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Skylum Luminar Neo
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Skylum Luminar Neo Reviews & Product Details

Skylum Luminar Neo Overview
What is Skylum Luminar Neo?

Skylum Liminar combines traditional photo editing tools with AI enhancements. The Skylum Luminar photo editing software lets users access AI enhancements to help them with things like atmospheric balance, structure, facial symmetry, skin enhancements, and so much more. Templates are also available to help bring life to images and offer extensive features that include cropping, adjustment, and retouching tools, background and filter settings, and image layer enhancements. It’s an excellent option for beginners and is available with no subscription cost

Company Skylum
Year founded 2009
Company size 51-200 employees
Headquarters Bellevue, Washington, United States
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Skylum Luminar Neo Product Details
Capabilities
AI
Segment
Small Business
Mid Market
Enterprise
Deployment Cloud / SaaS / Web-Based, Desktop Mac, Desktop Windows
Training Documentation
Languages English
Skylum Luminar Neo Pros and Cons
Pros
  • Endless AI enhancements for easier editing
  • Excellent ease of use for beginners
  • No subscription cost to worry about
  • Range of background and filter settings
  • Exclusive filters and image layer enhancements
Cons
  • Cloning tool can be problematic
  • Not the best for organization
Skylum Luminar Neo Features
3D Editing
Automatic Adjustments
Background Removal
Batch Processing
Brush Tools
Clone Stamp
Color Correction
Cropping
Custom Brushes
Face Recognition
Filters and Effects
Gradient Editor
HDR Imaging
Healing Tools
Image Resizing
Layer Management
Lens Correction
Masking
Metadata Editing
Noise Reduction
Panorama Stitching
Perspective Correction
Photo Enhancement
Red Eye Removal
Support for RAW Files
Templates
Text Overlay
Undo/Redo
Vector Drawing
Watermarking
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Last updated: June 19, 2024
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80 Skylum Luminar Neo Reviews
4.3 out of 5
Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Apr 28, 2021
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Overall Rating:
3.5
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"Intuitive and great for quick photo edits"
What do you like best about Skylum Luminar Neo?

I love the easy automatic features that Luminar has like sky replacement. It makes photo editing very simple and quick especially for those who are not skilled in Illustrator or other photo editing apps.

What do you dislike about Skylum Luminar Neo?

Had some difficulty connecting the plug in and getting the app to start working with my PC

What problems is Skylum Luminar Neo solving and how is that benefiting you?

Very quick, innovative photo editing. Used it for editing client photos and event photos for our social media usage.

Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Jan 02, 2022
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Overall Rating:
2.5
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"User friendly tools"
What do you like best about Skylum Luminar Neo?

We can organize our photos and also edit with various designs and colors.

What do you dislike about Skylum Luminar Neo?

The quality of the image and graphics. No

What problems is Skylum Luminar Neo solving and how is that benefiting you?

Graphics for a Marketing campaign.

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Aug 03, 2020
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Overall Rating:
2.5
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"Fantastic editing interface"
What do you like best about Skylum Luminar Neo?

The price is superb, the interface is streamlined and makes workflow smooth. I enjoy the ERASE feature and the portrait and sky editing modes.

What do you dislike about Skylum Luminar Neo?

The AI uses a lot of power and causes delays and site lags. A mobile version should be developed. When downloading and importing my photos, there is a glitch whereby I then have duplicates I don't need/want.

What problems is Skylum Luminar Neo solving and how is that benefiting you?

I am able to edit any image! I love the clone and stamp tools, and am able to produce high quality marketing images and flyers. The quality of Luminar software is superb, with minor fixes. All in all, I think that Luminar is pretty equivocal to photoshop or other editing softwares.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jan 06, 2022
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Overall Rating:
2.0
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"Good software -- poor customer experience"
What do you like best about Skylum Luminar Neo?

The Luminar technology is very good. It helps save time and increases your creative efforts with photography. For instance, the sky swap feature in Luminar AI is excellent.

What do you dislike about Skylum Luminar Neo?

Unfortunately, the way that Skylum (the vendor behind Luminar) does business is awful for several reasons. One, when you buy a lifetime license for Luminar, you expect that it will receive ongoing development. Well, soon enough, they'll discontinue the product you just purchased and release a "new" product so that you have to buy the new version to benefit from ongoing development. This is very disingenuous. Two, as another user pointed out, Skylum operates like a marketing agency rather than a software vendor. You'll be bombarded by marketing emails, and worse, annoying "offers" every time you run Luminar. The app appears to have the option to disable those ads, but the disable option "conveniently" does not work. Third, you can suggest improvements in the Luminar user forum but those suggestions are ignored and any critical commentary (which would help further the product and the user experience) is not well received by Skylum.

What problems is Skylum Luminar Neo solving and how is that benefiting you?

I've been able to replace skies in photos quickly and otherwise boost the creative effect in photos.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jun 12, 2020
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Overall Rating:
2.0
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"Some Exciting Features"
What do you like best about Skylum Luminar Neo?

Luminar has been around for a bit, and their newest release as of this writing, Luminar 4, has a pretty spectacular AI sky exchange engine that works really well. It let's you easily swap out your boring sky with a more exciting/dramatic sky to give your photos an extra oomph. Beyond that it also has the regular photo processing tools that will get you where you need to go. As a whole Luminar is a pretty good tool that has a lot to offer.

What do you dislike about Skylum Luminar Neo?

Luminar seems to draw heavily from your computer resources. When I was using Luminar 4, I noticed that just starting up the software made my computer fans kick on, and it pretty much stayed at top speed the whole time I was using it. The software is also rather slow and lacks responsiveness, so it takes a few seconds to respond every time you change anything. Definitely slows down the workflow.

What problems is Skylum Luminar Neo solving and how is that benefiting you?

Photo processing. The sky exchange was pretty cool, but I didn't really realize any benefit beyond what I would get in Lightroom/Photoshop.

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