So what’s wrong with Lightroom?
Lightroom is probably the automatic go-to program for enthusiasts and experts looking for an all-in-one photo organising and editing program, but it’s not necessarily the best and it’s not popular with everyone, so many will be looking for Lightroom alternatives.
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It’s hard to fault Aurora HDR 2019. It works as a standalone HDR application or as a plug-in. It can merge exposure brackets and it can tone map individual RAW files. It can product dense, wild and dramatic HDR effects or natural-looking images, with almost no sign of the ‘glow’ effects and other artefacts that normally make HDR so difficult to get right. It also goes way further than other HDR tools with comprehensive tone and colour controls, local adjustments and even image layers and masks.
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For value for money, features, power and the sheer innovation in its editing tools, Luminar 3 is brilliant, the new 3.0.2 update has fixed a couple of early frustrations in the Libraries feature and Luminar has come a long way in a short time.
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It’s Skylum’s first Luminar update of 2019 and demonstrates its commitment to free (and frequent) updates. Both the Mac and Windows versions have been improved, so let’s start with what’s new for Windows users. Update: Luminar 3 review Skylum Luminar … Continue reading Skylum Luminar 3.0.2 free update brings important improvements and bug fixes
Skylum software has released version 1.2 of Aurora HDR with speed improvements for the Mac version, together with support for the innovative Loupedeck control console, while the Windows version gets batch processing Flip and Rotate tools and more as Skylum … Continue reading Aurora HDR 2018 update brings speed boost and more camera support
The Aurora HDR 1.2 update announced today brings a number of new features to the Windows version and speed improvements on both Mac and PC. The new version offers RAW support for a number of new cameras and is reportedly … Continue reading How to create a single image HDR in Aurora HDR 2018 1.2
Luminar is taking a pretty strange route round the solar system, but the latest version of this clever image-editor is really picking up speed. Indeed its publisher Skylum says it’s now three times faster than it was before, comes with … Continue reading Luminar ‘Jupiter’ announced with speed and RAW improvements
This tutorial shows how to use the powerful layers, blend modes and masking tools in Luminar 2018, but actually the same principles can be used in other image-editing programs which support image layers. Skylum Luminar downloads and offers I’m going … Continue reading How to use layers in Luminar
LUTs, or lookup tables, apply an instant ‘look’ to your photos by remapping the existing colours on to new ones. Continue reading How to use Luminar LUTs
Verdict: 4 stars ★★★★ Luminar’s innovative approach to image-editing, its presets, workspaces and filters, are a fresh new take on the photo editing experience, and underneath is a surprisingly powerful image-editor with layers, masks and blending tools. It’s not that … Continue reading Skylum Luminar 2018 review
MacPhun has announced a new version of its innovative photo-editing application Luminar. Called Luminar 2018, it’s available for pre-order in both Mac and PC versions, and brings new filters, RAW editing tools, lens distortion and perspective correction, LUT support (look … Continue reading MacPhun Luminar 2018 announced
This Aurora HDR 2018 review covers the latest version of MacPhun’s innovative and popular high dynamic range tool, and the big news with this release is not just the software improvements, which are substantial, but the fact that it’s now … Continue reading Aurora HDR 2018 review