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Skylum Luminar 3 Photo Editing Software Gets Update

Luminar 3.0.2 includes major performance improvements and addresses stability issues, in addition to new localisation and camera support.

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Skylum Luminar 3 Photo Editing Software Gets Update: Skylum Luminar Software


Skylum software has updated its photo editing software, Luminar, to improve stability and performance. Plus, a few new features have been added. 

With this update (3.0.2) Sylum Luminar users will see the following improvements:

  • Faster import (Windows): Experience faster load times when adding new photos and folders to the Catalog.
  • Faster launching (Windows): When returning to Luminar, launch times are improved when reloading a Catalog.
  • Improved moving (Mac): When files are moved between an external and internal drive, the images are not duplicated multiple times in your library.
  • Improved sRGB exports (Mac): Some cameras showed colour shifts when exporting with the sRGB profile, which has been fixed.
  • Improved Luminar 2018 import (Mac): Importing and opening native Luminar files (.lmnr files) has been improved.
  • Stability (Windows and Mac): Luminar 3.0.2 offers greater stability improvements.


New features include a new 'locate folder' command and additional language support, plus, the specific new/improved features have been added to the Windows/Mac version, respectively. 


Windows Version

  • Subfolder management: Users can now create and delete nested folders inside their catalogues.
  • Offline file alerts: Users will see a visual alert indicating unavailable files and folders.
  • Shortcut keys: New keyboard shortcuts are available for View, Looks Navigation, Masks, Tools and Edit.
  • Adding folder improvements: Users can now cancel the addition of folders


Skylum Luminar 3 Photo Editing Software Gets Update: Skylum Luminar Software


Mac Version 

  • Database management: Luminar image catalogue databases are now automatically backed up to preserve edits and metadata.
  • Preference panel: Users can control preferences for Cache, Catalog and Automatic Backup.
  • Improved handoffs: If users are working with RAW or 16-bit image files and use the File > Open In command, a high-quality 16-bit file is exported.
  • Aurora HDR integration: Users can now send their photos to Aurora HDR, allowing them to merge bracketed photos and take advantage of Aurora’s powerful HDR features.
  • Adding folder improvements: Users can now cancel the addition of folders.


Going forward, RAW+JEPG support will be introduced along with faster Luminar Look previews, Virtual Copies, IPTC editing, Lightroom migration, search and additional AI features. 

In addition to the feature and stability updates mentioned above, Luminar has support for several new cameras including the Nikon D3500 and Fujifilm GFX 50R


Skylum Luminar 3 Photo Editing Software Gets Update: Skylum Luminar Software


How To Update

Users with Luminar 3 can update for free to version 3.0.2. Mac users can update by choosing Luminar 2018 in the top menu bar, and then clicking “Check for updates.”Windows users can choose Help > Check for updates on the top toolbar.



For new users, the software is priced at £64. A 30-day free trial is also available. 

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