A was the file edited in C1/Affinity Photo.
B in Adobe
The images were imported into each editor with the standard sharpening for each program applied. As well as the Fuji Provia profile applied. White balance was untouched. Minor edits were done to get the lighting as equal as possible. Just importing the images into C1 and LR shows how differently each editor handles and interprets the raw files. They were ran through PS and Affinity for removal of the dividing lines on the Vflat. And some very very minor retouching. There really isn't much to retouch on a 13yo boy. But I wanted to see the differences working in each back to back. The files were round tripped as tiff files.
Another difference of note is that the final file from C1 is much larger in mb than the final file from LR. Output settings were the same for each.
With C1 and Affinity being paid for, and getting the better results for me. I think it's time to stop the Adobe subscription again until I there is a good enough reason to get it again.
I haven't tried luminar in a while. Couldn't hurt to give it another look.Have you had a look at Luminar?
It works stand alone but I use it as a plugin to Apple Photos. I am really not interested in spending time post processing which is why I love Luminar - almost one touch.