Luminar Presets Explained

Luminar presets and LUTs, are the time-saving tool every photographer needs in their editing arsenal.

But what is a Luminar preset and a LUT? What do they do and how do they work? Don’t worry, we’ve got all those answers right here.

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What is a Luminar Preset?

Presets are by definition a pre-defined adjustment that can be applied to any photography to give a consistent adjustment.

Now let’s clear things up – presets aren’t always a one-click solution despite the intention. Many photographers use presets to get 90% closer to their desired effect but still need to make refinements image to image.

The difference between a LUT and a preset is that they change specific aspects of an image. A LUT will convert only the colour and tone in your photo.

Whereas a preset allows you to change other (more wide ranging) characteristics such as exposure, sharpness, and vignetting.

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Where Can I Get Luminar Presets?

Luminar presets can be found all over the internet, some are great and help you develop a consistent style. Luminar themselves sell extra presets (that don’t come as standard with the Neo software) via their website marketplace. 

iPhotography has a incredible range of LUTs for Luminar Neo available in 4 iconic collections for you to download.

1. Cityscapes & Landscapes Presets

This urban collection of 20 Luminar Neo LUTS, compatible with Luminar 4 and later, will give your cityscapes the gritty kick it needs.

The perfect LUT pack for landscape lovers. Whether you’re looking to bring out the blue tones, add an industrial twist or show a longing for summer lovin’, this preset pack covers it all! No road trip is complete without iPhotography’s Landscape & Cityscape LUT pack.

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2. Black & White Presets

Take a leap into the incredible world of black and white editing with 20 bonus monotone LUTs too! A well-rounded preset pack suited to all photography styles.

iPhotography’s Black & White LUT pack can transform your photographs into monochrome masterpieces.

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3. People & Portraits Presets

Give your portraits that extra boost with our People & Portraits pack of 20 LUTs. Ideal for developing your own style of wedding photographs, giving your fashion shots some edge or simply taking your family photographs to the next level. Ideal for beginners and professionals alike.

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4. Film-Like & Fun Effects Presets

If you’re looking to get quirky with your edits or achieve a retro-style image then this preset pack is the answer you’ve been searching for! Covering everything from vintage filters to vivid colours that pop and even one-click colour splashes.

iPhotography’s Film-like & Fun 20 LUT pack will not only improve your images, but it will also save you time!

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How Do I Use a Luminar LUT?

We’re so glad you asked! We’ve actually made a little video so you can see our iPhotography Luminar presets in action.

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