Luminar 2018

Make perfect photos in less time


Luminar is a universal all-in-one photo app designed to offer everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing. With adaptive workspaces that match styles of shooting and with over 100 presets, Luminar speeds up the photo editing workflow to deliver great results in less time.

17 Reviews
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  • Ira Sknar
    Ira Sknarphotos are my passion

    Super cool Sun Rays filter and... well all the other filters too)


    Waiting for the promised digital asset tool

    There are two main thins I like - the easiness to use and the advanced result. As I'm a beginner in photography the usability of the tool is very important to me, presets are also of the big help for a fast and easy to achieve result. And there are also layers - just awesome! I am changing the exact parts of a picture I want, without ruining the rest! Definitely recommend to try!

    Ira Sknar has used this product for one week.
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  • Pros: 

    Intuitive, Infectious, Inspiring, Intelligent, Integral, INGENIOUS!


    There will always be tweaks here and there. I have both the mac and pc versions and love them both!

    Luminar has forever changed the way I make photos. I used to have difficulty getting the image from my head to the screen. Luminar is so simple, yet so powerful that it no longer is a problem. Edits happen quick and furiously. The muse has never been easier to court. Thank you Team Skylum! You've rocked my creative world!!

    A.d. Wheeler has used this product for one month.
  • Jim Nix
    Jim NixTravel photographer, photo educator.

    Powerful, flexible, intuitive



    The most adaptable, powerful and fun photo editor there is, you can use Luminar 2018 to quickly create stunning photographs. Great for all skill levels, a lengthy list of powerful filters, and an intuitive UI make this a great product.

    Jim Nix has used this product for one month.
  • Mark Bennett
    Mark BennettHost, All Things Photography podcast

    Easy to use, keeps a clean interface.


    Big change from how other programs work — not its fault, since it's not trying to be other programs, but something users should be aware of.

    I'll be conducting a more thorough review in my podcast All Things Photography, but I showed it to my daughter and she already bought herself a copy! That's gotta be a good review right there, because she is not a computer nerdy person (but she is a very good photographer).

    Mark Bennett has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Intuitive, creative, fun!



    I love Luminar 2018 and have lot of fun using it.

    Especially now that there is a Windows version available.

    Great software for making your photos even more interesting with intuitive and easy to use interface.

    Plus, there is a lot of predefined filters so you can use one of them as a start point and tweak them a little bit to get your own version of color correction.

    Hope you will enjoy half as much I do!

    Nemanja Sekulic has used this product for one week.
  • Alex Hauk
    Alex HaukFreelance Marketing Manager & Event Tech

    With passion developed software with a fair price, very interesting tools influenced by the users needs


    It is not finishedyet, looking forward to the organizing tool, to really get an competitor to Lightroom

    I honestly recommend this up coming product because it works very well and I really don't like to be dependent to one big Adobe system which you doesn't own but monthly pay. In combination with Affinity Photo, for me LUMINAR 2018 is a powerful alternative to Lightroom & Photoshop in the future. I'm very excited about this little revolution in the market :)

    Alex Hauk has used this product for one week.
  • Jorge Císcar
    Jorge CíscarTravel & Landscape photographer

    Save a lot of time and get te best results


    Just being a little bit faster and adding some features like HDR and pano stitching

    It changed completely my workflow and made me save a lot of time. I moved from Nik Color Efex to Luminar and the change was excellent, much more powerful than Nik one.

    If you want to see my full review you can check my website: (only in spanish, sorry!)

    Jorge Císcar has used this product for one month.
  • Laurie Rubin
    Laurie RubinSenior Education Manager, Macphun

    Wonderful new filters including the capability to use LUTs


    Waiting for Digital Asset Management solution (which should be next year)

    Luminar just keeps getting better and this one is no exception! New filters and new tools enable me to use Luminar as a standalone application. I am very happy with how fast and easy Luminar is to use and I can get the professional results that I'm looking for.

    Laurie Rubin has used this product for one month.
  • David Watts Jr.
    David Watts Jr.Photographer

    Great results quickly!


    Nothing at the moment

    Upgraded to Luminar 2018 and have been really happy. Using it on a Mac. Performance is better than previous version. Great new filters. Most of all, its just the fact that I can get great results faster than with other such programs. I don't have tons of time to edit my photos, so I need to be efficient and effective, and Luminar helps me do exactly that.

    David Watts Jr. has used this product for one month.
  • Natalie Pustovit
    Natalie PustovitAffiliate Marketer

    Adaptive UI, tons of controls, powerful RAW engine.


    Catalogue module.

    Excited about the updates to come!

    Natalie Pustovit has used this product for one week.
  • Ivan  Kutanin
    Ivan KutaninWe will we will rock you!

    RAW support and opening, Sunrays!



    Love this app, sunrays are cool! really spectacular things can be made with it!

    Ivan Kutanin has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Like new features!


    I liked new features!

    It's cool that WINDOWS version!

    I recommend to friends and everyone!

    Oleg Sadovyi has used this product for one week.
  • Lynne Pariseau
    Lynne PariseauAlways looks for photo editing programs

    Easy to use, great results !


    Still a few issues to iron out

    Super product. It’s about to become my go-to editor as soon as the DAM is complete.

    Lynne Pariseau has used this product for one year.
  • Faraz Ahmad
    Faraz AhmadGraphic Designer

    Beautiful Photo Editor


    It is already improved for me.

    Love editing photos with luminar 2018. I have used some previous editions too, but this one is awesome.

    Faraz Ahmad has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    I like simplicity, and creative functions


    in the next update, I would like to see an improved picture in the import and organization of the photos.

    Luminar is one of the best software I have ever worked with. turns your photos into true images from another world. Simple and intuitive to work with.

    Rúben Borralho has used this product for one month.
  • Sudhir Kumar Sharma
    Sudhir Kumar SharmaSr. Project Manager

    Speed and simplicity


    Not much

    What's the difference between the current version and the previous one?

    Sudhir Kumar Sharma has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    It makes me look really good.


    Not found any yet.

    Extraordinary photo editing software.

    George Maciver has used this product for one week.