New tools. New look. New possibilities.

Do it like a Pro

Get more editing power with new
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Expand your view with Panorama Stitching

Create stunning panoramas from your photos and videos.

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Bring on the magic

New artistic approach for sparkling lights in your photos

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Tackle misfocus
and motion blur

Stabilize your composition with
Supersharp AI

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Keep everything
in focus

With AI-powered Focus Stacking Extension

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For brilliant shots inside your shots

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AI-powered Background Removal
for any object

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Make it Noiseless. Keep the details.

With the Noiselessᴬᴵ Extension
for Luminar Neo.

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Reveal true colors

With HDR Merge extension
for Luminar Neo.

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HDR Merge

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Panorama Stitching
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Background RemovalAI
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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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Expand your view with Panorama Stitching

Stitch multiple photos or videos together and сreate stunning panoramas.

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Draw a street story with more lights

Place more visual accents: highlight street lamps in the night city and add dramatic long-exposure rays to cars headlights.

Get full control over lights with intensity, size, glow and clearness sliders. You can even select beam numbers and widths. Achieve more precise results with masking options.

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Tackle misfocus
and motion blur

Supersharp AI refines the blur on an object’s outlines caused by movement, missed focus, or a shaky camera and logically stabilizes the whole photo. The neural network at its core analyses depth, perspective, and the environment of the photo and works out with a compression algorithm. The result is a crisp and naturally sharp photo, just as it was meant to be.

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Keep everything
in focus

Make every part of your photo crisp by stacking up to 100 photos with different depths of field. Focus Stacking will align, crop, and balance them automatically. The AI algorithm chooses the parts with the best focus across all photos and corrects lens and chromatic aberration in raw files. The result is an image in which every detail pops — in macro shots, still life compositions, or multi-layered landscapes.

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Focus Stacking
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Universal Background Removal with AI

Automatically remove the background behind one or multiple subjects in your photo. The neural network in Background Removal AI can detect the main subject and up to nine types of other elements in your photo, and you can select which ones to keep. Plus, use a refinement brush to fix any imperfections. Experiment with your creative photos — the possibilities are endless!

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Print-worthy quality with UpscaleAI

Upscale a photo up to 6X and enhance image resolution in a natural way with AI.

Crop an interesting frame from a panoramic landscape, get high-quality zoom-ins of wildlife, improve macro shots, enhance old photos, prepare your images for printing, and more.

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Noise reduction powered by AI

Noiseless AI gets rid of the noise and keeps all details intact. Unlike many other denoise tools it does not smooth out your image. It recovers all the details and keeps a natural look of your photo. Noiseless AI Extension works great both with raw and JPEG files.

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Achieve even better photos with Noiseless AI

Are you always satisfied with noise reduction in the apps you use? Noiseless AI keeps photos sharp, retaining maximum details. It reduces color noise and gives you more control over the results when used with a built-in Mask AI technology. Apply noise reduction to different parts of the photo with varied intensity to recover every detail.

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Superior bracket merging

Exceptional tone mapping technology delivers an unprecedented level of detail in your photos. HDR Merge allows you to merge up to 10 bracketed images to get the best possible dynamic range in your photo.

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Get detailed and clear photos

Unlock detail and clarity for images that pop and create an eye-catching composition around your subject. Structureᴬᴵ increases image contrast and brings out more details, keeping human figures untouched.

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Relight 2D photos
in 3D space

Relight backlit photos or darkened images in a slide with the Relightᴬᴵ feature. Luminar Neo calculates the depth of a photo and creates a precise depth map to spread the light spatially across a 2D image.

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Bring out color depth with Supercontrast

Supercontrast is perfect for precise tonal contrast and accent replacements. Six AI controls allow for more definition in the highlights, midtones, and shadows for detailed images.

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Accentᴬᴵ is a magical slider for controls such as Shadows, Highlights, Contrast, Tone, Saturation, Exposure, and Details.
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Everything you need for full color and light control

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The Color tool is a useful way to control the intensity of colors in a photo with Saturation and Vibrance. Adjust the intensity of muted colors and achieve fine control when adjusting color. Remove Color Cast with a special tool by detecting and adjusting the hue.

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The Toning tool corrects overall brightness and contrast for a balanced image. This is one of the most important tools to get the right tonal harmony for your photo.

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From fashion shots to urban images to grungy athletic portraits, achieve a gritty cinematic look similar to what you could achieve with the bleach bypass technique in a darkroom.

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Color Harmony

The Color Harmony tool offers several advanced options for precise color control. Adjust Brilliance, Warmth, and Contrast as well as the amount and balance of a selected color group.

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See how artists apply HDR Merge in their editing routine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Luminar Neo?

Luminar Neo is easy-to-use photo editing software that empowers photography lovers to express the beauty they imagined using innovative AI-driven tools.

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.

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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.

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 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 11.0 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