Here is my biggest 'problem' with Luminar. Yes, it is buggy, is a memory hog, crashes, still doesn't save images in the correct place, has mediocre masking ability, some filters don't work correctly but.........
....it's so easy to get a pleasing image in a matter of minutes.
Other programs have all the whiz bang features with sliders and knobs a plenty but after fooling with all the parameters for 10 minutes I still prefer the Luminar processed one that took me less than a minute to produce. Granted, it may take longer than that because you have to constantly fight it on where to save the image, might have to restart because it crashed, etc. But the final image, for an amateur, is very easy to get. For a pro it might be a different story, I don't know.
So come on Skylum, fix the bugs in what have already produced and you will have a very nice product. Some of the bugs seem so simple to correct (like saving the edited image in the same directory you loaded it from) others perhaps not so simple but adding new features on top of a shaky foundation is just going to make others jump ship.
You messed up by promising something sooner than you could deliver it. Ok, fine. Own it, be transparent with your users, let us know what's up (no more 'real soon' talk), and move on. Heck, make a public beta out of the DAM for current paid users like Affinity Photo does. We would get to see the progress (and possibly have input), we know there will be bugs (its a beta after all) so you won't get chewed out all the time, and you get free beta testing. It's a win/win. For Affinity Photo one can have the beta and production installed on the same machine at the same time so it doesn't even mess up ones current setup.
Just my 2¢
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