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Presets in Luminar Neo

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In this post, we take a look at presets in Luminar Neo and how to use them to accelerate your photo editing.

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What are Presets in Luminar Neo

Presets in Luminar Neo provide you with a one-click solution to editing your photos. Simply browse the wide selection of Templates included with Luminar Neo and choose whichever you think works best.

If you cannot find a template you like, you will soon be able to import any Templates or Looks you own for previous Luminar products. And if you still fall short, you can buy brand-new templates from Skylum Software’s website.

Overall, presets in Luminar Neo are a hugely convenient alternative to making manual adjustments. But, there’s a but.


No user Presets

Currently, you cannot make your own Presets in Luminar Neo. This is quite a surprise since you can with many other photo editors, including Luminar AI.

As a result, there is no way to save your best edits for later use. In other words, you must repeat similar manual adjustments each and every time.

This is somewhat contrary to Luminar Neo’s positioning as an enthusiast-orientated photo editor. As an enthusiast, I like to be able to save singular adjustments such as Tone Curves and Split Tones, let alone whole edits.

Therefore, for now, Luminar Neo’s Presets are little more than time-saving filters – albeit, very nice looking ones.

How to use Presets in Luminar Neo

Are Presets in Luminar Neo any good?

It depends. If you’re just looking for the fastest and easiest route to a nice-looking photo, you will like what Luminar Neo’s presets have to offer.


But if you’re the sort who likes to apply lots of manual adjustments, you can save neither your singular adjustments nor your edit as a whole.

Given you can save your edits in Luminar AI, I suspect this lack of functionality is an oversight that will be addressed in future updates. But for now, it is what it is.



Luminar Neo’s Preset system offers a quick route to a well-processed photo. So whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro in a rush, Luminar Neo’s Presets have a lot to offer.

But unlike most enthusiast-orientated photo editors, you cannot create your own presets. This is a big deal if you tend to edit your own photos as it means you will have to repeat your own adjustments for every photo, every time.

What’s strange about this is that you can save your edits as Presets/Templates in the beginner-friendly Luminar AI. Therefore, I hope the absence of user-made presets is a simple omission to be corrected in a future update.

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