2018 version Presets

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Pappu,

    Each version of Aurora HDR comes with its own set of presets that are built specifically for that version.

    Aurora HDR 2019 has a brand new HDR engine that produces different results than previous versions - meaning that presets from v2018 or v2017 will not produce the same effect.

    If you have user presets from v2018 or v2017 (or other downloaded free or purchased presets) you can import them into Aurora HDR 2019 by using the File > Import Aurora HDR Looks Pack or File > Import Aurora HDR Looks. Keep in mind that these presets may produce different results in Aurora HDR 2019 due to the changes in HDR processing technology.

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    Pappu Murthy

    Thanks for the clarification Angela. Too bad we can't go back and forth on Presets! Wonder what happens when people paid and bought presets under old versions. They will be real bummed out when they find out that they purchased presets can't be used under 2019 version. Of course they can crank up the previous version and use them still if they wanted.

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Pappu,

    Purchased presets for previous versions can be imported into Aurora HDR 2019, but the results may be appear differently due to the new upgraded HDR engine.

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    Pappu Murthy

    Exactly. I understand But it is possible that for some they no longer produce intended effects as you mentioned. So buyers beware what you buy is probably only good for current version!

     

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    K.G. Wuensch

    @Angela if that is true then it's about time that Skylum embraces a very valuable lesson: If you change something then you need to preserve the previous so that users are not impacted by your changes unless they willingly chose. That may even be a default choice (going for the 2019 process on all new projects) but the old one still must be present and available to chose. With that inability to chose the 2018 process over the 2019 process you have devalued purchased presets and destroyed existing workflows. The lack of continuity in your development is shocking! I know how hard continuity can weigh upon a development, the current software I have created has about 1/3rd of it's old code base to keep old, up to 18 year old processes working. It can be a real pain but that continuity is highly valued among our customers.

    In Aurora it's bad enough but once you have a DAM up and running for Luminar then that persistence must really be highest priority. Make any changes to the filters or the RAW development defaults and you will change the appearance of images as shown in the DAM, invalidate presets and filters the user created and thus possibly destroy a user's workflow and cost him a lot of money and nerves...

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