LuminarNeptune the most powerful photo editor for mac

Meet Luminar Neptune, the best photo editing software for Mac (coming to PC this fall). Fast and powerful, it now features Accent, the world's first AI-powered photo filter. Luminar makes complex image editing ultra-easy, helping you create the most beautiful pictures in seconds. Download and try Luminar for free today.

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What’s New in Luminar Neptune?

Boost with Accent AI Filter

The Main Hero — Accent AI Filter.

Welcome to the future of photo editing. Accent AI uses artificial intelligence to automatically perfect your photos, replacing dozens of other controls. Play with it to see how it works.

More New Features
  • Your New Workspace
  • Plug-in Delight
  • Advanced Vignette filter
  • Advanced Masking
  • And More...

Your New Workspace. Quick & Awesome.

This new workspace is ideal if you want to get stunning results fast. It features 3 essential Luminar filters, including new Accent AI, for perfect edits every time.

Plug-in Delight. Aurora HDR & Creative Kit.

You asked - we listened. Now, easily "round-trip" images from Luminar to Aurora HDR and your favorite Creative Kit apps, and back again.

Advanced Vignette filter.

Now beefed up with new Vignette Styles, Place Center and Pre- and Post-Crop modes, our Vignette filter delivers more finishing flexibility than ever before.

Advanced Masking.

The Brush, Gradient and Radial Gradient tools have been updated for smoother & faster selective editing.

You always get more.

The new version is faster. It also brings an improved crop tool, improved history, more UI improvements and support for new Raw formats. Enjoy & make amazing photos.

Scott Kelby, famous photographer and educator, CEO of KelbyOne :

"I've been shooting portraits since I could pick up a camera! Macphun's Luminar software helps me quickly take my portraits in cool, creative directions. I think you’ll dig it!”

Trey Ratcliff, world famous photographer & traveller :

Luminar is currently only a way to edit your photos on Mac. I'm still using Lightroom to organize my photos. But you'll find the controls in Luminar are much more powerful than the ones in Lightroom. I'd also wager to say that Luminar has 5-7X as many control options as Lightroom.

Matt Granger, world-class photographer and educator:

Finally a creative editing software that has an intuitive layout that is simple to use and helps
me create unique looking images. Luminar is a great addition to my workflow — I can drop in
images and be confident I can quickly turnaround a cool image ready for sharing.

Will Burrard-Lucas, award-winning wildlife photographer:

Luminar is a fantastic RAW editor packed full of innovative features: the layer-based editing
is extremely powerful and flexible; the workspaces can be customised to perfectly reflect
my editing workflow; and the plethora of filters enable ultimate creative control.

Richard Harrington, Photofocus publisher:

Luminar is a welcome addition to my digital toolbox...even a software guru like me found that my control-freak expectations were met or exceeded. Highly recommended for all photographers who have a Mac and are looking for more options to change to look of their photos or fix tough problems with precise manual controls.

All versions rating:
4.8, based on 27 989 User Reviews

What makes it
so powerful?

Luminar is powered by the latest photo processing tech
hand-crafted by a Macphun team with over 10 years of development experience producing award-winning
software beloved by millions of Mac users.


Tools & Features

Adaptive UI



RAW support


Photo Filters


B&W Processing

Object removal

Color toning

Plug-in & Extension

Makes all your photos great.

No matter what camera you have.

Mac/Windows Text Effects Photo Editor App
Picture Program Editor

Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Tone
  • Saturation
  • Negative structure
  • Image radiance
  • Filter masking
  • And more
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Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Orton Effect
  • Cross process
  • Texture
  • Tone
  • Curves
  • And more
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Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Transform
  • Top & Bottom Lighting
  • Polarizing filter
  • Details Enhancer
  • Saturation
  • And more
Text Photos App
Background Image Frame Effects

Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Polarizing Filter
  • Exposure
  • Clarity
  • Saturation
  • Advanced contrast
  • And more
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Enhanced in Luminar, using:

  • Adjustable gradient
  • Dramatic
  • Details Enhancer
  • Sharpening
  • Tone
  • And more

Luminar is not an ordinary
photo editor.


Adaptive interface that
inspires you to do more.

While other Mac photo editors make you adapt to their interface, Luminar adapts to your skill level. There is no need to face dozens of sliders if you simply want to remove an object or apply a preset. But if you do need to perform some serious tasks, you’ll easily access all the advanced features.

Enjoy using only the tools you need and the features you actually use for your photography.


Powerful tools that
allow you to do more.

The new Luminar for Mac lets you remove unwanted objects, color casts and digital noise. It helps you retouch skin and reveals the hidden details in your photos. It features layers with blend modes, texture overlays and powerful masking.

Luminar lets you edit upper and lower sections of the image without having to make any selections. It includes selective color controls, cross process filters and so much more!

Advanced features

A whole new approach to
professional photo editing.

Luminar combines all kinds of pro-level photo tools in one package on your Mac. It brings layers, luminosity masks, radial and gradient masking, histogram, blend modes, brushes for selective editing, color mixer, split toning and a lot more.

Even if you’re not familiar with these tools now, you can start using Luminar right away. And all the tools will always be available for you to use as you grow as a photographer.


State-of-the-art digital
darkroom you design

The workspaces in Luminar reveal only the most essential photo filters for the specific type of photo. Enjoy default workspaces for landscape, portrait, street and B&W images. Or create your own, based on your preferences. Even import workspaces from other artists, who use Luminar.


  • What is the difference between Luminar and Creative Kit?

    Luminar was created to become a one-stop solution for a wide range of photographers. At the same time, Luminar is fully integrated with Creative Kit apps, so you can easily export your photos directly from Luminar to any of the Creative Kit plug-ins.

  • Can I replace Aperture with Luminar?

    Yes, if you’re talking about the photo editing part of Aperture app (or any other Mac photo software). Luminar brings one of the industry’s best selection of photo tools to enhance images. At the same time Aperture (just like Lightroom) is often used as an Asset Management tool, and this is what Luminar is missing for now. So if you keep your files in the Aperture or Lightroom library, then use Luminar editor as the plug-in to get a myriad of new tools to edit, enhance and fix your photos. If you keep your photos elsewhere, and use Aperture (or Lightroom) to only edit photos on Mac, then give Luminar an even closer look and consider it as the replacement.

  • What is the difference between Aurora HDR and Luminar?

    Aurora HDR is dedicated to only one photography style - HDR photography. And it is the world’s most advanced Mac photo software for this kind of photography. Luminar is a universal photo editor, designed to perform a wide variety of image editing tasks. So if you want perfect HDR results, then nothing beats Aurora HDR. And if you want to get perfect portraits, landscapes, aerial photos and more - you should get Luminar for Mac.

  • Does it work as a plug-in?

    Luminar works as the plug-in for Apple Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. It is also an Apple Photos extension for those of you who now use Photos to organize and manage photo assets on Mac. We don’t plan to make Luminar a plug-in to other software, besides those above. But we plan to allow other software work as Luminar plug-ins. Plus we are working on the browsing/management add-on to Luminar, so you can comfortably use it as the standalone software.

  • Can I use Luminar on multiple Macs?

    Yes you can. Your license is valid on up to 5 Macs. Simply use the same email and activation code to register your software. Your license never expires and you can always contact Macphun to retrieve the lost license.

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Tech Requirements for Mac

  • Min. Requirements
  • Processor Core 2 Duo from late 2009 or newer
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM
  • OS X 10.10.5 or newer
  • 2 GB free space on hard drive
  • Display resolution 1280x800 or higher
  • Retina displays supported
  • Recommended for best performance
  • Mac late 2012 or newer with Core i5+ processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • macOS 10.12
  • 15 GB free space on SSD drive


Multiple modes: from basic to advanced
One-click switch between modes
Change modes at any time


All-in-one photo editing toolbox
RAW converter & processor
Live editing, live processing, live previews
Standalone, Plug-in, Extension
History panel
Progress saving in the native format
PSD support
All popular image formats supported
Batch processing (Coming in December)


Default workspaces: Landscape, Street, Portrait, B&W
Create new workspaces
Set any workspace as the default
Import and Export custom workspaces
Clear all workspaces


Masking with a layer
Custom layer opacity
One click to add a layer

Blend Modes for layers

  • Darken
  • Multiply
  • Color Burn
  • Lighten
  • Screen
  • Overlay
  • Soft light
  • Hard light
  • Difference
  • Substract
  • Hue
  • Color
  • Luminosity

Options for layers

  • Show/Hide layer
  • Delete layer
  • Rasterize layer
  • Duplicate layer
  • Rename
  • Create preset from the layer
  • Reset All filters
  • Delete All filters
  • Blend modes
  • Mask
  • Merge visible layers
  • Merge all layers
  • Create Stamped layer


Show clipping
Hot & Cold Pixels

Editing brush

18 custom brush sizes
Custom size, opacity, softness
Layer mask & Filter mask
Live processing and previews


Over 60 presets in 6 categories
Live previews
Custom amount for presets
Save and Export presets
Import custom presets
Adjust presets
Save texture inside the preset


Luminosity masking
Radial masking
Gradient masking
Mask with the editing brush
Invert, fill, copy, paste mask
Custom Density and Feather for mask
Custom Softness, Opacity for mask

plug-in & extension

Apple Aperture plug-in
Apple Photos extension
Lightroom plug-in
Photoshop plug-in


100% zoom in 1 click
Up to 3000% zoom
Compare modes
Undo & Redo
Wacom tablet integration
Mac Force Touch and Trackpad
Keyboard shortcuts
Save progress (native format)
RAW support
PSD support
Save as JPG, PNG, TIFF, etc.

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Clone & Stamp
Eraser (Object removal)
Image Resizing
Noise reduction
Photo Effects

Blend Modes for Filters
Masking with Filters
Change the order of applied filters
Favorite Filters
Filter categories
Built-in descriptions
Image examples
Reset Filters

Adjustable Gradient

Top & bottom adjustments

  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Vibrance
  • Warmth
  • Custom orientation
  • Blend
  • Shift
  • Rotation

Advanced Contrast


  • Highlights
  • Highlights Middle
  • Midtones
  • Midtones Middle
  • Shadows
  • Shadows Middle

Black & White Conversion

6 default color filter presets
Luminance and Saturation adjustments

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Cyan
  • Blue
  • Magenta

Other adjustments

  • Exposure and Contrast
  • Highlights and Shadows
  • Whites and Blacks
  • Clarity and Detail
  • Color Splash

Bi-color Toning

Top and Bottom Color

  • Blend
  • Shift
  • Rotation

Color Palette



Highlights and Shadows


Polarizing Filter

Golden Hour

Dehaze Filter

Photo Restoration

Facebook Cover Photo Crop


  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Constant

Color Balance

Custom Tone: Shadows, Highlights, Midtones

  • Cyan - Red adjustment
  • Magenta - Green adjustment
  • Yellow - Blue adjustment

Color Contrast


  • Hue
  • Color contrast
  • Brightness
  • Contrast

Color Temperature


  • Temperature
  • Tint

Cross Processing

10 custom modes


  • RGB
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue

Photo Details Enhancer


  • Small Details
  • Medium Details
  • Large Details
  • Highlights Protection
  • Masking

Image Radiance


  • Smoothness
  • Brightness
  • Smart Colorize
  • Warmth


Selective color adjustments for :

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Aqua
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Magenta

High Key


  • Glow
  • Standard High Key
  • Dynamic High Key
  • Saturation
  • Blacks
  • Contrast


Size adjustment
Roughness adjustment

Foliage Enhancer

Hue adjustment
Custom amount


Custom types: dark, light

Orton Effect


  • Softness
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Amount

Photo Filter

Custom Amount
Hue & Saturation

Split Toning


  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Balance
  • Color pallette

Remove Color Cast

Methods: Auto & Manual
Vibrance adjustment


Radius adjustment
Masking adjustment

Soft Focus

Type 1 and Type 2

Soft Glow


  • Smoothness
  • Brightness
  • Warmth


Boost control

Split Color Warmth

Warm Colors
Cool Colors

Texture Overlay

Multiple blend modes:

  • Normal
  • Multiply
  • Screen
  • Soft light
  • Overlay

Top & Bottom Lighting


  • Top
  • Bottom
  • Blend
  • Shift
  • Rotation



  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Smart Tone
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Whites
  • Blacks



  • Amount
  • Size
  • Roundness
  • Feather
  • Inner Brightness
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