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Luminar 3: Your Photos. More Beautiful. In Minutes.

THE NEW LUMINAR FROM SKYLUM REVIEW

This is a very positive review, I’ll tell you right now. If you just trust me, then go grab the new Luminar now!

This is simply a quick review with some comments and quite a few screenshots. This will be a living review, so I will be sure to add to it over time.


WHAT IS LUMINAR?

Luminar is a great photo editing program that is simple, fun, and fast.

It comes from Skylum (formally Macphun), a company I teamed up with to make our own HDR Software called Aurora HDR, so you know it’s gonna be good. These guys have been making award-winning software for years.

Luminar is an extremely powerful and fast photo editor that can do not only the most basic adjustments, but literally millions of “looks” for your photo. It’s extremely easy and fun to use and designed for all skill levels.


WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 FEATURES OF SKYLUM LUMINAR?

1) The AI Slider! One simple slider that can have a tremendous effect on your photo.
2) Speed! It’s so much faster than Lightroom for editing photos. My Lightroom has been chugging lately, and Luminar is so fast.
3) Customizable Panels. If you only do Landscape and not Portrait, you don’t need to have all the Portrait panels over there to confuse the situation.

MAC ONLY? NOPE! LUMINAR 2018 RUNS ON BOTH MAC AND WINDOWS!!!

Check out the Luminar website to grab it.

BETTER THAN LIGHTROOM?

That’s the big question you’re wondering, right? Well, YES, it is better in many ways. Remember, this currently is only a way to edit your photos — not to organize them. As of the time of writing this, I’m still using Lightroom to organize my photos. Lightroom is so slow it makes my skin crawl with pain as I howl into the night, a thousand dark shadows chasing my anguish into the abyss.

You’ll find the controls in Luminar are much more powerful than the ones in Lightroom. I’d also wager to say that Luminar has at least 5 times as many control options as Lightroom.


MISCELLANEOUS SCREENSHOTS AND ITEMS OF NOTE

All of the screenshots below were made with the previous version of Luminar. All of these functions still exist in the new Luminar, so I decided to leave a few of these items from the previous review!


For a limited time you can save 10% on select Skylum products (including Luminar) over in their store by following this link