Luminar NEO: How to use GenSwap Tool

luminar neo Apr 29, 2024

GenSwap, an advanced feature of Luminar NEO, is designed to alter image compositions by substituting or exchanging objects and effortlessly incorporating new AI-generated details based on user input. Built on AI technology, GenSwap enables users to enhance their images by introducing elements like trees, animals, and more. In this blog, we are telling you all about GenSwap and how to make the most of it.

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What is GenSwap

GenSwap is part of the generative tools of Luminar NEO and can modify image compositions in a hassle-free way. It can replace or exchange objects in photos and add new AI-generated details based on user input. With GenSwap, users can easily add or swap elements with just a simple text prompt.



How to get GenSwap

Just like other generative tools, such as GenErase and GenExpand, GenSwap is a tool that is only available to subscribers of Luminar NEO and Creative Journey Pass holders. Once you subscribe to either the monthly, yearly, or 2-year subscription plan, you will have unlimited access to the generative AI tools for as long as you remain subscribed.

Currently, you can subscribe to the Luminar NEO Subscription plan here. The Creative Journey Pass is no longer available for purchase.

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How to install GenSwap

To install GenSwap in Luminar NEO, you need to log in to Luminar NEO with a subscription or a Creative Journey Pass account. GenSwap will then be automatically added to your Catalog.



Introducing GenSwap Controllers

Prompt Input

After making a selection, a prompt box labeled "What do you envision here?" will appear. Enter a detailed prompt using nouns or adjectives plus nouns.


Allows you to reverse or repeat the previous action.

Preview Icon

To observe the outcomes before and after, click the preview icon, represented by an eye symbol.

Zoom Feature

Adjust your view using the zoom slider or the left and right bracket keys to magnify or shrink the view of the image.


When swapping an object, activate the "select" option, fine-tune the brush size, and paint over the region you wish to substitute. It's advisable to be generous with your selection, providing the tool with more intricate details to enhance accuracy.


Once an object is selected, enable the "deselect" option, refine the brush size, and paint over the area you want to exclude from the selection.

Reset Selection

Following the application of GenSwap, the object remains selected. If the desired outcome isn't achieved, you can reapply the swap tool by selecting it again. If you wish to replace a different object, reset the current selection and create a new one.

Swap button

Simply click the swap button to utilize GenSwap and replace the selected object in your image. This innovative tool goes beyond essential swapping, harnessing content-aware AI techniques for a refined result. You can continue to choose the swap button to cycle through different outcomes, fine-tuning your edits until you achieve the desired result.

Cancel Button

If you opt not to implement the alterations, click the cancel button.

Save Button

When content with the GenSwap outcomes, click the save button to confirm the changes. This will generate a new image saved in TIF format, renamed with the GENSWAP extension, and added to the Genitive Creations folder.



Getting started with GenSwap

  1. Open Luminar NEO and select the photo you wish to edit from the Catalog. Then, click on GenSwap on the right side of your screen.
  2. Adjust the brush size and select the object generously. Precision is not required. You can deselect a selection by clicking the Deselect button.
  3. Write a descriptive prompt in the prompt text box using nouns or adjectives plus nouns. Specify precisely what you want to see.
  4. Click the Swap Button to initiate the object replacement. You can repeatedly select the swap button to explore different outcomes, fine-tuning your edits until you achieve the desired result.
  5. Click the preview icon to view the before and after results.
  6. Confirm your changes by clicking the save button.
  7.  The modified image will be renamed, with "GenSwap" included in the filename, and then saved in the Genitive Creations folder.
  8. From here, you can move your image to the Edit module to continue your edits.



GenSwap video tutorial

Watch the full video tutorial covering all controls in this tool.


Luminar NEO

Luminar Neo is the latest editing software from Skylum. It was announced back in September 2021 and has been highly anticipated.

Luminar Neo is an AI-powered photo editing software. Skylum has said that Neo isn't replacing their previous release—Luminar AI. But Neo sets out to fix some of the issues users faced with Luminar AI.

We were impressed with the AI tools in Luminar AI. But like many others, we encountered performance issues. Luminar Neo uses the same AI tools, but the new high-speed core engine improves speed and performance.

Luminar Neo isn't just more of the same. We're happy to see Skylum has taken Neo in a different direction, adding layer and mask AI tools to the program. This broadens Neo's appeal, taking it in an Adobe Photoshop direction.

Learn more about Luminar NEO here.

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