Luminar AI for Linux, have you thought about it?

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Suso,

    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback! While we don't have current plans for a Linux version I'm happy to share your note with our development team for consideration.

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    Suso GD

    Thank you for responding, very grateful.

    Kind regards.

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    Michael Grimm

    Hello.

    Will be a nice way for Linux USER . I bought Linux AI and it great.

    But I like to have it on linux too. I work with linux more then Windows.

    Maybe one Idea. Is there a way to install it with wine, lutris oder PlayonLinux.

    Please do something for linux users. 

    Thanks 

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    Flavio Lugli

    yeah i agree, it would be nice

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    Peter Szajda

    I agree a Linux version would been sweet! I am on Linux but need to dualboot just for Luminar Ai!
    I really wish you could make a Linux version and I pay happily again to get it

    Best regards
    Peter

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    Alexander Klemd

    I use Linux exclusively and have Windows in a VM. I recently bought Luminar AI, but old OpenGL drivers in the VM make it hard for me to use the software.

    Please consider a linux version!

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    Helga Hufflepuff

    Hi Alexander Klemd,

    Thank you very much for sharing your suggestion. I will make sure to forward it to a relevant team for consideration. Much appreciated.

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    Victor Cordero

    Since 2018 waiting for Luminar for linux

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    Lawrence Emke

    I have a chromebook. It seems you only support windows and mac. 

    You are missing out on a large customer base, namely: linux (and chrome os).

    Chromebooks are here to stay. Look forward in the 21st century, not back in the 20th.

    I am ready to buy, but not until your tools are available for linux (or chrome os).

    Please let me know when Luminar is available (any and all of Skylum products).

    Lawrence.emke@gmail.com

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    Suso GD

    I get the impression that photography software companies do not pass on their Linux products because they think they are not going to make money or it is a waste of time. Look at Steam, do you think the games are all free? There are great titles for sale and they have been transferred to Linux and their sales success has been extraordinary. Neither Adobe, Neither Capture One, Neither ON1, DXO Phololab, nobody has promised to pass their software to Linux, but pay attention, for MacOS yes! worth the irony being also a UNIX system.

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    Marcos Martinez

    I think that it is also a good market choice, as it would be the only good image editor in Linux, so all Linux users are potentially a client (as everyone use and edit photos nowadays)

    I also agree with Suso, it has support for Mac being a UNIX system, so it wouldn't be that hard to adapt it for Linux, and, again, there is a huge market out there.

    And, as pointed by Lawerence, the Linux market is growing every day, so it is a future bet (a safe one I think)

    I would buy the software, but I can't because I don't have a Windows machine or a Mac.

     

    Waiting for Luminar to be available on Linux, until then I will keep editing my photos on GIMP, it is not as powerful though.

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    Dominik Lenoch

    +1 for Linux support, I have a 2018 Macbook Pro for travel for which I bought two Luminar seats yesterday, but my second seat as a main computing machine is waiting with 12 overclocked cores with Linux. I use Darktable + Gimp, which is really promising software, but your neural network algorithms with a really simple GUI are a killer one.

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    Marco La

    Hello dear Luminar team. I now own 2 Chromebooks and again 8 for the company. We would love to use Luminar again. Unfortunately I had to find out that there is still no ChromeOS / Linux version. I ask you to change this as soon as possible.

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    Member

    I agree, a port to linux is required.

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    Marco La

    good news. since skylum does not react here, we simply switch to Adobe Photoshop. there is now a web version, which is constantly being expanded! bye luminar

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    Anastasiia Moore

    Hi Marco!

    We always hear our customers' requests regarding implementing new features or supporting other OS. However, as much as we want to provide you with them right away, I'm afraid it takes some time to release them.
    At this time, we're creating the apps only for macOS and Windows, but I'll make sure to bring the attention of our engineering team to the implementation of Linux support one more time.

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    Michael Grimm

    Hi Anastasiia,

    will be nice to have Luminar on Linux. Can not be hard to change, because MacOS ist near by Linux Code.

    And one thing. I think in future more people will change to Linux. Windows 11 have much restrictions 
    to hardware. TPM 2.0 and some CPU not working and so on. In Linux this will not happened.

    So I think it will be a good way.

    Thanks...  

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    Jaroslav Lhoták

    Hi Anastasiia,
    I have to second Michael, it's expected that Linux platform will gain more attention due such Windows 11 HW requirements in near future. As your dev team uses .NET Core, the migration to Linux may not be so complicated - actually you picked a great multi-platform language! You'd need to rewrite a couple of windows dependencies, but when you did it for MacOS, I'm sure it's doable for Linux too. Please consider it.
    Thank you for hearing us!
    Jaroslav

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    Anastasiia Moore

    Hi Michael Grimm and Jaroslav Lhoták!

    Thank you for posting your feedback. We will keep track of similar requests and make sure all of them are reported to a relevant team for consideration. Hopefully, implementing the support of Linux can be added in the future. I appreciate your input!

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    Suso GD

    To be honest, I am not humbly asking you to develop Luminar for Linux on a whim. One of the main pillars in Windows is great programs and games. Thanks to Steam Linux is already breaking many barriers and walls, many users have been grateful. On Linux (for now) the best software to edit photos in RAW development is Darktable. Many defend it tooth and nail, but in my humble opinion, it still has a lot to polish. Do the simple test of trying to recover lights or upload shadows, the photo is destroyed, which does not happen with proprietary software, since there is a lot of money at stake for the development of the software. I have a Sony 7ARII and I don't dare to use Darktable because I lose all the development quality and all the power of that 100% RAW. I have purchased LuminarAI and it is a real sadness that I cannot use my favorite Linux operating system simply because some believe that no one will buy proprietary software on Linux, it is a mistake. I have bought proprietary software for Linux, as there are GPL programs that "still" are not able to outperform proprietary software. Maybe some of you don't like my opinion, but that's how I see it, that's why I defend that Luminar should bet, risk compiling Luminar for Linux, I don't think it will fall on deaf ears. And most importantly, get publicity about this news, you will see how it is happily received by millions of users.

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    Marco La

    lumatouch with lumafusion have already recognized the potential and are releasing a CHROMEBOOK version of their excellent video editor.

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    Suso GD

    I spoke in photography. For video with KdenLive I am left over. For video it is magnificent.

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    Andrzej Koeller

    I'm as well looking for a Linux port. There is a large number of Linux users who have to dualboot in order to use Skylum software or similar and would greatly benefit from having a native option. And would be more than happy to buy the product which address market needs. With Steam unlocking linux for nnumber of gamers, this market will only grow.

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    Ivan Azure

    Hi Andrzej,

    Thank you for sharing your reflections. We will pass your comments to the responsible department for consideration.

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    Matt Orth

    Ivan

    thats what Angela said 9 months ago at the very top of this thread.  Just kind of disappears into a black hole, doesn’t it?

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    Anastasiia Moore

    Hi Matt Orth!

    We constantly bring our devs' attention to this matter. I am very sorry that it is taking that long time. If there's any news about Linux support, we'll make sure to inform our community.

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    Andrzej Koeller

    wow, 4 years ago. This can't be this complicated;)

    tbh I guess it is time to learn other tools, then. 

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    Marco La

    let's forget about luminar. I hope and think Adobe will be coming to Linux soon. and then hopefully it will be too late for skylum!

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    Izak Izak

    Adobe never go to linux, in history have plan for it, because Apple make only mess and is easy import something to linux, special now, when all maior dev. platform support multiplatform with multiplatform framework ... best is use QT that is supported on all platform.

    But now adobe don't have plan get to linux, funny is that MS had plan migrate all to linux, like servers, dotnet.core, arm is supported, SQL servers etc.
    Few year ago Adobe say Apple that windows is now better and linux too a and ask for compile his graphical toolkit to Linux ... that Adobe can compile only one version for Mac and Linux, or that Apple adopt GTK+ ... Apple say no and Adobe don't leave Apple ... Linux desktop is more popular that Apple.

    But Luminar is diff app. ... Adobe: premiare-> da vinci, Ligtroom -> darktable ... and for me is better.
    Photoshop ??? NO maybe Gimp 3 ... i use gimp, but yes it is best free alternative ever, but like you compare Mercedes S-class VS Dacia Duster

    But Luminar can come to Linux everytime, becuase it is semi auto editing SW ... maybe one time rewrite his SW to .NET.Core ... and then start work on linux too ;-))

    What i use now: Darktable (now support MIDI device like Xtouch-mini), Gimp ... sometime text graphical tools + GMIC plugins.
    HW: Wacom tablet, X-rite iDispaly cal. sond., Xtouch-mini like shortcut for Darktable ... of course 32" 4K IPS

    Maybe onetime Luminar be on Linux too ...

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