Great news! The first free update to Luminar AI is here. This update offers a smoother experience and more convenient navigation along with fixes for the most common bugs. Here are the changes you’ll experience.


Editing panel navigation

When you open the Edit panel, you’ll now see all of the Edit tools in one list. They’re divided into color-coded categories, but there’s no need to switch between tabs, which allows for a more comfortable editing experience.

Pop-up on Import icon

Enjoy a more intuitive and comfortable interface when importing photos thanks to new visuals. Just click the plus icon in the toolbar and choose whether you’d like to add a folder or a single image.

Scroll arrows added to For This Photo

Comfortably scroll Templates in the For This Photos section using the left and right arrows. Easily choose from the smart Templates recommended by Luminar AI and make your photos better in one click.

Redesigned Toning tool

The Toning tool now has Shadows and Highlights buttons and matches the design of other Luminar AI tools.

Tooltips added throughout the software

Hover over the icons in Luminar AI to learn what you can achieve with each feature. Explore Luminar AI in a new way and access all the tools you need.

Localization improvements

We’ve improved the French, German, and Japanese translations in the UI texts. On top of that, the names of Templates in History are now localized.


Thanks to everyone who helped us fine-tune the performance of Luminar AI and provided valuable feedback. We’ve fixed 111 bugs, including 11 major bugs on macOS and including 7 major bugs on Windows that could lead to crashes or unexpected results.

On macOS:

  • Export photos and replace existing files in folders without crashes
  • Move subfolders within a folder without a hitch
  • Use Clone & Stamp on zoomed photos and enjoy a smooth result, without any artifacts or crashes
  • Smoothly switch between Template previews with no more overlapping of the previous and next Templates preview
  • Add PNG files to your textures in the Local Masking tool
  • Use Cmd+Z or Undo in the Erase tool to go back one step instead of removing all previous adjustments
  • The Sky AI tool now shows all images in the Custom list, including images with the TIFF or TIF extension
  • Install Luminar AI as a plugin in Lightroom and Photoshop in a beat without duplicate files in the plugin folder
  • …And more! We hope you enjoy the steadier and smoother experience.

On Windows:

  • No more issues with working in the Edit panel, when when the screen is scaled to 150% and you’re viewing in full HD
  • Apply changes in the Optics tool and switch to other tools without loss of image sharpness
  • Experience a smooth, crash-free migration from Luminar 4 even if the Looks folder is inaccessible
  • Achieve a realistic background blend when adding your custom Objects in PNG format using Augmented Sky AI
  • …And more! We hope you enjoy the steadier and smoother experience.

On both Windows & macOS:

  • No more artifacts visible on darker photos when applying Skin AI
  • No more halo artifacts after working with Erase canvas after Sky Objects are placed
  • Achieve a perfect composition with CompositionAI and use the Vignette tool without crashes

We hope you love the improvements! We’re working hard to make Luminar AI more enjoyable and more comfortable to use for all Luminar AI artists with each new version. Stay tuned for future updates.

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