I have been using Luminar and Aurora HDR for editing my photos for quite a while now, but I have been hanging on to Aperture for organizing my photos. I was really looking forward to the release of Luminar with Libraries so that I could finally leave Aperture behind, but at the moment there are still so many features missing from Luminar with Libraries which I love in Aperture that I cannot see myself completely switching at this point. So here are the main features which I would like to see in future updates to Luminar's DAM (I don't use Lightroom so I can only use Aperture as a reference point):
1. Stacks. I take brackets of 3 images most of the time and I like stacking them and then closing the stacks to hide the over- and underexposed images while going through my images and deciding which ones to pick for editing and which ones to reject. Aperture has a feature which allows automatic stacking where you can chose an interval to determine which images are part of a stack. This works wonderfully and I'd love to see this on Luminar.
2. Batch correcting time and date. Unfortunately I often forget to change the time and date setting in my camera when traveling and having the ability to batch correct this is very helpful. If this is not possible the images will be sorted incorrectly in Luminar's All photos section as well.
3. Advanced filtering. I often filter my images based on exposure adjustment (e.g. selecting only the middle images of my brackets), focal length (e.g. all images with a focal length of 15mm or below), camera or lens used. Just look at the filtering capabilities of Aperture - they are so flexible. I doubt there is any filtering scenario which Aperture cannot handle and again I'd love to see something similar in Luminar.
4. Export presets. Some exporting presets, e.g. for use on a webpage, would be great.
5. Merging Luminar libraries. Whenever I travel I make a new library in Aperture and when I get back home I merge this with my main library. I love to be able to do the same in Luminar (maybe this is already possible and I just haven't figured out how).
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