Luminar AI does not work as Photoshop Plugin

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    Elena O'Brien

    Hi Stefan Uhlig

    Please try the following:

    1. Make sure Photoshop is not runningIf the app was running, reboot your PC before proceeding. 
    2. Right-click the Luminarᴬᴵ icon > Run As Administrator.
    3. Click Luminarᴬᴵ > File > Install Plugins.
    4. Click Uninstall next to Photoshop.
    5. Reboot your PC.
    6. Right-click the Luminarᴬᴵ icon > Run As Administrator.
    7. Click Luminarᴬᴵ > File > Install Plugins.
    8. Click Install next to Photoshop.

    In case there's a message You have to install this software first, click Browse, and navigate to where the .exe file of your host application is. After you show Luminar where the host app is, you will be able to install the plugin for the host.

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    John Ortiz

    Received this exact instructions from support. Did not work for me. 

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    Stefan Uhlig

    Thanks, it worked.

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    Helga Rowles

    Hi Member, 
    Please make sure to close Photoshop before proceeding with instructions.
    Besides, make sure to reboot your computer after uninstalling the plugin.

    If the issue persists, please get back to us via email. We will do our best to get the plugin up and running asap.

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    John Ortiz

    Thank you, after several more tries I finally had the plug-in installed. Thank you. 

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    Larry Alania

    Above instructions did not work for me. 

    I physically copied the .8bf file to my

    CS6 plugins folder (which was where Lum 4 .8bf file resided)

    AI now shows up in PS as a plugin , but does not load.

    Is the .8bf file defective? Or what? 

     I need this to work as a plugin.

     

     

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    Pierlucio Pellissier

    Elena

    the procedure described seems to be for the Windows users, doesn't work on Mac

    1. Right-click the Luminarᴬᴵ icon > Run As Administrator.  not possible
    2. Click Luminarᴬᴵ > File > Install Plugins.                          doesb't exist
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    Rex Boggs

    Elena - As Pierlucio says, this isn't possible on a Mac.  Can you please share the instructions for doing this on a Mac.

    Thanks and Cheers

    Rex

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    Kirk Osborn

    Please try the following:

    1. Make sure Photoshop/Lightroom is not runningIf the app was running, reboot your Mac before proceeding. 
    2. In the top-bar menu click Luminarᴬᴵ > Install Plugins.
    3. Click Uninstall next to Photoshop/Lightroom
    4. Reboot your Mac and launch Luminarᴬᴵ.
    5. Click Luminarᴬᴵ > Install Plugins.
    6. Click Install next to Photoshop/Lightroom.

    You may be prompted to enter your Mac user password at some point, please do so.

    Let us know how it goes.

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    Jayson Tanega

    Nope did not work for me. I am running a Mac mini M1 Chip.  Running Big Sur 11.2.3, Photoshop 22.3.0 release.

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    Elena O'Brien

    Hi Jayson Tanega,

    It sounds like a known issue.

    Unlike the latest version of Photoshop, Luminar works with M1 Macs using Rosetta 2 emulation. The app doesn't have native M1 support yet, hence the compatibility issue.

    Luminarᴬᴵ is going to be optimized for M1 chips very soon. Once we release Luminarᴬᴵ compatibility update, the plugin should work again. Meanwhile, we would suggest using Rosetta 2 emulation, since it allows to run the plugin and the results should be as expected.

    I'm sorry for the inconvenience caused. 

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    Member

    The latest version of Ps for the M1 doesn’t allow it to run on Rosetta (no checkbox)
    We need this update ASAP

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    Kevin Howard

    I've followed these step for Windows numerous times and I just can't get it to work.

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    Katherine Nelson

    Kevin Howard,

    Please reach out to us via https://skylum.com/support so we could investigate the issue you have encountered.

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    John Ortiz

    Is there a problem or bug that prevents Luminar AI from not allowing it being a Photoshop CS6 plug-in? I have 2 seats both Luminar AI plug-ins will not work. The support solution does not work for me.

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