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    Austin Miller

    Hello Steve.

    Could you please specify what is the issue with the Luminar 4 plugin for Photoshop on your Mac?

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    Steve Kujubu

    When you open/use Photoshop (M1 version) if you look in the filter drop down the L4 choice does not appear (like the intel version under rosetta - which I had previously been using). In L4, under plug-ins, it indicates that it is installed.

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    Austin Miller

    Hello Steve.

    Manually installing the plugin should help:

    1. Make sure Photoshop is closed.
    2. In Finder, please click Go > Go to Folder and paste the following path: /Library/Application Support/MacPhun Software/Luminar4/Plug-Ins/. There will be a bunch of files in there, the one you're interested in is Luminar4Plugin.plugin.
    3. Open a new Finder tab or window and navigate to Applications/your_version_of_Phothoshop/Plug-ins/Filters/
    4. Copy Luminar4Plugin.plugin into the folder that you opened in Step 3.
    5. Launch Photoshop and see if you have Luminar 4 under Filter > Skylum Software.

    Here is the video tutorial that may also be helpfulhttps://www.loom.com/share/c98d2c7bf8bc4a6c9e59c0f8a7ad6810 

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    Steve Kujubu

    The plug-in is there already. Photoshop had an update today, I thought it may have been fixed but it was not. I think this maybe an Adobe issue, but you need to be aware of it. https://youtu.be/nuQfemWjEwg 

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    Kirk Osborn

    Our tech team is aware of this issue and they are preparing a fix. Please stay tuned and check for updates.

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    Member

    Any update here?

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    Katherine Nelson

    Hi! Right now, there is no ETA for the compatibility update. 

    Meanwhile, we would suggest using Rosetta 2 emulation. It should help with using Luminar 4 as a plugin for Photoshop.

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    mark cattanach

    Any ETA on fix yet? I bought Luminar today specifically to use as a plug-in on M1 Mac and don’t want to have to use an emulator just to get it to work.

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    Steve Kujubu

    Hi Mark,

    I'm the original person who posted this message. I believe it's an Adobe issue. It could be that Adobe has "locked" out 3rd party competitive products (just a guess) OR taking their sweet time with a fix. I really need the plug-in to work as its a real pain in the ... What I do is work in PS and export a quick png file. Then import that file into L4 and export out again. One thing to know, is that L4 exports an 8 bit file; so you will need to convert back to 16 bit (if that's of concern). Honestly, I don't use L4 unless I really need too till this issue gets resolved.

     

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    mark cattanach

    Thanks Steve.

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    Member

    Is this issue resolved? It's been nearly 4 months and I would assume Luminar AI and Adobe would have addressed this issue before now.

     

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    Katherine Nelson

    Hi,

    We are planning to release an update soon. Stay tuned!

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    Member

    Topaz released an update this week for plug-in support...just saying...

     

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    Member

    With the latest release of Luminar AI version 1.3.0 the Photoshop plugin does not show. I've even manually copied the plugin to the correct directory. Please advise. It's my understanding in the release notes this issue was fixed in this release.

     

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    Margaret Bright

    Dear Member,

    Please get in touch with our support team at skylum.com/support and they will help you sort it out.

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    Steve Kujubu

    I did this today and worked perfectly! *I believe that only the M1 Photoshop version will work with the M1 L4 version.

    https://community.skylum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360010786520-How-to-download-LuminarAI-1-3-0-M1-compatible-version

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    Member

    Appears to work for AI but not Luminar 4 - AI now shows as plugin on Photoshop but still no Luminar 4.

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    Steve Kujubu

    I’m not an expert but I would assume that you are on Apple M1, have M1 version of PS and L4 M1 version. If you are using the Intel version of any of those products, I would think that the plug-in would not appear.

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    Member

    Thanks Steve, that's correct, using Apple M1 & M1 version of Photoshop CC. Luminar 4 does appear as a plugin when I run Photoshop in Rosetta mode, but that sort of defeats the object of having the optimised version of PS.

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    Brian McDonnell

    Mac Mini M1 and latest Photoshop version.  No Luminar 4 in my filters.  Removed and re-installed manual installation, and nothing works.  As for the idea of Adobe blocking things, my Exposure X6 installed perfectly as well as imagenomic plugins

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    Steve Kujubu

    Dont know what to tell you, L4 AI (M1) and PS (M1) - I removed old (intel) versions and install new (apple M1) version and works perfectly!

     

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    Daniel Cao

    Hi,

    I've just downloaded the latest Luminar 4 from the website and install to my Mac Mini M1. Standalone and Lightroom plugin are working fine.However, Photoshop still doesn't show Luminar in Filter. Any update on the issue?

     

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    Elena O'Brien

    Hi Daniel Cao,

    Have you tried to install the plugin manually?

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    Daniel Cao

    Yes, I tried to copy the plugin file to Photoshop plug-in folder and to the App support plugin folder, but it still doesn’t show in filter menu when starting Photoshop. I tried this on my Intel Macbook pro and it’t working fine.

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    Daniel Cao

    Hi Elena,

    Another data point is that, if I run PS under rosetta then Luminar 4 Plugin appears again under Filter menu.

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    Katherine Nelson

    Hi Daniel Cao,

    Indeed, for now, we recommend using Photoshop in Rosetta mode instead of the native M1 support if you want to use Luminar 4 as a plugin. 

     

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    Steve Kujubu

    Daniel, 

    The M1 version of L4 and  the M1 version of PS (as a plug-in) works perfectly. You need to follow the steps exactly as stated earlier. If you are using the Intel-based version of PS and the M1 version of L4 - it will not work. 

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    Daniel Cao

    Hi Steve,
    Both AdobeCC and Luminar 4 are newly downloaded to a brand new Mac Mini M1, so it suppose to be both are M1 versions.
    I tried both methods of plugin install using L4 .menu, and manually copy the plugin file to PS plug-ins folder and neither works.

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    Steve Kujubu

    Daniel,

    I would double check that you are in-deed on the M1 version of PS. The M1 version will say in the info/about and have the wording "universal" VS Intel-version says "intel". Not sure what else, I can tell you. I followed the instructions above (btw, you might need to restart your computer a few times) and have been using it for a month with no problems.

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    Daniel Cao

    Hi Steve,

    To answer your question, I'm pretty sure my PS is M1 version. I've just bought the Luminar AI (which is on July 4th sale) and install the M1 version. The Luminar AI plugin appears immediately in PS Filter right after install, but the Luminar 4 plugin is still missing.

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