As a Software Engineer of some 30 years standing it pains me to write this post. I truly feel for the developers as I am sure they would not have wanted to release the software in this appalling state.
I really wanted to believe in Skylum but I think they have lost my confidence for quite some time. I presume this has come as the best possible Christmas present ever for the people running Adobe - any thought of Luminar being a Lightroom killer is dead for the foreseeable future.
On my Core i7 with 16Gb RAM Lightroom takes 20 seconds to load and be ready to edit - Luminar takes 4 MINUTES to load the UI and then at least a further 2 MINUTES before the UI updates enough for me to edit an image.
The only questions I have are
1.) Was this software EVER tested with a decent sized image library- I have 12 years worth of digital images totaling around 90K images - I presume this is minuscule compared with what a professional might have.
2) Will the head of your QA department still have a job in the New Year - if they have he/she should consider themselves a very lucky person.
Oh and I see the support response in one of the threads was that it runs better on an SSD - any links to reasonably priced 4Tb SSDs will be appreciated!
A VERY disgruntled Luminar user
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