Luminar 3

Photo editing app with AI built in


The most innovative photo editor made for everyone. With Luminar 3 photo editing can be fun and simple. Over 100 editing features, plus a suite of fast AI-powered technologies under the hood will make any photo stand out while a new Library feature lets you organize, find and rate your images easily.

16 Reviews
Alex Balabanov
 +48 reviews
  • Pros: 

    User friendly, great result, looks cool


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    Instantly! In just one moment I had access to all the photos on my Mac. And it made me realize that there are folders and shoots I thought I got read of years ago.

    I've used Luminar before so I'm kinda used to its editing power (AI filters and LUTs are my favorite) but that libraries thing completely blew my mind. Great job!

    Iryna Sknar has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    AI powered editing tools, easy to use, sync edit adjustments, smart support team


    Updated version looks good, but has lots of things to be fixed

    New Luminar with Libraries is GREAT! Thank you folks at Skylum for the awesome product! For sure, it is not perfect with the first libraries release, but looks like a perfect Lightroom alternative in the nearest future.

    Asia Kolisnichenko has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Easy to use interface, AI Accent, Sky Enhancer


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    It's amazing how quickly you can get stunning results in so little time.

    I love the feature that you can apply presets straight in the libraries to many photos at a time. Really useful and saves a ton of time.

    Alexandra Riabtsun has used this product for one day.
  • Diana Clark
    Diana ClarkI love to inspire and help others

    Dozens of features, photo filters and presets.


    Have found none.

    Luminar 3 proven to be not only the easiest photo editing tool I have ever used but also a perfect Photo Management software, owing to brand new DAM technology.

    Diana Clark has used this product for one day.
  • Evgeny Tchebotarev
    Evgeny TchebotarevBased in Tokyo

    Innovative tools, thinking about the future, moving fast, and really focused on the community.


    Sometimes can be a bit buggy (fixes have been coming pretty fast), and slow (although need to test it on a faster than a 2014 laptop).

    Been using it for a while, and love seeing progress over last several months.

    Evgeny Tchebotarev has used this product for one month.
  • Alex Balabanov
    Alex BalabanovThat marketing guy at Balabanov & Co

    Luminar is intuitive and I particularly like the embedded filters collection, they match my taste quite a lot


    It's somewhat sluggish around large (1000+) collections of RAWs

    It's way easier and faster to produce a vivid web-ready image with Luminar compared to my Lightroom Classic experience

    Alex Balabanov has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Intuitive user interface

    Multiple looks in one click

    AI and Sunrays smart filters

    30-day trial available. No credit card required


    Sometimes It takes a long time to show previews for looks for RAW files

    Luminar is very helpful app to make photos from my trips much better. Mostly I use just several filters: Accent AI, Saturation, Sky enhancer, Highlight/shadows. Few sliders - and my photos from amateur camera looks like a pro ones))

    Alexandr Romanenko has used this product for one year.
  • Kevin La Rue
    Kevin La RueVP, Int'l Bus Dev, Skylum

    Gorgeous UI, fast results, but superb "under-the-hood" power and creative possibilities!


    None really

    I've been using Luminar as a RAW photo editor since it came out in 2016 and it just keeps getting better and better. This latest version is a fantastic step forward with even more advanced AI-powered tools, cool and instant-on "Looks", and of course the new library. I've been pleasantly surprised by the visual presentation of my photos - really sweet - and the performance is astounding. Luminar has been my go-to photo editor for years, and now it's my go-to photo manager. Skylum's commitment to making this the best, most enjoyable photo manager/editor in the world is obvious. Goodbye Lightroom!

    Kevin La Rue has used this product for one month.
  • Randy Wachs
    Randy WachsConsultant

    Great potential.


    This is not a production release in my opinion. A plethora of usability and resource issues. Feels much more like a beta than a 3.X release.

    I purchased this before the release with the hope of finding a viable LR alternative. Luminar 2018 was at least stable and had some positive editing features. The Skylar forums are filled with frustrated Mac and Windows users from date of release onward. My advice, wait and see how a dot release (or two!) come out before spending money and time.

    Randy Wachs has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    It's great to have access to all my photos, and synchronize the edits on multiple photos, speeds up the process


    Can be a bit slow to load (although it's promised to be fixed in future updates)

    Overall great product for photographers of different levels. Love the new features, and hope we will see more updates soon.

    Marina Ponomaryova has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Easy to use. All edits stays within Luminar, no need to import your photos.


    Preset thumbnail loading speed

    Great product! At last I can organize all my photos and find them at one place

    Sabina Rosenbrand has used this product for one year.
  • Olivier Hamel
    Olivier HamelCo-founder @Prodibi

    Great product, great team, great AI, and no subscription



    An excellent photo editing app for all users

    Olivier Hamel has used this product for one year.
  • Dmytro Bilash
    Dmytro BilashCo-founder in CaptainGrowth

    extremely fast and powerful editor


    cool and mature product. I don't see any cons

    It's the must have product for photo lovers and professionals

    Dmytro Bilash has used this product for one week.
  • Chema
    ChemaFounder @yclascom @openclassifieds

    Great tools easy interface


    does not work in ubuntu

    It's an amazing piece of software for photographers. But does not work in Linux. That's a big issue for me, would not mind paying it at all.

    Chema has used this product for one month.
  • Eddy Kinol
    Eddy KinolLandscape Photographer / shop owner

    A lot of filters, A new Library, fast editing


    that's a great product, no cons

    I used it as a standalone, as a plugin, it works very well

    Eddy Kinol has used this product for one month.
  • keithGeorgePhotography
    keithGeorgePhotographyI love nature and wildlife photography

    Love this product And use it all the time.


    Still needs a few added features to compete with current products on the market

    I use luminar 3 for all my photo editing and love it! Before that I was using the older luminar with an older DAM.

    keithGeorgePhotography has used this product for one year.