can leave your feedback right in the app.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Luminar Neo?

We’ve built Luminar Neo from the ground up to be different from previous Luminar editors. 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). Luminar Neo is available for macOS and Windows as an application and plug-in. View subscription and one-time purchase options.

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 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.

How to download and activate LuminarAI?

Your download links will be waiting for you in your Skylum account.

NOTE: Your LuminarAI purchase is linked to the billing email address you provided. Use that email to log in to your Skylum Account or, if needed, create a new Skylum Account tied to that email address.

  1. Visit the login page here

  2. If you already have an account, sign in with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, or your email and password.

  3. If you don’t have an account, you can create it here. Make sure to choose the same email used for the LuminarAI purchase. 

  4. If you have a Skylum account, but purchased LuminarAI using an email address not tied to it, you can merge your accounts into one in the My Software tab > Link my licenses section of your Skylum account. After that, please go to the inbox of your new email address and verify your email.

  5. In your account, you will see a My Software tab with all of your Skylum software, including LuminarAI.

  6. Find the tab with LuminarAI. Download LuminarAI by clicking the Download button. 

With LuminarAI we made the activation process easier and faster for you. There’s no need to remember your license number in order to use LuminarAI. Now you may activate LuminarAI directly from your account.

By default, all our software launches in trial mode when you first open it. When you start LuminarAI, you’ll see a window that prompts you to log in to your Skylum Account. 

To activate LuminarAI:

  • If you already have a Skylum account, sign in with a linked Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Apple account, or sign in with your email and password.

  • If you don’t have a Skylum account, click Register and create a Skylum Account. You can sign up with a Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or Apple account, or you can sign up using your email and a password. 

  • If you have a Skylum account, but purchased LuminarAI using an email address not tied to it, you can merge your accounts into one in the My Software tab > Link my licenses section of your Skylum account. After that, please go to the inbox of your new email address and verify your email.

  • Congratulations! You’ve activated LuminarAI.

Still don’t see LuminarAI in your account? Our support team will help you with that.

What is LuminarAI?

LuminarAI is an all-new application and plug-in and the first fully AI-powered image editing software in the world.

While Skylum is well-known for building software that taps into artificial intelligence for great results, LuminarAI is entirely different. 

We built LuminarAI with artificial intelligence at its core. Artificial intelligence saves you time and effort. Before, traditional editing software was outdated. It was time-consuming and hard to learn. It required effort and skills to get satisfying results. With LuminarAI, you can create great-looking photos much faster. It’s perfect for anyone, of any skill level. 

While other companies use artificial intelligence as a catchphrase, LuminarAI is packed full of truly smart technology. LuminarAI features many AI tools that allow you to get more done in less time. Innovations like SkyAI, FaceAI, BodyAI, IrisAI, AtmosphereAI and more give your images a memorable style and a competitive edge. Without sacrificing quality, speed or creative options.

What are the system requirements for LuminarAI?

LuminarAI should work on your computer as long as it meets the following minimum system requirements. 

For Mac:

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

      • CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better

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

          • macOS 10.13.6 or higher. IMPORTANT: macOS 10.12 is not supported.

            • Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance

              • Display 1280x768 size or better

              Starting from Update 3, LuminarAI runs natively on the M1 chip.

              For Windows:

                • Windows-based hardware PC with mouse or similar input device

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

                    • Open GL 3.3 or later compatible Graphics Cards

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

                        • Operating System Windows 10 (only 64-bit OS) or higher. IMPORTANT: Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are not supported.

                          • Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance

                            • Display 1280x768 size or better

                            Are third-party plug-ins supported? (including Aurora HDR and Luminar 4)

                            In our other applications, third-party plug-ins are supported and send back the processed image as a new layer. 

                            One of the changes in LuminarAI is the switch from layers to a Local Adjustments tool and smart segmentation of our AI-powered tools. This is why there will be no third-party plugin support in LuminarAI. If you need to merge bracketed photos, we suggest using Aurora HDR in its standalone mode.

                            Can I use LuminarAI as a plug-in?

                            LuminarAI is a universal solution that can function both as a standalone editor and a plug-in.

                            Using LuminarAI as a plug-in, you’ll be able to bring creative and timesaving workflow to your host application. LuminarAI allows you to revolutionize the way you enhance photos but conveniently fits into your current workflow. 

                            LuminarAI can be used as a plug-in or extension for: 

                              • Lightroom Classic (starting from version 6)

                                • Photoshop (from version CS5)

                                  • Photos for macOS

                                  Does LuminarAI handle RAW files?

                                  Of course! LuminarAI RAW processing is based on our own powerful RAW engine. We regularly update our library and make our own improvements to provide perfect support for new cameras. You can check the full list of supported cameras here.

                                  Can I use other skies/textures/objects in LuminarAI?

                                  Yes, you can use your own sky textures and objects in LuminarAI.

                                  SkyAI will work with your own photos if they are in one of the following formats: JPEG, PNG and TIFF. Here are guidelines on preparing skies for best results. Augmented SkyAI will work with your own objects if they are in PNG format with the Alpha channel or JPG format with a fully black background.

                                  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 10.14.6 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

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