I’ve seen a number of posts mentioning or hypothesizing about Luminar 5. I just wanted to highlight that we have the official word from Skylum on Luminar 5:
There will be no Luminar 5. Luminar AI is the future of the company.
The CEO did a post that gives us more insight into where Luminar is heading:
He doesn’t want Luminar to be just another photo editor. It’s not going to be a Lightroom Replacement. He states, regarding Luminar AI:
- We don’t like the outdated way these features are implemented in other editors. And we don’t want to simply copy it. Many different photo editors copy each other. I am sure you’ve used many of them.
- We don’t (yet) have a clear vision of how these features could be improved to bring more value and enjoyment to our customers. We are actively considering new ways to organize and sort images so you can find the best ones to edit.
If you’ve seen my other posts, you know I’m not a big Skylum fan right now. But I give him credit for telling us straight up that if we’re looking for a Lightroom Replacement, that’s not what they’re selling. I personally am not going to spend money for something that’s so ill-defined at this time, but I’m an old stick in the mud. YMMV.
Me, I’m off the Luminar bus. But it may be exactly what some of you are looking for.
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