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Luminar Neo review from Skylum software

Luminar Neo Review

The first few questions most people have about Luminar Neo are… When will it be released? What price will it be? What will happen to Luminar AI and finally what features will Luminar Neo have?

I will be releasing new videos on Luminar Neo once I get my Beta copy fairly soon so don’t forget to susbcribe to my YouTube account here to stay up to date on the latest Luminar Neo news.

Luminar Neo release date?

Luminar Neo will probably be released between the 18th of November and the 15th of December 2021. I am taking these dates from past history as over the last few years Skylum have consistently released their new software between those dates. Update Skylum have now announced the software will be released in February 2022 but the pre order copies sold will get it sooner than that. I am tied by an NDA so I can’t give you an exact date when that will happen but let’s just say I am not too far out with my original dates a few weeks here or there 🙂 Once I am allowed to release the exact date that Luminar Neo will be released I will update this page. There should be another press release coming soon from Skylum, going again by the last few software launches and once that has happened I will be free to share more information with you on this new product.

Luminar Neo Price.

The Luminar Neo price has not been announced as of yet but I would suspect it will be very close to €89.-  for a single seat, now it could well be €79.- for a single seat which would be great when you consider my discount code for skylum products HAYES10 will give you €10.- off the price. Skylum were kind enough to give me the discount code for my clients and visitors to my websites so thank you Skylum. Luminar Neo Promotional code or promo code HAYES10

The cheaper pre-launch pricing is below, please note these are special reduced prices and the price will be going up again soon. My discount code will not work on the pre-launch prices as these prices are already reduced a lot. 


Is Luminar Neo replacing Luminar AI

The simple answer is no it’s not, these are two different bits of software, Luminar Neo is for Image editing and Luminar AI is for photography editing. That in a nutshell is the difference. My video below explains it better so please do have a look and if you have any questions then please do feel free to ask them.


Luminar Neo vs Luminar AI… What’s the difference between them?

For a full comparison between Luminar Neo and Luminar AI click here to read my blog post on the two. 

Luminar Neo features

What Skylum have said so far about Luminar Neo.

Transform photos with new relighting options.  
Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. 
New tools
Make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background. See sample images at the end of this article.Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.
Precise control with flexible editing.
We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists.
With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include…
AI-Driven Compositing 
● Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
● Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
● Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
● Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.
● Improved Ease of Use 
● Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
● All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
● With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.
● High performance
An all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline.


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