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Nov 01, 2017 23:11 |  #1

For those looking for Adobe CC alternatives......

https://www.43rumors.c​om ...new-luminar-2018-mac-win/ (external link)




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Nov 02, 2017 05:58 |  #2

Thank you for the link. I noticed that they are providing a 50% discount for service with the military, law enforcement, EMS. This is nice and a game changer. They include Aurora HD for Mac. I'm a Windows user so Aurora wouldn't work. I wonder if Luminar has to be Mac for the discount. I sent them an email anyway.

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Nov 02, 2017 07:29 |  #3

I got an email notification yesterday morning. It's ordered and I am ready to dump LR as soon as it is released.


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Nov 02, 2017 08:18 |  #4

Luminar 2018 will ship on the 16th. Previous owners got at $10 discount on the preorder and will get their copy on the 15th.




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Nov 16, 2017 11:37 |  #5

I've been using Photoshop Elements since, well, a really long time. It does what I need it to do, so I've never really looked at anything else.

I got an e-mail from Canon Rumors regarding Luminar, and was wondering what the benefits of it would be over what I'm currently using...


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Nov 16, 2017 12:40 |  #6

got my copy yesterday from my preorder. and it was uninstalled about as fast as I installed it on my Windows PC. Slow, nothing great about it, and layout is crappy having to add the tools in everytime you load an image, they dont just stay populated as one would kinda expect since you will be using them everytime.


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Nov 16, 2017 18:36 |  #7

05Xrunner wrote in post #18497887 (external link)
got my copy yesterday from my preorder. and it was uninstalled about as fast as I installed it on my Windows PC. Slow, nothing great about it, and layout is crappy having to add the tools in everytime you load an image, they dont just stay populated as one would kinda expect since you will be using them everytime.

I downloaded to both my Mac and my PC. I found on the PC used as a plugin from Lightroom is a disaster as stated. Using it as a standalone it works quite well, but is not as robust as the Mac version.

On my Mac matched with ACDSee as a DAM a simple right click and the "Open With" option opens the drawing in Luminar and simply makes ADOBE look sick. I have found my Adobe alternative! It is GREAT!!

As for the layout you simply need to think a bit differently. Luminar is set on Presets with adjustable filters in each preset. So I simply created myself a new preset with the filters I prefer to use the most. Then I simply open any new photo in that preset and my filters are all ready to go. To me this system just puts Adobe in the last century - Adobe needs to catch up to the new technology (IMHO).


FUJI XT1 -> XF 10-24, XF 18-55, XF 55-200, XF 27mm pancake
6D -> Canon 28mm f2.8 IS, Canon 50mm f1.4, Canon 85mm f1.8, Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro IS
Canon 24-105 f4L, Canon EF 70-200 f4L IS USM, Canon EF 100-400L IS
7D -> Canon EF-S 15-85

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Nov 16, 2017 19:22 |  #8

then they optimized this software horribly if there are so many different variables. My CPU has alot of cores but not a crazy clock speed. So it seems like it doesnt take advantage of extra cores because on my PC it ran like total garbage and slow as crap.


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Fuji X-T1, Fuji 18-55 2.8-4 OIS, Minolta 50mm 1.7 MD, Vivitar 28mm 2.8 MC, 135mm 2.8 MD

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Nov 16, 2017 20:34 |  #9

Seems to be somewhat computer dependent. Running it standalone on a Windows 10 PC here and it runs great. Files open fast and no issues at all.


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