Using Luminar with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
Images in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC (or Lightroom 6) can be easily handed off for editing in Luminar. To exchange a file from Lightroom Classic CC to Luminar, follow these steps:
- Make sure Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC is open.
- Choose your image(s) in Lightroom Classic CC from the Library or Develop modules that you want to work on with Luminar.
- Choose Photo > Edit In > Luminar 3 or right-click on the Image and select Edit In > Luminar 3.
- A new dialog opens. Depending upon the type of file selected you’ll need to make a choice.
- Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments. This is the default action for Raw files or images that have been edited. Any adjustments made in Lightroom can be applied to a high-quality TIFF.
- Edit a Copy. This option takes the original photo and makes a duplicate high-quality file for editing. This option works well for non-raw files or if you want to reset a raw file to no adjustments before editing.
- Edit Original. The original file is opened directly in Luminar. This workflow will overwrite your original file and isn’t recommended for most users.
- Click Edit to send the file to Luminar 3. A new file is added to your Library and stacked with the original in your Library.
- Click the Luminar icon in your Dock or Taskbar to switch to Luminar.
- Make any edits or adjustments as needed in Luminar. Use Luminar Looks or Workspaces to speed up your editing workflow.
- When done, click the Apply button to send the adjusted image back to Lightroom.