So, Luminar 4 is making my job take LONGER.
This program is slow. It lags, it's choppy, and it crashes. I'm sure this is news to Skylum!
Every little tweak and adjustment on a slider takes a good 5-10 seconds to show. The erase tool takes several seconds to catch up to the cursor when painting. The clone tool takes 5+ seconds of holding the ALT key before I can sample a new area. Also, a really weird thing that happens in the clone tool is, when I try to pan the image, it gets all blocky and starts showing random chunks of the photo in different places. Like, I don't even know how to describe it. But every time it happens, which is EVERY time I pan, I have to wait up to a FULL MINUTE for this to clear up so I can actually see what I'm doing.
Undo does not work when in clone and erase tools, too. This is the stupidest thing ever. If I mess up a clone spot, or the erase tool just doesn't make a clean erase (which is, you know, 90% of the time), I have to DELETE the entire layer and start over?! HOW is this helping anyone? Am I supposed to just erase a couple spots, click done to exit the tool, then go back into the tool to create a new layer, and to 1 or 2 more little spots? NO! this is totally inefficient! Especially since it takes over a minute to process the image when starting the tool, then another minute or more when finalizing the edit.
And this whole thing is especially frustrating because in the end, I am loving the results of my finished edits. BUT IT'S TAKING TOO LONG TO EDIT! I only finished ONE edit today, and got half way through another. What am I supposed to tell the models that are waiting for their images? Blame the software? Sounds like a copout, and they'll never believe it. Even if they do understand, it isn't THEIR problem! I'm just glad I'm not a wedding photographer right now, having to face brides with this issue. But still, if the models I worked with start openly slamming me for being a total flake with their photos, that is going to damage my reputation. I'm already struggling as it is.
I mean it when I said "Most broken software I have ever used." And I used to do beta testing, even some alpha, on software and video games. NONE of those have ever failed as horribly as Luminar 4, and this is supposed to be a FINISHED product?!
I'm running a Dell Inspiron Gaming laptop
256gb M.2 SSD for Windows 10 and software installs
1tb Samsung SATA SSD for file storage
Nvidia 1080 ti 4gb vram
HDMI to external 4k display
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