Skylum’s goal is to guarantee the best possible product quality and ensure that all Luminar artists are satisfied with Luminar Neo when it’s released in February. That’s why it’s time to share some exciting news with you.
Today, we’re launching an exclusive Early Access to Luminar Neo’s new features. If you’ve bought Luminar Neo and agree to actively participate in shaping its future, we invite you to download an Early Access version of Luminar Neo. It will be available for download starting December 28, 2021.
You will be able to influence the product’s development by providing feedback within the Luminar Neo Early Access app. The Skylum Team will be collecting feedback until January 20, 2022. The most helpful, insightful, and active users will receive thank you gifts for their input.
What is included in the Early Access version?
The Early Access version will include the new engine and the following three features:
- Relight AI
- Remove Dust Spots
- Remove Powerlines
- Luminar Share
At the release in February, all users will receive most of the functionality currently available in LuminarAI, Presets and Layers functionality, and a version of the new engine that delivers even better performance. Portrait Background RemovalAI and MaskAI will be available in the first free update of Luminar Neo.
What limitations does the Early Access version have?
Please keep in mind that the Early Access version of Luminar Neo is still in progress. You will receive updates to this version throughout January. To make sure that your feedback is valuable and relevant, we’d be grateful if you focused on the three new features and kept in mind that some functionality is absent and will be added later in the main release.
The Early Access version of Luminar Neo is currently missing:
- Dodge & Burn tool
- Clone & Stamp tool
- Portrait Bokeh AI tool
- Body AI tool
- Face AI tool
- Image 3D Transform
- Color Picker in the Develop tool
- Flip and Rotate functionality in Crop
- Copy and Paste, Pen Pressure (only on macOS) for Radius and Opacity, Linear and Radial gradient functionality in Masking
- Application on hover of LUTs in the Mood tool
- Undo and Redo functionality
- Sync Adjustments, Copy and Paste Adjustments functionality
Additionally, on macOS:
- The context menu is absent in Single Image View for Catalog and in the Edit tab
- Missing Undo functionality in Masking
- Missing Erase functionality after applying Vignette effect
- Incorrect states may show in Erase steps in the History tab
- Disabled sliders in Sky AI
- Issues when using Develop tools
- Significant delays while using Erase and fast-forwarding in the History tab
- Not active plug-ins
- Limited hotkeys
Important Note! All applied edits may be lost with each update to the Early Access version, so ensure that you have backed up important files when using this version.
The Early Access version won’t work as a plugin or a Photos extension, and it won’t be released in the Mac App Store and Windows Store.
Before installing the Windows version, make sure that you have installed both:
Microsoft Visual C++ Redist by clicking here.
If your computer uses an Intel graphics card, the latest Intel GPU driver by clicking here.
As we’ve stated, the Early Access version is a work in progress. All functionality will be present and fully functional in the main release of Luminar Neo. We’ll be happy to receive any feedback concerning the new Remove Powerlines, Remove Dust Spots, and RelightAI features, as well as any other comments on the Early Access version concerning things that are not included in the list above.
How do I download the Early Access version?
If you’ve purchased Luminar Neo, the Early Access version will be available to you in your Skylum Account. To download the Early Access version, visit your Skylum Account and find Luminar Neo in the My Software tab. Then read the information about the Early Access version and check the box that states you agree to provide product feedback and you acknowledge that the Early Access version of Luminar Neo is not yet fully stable and differs from the upcoming final release version. Click here to access your Skylum Account right away.
Your opinion matters to us! Let’s create an amazing, satisfying, and high-quality product for all Luminar artists.
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