What’s New in Luminar Flex 1.1?
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The much-anticipated Luminar Flex 1.1. update is here with Accent AI 2.0 – FINALLY!
What is Luminar Flex?
In case you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about – Luminar Flex is the a pretty recent addition to the Skylum lineup of photo processing tools. It is built for plugin workflows, so those using apps such as Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, and others can integrate the power of Luminar’s tools without messing with the library/catalog features present in Luminar 3.
Luminar Flex vs Luminar 3
Luminar 3 is a standalone photo organizer and editing application. It is intended to be a photographer’s editing home base – the place where you import, organize, and edit.
Luminar Flex is for plugin workflows. If you already have an established method for organizing your images (i.e. Lightroom Classic, Aperture, Apple Photos, etc.) you can add Flex as a plugin to expand your photo editing toolbox. It also works brilliantly as a plugin for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
Who is Luminar Flex for?
Luminar Flex is an excellent option for photographers who already have an established workflow with applications such as Lightroom Classic, Apple Photos, Aperture, etc. Flex automatically installs as a plugin giving you access to a huge variety of creative tools.
For those who use Photoshop – Flex is an exciting addition. In addition to adding all of Luminar’s creative tools, Luminar Flex also supports Smart Object Workflows. This makes Flex’s edits completely non-destructive and re-editable.
PRO TIP: If you are currently using Luminar 2018 or Luminar 3 as a plugin, you’ll need to switch to Luminar Flex. Future versions of Luminar 3 will not be able to run as a plugin.
Anyone who currently owns Luminar 2018 or who bought Luminar 3 prior to April 2019 can download Luminar Flex from the My Software section of their Skylum account for free.
New in Luminar Flex 1.1
- NEW Accent AI 2.0 Filter – Make dozens of adjustments FAST with just one slider, now with “human-aware” technology.
- The Filter Catalog is open by default to make browsing and searching for filters easier and faster. (Quickly show/hide the filters list and all toolbars with the TAB key)
- Easier Management for Luminar Looks – Add a new Looks pack or access your custom Looks to backup/share/etc. via the File menu.
- Custom Workspaces – Create a custom workspace with your most frequently used filters or download new workspaces from the Luminar Marketplace.
- Performance Improvements & Bug Fixes
Updating to v1.1
Mac – Launch Luminar Flex from your applications folder and click on the Luminar Flex menu > Check for Updates.
Windows – Launch Luminar Flex from your Start menu and click on the Help menu > Check for Updates.
Add Luminar Flex To Your Workflow
New Users can get Luminar Flex for just $70 + save an additional $10 when you enter my coupon code ANGANDRIEUX at checkout.