Luminar 4 is utterly abysmal.
I bought two licenses, one for laptop one for desktop. My laptop is 18 months old, my desktop around 4. Every single other piece of software I use works perfectly on both - Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Topaz Labs assorted platforms. But Luminar 4 is abysmal.
It used to run on both, albeit slowly. Now it runs in slow motion on my laptop, but completely cripples my desktop. I wanted to use it tonight to edit some images and had only Photoshop and Chrome open. I was editing some PS templates and updating a number of Wordpress websites. On trying to launch Luminar 4, everything just hung. For an hour. I couldn't even launch Task Manager in Windows 10.
I waited for an hour, because I hoped I didn't have to lose the edits I'd been making in other software, but had to concede in the end and do a hard reset of my desktop as the only thing happening was constant thrashing of my hard drive light and the Luminar splash screen burning into my monitor.
I've now uninstalled Luminar 4 from my desktop and will never buy another Skylum product again. For over 3 months, we've waited for performance fixes that never came, while Skylum just abandoned customers to chase the next $ for their AI fantasy.
Be warned if you're new here - avoid Skylum and their dishonest cash grab practices.
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