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Pre-Orders are open for Luminar 2018

donlaw

All-Pro
Sep 14, 2012
124
Texas
Wow, I am impressed so far. I delayed on the preorder, but went to the Mac App Store today and they have a sale for $59 to celebrate that Luminar 2018 is available. Purchased and installed and it going to be fun! Finally feel like the Photos app is going to get back to or exceed Aperture.
 

Covey22

Hall of Famer
Feb 3, 2012
124
Another deal on Luminar - this time from Fuji Rumors. With their discount code plus all the other incentives, previous Luminar version owners and the Beta Testers could buy the 2018 version for as low as USD 39 (!!!) which is 10 bucks lower than what I paid as a Beta Tester. Grrr. :)

Luminar 2018 Black Friday Deal + Additional Savings with Code "FUJI" - Fuji Rumors

Also the same deal on the sister HDR App Aurora:

Aurora HDR Black Friday Deal with Code "FUJI" :: Double Fuji X Cashback in Europe - Fuji Rumors
 

Michael T

Top Veteran
Jul 31, 2011
103
The High Plains
Another deal on Luminar - this time from Fuji Rumors. With their discount code plus all the other incentives, previous Luminar version owners and the Beta Testers could buy the 2018 version for as low as USD 39 (!!!) which is 10 bucks lower than what I paid as a Beta Tester. Grrr. :)

Luminar 2018 Black Friday Deal + Additional Savings with Code "FUJI" - Fuji Rumors

Also the same deal on the sister HDR App Aurora:

Aurora HDR Black Friday Deal with Code "FUJI" :: Double Fuji X Cashback in Europe - Fuji Rumors

Jim Nix also has a similar coupon code:

Black Friday Deals from Macphun!
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
124
Lexington, Virginia
I’ll twiddle with it for a while. I use PS Elements so I can give them some time to develop. I have a Mac and Windows system so I can compare.
 
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wt21

Hall of Famer
Aug 15, 2010
123
I was exploring Luminar as a LR replacement. I don't think it's ready for that, but it's actually kind of fun in it's own right as a filters program, and it might be worth a purchase given what they are looking to do in 2018. hmmm....
 

kyteflyer

~@¿@~
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
I've reverted to using Aperture on my Mac Mini, with Luminar2018 and AuroraHDR2018 as plugins. The only frustration I have is that neither seem to recognise the MacPhun Creative Kit (Mac only, sorry Win users) and that is a pest. I'll have to email them
 

Covey22

Hall of Famer
Feb 3, 2012
124
Yep, I sent them two emails with no response so far, the oldest transmission is now at least a week and a half old. A solidly written and dynamically updated FAQ would reduce that number of inquiries I'd wager.
 

Covey22

Hall of Famer
Feb 3, 2012
124
Well, good news is that yesterday's update must have uploaded a ton of RAW file recognition. My Fuji and Nikon files are now being recognized.

Some weirdness with the RAW rotate: note the "-20" value circled on the right, look at the transposition jag on the left. Apparently it's not treating the entire picture as an object and rotating it inside a fixed frame (as you would with other products), and you'd just have to crop in to remove the missing corners that eventually occur.

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kyteflyer

~@¿@~
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Alas yesterday's update slowed my macbook so much I was getting beachballs up the wazoo. Shut everything down except Luminar, no change. Guess I could be nearly at the end of updates. Might just have to use it only on the Mac Mini, which is a bit of a bummer, since I do most editing on the macbook or ipad.
 

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