Luminar 4 is an innovative editing app that makes creating photo art simple and enjoyable. Artists all over the world use Luminar 4 to elevate their photography. Join them and discover one-click adjustments, an intuitive interface, and creative tools powered by Artificial Intelligence. Spend less time editing and focus on what you really love.


Replace Dull Skies in One Click
The smart AI Sky Replacement tool precisely detects the sky in your photo. Replace boring skies with a collection of custom skies provided in Luminar, or upload your own. Your sky can be cloudy, sunny, or even star-filled — now you’re in charge of the weather!

Unleash Your Creativity into the Sky
The brand-new AI Augmented Sky lets you place any object in the sky of your photo. Be it a bird, a plane, some clouds or even a thunderbolt - any element will blend seamlessly and look as if it’s always been there! Add a touch of something extra to your landscapes or unleash your creativity to the fullest and create fantastic worlds.

Achieve Portrait Perfection in Seconds
Enhance the natural beauty of your portraits with unique and revolutionary tools, no masking required. AI Portrait Enhancer lights up and slims faces, removes dark circles and red eyes, improves lip color, defines brows and more. AI Shine Removal easily restores overshined patches of skin. AI Skin Enhancer smooths skin and removes blemishes while keeping a natural skin texture.

Improve Your Image in Seconds
Make dozens of essential adjustments in one move of a slider. Instantly improve a photo with Accent AI and get realistic, natural results.

Create a Mood with Instant Looks
Luminar provides built-in styles for every taste and need. Choose from over 60 Looks for any photography genre to fulfill your artistic vision. Or download hundreds of Looks from the Luminar Marketplace to create a brand-new atmosphere in your photos without wasting time.

Brighten a Photo with Sun Rays
Add a realistic source of sunlight and move it around your image. Watch volumetric sunbeams magically seep between objects such as trees and buildings.

Add Striking Textures
Along with colors, scenery, and technique, textures have a dramatic impact on your end result. Use this visual design element to make your photos truly stand out.

Luminar 4 has an elegant, immersive UI for easily browsing and rating images.
Moreover, you can synchronize all your edits across photos, folders, and collections. Spend time on creativity, not on tiresome editing!



* Work with RAW images (support for 1000+ cameras)
* Import and export all standard formats including PNG, TIFF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PSD, PDF
* Share to Mail, Messages, and SmugMug
* Adjust exposure, clarity, contrast, highlights, and shadows
* Use masking options to retouch specific areas
* Save and modify your own Looks
* Erase unwanted objects
* Organize and rate your photos for easy management
* Enjoy 100+ powerful tools and features for creative and professional editing to create striking photos

Start a 7-day free trial of Luminar 4, choose a monthly or annual subscription, or buy it as a one-time purchase.

A subscription gives you access to all Luminar tools and features. Plus, you’ll receive special Creative Extras on a regular basis. These extras include sky packs, textures, Looks, and more content to inspire your creativity.

Please note that extra content is available only for subscribers.

A purchase will be applied to your iTunes account.
Subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled within 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can cancel it anytime with your iTunes account settings.
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What’s New

Version 4.3.2

Big Sur support: smooth exports!

Great news, Luminar and Aurora now support Big Sur! Since updating to Big Sur on November 12th, some of our macOS users have been reporting that our products crash on export. We're happy to announce that we've fixed the issue. You can now smoothly export your photos and share them with the world. Thank you for your feedback and patience, and we hope you enjoy using our products!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

cklarue ,

Spread Your Creative Wings!

Luminar 4 is a pretty special app. Sure, it's got all the necessary editing goodies you need to correct things and enhance your photos, but the creative tools and AI-powered tools really set Luminar apart.

I've had a lot of fun with instant Sky Replacements, Sunrays and other filters like Mystical, Matte, Glow and B&W Conversions. Their take on presets - what Skylum calls "Looks" is also great.

Bottom line - for the money, Luminar 4 is a solid investment for almost anyone. It's easy to learn and use for new photographers, über-creative, and powerful enough for Pros - esp. since it can be used as a plug-in to Adobe and Apple tools. Recommended!

Developer Response ,

We are happy to hear that you enjoy using our app!

Flightguy2 ,

No plug-in support from subscription version

UPDATE: After working with tech support, they were quick to get me a solution that allowed me to have the plug-ins working despite having bought the subscription version that does not include it. I would have preferred to have not had the issue at all but they were incredibly fast and helpful in finding a solution for me and that I greatly appreciated.

I originally downloaded the trial version of the application from the Skylum website and decided I liked it and the Lightroom plug-in was of the most interest to me. I ended up deciding that instead of just activating that version that I would switch to the annual subscription model through the app store for the "added features." So I uninstalled the original version and reinstalled the version from the app store and subscibed only to find out there was no option availabe to me to install the Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins. Even tried re-installing multiple times to no avail. Should have just paid the one time price and got what I acutally wanted.

Developer Response ,

Glad that we were able to help! Enjoy Luminar 4!

dreamsofinsomnia ,


I am a professional graphic designer and run several businesses dealing with advertising, stock photography, signs, and more. This program is a big time saver. In Corel I have to write scripts and save them and it is a pain and time consuming. A few clicks and boom. The interface is easy to use and understand. Very simple and easy. Price is a bit high and some of the add ons cost a bit much but you can make your own. As a graphic designer and photographer this program is a life saver. The object removal could be a slight bit better but other than that no complaint.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your awesome feedback! We're happy you're enjoying Luminar 4 app. And we're doing our best to get better and better with every update!

App Privacy

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Skylum Software Usa, Inc.
457.8 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Luminar Monthly Subscription $8.99
  2. Luminar Annual Subscription $49.99
  3. One-time purchase $89.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.