Excellent support and a private support forum to connect with other Lumenzia users
Free bonus #1: The Lumenzia Basics panel. Get quick access to commonly-used luminosity masking tools. Perfect for users who are new to luminosity masking, or those who don't wish to memorize a bunch of Photoshop shortcuts.
Free bonus #2: Quick Start guide video to help you start enhancing your images immediately.
Free bonus #3: Over two hours of additional video tutorials and written materials to get the most out of both Lumenzia and luminosity masking
Select and mask anything, visually! With Lumenzia, you get a full screen preview of the mask before you apply it. Interactively click on the image to select (or deselect) the tones/colors to the degree you wish. No guesswork with adding and subtracting channels. Isolate the mask to to specific parts of the image with a simple selection. And you can combine group masks to easily see the overall mask impact. It’s never been faster and easier to create or customize the right mask. And the masks are created in 16 and even 32-bit depth, allowing for smooth transitions in extreme masks.
Click to pick! You don’t have to know which mask to use, just use the built-in zone and range tools to create the right mask automatically.
Simplify exposure blending. Automatically stack, align, and sort your exposures light to dark for blending.
Smaller files. Lumenzia doesn’t use channels, so your files stay small. Additionally, it offers BlendIf and vector masks to avoid layer mask bloat, as well as a "Combine" tool to reduce the impact of group masks. A typical TIF file from a Nikon D800 grows from 200MB to 1.4GB when creating channel masks, but would remain the same 200MB size in Lumenzia. And Lumenzia can combine group masks to significantly cut down on file size, often reducing file size by 20-50%!
Beautiful vignettes with ease. Just draw a selection around the target area to create a vignette of any size, sharp, or position in the image. The vignette can be easily modified, inverted (to lighten the center) or combined with luminosity masks (to avoid darkening shadows too much).
For more information, please see the Lumenzia FAQ and full list of features.
System requirements: Lumenzia is compatible with Photoshop CS6 - CC 2019+ on both Windows and OSX (CC 2019 or later recommended). This includes support for Apple Silicon. Lumenzia does not support CS5 or earlier (however, you may wish to try my free luminosity masking panel/actions instead). Note that the CS6 user interface functions the same, but looks somewhat different (see the FAQ link above for a comparison).
Streamlined workflow and completely custom masks
Sliders to easily customize the perfect luminosity mask
BlendIf and Vector masks (to save significant file space and avoid the need to update masks)
Ability to see and edit luminosity selections just like a layer mask
Add, subtract, or intersect any mask or selection for advanced control
Color masks (select by color and/or luminosity, visually)
Local Contrast Enhancement (easily and automatically bring out more detail)
Live masks (see the blended result immediately and try different masks)
Zone masks for precise refinement
Zone and Range pickers (select the right mask visually by clicking on the image)
Zone maps to visualize the image in zones 0-10 or show blown highlights/shadows
“Lighter/Darker” masks (select pixels relative to surrounding pixels)
Edge and Surface masks for halo removal and avoiding sharpening noise.
Refine masks to specific locations or colors in the image
Combine masks (merge group masks to save space and see exactly what is masked)
Advanced dodging and burning: revise dodge color/brightness, visual editing
Support for paths, to facilitate use of luminosity masks with hard edges in architecture
Split-screen to see the mask and image simultaneously
“PreBlend” to automatically stack, align, and sort exposures for blending
32-bit masks and automatic grayspace optimization for the ultimate quality
“Greg Benz has come up with something awesome called Lumenzia and it fixes almost everything that made using luminosity masks a pain to use.” – Fstoppers
“Lumenzia is a Photoshop panel that fixes everything wrong about luminosity masks.” – Pratik Naik
"The ease in use to the support is great." - Improve Photography
“One of, if not THE, best investment I've ever made for my photoshop. And, amazing response time for any question you may have. Kudos to Greg Benz and Lumenzia. ☆☆☆☆☆” -Perc P.
“Lumenzia is by far the best value plugin I’ve ever seen, and it keeps getting better.” – Ben L.
See how others are using Lumenzia:
“Lumenzia is a game changer, it took luminosity masks generation into a whole new level. It is the best Photoshop panel I ever used by far.” – Karim El-Deghedy
“Lumenzia has become an important and powerful tool in my workflow. The quality and practicality that the panel offers me in the generation and management of16-bit luminosity masks allows me to achieve amazing results in several areas of photography. Using the Lumenzia panel, I can incorporate more convenience and more quality into my fine art workflow.” – Jackson Carvalho