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Luminar Neo Extension Pack Review – 7 Great New Features

Luminar Neo Extension Pack

In this Luminar Neo Extension Pack Review, we’re looking at Skylum Software’s seven optional extensions for Luminar Neo. These extensions include HDR Merge, Noiseless AI, Upscale AI, AI Background Removal, Focus Stacking, SuperSharp AI, and Magic Light AI.

Furthermore, you can now buy any of Luminar Neo’s extensions individually. But for now, here’s a single high-level view of the extension pack, plus links to my extension reviews. Jump to Conclusion


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Table of Contents

What is the Luminar Neo Extension Pack

The Luminar Neo Extension Pack brings seven new premium extensions to Luminar Neo. These seven extensions include Magic Light AI, HDR Merge, Noiseless AI, SuperSharp AI, Background Removal AI, Upscale AI, and Focus Stacking.

Please note that you must have Luminar Neo to run the extension pack. Read my Luminar Neo Review for more information.

Reviews

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To be reviewed soon.

Noiseless AI in Luminar Neo – Read Noiseless AI Review

Please note that you must have Luminar Neo to run the extension pack. Read my Luminar Neo Review for more information.

What is in the Luminar Neo Extension Pack

The Luminar Neo extension pack offers a diverse range of features, from AI-powered sharpening and noise reduction to automated background removal and light point enhancement.

  1. HDR Merge
  2. Noiseless AI
  3. SuperSharp AI
  4. Upscale AI
  5. AI Background Removal
  6. Focus Stacking
  7. Magic Light AI

1. HDR Merge

Read HDR Merge Review

HDR Merge enables you to combine multiple exposures of a high-contrast scene to produce a single high-dynamic range (HDR) photograph. Having tested and reviewed HDR Merge in Luminar Neo, I found it straightforward to use and capable of producing stunning results.

Balanced Exposure
HDR Luminar Neo

But, due to HDR Merge’s simplicity, I found HDR in Luminar Neo lacks the creative freedom of its predecessor, Aurora HDR. For instance, there are no HDR-orientated Presets nor adjustments for Tonal Compression. This means you cannot lean into the HDR aesthetic like you could with Aurora HDR and can with other HDR applications.

That being said, HDR Merge gets the essentials right. It aligns the image stack better than most and handles motion (ghosting) very well. Overall, it’s well worth a look. Read Luminar Neo HDR Merge Review

HDR Merge Review (Video)

2. Noiseless AI

Noiseless AI is an AI-powered photo denoiser. Unlike traditional noise reduction applications, which remove noise and detail, AI-based noise reduction removes noise while enhancing detail.

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NoNoise AI

Overall, Noiseless AI is a good-not-great noise-reduction application. If you can tolerate the inconvenience of a separate app, NoNoise AI, Topaz Photo AI, and Topaz Denoise AI are better still. Read Luminar Noiseless AI Review.

Noiseless AI Review Video

3. SuperSharp AI

As the name suggests, SuperSharp is an AI-powered photo sharpener similar to Topaz Sharpen AI and Topaz Photo AI. Unlike traditional image sharpening, which merely adds contrast to edges, AI sharpening can correct poor focus and motion blur.

Read SuperSharp AI Review

Overall, the first iteration of SuperSharp AI is an effective tool that falls short of matured alternatives such as Topaz Sharpen AI.

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SuperSharp AI

But unlike Topaz Sharpen AI, SuperSharp AI is built into Luminar Neo, enabling you to edit and sharpen your photos within a single application. Read Luminar Neo SuperSharp AI Review for more information.

4. Upscale AI

As the name suggests, Upscale AI in Luminar Neo will upscale your images to larger sizes. Overall, Upscale AI works well and is nicely integrated with Luminar Neo.

Upscale AI – Read Upscale AI Review

Although Upscale AI is unlikely to disappoint, it does fall short of best-of-breed alternatives such as Topaz Gigapixel AI and Topaz Photo AI. But unlike either, Upscale AI operates within Luminar Neo, enabling you to contain your photo editing workflow within a single system.

Therefore, you might prefer to trade a little performance for Upscale AI’s convenience. But if you want the best upscaling going, check out Topaz Gigapixel AI. Read Upscale AI Review for more information.

5. AI Background Removal

It’s not just a clever name; AI Background Removal does remove backgrounds. However, it should not be confused with Luminar Neo’s Portrait Background Removal tool, as AI Background Removal in Luminar Neo isn’t just limited to portraits.

Portrait Background Removal in Luminar Neo

Read AI Background Removal Review in progress for more information.

6. Focus Stacking

Focus Stacking in Luminar Neo enables you to stack up to 100 photos together to achieve superior depth-of-field at any aperture. As a result, Luminar Neo’s focus stacking should be helpful if you do a lot of Macro, Portrait, and Landscape Photography.

Read Focus Stacking Review in Progress for more information.

7. Magic Light AI

Of all the Luminar Neo Extensions, Magical Light AI is the most Luminar. In other words, it’s hardly an essential feature, but its a lot of fun.

Read Magic Light AI Review

Magic Light AI enhances the glow of your photo light points. And by light points, I mean lamps, street lights, and specular highlights. Furthermore, Magic Light AI adjusts the light point’s ambient glow and its influence on its surroundings.

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Magic Light AI

Magic Light AI is fast, effective, and fun. Sadly, my kind of photography does not have much use for Magic Light AI, but I suspect it will be absolutely killer for after-dark street photography. Read Magic Light AI Review for more information.

Magic Light AI Video Review

How much does the Luminar Neo Extension Pack cost

The Luminar Neo Extension Pack costs $399. Alternatively, you can buy any of its extensions separately with discounts for multiple buys. There’s also Luminar Neo’s Pro subscription plan which includes Luminar Neo and all extensions for a monthly or annual fee. Check Prices.


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Conclusion

Overall, Luminar Neo Extension Pack offers a lot. But how much it offers you depends on your kind of photography. For instance, you might need an AI sharpening tool but have little use for Focus Stacking or HDR. Fortunately, you can now suit yourself and buy any of Luminar Neo’s extensions separately.

On the other hand, you might find it better value to buy the whole pack, and if you do, I’m happy to report that the quality of each extension ranges from good to excellent. If you’re looking for more information on your preferred extensions, I strongly recommend you stop by my extension reviews, which are listed below.

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Get the Luminar Neo Extension Pack

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BUY OUTRIGHT

Own all 6 2022 Luminar Neo Extension Outright. It does not include Luminar Neo

CHECK PRICE

BUY EXTENSIONS

Buy the individual extensions you want. Discounts are available when you buy two or more.

CHECK PRICE

SUBSCRIBE

Includes Luminar Neo, Extension Pack, and all updates for the duration of the subscription.

$119 $99/py

Existing Luminar or Aurora Customer? Click here for Special Prices.


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