Workspaces

Workspaces are a new and innovative way of working with your photos. By using one of our built-in workspaces (or creating your own) Luminar can quickly adapt to the photo editing tasks at hand. By tailoring which Filters are visible, you can speed up editing tasks with a guided workflow.

What are Workspaces?

Each workspace is a customized group of filters. With the pre-built workspaces these have been selected for specific types of photos. You’ll find that using Luminar’s purpose-built workspaces offer uniquely tailored tools which achieve great results quickly.

Changing Workspaces.

Switching between workspaces is easy, just click the Workspace drop-down menu at the top of the Filters controls. You’ll find six preset workspaces to make things easier.

  • Clear. Removes any Filters from the image as a blank starting point.
  • Default. A general set of recommended filters for most image types.
  • B&W. A set of controls well-suited for black and white conversion and contrast.
  • Landscape. A set of filters to enhance skies and foliage in a photo.
  • Portrait. A collection of filters well-suited to adjusting portraits of people.
  • Street. A workspace designed for enhancing gritty and urban imagery.

Saving Custom Workspaces.

Once you’re familiar with Luminar, you may find that there are certain filters you prefer working with. You can easily adapt a workspace to match just your needs.

To start, click the Workspaces drop-down menu and choose Clear.
Click the Add Filter button to browse all available Filters. You can scroll through the list or click on a category to narrow your search. Continue adding Filters to the workspace that you’d like to use. When satisfied, click the Workspace pop-up menu and choose Save As New Workspace.

A dialog will pop-up at the top of the window asking you to name your workspace. Give it a descriptive name to help you remember which situations to use the workspace.
If you ever need to modify a workspace, that’s easy too. Just click the Workspaces drop-down menu and mouse over the area next to the name. Three options appear.

  • Update with Current Settings. Click the first icon to refresh the workspace and store the modified group of filters as the selected workspace.
  • Rename. Allows you to change what a Custom workspace is called.
  • Delete. Permanently deletes a Custom workspace from your computer. You’ll be asked to confirm that you want to delete a workspace as it’s a permanent change.

Setting a Default Workspace.

If you’ve created a custom workspace that you want to use most often (or like a built-in workspace), you can easily set it as the new default.

  • Choose a workspace that you’ve created or one of the built-in presets.
  • Click the Workspace pop-up menu and choose Set as Default. The next image you open (and all after that) will use this new workspace.
  • Use the Workspace to quickly improve your images.

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