Luminar 3 / Luminar 4 Which way are they going ? Photoshopping for everyone or a serious photo-editing program to compete with Lightroom. Of course you can have both in one program, and I see this as an advantage, making a very flexible editing program. I have been with this program since it first appeared several years ago.
I was made to believe it would develop into a replacement for Aperture. (and Lightroom 6) But as it looks now....this will never happen.....When asking Skylum about a future DAM for Luminar, as a replacement for Lightroom 6 and Aperture, they recommend me to use Photos with Luminar, Aurora and Noiseless CK plug-ins.
Spending a lot of money, over the years, on Macphun and Skylum programs now seems as a dead end for me.
I now have two options, stay, for the time being, with Aperture and Mac OS 10.14 or go back to Lightroom and use the upcoming OS 10.15 At least I can move my Aperture Library to Lightroom in a nearly acceptable way. I am waiting for Avalanche by Cyme to help me make this move.
I am, of course, proceeding my evaluation of other options, there is a lot of photo-editing programs out there to chose from. But few, if any, has a DAM function comparable with Aperture and Lightroom.
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