Luminar Neo (V1.0.4)

Luminar Neo is the flagship photo editor from Skylum, the company who brought you Luminar AI and Aurora HDR. On a side note Luminar are also based in Ukraine and have sadly been heavily impacted by the war but to my knowledge they continue to improve the Skylum lineup and have actually managed to deliver two updates (Luminar AI 1.5.2 and Luminar Neo 1.0.4).

Luminar Neo is the flagship product for Skylum and is an evolution to the Luminar AI product. Luminar AI was built to be easy to use and help people get the best out of their images as quickly and simply as possible however, this meant that within the underlying architecture a number of decisions needed to be made which affected the ability of Luminar AI to be expanded and to complete more advanced functions like layering, introduction of more powerful AI tools and so on within there being a signficant impact on performance.

Given that Luminar AI was designed for people who wanted to get quick and easy results for their photos, Skylum developed Luminar Neo as an alternative for those who wanted to take advantage of more advanced AI features, use layers and to have more technical control over their images. This was done by rebuilding Luminar Neo from the ground up to utilize a different underlying engine, and to be more performant and flexible for those wanting more advanced editing capabilities.

Skylum have released update V1.0.4 which includes the following:

  • Use Smart Objects in Luminar Neo as a Photoshop plugin
  • Connect more smoothly to Luminar Share
  • Get better visibility with a more distinct color for masking 

On top of that, we’ve caught and fixed more than 13 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. We’ve worked hard to deliver this update to you from Ukraine, so please enjoy!

Bug fixes

  • Close Develop Raw tool and don’t experience delay on further editing
  • Sync and load an image in single image view and see the correct aspect ratio
  • Add Loaded DCP from DNG files to the Recent part of the camera profile drop-down without a hitch
  • Resources are cleaned up smoothly after deleting an image
  • Work with Iris Flare on large images
  • Delete and reinstall Luminar Neo (or renew from a reserve copy in the Time Machine app) without experiencing issues with the Catalog tab, and retaining most of the options of the main menu
  • Add TIFF files without experiencing crashes
  • Smoothly select another image before you’ve finished applying edits
  • Apply Crop or Rotate to your image without misplacing layer transform coordinates
  • See background image changes that reflect the applied edits
  • Revert crop edits to original without displacing brushing tools
  • See the Luminar Neo icon in the dialog window in the Photos extension

Windows

Now you can: 

  • Use Smart Objects in Luminar Neo as a Photoshop plugin
  • Connect more smoothly to Luminar Share
  • Get better visibility with a more distinct color for masking 

On top of that, we’ve caught and fixed more than 13 bugs that could lead to unexpected results. We’ve worked hard to deliver this update to you from Ukraine, so please enjoy!

Bug fixes

  • Close Develop Raw tool and don’t experience delay on further editing
  • Sync and load an image in single image view and see the correct aspect ratio
  • Add Loaded DCP from DNG files to the Recent part of the camera profile drop-down without a hitch
  • Resources are cleaned up smoothly after deleting an image
  • Work with Iris Flare on large images
  • Revert to the original image and have cached resources deleted as expected
  • Smoothly launch Luminar Neo: Luminar Neo now checks for redistribution files and installs them automatically, avoiding a crash on launch
  • Log in through a Google, Facebook, Apple ID, or Microsoft account without launching in trial mode

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