Skylum Flexes its muscles with a new photo-editing plug-in

Skylum’s latest Luminar 3 release marked a big change that made Luminar a complete all-in-one photo organising and non-destructive editing tool. It’s now announced a companion version – Luminar Flex – for photographers who want to use Luminar’s extensive creative tools and filters with their existing workflow. 

Luminar Flex will work as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop Elements and even Photos for macOS. It offers the same 50+ filter effects as the current Luminar 3 software, customisable workspaces and more than 70 one-click ‘looks’ – including some new ones for this release, we’re told.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at