Luminar Neo: A Year in Review

Luminar Neo is celebrating its 1-year anniversary. Let’s take a look at the progress made by the Skylum team with its AI photo-editing software.

Luminar Neo is a powerful image editing software developed by Skylum that offers advanced editing tools for photographers. It is a next-generation photo editor that combines artificial intelligence and machine learning technology with traditional editing techniques to provide a streamlined editing experience.

Luminar Neo offers a wide range of features such as advanced masking tools, AI-powered sky replacement, texture overlays, and a variety of creative filters and effects. With its intuitive interface and powerful editing capabilities, Luminar Neo is a popular choice for both professional and amateur photographers looking to enhance their photos.

The last year has seen a lot of progress for Luminar Neo, with Skylum releasing as many as 29 updates to the software.

Neo release & lots more

For Skylum, 2022 was a year to remember for many reasons. After releasing Luminar Neo in February with the latest in AI-powered editing technology, the company:

  • Released 20 updates over the course of a year
  • Improved Neo’s raw image rendering speed by 30%
  • Launched 7 pro-level Extensions for specialized use cases including focus stacking and upscaling
  • Introduced 183 new creative assets to the Luminar Marketplace that can be used to extend Luminar Artists’ potential in Neo and other Luminar software products.

The initial problems that were experienced by users at the first launch have since been fixed, along with major updates.

The Skylum team’s dedication to developing Luminar and empowering photo artists is evidenced in the great advances that have been made within Luminar Neo over the past year.

Today, Neo stands at the leading edge of photo editing, and the platform’s modular design allows for the regular release of new Extensions that provide professional-level editing capabilities in an easy-to-use package while maintaining the software’s responsiveness and the intuitive user experience that Luminar products are known for. Throughout 2022, the Skylum team kept perfecting Luminar Neo to give all users even more editing possibilities, and they’re not planning on stopping there.

As of now, Luminar Neo is the most functional photo editor from Skylum with a wide variety of editing capabilities – all backed by the AI technology which is at Luminar Neo’s core. Much anticipated tools are now available including:

  • HDR Merge
  • Noiseless AI
  • Background Removal AI
  • Upscale AI
  • Focus Stacking 
  • Supersharp AI 
  • Magic Light AI 

This has not gone unnoticed in the industry, either. Luminar recently was awarded by Red Dot for its intuitive user interface.

It was also named by TIPA as the Best Imaging Software for enthusiasts.

Skylum continues to develop the Luminar Neo platform, releasing regular updates for its users and ensuring that they are able to enjoy the latest and most effective software versions.

All the more impressive is that the Skylum team is based in Ukraine and has been developing the Luminar Neo software throughout the war.

Subscribe to Luminar Neo with a special price for 1 year and get a 2nd year FREE (or pay for 1 month and get a 2nd month free), plus the inspiring Creative Anniversary Collection is included in each offer.

Or, buy the Luminar Neo lifetime license with a discount and get the Magic LightAI Extension worth $49 for free!

To sweeten the deal even more, use the NATURENEO10 coupon at checkout and get an additional 10% off your purchase.



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