Where Is the AI 'Apply" button?

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    Anastasia Davis

    Hi Russ!

    Please note that the recommended way to invoke Luminar AI as a plugin is to right-click on an image > Export > Luminar AI > Open Source Files/Edit Copy with Lightroom Adjustments.

    The Apply button should appear this way.

    Best regards,

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    Kelly Reynolds

    "Using AI as a Lightroom plugin. Image goes over OK, but after editing in AI there's no apply button to send it back to Lightroom."

     

     

    Same here and Idid export as a plugin exactly as described above and this option for Luminar ai does not appear so I exported as always has worked in the past.

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    Adrien McGuire

    I have to say that this situation is very poor . You are told to use the Photo>edit in > Luminar ai , which I did and now there seems to be no way to get it back to Lightroom.  This is pretty basic stuff . 

    This is the problem when you have programmers writing UI and not users . 

    I did not venture into my first purchase of a Luminar product to faced with this sort of shoddy workmanship on something so basic. Please fix this immediately as I do not wish to wait months for an update , while you have my money and I cannot use the product as intended. Work arounds are not acceptable. 

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    Brian Rosborough

    Anastasia,

    If> Export > Luminar AI > Open Source Files/Edit Copy with Lightroom Adjustments is the recommended way to invoke the plugin then the user guide needs to be changed because it makes no mention of this. I still suspect there is a bug and it is not functioning as intended.

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    Brian Rosborough

    Anastasia,

    If> Export > Luminar AI > Open Source Files/Edit Copy with Lightroom Adjustments is the recommended way to invoke the plugin then the user guide needs to be changed because it makes no mention of this. I still suspect there is a bug and it is not functioning as intended.

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    Geoff Magrin

    No reply from Luminar and I have the same problem. Not just with LRC but any photo dropped into Luminar AI when the edit is complete I dont see an Apply button in the top right hand corner. As for the advice above when I did this LRC moved over to the old version of Luminar 4 which works.

    Why did I get conned into Luminar AI as a plugin and still have my system open in Liminar 4 at least it has an apply button. Not good enough and when can we get a refund. Remember when I bought Luminar 4 it was for life 

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    Jim Smith

    I have this same problem and Luminar's response doesn't help. This needs to be fixed ASAP. The fact that this wasn't realized in the software V&V before release makes me question the quality of this overall product. It's a very basic function that Luminar should have caught. If they can't fix this, then I won't ever buy another Luminar product.

     

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    Tim Palmer-Benson

    I can’t find the Apply button after exporting from Lightroom. I want to send the image back to LR.  I did find that by right clicking on the image, there is a choice to export to LR, but that is not what I want. It starts LR and creates a new catalogue on my home drive…something I don’t want.. I have Lightroom operating off another drive.  Also there seems no provision for Luminar to save its catalogue to another drive instead of the home drive

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Tim,

    If you're invoking Lightroom using the instructions posted by my colleague, Anastasia, at the top of this thread, and are still unable to access the Apply button, please reach out to us at www.skylum.com/support or support@skylum.com so we can take a closer look at your particular case.

    A couple of things that may also make the Apply button temporarily disappear are having one of the masking tools active, placing your vignette, or placing sun rays. In that case, simply close out of the tool and the Apply button should appear in the upper right of the screen.

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    Tim Palmer-Benson

    I have already contacted support about this. I am running Mojave and I have given all the details of my machine. The tool simply doesn't appear no matter what I do. It used to appear in Luminar 4

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for providing additional information to our support team. One of my colleagues will reply to you via email as quickly as possible.

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    Tracey McCormick

    I have the same problem of no Apply button when editing an image from Lightroom if I invoke the edit as per the Luminar Users Manual i.e. in LR, chose Edit In - Luminar AI. If I do this there is no Apply button and none of my edits made in Luminar are saved back to Lightroom.  If I "export" to Luminar as described above, Luminar opens a new instance of Luminar, even if one is already running. In this case, I do get the Apply button, but any history for that edit in Luminar is lost, because the image does not appear in the Lumina catalog.  

    Losing all of the edit history can not really be the way this is supposed to work.  

    I have an iMac running Catalina 10.15.7 and am using Lightroom Classic 10.2

     

     

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    Tracey McCormick

    Update. I was searching for this issue online and came across the following statement in the online Luminar Ai user's manual in the section "Using Luminar with Adobe Lightroom Classic".  It states:

    Note: If LuminarAI is missing from the Photo > Edit in the menu, open Lightroom preferences. Select the Presets tab and UNCHECK the option for Store presets with this catalog.

    Even though this was not exactly my issue, I tried this and all of the weirdness went away. I can now send an image from Lightroom to Luminar - and back again - by right clicking the image and selecting "Edit In - Luminar AI"  When I get to Luminar, the Apply button is now there and everything works as it should.

    Now, I prefer to keep my presets with the Lightroom Catalog, but I can live with that button unchecked if it makes Luminar behave.  Of course, I would like to see it fixed in the long run, so that I can keep presets with the catalog (useful if you store the catalog on an external drive to allow you to use Lightroom across multiple computers).

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    Richard Birger

    I have the same issue and followed the fix per Tracey McCormick above; I got the message I needed to restart LRC which I did I and got this message "All custom develop presets were successfully converted to XMP" when I restarted LRC.

    The "Apply" issue seems resolved now but this doesn't seem right, I too wish to keep my presets with the LRC Catalog not spread all over creation.

    Strongly suggest Luminar engineers fix this or provide a better explanation, (in photographers tongue, not geek speak please).

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    Raymond Schuerger

    FWIW, Elements 2018 to filter to Skylum to Luminar AI also sends it over, and there is no way to get it back to Elements. Running BIg Sur 11.2.3

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    Bo Vandenberg

    So this is an unfixed issue for me on Windows 10 with Lightroom Classic.

    This is simply unfinished software. NOT acceptable.

    Please tell me if NEO fixes this behaviour?

    If you say its a plugin, have it behave like a plugin. Seriously, who releases software that doesn't follow its own documentation?

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    Anastasiia Moore

    Hi Bo Vandenberg!

    Let me kindly note that Luminar can be invoked as a plugin to Lightroom by right-clicking on the image and choosing the "Export" option. This way, the plugin works properly.

    As far as Luminar Neo is concerned, the Skylm team develops it by considering all our users' experiences, therefore it will also work correctly when using it as a plugin for Lightroom.

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    Member

    haha...yes this issue of 'Apply' button not appearing is absolutely weird and absurd. 

    I am currently trying out the Trial version as LR plugin and couldn't send the image back to LR as the Apply button was missing. I read the above posts and then 'unchecked' the 'Store presets with this catalog' option, and then sent an image to Luminar AI for editing, and suddenly the Cancel/ Apply buttons are present. For fun, I unchecked that setting, and the Apply button disappears. 

    Seems to be a bug in the Luminar s/w, and a weird one at that.

    I hope the company figures out a solution at the earliest, because this is very annoying.

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    Jim Smith

    The company should have addressed this issue long before now (and they apparently still haven’t fixed it). I’ve stopped using Luminar because of this and won’t be buying more products from Luminar due to their inability and/or unwillingness to fix this issue. Topaz and Adobe get my money now.

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    kris1138

    I tried all the suggested fixes. No Cancel or Apply buttons appearing for me. Makes it somewhat useless.

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi kris1138,

    Please reach out to us at www.skylum.com/support or email support@skylum.com so we can take a closer look at your particular case. We'll do our best to get it resolved for you ASAP.

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    Raymond Schuerger

    Hi Angela,

    I was having a similar problem. (Elements, 2018 and now 2022) Bu luck or by pouncing buttons that many times I had to exit the tool I was in by clicking on another tool. Then the proper button showed up in the upper right corner.

    (I'm on my old office computer now so can't verify that I am using the proper terms.)

     

    Thanx for your brief classes.

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    Greg Wu

    2022 January and still this issue has not been resolved right out of the box. 

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    Raymond Schuerger

    Greg, 18 days ago I posted that I was having a similar problem. I sometimes have to open a different filter (not actually use ut) and then 1-2 seconds later the Apply button is visible in the top right corner of the program screen. I think some of my problems were impatience.

    Please respond so we know if this works.

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