Has anyone, anywhere successfully upgraded Luminar 4.0 to 4.3 so it runs as a stand-alone and as a Photoshop CS5 plug-in?
How can I re-install Luminar 4.0?
My original installation of Luminar 4.0 was running fine as a stand-alone and as plug-in for Photoshop CS5 on my PC which is a Microsoft Surface Pro 7, cpu i7, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD running Windows 10 Home version 1903. However, after I upgraded to 4.3, it all went very wrong.
At first, I could open Luminar 4.3 as a stand-alone program but when I then checked the plug-in in Photoshop, I could see the Luminar 4 plug-in, as usual and selected it. I waited for many minutes with an house glass of the Luminar 4.3.0 splash screen but it never opened.
I then closed Photoshop and tried to open Luminar 4 from the Windows start menu as a stand-alone program to manually try to uninstall and install 4.3 plug-in but Luminar 4.3 no longer opened as a stand-alone program. After several hours and different approaches I have ascertained that by simply opening Photoshop (even if I haven’t tried to use the plug-in) Luminar no longer opens as a stand-alone program so it will not work at all.
I tried the “Repair” and Uninstall” options by right-clicking on Luminar 4 in the Windows start menu and selecting “uninstall” but this was no good. A pop-up screen appeared “Warning! Please close Luminar 4.” I clicked OK then a strange “Warning you’re about to cancel the installation. Luminar 4 won’t be installed on your computer. Are you sure you want to quit?”. If I answered “No”, it just sits uselessly at this screen. If I answered “Yes”, it quits and leaves me still without a working Luminar 4.
On one occasion after I answered “Yes” to the question above I received an additional pop-up screen “You need to run Luminar 4 as Administrator to install Adobe Photoshop. Application will restart and system may ask you Administrator password to perform this action”. I assume this means to install the Adobe Photoshop plug-in. And I assume it means “…and system may ask you for your Administrator password…”. I clicked OK but again, as described above, nothing successful happened. It showed the Luminar 4.3.0 (6325) splash screen but it never opened. I therefore right-clicked on the Luminar icon in the Windows task bar to “close” it.
I tried this several times. Once, if I restarted my PC after the unhelpful "uninstall" process described above, I could again open and use Luminar 4.3 as a stand-alone program but it stops working as soon as I use Photoshop (even without trying to use the plug-in).
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