Luminar 4 had an export bug which was highly disruptive to a smooth workflow/ creative user experience due to the disruption exporting individual edits. This was described in detail here after much testing and checking:
Unfortunately, this bug took Skylum many weeks to fix but is now reintroduced in this first release of Luminar AI.
So MAJOR points supporting the conclusion outlined in the post title.
There is a repeatable bug in Luminar AI which is a the same as a previous bug in Luminar 4 (but was eventually fixed)
Luminar AI therefore appears not to be a complete "ground up" rewrite as promoted by many (I am looking at several prominent Skylum Ambassadors/Youtubers who gain from a commission, much as I enjoy your posts you know who you are and you should be more careful!).
This conclusion is supported by:
The export functionality looks exactly the same (GUI) as Luminar 4
It is just as slow as Luminar 4
The "Progress Window" counts from 0 instead of 1 in a batch export, so has the same error as Luminar 4 (not a big issue but shows lack of attention to detail/errors)
Lack of usable batch exporting severely impacts on a smooth workflow of editing many images from a photo session with minimal interruption to the creative process as each image has to be exported, each export taking a significant time thus disrupting the creative thought process. (BTW why do other competitor editing programs export so much more quickly?)
The lack of a Star Rating or Colour Coding in the DAM exacerbates the problem as previously edits that would not properly batch export could easily be flagged and filtered in the library mode. Although this was a far from optimal solution it enabled a smoother workflow.
Why don't Skylum open up Beta testing to more experienced/committed users who have taken the time and effort to provide detailed information/bug reports on previous issues in order to best help THEMSELVES (Skylum) provide a better experience to all end users when software is released?
A "Ground Up" rewrite of the export functionality to address errors and speed appears to be an imperative.
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