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Keep everything
in focus

Achieve Razor-Sharp Detail with AI-powered photo stacking software

Master Macro Photography with Advanced Focus Stacking Software

Capturing the intricate details of small objects with a macro lens can be a challenge, as it's impossible to focus on the entire subject in a single shot. This often requires dozens of photos, each focusing on different parts to ensure every tiny detail is sharp.

Recognizing this, we've developed what many consider the best focus stacking software available: our platform seamlessly integrates up to 100 images, automatically blending various depths of field for a perfectly sharp final image. Whether you're working on Mac or Windows, our software makes it easier than ever to achieve professional macro stacking results.

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Perfect Clarity with Image Stacker Technology

When you want a crisp landscape you have to use photo stacking software. It combines photos taken at different focal lengths and delivers a razor-sharp image with the foreground, background, and everything in between in focus.

The AI algorithm inside Focus Stacking chooses the crispest parts of all photos and corrects lens and chromatic aberration in raw files.

Watch Focus Stacking in action

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Advanced yet easy-to-use photo editor for everyone

Designed by Skylum for MacOS and Windows

Work also as plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Photos®

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AI image enhancement

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Raw editing

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Layers support

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Non-destructive
editіng

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Lens correction

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Clone tool

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Dodge & burn

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Color enhancement

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Crop and resize

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Batch processing

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GenSwap

Replace specific elements

Effortlessly swap elements in your photos with AI-generated visuals that seamlessly integrate with the rest of your image.

Luminar Neo features: Supercontrast - Experience the power of perfect color contrast

GenErase

Eliminate distractions

Remove unwanted elements from your images and seamlessly fill in the gaps with elements that match the surroundings.

Luminar Neo features: Supercontrast - Experience the power of perfect color contrast

GenExpand

Break the limits of the frame

Extend the boundaries of your photos, whether you're creating landscapes or portraits, by adding more space to them.

Luminar Neo features: Supercontrast - Experience the power of perfect color contrast

Supercontrast

Experience the power
of perfect color contrast

Precisely adjusts tonal contrast with six distinct controls spanning highlights, mid-tones, and shadows.

Luminar Neo features: Supercontrast - Experience the power of perfect color contrast

EnhanceAI

Achieve an instantly captivating photo with an all-in-one tool

Control up to a dozen adjustments including shadows,highlights, contrast, and tone with one AI-powered tool.

Luminar Neo features: Enhance AI - Achieve an instantly captivating photo with an all-in-one tool

SkyAI

Increase the vibrancy of your photos by replacing a dull sky

Seamlessly replace the sky, taking into account its reflection in water for maximum realism.

Luminar Neo features: Sky AI - Increase the vibrancy of your photos by replacing a dull sky

AtmosphereAI

Add a unique
mystical mood

Place fog, mist, or haze in your photo
with content-aware AI.

Luminar Neo features: Atmosphere - Add a unique mystical mood

Sunrays

Let the sun shine
in your photo

Add beautiful rays of sunshine and control
their glow intensity.

Luminar Neo features: Sunrays - Let the sun shine in your photo

Erase

Clean, mess-free
photos in one click

Remove unwanted objects or details for fast,
easy, and realistіc results.

Luminar Neo features: Erase - Clean, mess-free photos in one click

Remove Powerlines

Get rid of annoying
power lines

Clean up your cityscapes with the power of AI.
No masking needed.

Luminar Neo features: Remove powerlines - Get rid of annoying power lines

Portrait Background

Experiment with
fun portraits

Remove the background and transport
people to a different location.

Luminar Neo features: Portrait Background - Experiment with fun portraits

RelightAI

Fix backlit photos
in an instant

Light up dark photos in post-processing and get total control over the lighting in your photo.

Luminar Neo features: Relight AI - Fix backlit photos in an instant

FaceAI

Retouch facial
features naturally

Add face light, remove dark circles,
enhance lips, and do so much more.

Luminar Neo features: Face AI - Smooth skin in a heartbeat

BodyAI

Shape the body

Add volume to or remove volume from the torso
or abdomen to enhance natural beauty.

Luminar Neo features: Body AI - Shape the body

SkinAI

Smooth skin
in a heartbeat

Automatically retouch a person’s skin
and eliminate imperfections.

Luminar Neo features: Face AI

Portrait BokehAI

Create a dreamy
bokeh effect

Simulate an out-of-focus background effect
without the need for a special lens.

Luminar Neo features: Portrait Bokeh AI - Create a dreamy bokeh effect

Color Harmony

Get precise
color control

Fine-tune adjustments like brilliance, warmth,
and balance with advanced tech in simple sliders.

Luminar Neo features: Color Harmony - Get precise color control

Structure AI

Sharp details,
natural look

Reveal a great deal of detail while keeping
people’s faces and skin natural.

Luminar Neo features: Structure AI - Sharp details, natural look

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GenSwap

GenErase

GenExpand

Supercontrast

EnhanceAI

SkyAI

AtmosphereAI

Sunrays

Erase

Remove Powerlines

Portrait Background

RelightAI

FaceAI

BodyAI

SkinAI

Portrait BokehAI

Color Harmony

Structure AI

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Prism Light Overlays

Overlays Pack by Team Skylum

Create atmospheric images with these 10 Overlays in JPEG format that contain shimmering lights and flares in various colors. Make sure to use them with Luminar Neo’s Layers and/or the Portrait Background Removal tool, and experiment with your photos in any genre. You can add an interesting light effect or make the subject stand out in new ways, all in just a few clicks. Time to try it out!

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Experimental Overlays

Overlays Pack by Team Skylum

Feel like adding a touch of something extra to your photos? Discover these 10 Experimental Overlays in JPEG format that you can easily use with Luminar Neo’s Layers feature to transform any photo into a shot that catches the eye. Choose from 10 mesmerizing effects of different colors and shapes, and create a unique mood in a few clicks. From pink hues to golden circles, you’ll certainly find an Overlay perfect for your next masterpiece.

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Presets Pack by Team Skylum

Enhance photos that you captured during a trip to Japan, or the ones that you want to have an atmospheric feeling reminiscent of the Japanese style. From landscapes, to iconic sights, to photos of food — this pack is incredibly versatile!

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Presets Pack by Team Skylum

Designed to give your camping and hiking photos their best look, these 10 Presets are here to give your outdoor photos a natural, vibrant look. Whether you’re capturing shots of majestic mountains or cozy campfires, bring out the best in your images in one click.

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Is It Earth

Presets Pack by Team Skylum

Is it still Earth, or are we on an alien planet? This collection of 10 extraordinary Presets is designed to give your landscape photos an ethereal, otherworldly feel. Transform ordinary landscapes into surrealistic scenes with vivid colors that will immediately draw the viewer’s eye.

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Discover Latin America

Presets Pack by Team Skylum

Experience the cinematic feel each of these 10 Presets adds to your photos as you journey through the countries of Latin America. Embrace the beauty and add some flair to your shots with this travel-friendly collection designed for landscapes.

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Discover Africa

Presets Pack by Team Skylum

Dedicated to the wonderful continent of Africa, this pack combines a variety of Presets, both for portrait and landscape shots. Enhance landmarks, safari shots, architecture photos, and portraits of people that you meet on your travels around Africa.

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Presets Pack by Team Skylum

Create fantastic photos during your travels across the USA. Enhance images of landmarks, national parks, and general cityscapes of famous cities. Achieve various stunning effects with a few clicks of these 10 wonderful Presets.

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Presets Pack by Team Skylum

This alluring collection of 10 Presets is designed to bring out the mysterious beauty of Middle Eastern scenery, architecture, street style, and nature. Warm-toned, deep yellow, or blue and golden — you will certainly find a Preset perfect for your photo.

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Presets Pack by Team Skylum

Discover this wonderful collection of 10 versatile Presets that are perfect for your travel photos from Nordic countries. Capture idyllic landscapes, natural wonders, and cozy architectural shots that breathe with the Scandinavian mood. Time to pack your travel bag!

Luminar Neo Video Course

About Course
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Creative Photo Editing Techniques in Luminar Neo

by Albert Dros

10 tutorial videos

12 hand-picked Presets included

Creative editing tutorial included

Join Dutch landscape photographer Albert Dros in this course as he shares his extraordinary passion for planning and creating unique shots. In these ten videos, you'll gain insights into what makes or breaks a photo. Albert provides step-by-step guidance on editing techniques that will elevate your photography skills. Plus, as a special bonus, you’ll receive a free pack of 12 hand-picked presets by Albert Dros to help you create mesmerizing images. Unlock the secrets to breathtaking landscape photography and transform your shots into stunning masterpieces with Albert’s expert instruction.
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Introduction & Course Outline

Albert Dros introduces himself and gives a quick overview of what you will learn in this photography and...

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Introduction to Photography

What should you focus on when taking your photos to get the best results?

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Basic Editing

Albert introduces the layout of Luminar Neo and the basic instruments you can use to achieve great results instantly.

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Advanced Editing

Going in depth, Albert shows you the more advanced tools in Luminar Neo and how to use them to make your photos stand out.

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Dramatic Editing

Get creative with your photos! Albert edits a photo with more creative tools to bring forward its dramatic aspects and breathe new life into it.

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Focus Stacking

Luminar Neo has Extensions that let you get even more impressive results. In this video, you will learn how to do focus stacking with Luminar Neo’s Focus Stacking Extension.

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Cityscapes

What makes or breaks a cityscape shot? Take a look at how to transform a photo from Dubai from ordinary to impressive.

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Forests

Find out what Luminar Neo tools Albert uses to make his impressive signature forest photos. Look out for Atmosphere AI, Sunrays, and other tools!

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Presets

Learn to use Presets to quickly get interesting color solutions in your photos. Albert guides you through using Presets to make even more beautiful forest shots.

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Course Summary

Get a quick summary of everything you have learned in this course. Happy creating!

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Albert Dros

PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER AND EDUCATOR

Albert Dros is a Dutch landscape photographer who has an extraordinary passion to plan and create unique shots. Volcanoes, solar eclipses and unique aspects of nature draw his attention. He doesn’t just go for the simple shot.

"Go big or go home" is his motto, always trying to add some unique element to his shots.

His work has been recognized on a worldwide scale and he has been published worldwide in the biggest media outlets.

Albert travels a lot as a photo educator but also for personal projects. But even in The Netherlands, he can’t stop photographing. His inspiration never stops.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Focus Stacking?

Focus stacking is a technique designed to achieve a deep depth of field by blending (or stacking) several images together. Each stacked shot is focused in a different spot, so the combined depth of field is deeper than the depth of field produced by any of the individual images. Macro and product photographers often use the technique to control which elements are in focus, but it also works well for landscape scenes.

Why do you need Focus Stacking Software?

Software for focus stacking reduces time and efforts that you spend on ordinary focus stacking process. All photos are aligned using the reference photo selected by the artist. The algorithm identifies key points and aligns the image according to those points. The image is divided into small tiles. Then stacking software looks for the most focused and unfocused tiles across different images. After it selects the most focused ones and combines them into one image.

How to do Focus Stacking in Luminar Neo?

Focus Stacking will align, crop, and balance them automatically. The AI algorithm in the core of image stacking software chooses the parts with the best focus across all photos and corrects lens and chromatic aberration in raw files. The result is an image in which every detail pops — in macro shots, still life compositions, or multi-layered landscapes.

How does focus stacking software improve macro and landscape photography?

Focus stacking software enhances images by combining multiple shots taken at different focus distances. In macro photography, it overcomes shallow depth of field limitations, ensuring the entire subject is in sharp focus. In landscape photography, it helps achieve sharpness throughout the scene, from the foreground to the background.

Can I use this focus stacking software for Mac and Windows?

Yes! Many focus stacking software options, including Luminar Neo, are designed for both Mac and Windows operating systems.

What file formats are supported by the photo stacking software, and can I edit RAW files directly?

Photo stacking software typically supports various file formats, including JPEG, TIFF, NG, and PSD files. Editing RAW files directly is a key feature of many focus-stacking applications as well. This allows photographers to work with the highest quality images straight from the camera to ensure the best results.

Can I use focus stacking software for astrophotography or night sky images?

Yes! Focus stacking software can be used for astrophotography and night sky images. It's particularly useful for enhancing the clarity and detail in these types of photos. However, it's important to understand both the photography and software techniques to achieve the best results.

App Requirements

macOS

Mac Model

MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Mac mini, early 2010 or newer

Processor

CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better

OS version

macOS 11.0 or higher.

RAM

Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

Disk space

Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance

Display

1280x768 size or better

Windows

Hardware

Windows-based hardware PC with mouse or similar input device

Processor

CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better, AMD Ryzen™ 5 or better

OS version

10 version 1909 or higher (only 64-bit OS)

RAM

Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

Disk space

Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance

Display

1280x768 size or better

Graphics

Open GL 3.3 or later compatible graphics card

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