Workspaces are an 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.
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 Workspace. Removes any Filters from the image as a blank starting point.
- Professional. A robust set of filters for imaging professionals who want greater control over exposure, color, and details.
- Quick & Awesome. Uses the speed of the Enhance AI filter for quick adjustments. Also offers control for Saturation, Vibrance, and Clarity. A good workspace for quick edits.
- Essentials. A general set of recommended filters for most image types.
- Aerial Photography. Designed for making drone photos look their best. Easily overcome the challenge of small sensors and vibration to get crispy and colorful photos.
- 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 a Custom Workspace
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 choose File > Show Workspaces Folder.
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 new default Workspace to quickly improve your images using your favorite filters.
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Luminar 2018 User Guide for Windows in PDF Format