July 28, 2021

Following our successful partnership on Luminar 4, Vanguard has teamed up with Skylum to offer you a FREE 30-day trial of Luminar AI. This gives you a chance to try out the software properly and without rushing, before you decide to buy.

  • No subscription
  • No credit card
  • No obligation


To help you decide, we asked some of our Vanguard Ambassadors to check out Luminar AI. Here’s what they said:


“Luminar AI has an intuitive and clean interface, with easy-to-use menus and groupings. The AI features...offer additional parameters to refine and fine-tune settings.”

Reza Malayeri - Before Luminar AI

Reza Malayeri - After Luminar AI

More notes from Reza:

  • “There are a multitude of tutorials offered on the Skylum website for all skill levels and genres of photography.”
  • “Plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for round-tripping of edits between Luminar AI and Adobe applications.”
  • “Sky AI offers amazing one-button auto-masking, with intelligent water and sky reflection and the ability to further refine Sky AI masks with defocusing, horizon shifting, saturation, and other tools, allows photographers to create compelling composite images that would normally take considerably longer to create.”
  • “AI tools for portraiture allow for easy enhancement of portrait images, including skin retouching, color toning presets, and soon-to-be-released bokeh enhancement AI.”

Reza is a professional photographer, cinematographer, and educator based in Seattle, USA. To find out more about Reza - click here


“Having already been a Luminar 4 user for a while now, and really enjoying what it offers in terms of tools for editing, I was a little skeptical as to how much better Luminar AI could be…I was wrong!!”

Scott Read - Before  Luminar AI

Scott Read - After Luminar AI

More from Scott:

  • “I found that the ease of use had improved from Luminar 4, everything feeling a lot more intuitive/natural, and everything seemed to be exactly where it should be in terms of control. Luminar 4 was easy to pick up and use, [which] takes it to the next level.”
  • “Skylum have obviously been doing plenty of work under the hood of this software. When editing images, there is just a higher level of accuracy. This really impressed me.”

Scott is a photographer, life adventurer, and creative soul who has the pleasure to call County Durham his home. To find out more about Scott - click here


“Luminar AI brings new functions and a renewed interface design compared to Luminar 4, which offers me all the options in the same panel. This version is faster and easier to use."

David Maimó - Before Luminar AI

David Maimó - After Luminar AI - Image 1

David Maimó - After Luminar AI - Image 2

More from David:

  • “Among its new features, [Luminar AI] allows me to configure templates with the settings I like, and in just one click I can apply them to my photos.”
  • “Another improved function is the change of sky. With just a single click, I can obtain spectacular results in photographs which otherwise have flat skies, and automatically include reflections in any water.”

David is a photographer based in Mallorca, specializing in landscape and nightscape photography. In addition to being a Vanguard Pro, he is also an ambassador for Luminar. To find out more about David – click here. 


"Within seconds of opening an image in Luminar AI you can take a photo from snapshot to wall art."

Jamie MacDonald - Before & After Luminar AI

Jamie MacDonald - Before Luminar AI

Jamie MacDonald - After Luminar AI

More from Jamie:

  • "Luminar AI makes it possible for those new to photography to create stunning photos with just a few simple slider adjustments."
  • "For more experienced photographers, it lets you add those finishing touches even faster."
  • "Luminar AI gives everyone the ability to create art from their photos on a level that once took years to learn how to do."

Jamie is a nature and wildlife photographer living in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. A member of the Olympus Visionary Program since 2012, and the founder of the popular podcast Mirrorless Minutes. To find out more about Jamie - click here


It is really easy to use. It is perfect for anyone from beginner to advanced level.

Lovepreet Romana - Before & After Luminar AI

Lovepreet is a landscape photographer based in Vancouver, Canada who fell in love with photography when he was in high school. To find out more about Lovepreet - click here


To take advantage of the 30-day trial, simply click here and complete the information requested.  All you need to enter is your Country, Name and E-mail and follow the instructions.  Once you get to this screen, simply click "Continue Trial" and you can start editing to your heart's content

BONUS: This year, in addition to the 30-day trial, Luminar is offering its Dynamic Skylines signature presets for free to Vanguard customers -