Luminar Neo - AI Photo Editor 4+

Easy-to-use Generative AI


    • 4.5 • 430 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Luminar Neo is a powerful photo editor that effortlessly levels up your editing capabilities with next-generation AI-powered tools. Work with RAW files, apply stunning photo effects, enhance your photos, use creative filters and much more. Enjoy creating spectacular photos with ease!

Pushing the boundaries of innovation, Luminar Neo introduces generative AI technologies designed to streamline photographers’ challenges with scene manipulation, removing unwanted objects and expanding the canvas of a photo. Explore new ways to experiment, play with your photos and bring your ideas to life.

Luminar Neo is based on a new engine designed to accomplish any creative task with maximum performance and flexibility. Experience leading-edge AI technologies, a flexible workflow and high-quality editing results.

Luminar Neo works as a plugin in Apple Photos, Lightroom, Photoshop.

* GenErase — eliminate distractions, while seamlessly filling the gaps with AI-generated textures and elements that match the surrounding area
* GenExpand — extend the boundaries of your photos with realistic AI-generated visuals, adding a new dimension to the original images
* GenSwap – effortlessly replace specific elements in your photos with AI-generated visuals that integrate with the rest of your image.
* Sky AI — replace the sky automatically
* Accent AI — apply automatic content-aware image enhancements
* Studio Light — replicate lighting effects normally achieved with expensive studio equipment
* Neon and Glow — add captivating lighting effects and effortlessly blend neon elements in your photos
* Skin AI — automatically detect and remove skin imperfections while preserving pores, texture and hair
* Body AI — remove or add volume to a subject’s midsection
* Supercontrast — precisely adjust tonal contrast in different tonal ranges independently
* Atmosphere AI — realistically simulate weather effects like fog, mist and haze, using content-aware 2D to 3D depth reconstruction
* Sunrays — realistically emulate solar illumination and effects
* Portrait Bokeh AI — simulate bokeh in portrait photos based on image depth reconstruction
* Face AI — retouch facial features
* Golden Hour — emulate the golden light of sunset
* Details — bring crystal clear sharpness and details
* Relight AI — emulate a 3D light source (flash), allowing you to relight the scene in post-production

[Flexible workflow]

Use layers for unlimited creativity
Apply any tool to any layer
Apply all tools in any order, as many times as you wish
Give each tool and layer its own unique mask
Modify any previous editing steps as you wish
Use RAW files as layers
Save all image adjustments in a Preset and use it multiple times on other images in a click
Enjoy non-destructive editing that allows you to make changes to an image without losing its original information

[High-quality image editing]

A high-quality color processing engine supports a high bit depth per pixel
Precise color handling without dynamic range clipping in tools
Every tool was developed with the involvement of professional photographers and designers to be sure we deliver high-quality technology

[And even more helpful functionality]

Work with raw images (support for 1000+ cameras)
Save and modify your own Presets
Copy and Paste adjustments on multiple images for faster processing
Use lens correction to offset imperfections caused by your camera
Batch process multiple photos shot under similar conditions
Enjoy 100+ powerful tools and features for creative and professional editing to create striking photos

Subscriptions auto-renew at the cost of the chosen package, unless canceled 24-hours in advance prior to the end of the current period. The subscription fee is charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 1.18.2

Luminar Neo 1.18.2: More stable performance and bug fixes

Let’s find out what improvements await you in Luminar Neo version 1.18.2! The onboarding process is now available for Luminar Neo lifetime license owners, so you can master photo-enhancing tools and perfect images in any genre in no time. You’ll also notice better metadata reading for DNG files, which means more accurate image opening. This includes correct colors and vignetting, especially on results created from drone photos with the Panorama Stitching Extension. Plus, we’ve increased the overall stability of the app, so it’s even more enjoyable to use, particularly when previewing Presets and syncing adjustments. On top of that, we’ve caught and fixed some bugs. Install now and try it on your photos.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
430 Ratings

430 Ratings

Kurt123789 ,

Very nice but no plugins with the app store version?

Great software and great company.
But heads up: As far as I can tell, the plugins for photoshop and lightroom are not available in the version from the mac app store. I didn't see any warning of this in the FAQs or elsewhere. It would be good to make this clearer somehow.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you for your feedback! If you'd like to use Luminar as a plugin for PS or LR, please send Luminar proof of purchase to our support team at and they will be happy to help.

Sketheon ,

Not so good.

This is a rip-off. This product was purchased on the App Store. When I attempted to regster and install this product. Why is proof of purchase required? Where is the proof of purchase on the App Store? Proof of purchase when obtained from the Apple App store would be implicit in the purchase. This just looks like a money grab!
Luminar AI was easier to register and install. I understand. that you want to protect your intellectual property rights. Well, loved Luminar AI!
I've moved on to another product. This was a waste of money!

Developer Response ,

Hi! Could you please reach out to our support team via so we could guide you with the registration process?

Margaret 385 ,

It is not free

I was looking for a nice free app to start editing because I am not that serious with it yet and I thought I'd try this one because It is free on the app store. However, looks can be deceving and It makes you pay after downloading it.

That being said I'm not actually sure how good this app is for editing, but this is just a heads up to those looking for a free app!

App Privacy

The developer, Skylum, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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