I got an email today saying Luminar 3 was being released a few days early in some countries, including Canada, so I downloaded and installed it, of course.
It installed fine but then crashed when indexing my photos folder. I restarted L3 and initially some photo folders were greyed out (because of the crash while indexing I assume) but after clicking on those folders and waiting a few seconds it started indexing them and everything went smoothly.
Scrolling through the images in the Library was smooth but it does seem a bit strange having portrait images shown at a different scale than landscape ones (it resizes the height to keep each row the same). Changing to edit mode is as easy as a double click on the image. I did find that every image I went to edit would fire up the 'Quick and Awesome' workspace - not sure if I like that or not.
The biggest disappointment with it though is the fact that no keyboard shortcuts work and more, except for rating the image - no C for crop, [ and ] for changing brush size, etc. I also find it strange that there are no tooltips either - you have to guess at the intended functions of icons (the garbage bin icon on the Luminar Looks toolbar, for example).
The tools all work well though and masks/panning apply and scroll very smoothly. I wish pressing undo when applying a mask would undo the last brush stroke instead of undoing the entire mask but this is a carry over from L18.
Took some shots at the local humane society today so I'll give it a more thorough test and see how things go.
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