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Luminar Neo transforms into a one-stop creative editing platform with the release of 7 Extensions by the end of 2022, next one being Noiseless AI.

NEW YORK, NY – August 16, 2022 — Skylum’s biggest commitment is to develop Luminar Neo as a one-stop platform for creative photo editing. Setting a new mark for Skylum’s future, Extensions are the natural continuation of the new vision for Luminar Neo. By the end of 2022, Skylum is going to release 7 Extensions in total, following the HDR Merge release in July and the upcoming Noiseless AI release in August, with an additional 4 in November and 1 in December. Skylum is also adding a more flexible payment solution, introducing a subscription for Luminar Neo and all the Extensions that will be released during the subscription period. Early bird subscribers can benefit from a better price. All the Extensions of 2022 are also available to Luminar Neo lifetime license owners as a package in a preorder deal.

Learn more about Luminar NEO and Noiseless AI

You can use the coupon code CANONRUMORS to save on yearly subscriptions.

Luminar Neo as a one-stop platform

Skylum is fulfilling the main vision for Luminar Neo — for it to become a one-stop creative platform for photographers. Luminar Neo’s platform will aid Luminar Artists in their growth and content creation. By the end of 2022 there will be 7 Extensions added in Luminar Neo that will make editing photos even more satisfying, with Noiseless AI coming on August 30th, and the next four announced in September and October, plus an extra special one announced and delivered in December. Noiseless AI is the second Extension of the series, that provides seamless noise reduction based on AI technologies to your photo.

To regularly receive all the Extensions for the best value Skylum is introducing a more flexible pricing and product purchasing model. Luminar Neo will be available both as a standalone purchase, as well as a subscription, with paid extensions. The Pro Monthly or Yearly subscription, available from August 16th 2022, will include the Luminar Neo app, plus all the Extensions that will come out during the subscription period. Lifetime license and the 2022 Extensions Pack for those who are not keen on subscriptions are also available.

In the meantime, Luminar Neo will continue to have regular free performance and feature updates, because we’re committed to delivering the best possible editing experience to you. The long-awaited Clone & Stamp tool will be delivered to Luminar Neo by the end of September.

Meeting the needs of photographers

The addition of Extensions is a natural continuation of Luminar Neo’s innovative problem-solving path, as the app is already providing creative solutions for common editing issues with such features as Sky AI, and many others. For example, Sky AI transforms a gray sky that is bringing down the photo’s mood into an exciting and vivid centerpiece of your photo. Relight AI makes sure your photo is well-lit and takes into account the photo’s depth with clever AI algorithms. Masking objects is easy with AI that detects and masks up to nine separate elements in your photo. This is all possible thanks to Luminar Neo’s brand-new engine that gives the app an unlimited number of opportunities to get more editing tools and power into the hands of creatives.

“This year, Luminar is coming to its full potential, becoming a platform, therefore we’re not releasing the new version of it, and keep bringing improvements to the existing product. Photographers can now get more superpowers for their creativity and superb image quality, with our new professional AI extensions.” — Evgen Kushnirchuk, CPO of Skylum

The next big thing — Noiseless AI

The flexibility of Luminar Neo’s new engine allows it to deliver a new Extension — Noiseless AI, the second Extension released for Luminar Neo. It is an AI-based pro level tool that helps reduce the noise level on an image. Built-in algorithms allow to achieve higher quality results, and new control options let retain even more precision over results. Noiseless AI is designed for raw images, but works just as well with non-raw image formats. Thanks to the smart neural networks Noiseless AI removes noise, but retains all the high-quality details on the photo. Based on deep photo analysis Noiseless AI will determine the level of noise of the photo and will suggest one of three noise reduction options — Low, Middle, or High that artists can apply in a click, or adjust the noise reduction levels manually. Furthermore, the 3 additional sliders, Luminosity, Color, and Details, give even more control over the results.

Luminar Artists now won’t have to compromise on ISO (the adjustable sensitivity of your camera to light) when capturing photos, it’s possible to set a higher ISO rendering an image brighter without fear of too much noise. Plus, there’s no need for meticulous close ups in attempts to evenly mask up the noise area, as one click of a button gets rid of the noise level throughout the photo.

The announcements of the next Extensions will be coming soon. Four more extensions will be delivered in November, and one in December.

Preorder for a better price

Noiseless AI will be released on August 30. It can be acquired with the Luminar Neo Pro Monthly or Yearly subscription, or purchased as part of the 2022 Extensions pack. The Pro Monthly or Yearly subscription is available from August 16th 2022, and includes Luminar Neo and all the extensions that will be released during the subscription period. By subscribing during the yearly bird stage, Luminar Artists get the best price possible for the first subscription year.

Availability

The Luminar Neo Noiseless AI extension will be released on August 30. You can find out pricing here, and Skylum offers a 30-day money-back guarantee from the time of shipping. Noiseless AI works only as an Extension within Luminar Neo.

To learn more about Luminar Neo and sign up for updates, visit http://skylum.com/luminar-neo.

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xps

EOS R
Oct 19, 2011
1,023
129
Middle Europe
Not cheap, still when you own Luminar AI (149€) for lifetime. HDR Merge I got for free as an Luminar AI owner.
HDR Merge creats some interesting white shiny corona effects on small details. I´ve to switch to other Programs - dependend on which photos you will have to get a HDR effect on.
 

neurorx

EOS RP
May 12, 2015
217
168
I purchased Neo and their established membership for the templates etc. I am disappointed to see that I will have to purchase another subscription for a product that I thought was being purchased as a single investment.
 
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Tremotino

EOS 90D
Jan 23, 2018
143
99
Munich
This program is a Scam.
Yes. Sadly it's true.

I bought Luminar AI and Luminar Neo and they are both EXTREMELY slow by design on my macbook pro from 2020.
They have over the years not understood to use the GPU for image editing. Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Affinity Photo works just marvelous on my macbook.

If you contact the support you get just random nonsense answers. Just check the Skylum forum for how many complaints there are related to slow editing.
If you want to edit 10MP jpgs than fine, go for Luminar Neo but if you are an Amateur or a Professional and want to edit raw images Luminar is a waste of time.

I do regret have bought this shit software!


Sadly but true Skylum is a scam.

It makes me sad that canonrumors is promoting such a scam.
 
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R1-7D

EOS RP
Jun 25, 2012
790
139
Canada
Both Luminar AI and Neo are broken on Mac computers using M-series processors; certain "Looks" or "Templates" produce artifacting when applied to an image, resulting in the edit being useless. Skylum is well aware of the problem; they were alerted shortly after the initial release of M1 computers, with dozens of people lodging complaints and filing bug reports. To this day Skylum has not addressed the problem. Instead, they continue to over-hype and market their buggy software to unsuspecting purchasers on every platform/website they can. It's disgusting.

Skylum's own forums are rife with unhappy customers. Go check it out before spending your cash on these products.
 
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AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
10,115
16,148
Both Luminar AI and Neo are broken on Mac computers using M-series processors; certain "Looks" or "Templates" produce artifacting when applied to an image, resulting in the edit being useless. Skylum is well aware of the problem; they were alerted shortly after the initial release of M1 computers, with dozens of people lodging complaints and filing bug reports. To this day Skylum has not addressed the problem. Instead, they continue to over-hype and market their buggy software to unsuspecting purchasers on every platform/website they can. It's disgusting.

Skylum's own forums are rife with unhappy customers. Go check it out before spending your cash on these products.
My new MacBook Air with the M2 makes PS, Topaz and DxO fly compared with my older Intel-based MacBook Pro.
 
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entoman

wildlife photography
May 8, 2015
1,191
1,433
UK
Both Luminar AI and Neo are broken on Mac computers using M-series processors; certain "Looks" or "Templates" produce artifacting when applied to an image, resulting in the edit being useless.
I use Topaz DeNoise AI, which is generally excellent on Mac with i7 processor, but it does randomly throw up strange artefacts. It affects about 5% of edits when editing RAWs and outputting as TIFFs. The artefacts take the form of large soft-edged rectangles, which can appear anywhere on the image. Editing the original image again, using identical settings, usually but not always produces a "normal" image without the artefacts. I can't batch process with the program, as I have to check every image individually to make sure the artefacts aren't present.

After reading your post, I'm left wondering whether these weird artefacts are just a fact of life with AI noise-reduction programs?
 
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LesC

EOS RP
CR Pro
I wont be spending any more money on Luminar products. Always over promise and under deliver. 'Extensions' is just a money making scam. Can't see it beating Topaz for noise removal either.
 
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-pekr-

EOS R5
CR Pro
Ah, mighty Luminar. Because I was not able or willing to master PS for simple photo manipulation, I went thru many SW options - on1, Topaz, Nik collection, Zoner, Luminar and Exposure.

I particularly liked on1 plugins, later on they have tried to do a RAW editor and first two years, I almost gave up. I tried to switch to Liminar back at the time of version 2, IIRc. Then there was supposed to be revolutionary version 3 or 4, can't even remember. Then AI, then Neo. I have bough each of them and could not get it working fast, consistently, or waiting for promissed features. They were also banning critical user voices.

Tried to install latest version, and their UI is maybe simple, but still messy. In that regards, on1 got their act together and they are very solid LR competition for those not wanting Adobe subscription. Don't get me wrong, in terms of our studio, my wife still uses LR + PS combo, but Luminar, for both of us - no way ...
 
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Hector1970

EOS R
CR Pro
Mar 22, 2012
1,459
958
No more money from me for Luminar. So many dead ends . Neo I’m sure will soon be replaced by another. Hard sells on templates/ skies etc. For me nothing compares to Photoshop.
 
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DrToast

EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Mar 10, 2016
67
153
I have yet to see noise reduction software that I prefer to just accepting the noise and keeping the detail.
 
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dirtyvu

EOS 90D
Jan 7, 2019
153
115
I bought Luminar AI after seeing all the cool videos on Youtube only to find out it ran like trash even on my fully specced PC. It took YEARS before they finally got Luminar AI to run decently. Actually, I'm not sure if it was Luminar or me upgrading my PC to the latest 2022 equipment... No way would I risk money on Luminar Neo.
 

ColorBlindBat

EOS 90D
CR Pro
Aug 30, 2018
100
41
And here I thought it was my mental facilities failing me. After Luminar AI I gave up on their products.

With as poor as people are rating it, I wonder if whatever compensation Craig is receiving is worth the damage to both his and this site's reputation.
 
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