White Balance

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    Eric

    I think Luminar goes by the grey tone, so you’d have to sample an area with 50% grey. This is obviously much harder to determine.

    So far, the best white balance tools I’ve seen are in C1 where pretty much any shade of grey will produce good results. In Luminar as well as ON1, I found white balance to be lacking.

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    Gene Flanigan

    I get similar bizzar results sampling the gray floor in this photo. I have even gone as far as to include an 18% gray card in shots and still get very poor results with Luminar.

    I did download a trial version of Capture One, and used the same image, with very good results. Also today I downloaded a trial version of ON1 and also got very good results with this same image, as does Preview on the Mac and Photo's on the Mac. Only Luminar turns the image crazy colors.

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    Eric

    Ah yes, 18% grey, not 50%. But yeah, not necessarily something to be found in every image. C1 is definitely superior in this regard. They even have a separate white balance picker for skin tones which is handy for portraits. I agree that Preview & Photos do generally a good job as well. I’ve had mixed results with ON1 and for Luminar I usually just do manual adjustments because it’s not worth trying the picker.

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    Kirk Osborn

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I will pass on this info to our tech team for further consideration.

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    Kirk Osborn

    Could you send us the original files that you're working with?

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    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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