• \ Activates before/after comparison. When the key is pressed, the original image will be shown. Releasing the key will reveal the enhanced image.
  • ; Activates split-screen comparison mode where the original image is on the left side and the edited result will be on the right side. To exit the mode press the ; button again.
  • Tab Show/hide the Preset panel at the bottom of the window and Side panel along right edge. The key will activate previously shown windows.
  • H Activate the Hand mode.
  • B Activate Brush mode.
  • G Activates the Gradient Mask mode.
  • R Activates the Radial Mask mode.
  • J Show/hide the display of “hot” and “cold” pixels. These are completely black and white pixels on an image.
  • Cmd+T Transform tool.
  • Cmd+J Clone&Stamp tool.
  • Cmd+E Erase tool.
  • Cmd+D Denoise tool.
  • C Enter the Crop tool.

Luminar Menu

  • Cmd+, Open Preferences.
  • Cmd+H Hide Luminar.
  • Cmd+Q Quit Luminar.

File Menu

  • Cmd+O Opens an Image.
  • Cmd+W Close File.
  • Cmd+B Opens Batch Processing Mode.
  • Cmd+S Save a File.
  • Shift+Cmd+S Save a File As.
  • Shift+Cmd+F Show Original File in Finder.
  • Shift+Cmd+E Export to Image.
  • Shift+Cmd+P Page Setup.
  • Cmd+P Print.

Edit Menu

  • Cmd+Z Undo.
  • Shift+Cmd+Z Redo.
  • Cmd+X Cut.
  • Cmd+C Copy.
  • Cmd+V Paste.

Mask Editing

  • [ Decrease the brush radius.
  • ] Increase the brush radius.
  • Shift+[ Decrease the brush softness.
  • Shift+] Increase the brush softness.
  • X Switching between painting/erasing modes.
  • / Show current layer mask in the form of red transparent image imposition.
  • Cmd+I Invert the layer mask.

View Menu

  • Cmd++ Zoom In.
  • Cmd+- Zoom Out.
  • Cmd+1 Original Size.
  • Cmd+0 Fit to Screen.
  • J Show Clipping.
  • I Hide Image Info.
  • ; Compare.
  • Ctrl+Cmd+F Enter Full Screen.

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