Images in Adobe Lightroom Classic (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 is open.
- Choose your image in Lightroom Classic from the Library or Develop modules that you want to work on with Luminar.
- Choose one of the following methods to send to Luminar 4
- Choose Photo > Edit In > Luminar 4. This option makes it easy to send from Lightroom to Luminar. A new dialog opens.
- Choose one of these three options
- Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments – this option sends a high-quality file based on the edits you’ve made in Lightroom. You can choose options for this exported file at the bottom of the window.
- Edit a copy – this option sends a high-quality file based on the original image. This option does not work for raw files.
- Edit Original – this option modifies the original file on your hard drive and ignores Lightroom adjustments. This option does not work for raw files.
- Select any additional Copy File Options then click the Edit button.
You can also choose one of these options.
- File > Export with Preset > Luminar 4 Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments – this option sends a high-quality file based on the edits you’ve made in Lightroom.
- File > Export with Preset > Luminar 4 Open Source Files – this option sends the original file (without Lightroom Edits) to Luminar 4.
- File > Plug-in Extras > Transfer to Luminar 4 – this option transfers the original file to Luminar for editing. This option is ideal for sending the raw file to Luminar 4 so you have the most data to work with.
Editing in the Luminar Plug-in
Once the file is sent, you’re ready to edit.
- If needed, 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 to speed up your editing workflow.
- When done, click the Apply button to send the adjusted image back to Lightroom.