Lumin Tips and Tricks

  • If you’re having trouble making the Help screen go away, tap someplace around the outside edges of the Help screen.
  • To reduce blurring from hand movement, try holding the lock button down, until you are ready to lock.  Then gently remove your finger from the lock button.  The image will get locked when your finger has released the lock button.
  • Did you lock an image, and find that it has too much motion blur, or isn’t otherwise perfect?  If you unlock the image immediately, that image will not get saved to the history.  The delay time before an image is saved to the history is configurable in the Settings app.  The animation of the lock button indicates that the image has yet to be saved to the history images.
  • If you tag an image with a title or some notes, those texts will be used when you share the image.
  • The history images will be saved until the default number of images (default is 300) have been saved.  After that, the oldest image is deleted when a new one is saved.  If an image is tagged with a title and/or note, it will never be deleted.
  • If you wish to delete an image from the history images, tap and hold on the image thumbnail.  When you see the image change under your finger, drag it out of the thumbnails and release it
  • Locking of image (and focus) can not happen if your device is vibrating or moving fast.  Both locking and focus wait for motionless moments.
  • Lock an image in any orientation (portrait, landscape, upside-down).  When you share the image, position the device so the image appears as you would like it seen, and then tap on the desired share command, and select to share the “Visible” option.  For example, if you lock an image, but wish to send a portion of the image upside-down, turn the device so the image is upside-down, and then tap on share, Twitter, and “Visible”.
  • If you want to make sure that some specific part of an object is in focus before you lock, then pan and zoom to put the section you are interested in the middle of the screen.  After a moment, auto-focus will occur for the center point of the screen.  You can lock the image then.
  • Wonder what all the tap actions are?
    • Single tap: unhide the UI
    • Double tap: zoom into the image
    • Two-finger tap: zoom out of the image
    • Three-finger tap: zoom out to 1x
    • Pinch in: zoom into image
    • Pinch out: zoom out of image
    • Single tap on the Picture-in-Picture: zoom out to 1x
    • Two-finger tap and hold: make PiP disappear or reappear
    • Swipe from the left edge of the screen, moving to the right: open the history thumbnails
    • Swipe from the right, over the thumbnails, moving to the left: close the history thumbnails
  • Need to get images to your computer fast? Use Dropbox.  When your device is within a WiFi network, it can automatically send all images to your Dropbox, in just seconds.
  • Want to change Lumin’s behavior?  See all the options by going to the Settings app and tapping on Lumin.

6 Responses to “Lumin Tips and Tricks”

  1. Jürgen Becker Says:

    how can I save the photos.
    When I use the library button, where can I find the Photos?

    • Hello Jürgen,

      When you save to the library, the images go to the Photos app, which is the same place that images that you take with the Camera app go.

      With Lumin, you can also have the images saved automatically to Dropbox, which would then make those images available to your Mac or PC, almost immediately. I personally use that feature all the time.


      • Jürgen Becker Says:

        sorry I can’t find them?

      • On my iPhone, I go to the Photos app, select “Camera Roll”, and the Lumin photo I saved is at the end. This presumes that in Lumin, you clicked on the Share icon and selected the “Photo Library” option.

  2. Jürgen Becker Says:

    with photo app you mean the app with the sunflower ?
    There I can find: Alben Fotostream Orte (deutsch)?
    Or do you mean an other foto-app?
    Thanks JB

  3. As a military miniature painter (54mm),This is the BEST app ever! I can get fantastic detail (but would like to see better auto-focus). I have told many in my hobby about this app. Keep it going.

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