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  • HELP! Luminar 2018 Anyone?

    Chris

    Black OM-D E-M1 MkII, Silver PEN-F, Black Lumix GX7, and too many lenses!

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    Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

    Haven't played with it yet, but keeping a watch on it as they are saying they'll be able to handle LR catalogues in the release due in early 2018.

    Whether that means just importing edits or doing full asset management remains to be seen.
    Steve

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    • #3
      Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

      I have been using Luminar for about 2 years. My current version is Luminar Neptune which can be opened up in Lightroom for further tweaking. Layering in Luminar is user friendly and simple to use. Luminar offers more tools than LR. Digital Asset Management is a new one. I have been offered an upgrade to 2018, but am still to decide about this. Macphun has a Facebook group and runs competitions with some great cash prizes. Members of the group are friendly and post up photos from Luminar and Aurora HDR daily.
      All the best

      Phil
      https://www.flickr.com/gp/gatekeeperphil/44A3Dc

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      • #4
        Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

        The company is alsp changing its name to reflect the move to include non-Mac products. It will called, um, 'Skylum'. I find this name, odd!

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        • #5
          Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

          So Luminar has layers?
          sigpicDave

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          • #6
            Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

            Originally posted by sapper View Post
            So Luminar has layers?
            Yes, luminar has layers as well as a wealth of other tools.

            I used the Luminar Windows Beta for a while and found that it has a far nicer learning curve than Photoshop or Affinity and tends to be very effective and easy to use.

            I did find it slower than Affinity so I picked Affinity at the time however with the release of a Digital Asset Management function in 2018, a good Beta deal and my recent divorce from Adobe CC I'm definitely considering pre-ordering and using it as a complete replacement for Lightroom/Photoshop.
            Bailey

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            • #7
              Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

              Originally posted by sapper View Post
              So Luminar has layers?
              A screenshot.....of layering (in the link) which is from old Luminar Neptune 2017
              https://flic.kr/p/CXSG3L
              All the best

              Phil
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              • #8
                Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

                Originally posted by Ian View Post
                The company is alsp changing its name to reflect the move to include non-Mac products. It will called, um, 'Skylum'. I find this name, odd!

                Ian
                All the best

                Phil
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                • #9
                  Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

                  Originally posted by sapper View Post
                  So Luminar has layers?
                  A downside of the product is that it is resource hungry and requires a fast processor and lots of memory for it to work smoothly. After each session of editing, I use an app called Dr Cleaner which automatically reclaims any lost space used up by the app per edit
                  All the best

                  Phil
                  https://www.flickr.com/gp/gatekeeperphil/44A3Dc

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                  • #10
                    Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

                    Thanks guys. I went back to the McPhun site and had a look around, and am impressed. I use LR5 for all my stuff these days, cannot remember the last time I opened Photoshop. I like the idea of being able to use layers without having to open another programme.
                    sigpicDave

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                    • #11
                      Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

                      Originally posted by Gate Keeper View Post
                      A downside of the product is that it is resource hungry and requires a fast processor and lots of memory for it to work smoothly. After each session of editing, I use an app called Dr Cleaner which automatically reclaims any lost space used up by the app per edit
                      Any app that implements layers is likely to be a memory hog but it shouldn't be necessary to run a clean up after using it... the application should clean up after itself. If it doesn't, that 's a bug that should be reported.
                      Steve

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                      • #12
                        Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

                        Originally posted by raichea View Post
                        Any app that implements layers is likely to be a memory hog but it shouldn't be necessary to run a clean up after using it... the application should clean up after itself. If it doesn't, that 's a bug that should be reported.
                        All the best

                        Phil
                        https://www.flickr.com/gp/gatekeeperphil/44A3Dc

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                        • #13
                          Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

                          Originally posted by sapper View Post
                          Thanks guys. I went back to the McPhun site and had a look around, and am impressed. I use LR5 for all my stuff these days, cannot remember the last time I opened Photoshop. I like the idea of being able to use layers without having to open another programme.
                          All the best

                          Phil
                          https://www.flickr.com/gp/gatekeeperphil/44A3Dc

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                          • #14
                            Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

                            Originally posted by Gate Keeper View Post
                            I have used it to clean up after Photoshop and Lightroom. The issue of the memory hog was reported to the Macphun Team on Facebook, something they take seriously
                            I've never noticed a problem with LR or PS that needed any kind of corrective action... are you addressing something specific or is it something you do as a matter of course?

                            Good that you've flagged the issue to MacPhun.
                            Steve

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                            • #15
                              Re: Luminar 2018 Anyone?

                              Originally posted by raichea View Post
                              I've never noticed a problem with LR or PS that needed any kind of corrective action... are you addressing something specific or is it something you do as a matter of course?

                              Good that you've flagged the issue to MacPhun.
                              All the best

                              Phil
                              https://www.flickr.com/gp/gatekeeperphil/44A3Dc

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