Luminar Neo and how to download it right now!!!

Luminar Neo Beta and how to download it.

Skylum have now released Luminar Neo.

Luminar Neo is now available to download (10th of Feb 2022) if you are one of the 30,000 early bird customers. I have an blog post here on the official luminar Neo Release date here and a rant about it if you want to read it. 

On the 28th of December 2021 Skylum released the Luminar Neo Beta download or early access version of Luminar Neo. So anyone who purchased the early bird version of Luminar Neo can now log into their Skylum account and download Luminar Neo Beta there. I have instructions on how to do that below. So if you have the Beta version installed please click on that If you haven’t purchased Luminar Neo yet then checkout out my special offer links below….
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How to Download Luminar Neo for early bird users.

The instructions below are for users that don’t have the beta version of Luminar Neo installed. Follow the instructions below to download your copy of the first working version of Luminar Neo right now. There are two different options here….

  1. Step 1 Go to skylum.com and click Log In in the top right corner. (If your already logged in then click on your profile picture and select My Software in the drop-down menu, then jump to step 4.)
  2. Step 2 You can sign in to skylum.com with a linked Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Apple account, or with your email and password. If you don’t have a Skylum Account, click Register and create an account by linking an existing third-party account or by providing your email address and creating a password.Please note it’s important to use the email address you used to purchase Luminar Neo with.
  3. Step 3 In your Skylum Account, select the My Software tab, which will open a list of all your Skylum software, including Luminar Neo.
  4. Step 4 Find Luminar Neo in your list of software and click Get Early Access version
  5. Step 5 Read the information in the pop-up and check the box stating that you understand and accept the terms of the Early Access version.
  6. Step 6 After that, click Download early access. Your download should start automatically.
  7. Step 7 Congratulations! You’ve downloaded the Luminar Neo Beta or the early access version of Luminar Neo.

The instructions below are for users that have the beta version of Luminar Neo installed

Follow the instructions below to upgrade to the full version of Luminar Neo right now.

  1. Step 1 Open up Luminar Neo Beta.
  2. Step 2 Go to the top left hand corner of the screen and click on Luminar Neo a sub menu will drop down.
  3. Step 3 Scroll down to “Help” and click on that.

  4. Step 4 Click on “Check for updates” and Neo will check for updates and download Luminar Neo for you then.
  5. Step 5 after the software is installed I recommend you recheck for updates again just to be sure you the latest version installed.

How to Download Luminar Neo Beta (if your not an early bird purchaser).

Follow the instructions below to download your copy of the Luminar Neo Beta version right now.

  1. Step 1 Go to skylum.com and click Log In in the top right corner. (If your already logged in then click on your profile picture and select My Software in the drop-down menu, then jump to step 4.)
  2. Step 2 You can sign in to skylum.com with a linked Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Apple account, or with your email and password. If you don’t have a Skylum Account, click Register and create an account by linking an existing third-party account or by providing your email address and creating a password.Please note it’s important to use the email address you used to purchase Luminar Neo with.
  3. Step 3 In your Skylum Account, select the My Software tab, which will open a list of all your Skylum software, including Luminar Neo.
  4. Step 4 Find Luminar Neo in your list of software and click Get Early Access version
  5. Step 5 Read the information in the pop-up and check the box stating that you understand and accept the terms of the Early Access version.
  6. Step 6 After that, click Download early access. Your download should start automatically.
  7. Step 7 Congratulations! You’ve downloaded the Luminar Neo Beta or the early access version of Luminar Neo.

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Luminar Neo Beta Features

Before we get into this I have to say this is not the full version of Luminar Neo and it’s limited to a number of new features, which I have listed below…

Luminar Neo Beta Features
  1. The new processing engine.
  2. Relight AI
  3. Remove Dust Spots
  4. Powerline removal

Impotant Note!!! All applied edits may be lost with each update to the Luminar Neo Beta early access versions, so ensure that you have backed up important files when using this version.
Now there are also a host of normal features missing in the Luminar Neo Beta version as of yet for both the Mac and windows versions. The reason why these features are missing right now is that Skylum are still busy perfecting them and don’t want to release them until they are working properly.There are also parts missing listed further below to each platform.

What’s still missing in Luminar Neo Beta
  1. Histogram
  2. Dodge and Burn Tool
  3. Clone and stamp tool
  4. Portrait Bokeh AI tool
  5. Face AI tool
  6. Image 3D transform
  7. Colour Picker in the develop tool
  8. Flip and rotate functionality in the crop tool
  9. Copy and Paste, Pen pressure (only on Mac OS) for radius and opacity Linear and radial gradient functionality in masking.
  10. Application on hover in LUTs in the mood tool
  11. Undo and redo functionality
  12. Revert to original functionality
  13. Sync assignments, copy and paste adjustments functionality

Additionally, on mac OS:
⚬ The context menu is absent in Single Image View for Catalog and in the Edit tab
⚬ Missing Undo functionality in Masking
⚬ Missing Erase functionality after applying Vignette effect Incorrect states may show in Erase steps in the History tab
On Windows: 
⚬ Missing Crop AI
⚬ Disabled sliders in Sky AI
⚬ Inability to export multiple files
⚬ Issues when using Develop tools
⚬ Significant delays while using Erase and fast-forwarding in the History tab
⚬ Not active plug-ins
⚬ Limited hotkeys

Instructions on how to Download Luminar Neo down below the Luminar special offer prices.

Note: If you don’t see Luminar Neo in the My Software tab, chances are you bought it with another email address. If that’s the case, scroll down and link your Luminar Neo license to your existing Skylum Account in the Link my licenses section. To do this, enter the email address you used when purchasing Luminar Neo and click Link my licenses. After that, please go to the inbox of the email address you’ve just entered and verify your email.

How to activate Luminar Neo

Follow these simple instructions to activate Luminar Neo.

Download and install Luminar Neo as above

Open Luminar Neo. You will see a window that prompts you to log in to your Skylum Account.

Simply log into your Skylum account and Luminar Neo will then be activated on your computer.

I hope that helps and have fun playing around with it.
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See you out there,

Kieran.