Skylum Luminar Review
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.
For a limited time you can save $$ on select Skylum products (including Luminar) over in their store by following this link and using the coupon code STUCKINCUSTOMS during checkout.
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.
Trey’s Festival Presets
I’m excited to release these 29 really fun and beautiful presets (“looks”) for you! I’ve been perfecting them for the last seven years as I shoot photos of people and art at festivals around the world. Plus these also work great in other environments too, as you’ll see in the sample photos and videos.
Trey’s Wildly Unpredictable Presets Volume 1
25 presets. Imagine 25 warm, fresh donuts ready to glaze their way into your donut hole. Awww yeah… I love Luminar so much and figured out a few unpredictable ways to push the controls and create some interesting results. There is a wide variety of filters in here. Some work great with landscapes, some are better with people/portraits, and some are best for architecture.
A Tour Via Screenshots!
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 20% on select Skylum products (including Luminar) over in their store by following this link or using the coupon code STUCKINCUSTOMS during checkout.