This page was last updated on July 26, 2018
The new version of Luminar 2018 is the first iteration to be available on both Mac and Windows. Because it is newly-developed for Windows not all of the features made it into the software at the time of release. However, the software is being updated incrementally and will soon have feature parity (be identical) with the Mac version.
To make it easy for Windows users to visualize the differences—particularly when watching Mac-platform education content—I put together this visual comparison guide. While I have done my best to make this as comprehensive as possible, it’s possible I may have missed a few features. If you notice something that is not listed here, please feel free to comment below so that I can consider adding it to the list.
Please note that I am NOT an employee of Skylum Software and have only an affiliate relationship with them. If you have specific technical questions for the Luminar team, please click here to contact them directly.
The following items have been removed from the list below due to the software being updated:
- Batch processing: This feature is now available in Luminar for Windows
- Tools Menu: The Transform tool is now available in Luminar for Windows
- Color Temperature Filter: The white balance adjustments and eyedropper are now available in Luminar for Windows
- Save History: It is now possible to use the “Save History” option when saving a file in Luminar for Windows
- Layers Options: Rename Layers is now available in Luminar for Windows (other differences still apply)
ADJUSTABLE GRADIENT FILTER
BI-COLOR TONING FILTER
In the Windows version, you have the ability to Hide, Delete, and Rename layers, but it is missing Rasterize and Duplicate.
Aslo, note that some of the options from the Filters menu (below the Layers panel) are listed within the Layers options (Save Filters Preset, Reset All Filters, and Delete All Filters).