Luminar (3.0.2) -> Aurora Exports the images first instead of opening the RAW images

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    Kirk Osborn

    Please access Luminar 3 from Adobe Lightroom in the following way:

    Right-click on the image > Export > Export to Luminar 3/Luminar 2018 > You have an option to Open Source Files (this will open the original RAW files) or, if you've made any changes in Lightroom that you'd like to transfer over to Luminar 3, you can also choose to Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments (this will convert your image to TIFF in order to preserve changes made in Lightroom).

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    Dave Smith

    I think you misunderstood my issue.

    I can work with Lightroom and Aurora just fine.

    I was raising an issue with trying to do the same thing using Luminar 3. I can choose 3 images (in this example) in Luminar 3 and I would like to open them in Aurora as RAW images. Luminar 3 exports them to TIFFs before opening those in Aurora. I would like to have Luminar 3 send the RAW files to Aurora.

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    Phil Hurd

    Oh dear doesn't sound good does it

    I don't have 3.0.2 yet but I was hoping that it would fix the issue. With 3.0.1 I am dropping my 3 selected images onto the Aurora icon but the downside is that I then have to export the final image before going back to Luminar.

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Dave,

    For now Luminar will send TIFFs to Aurora. I'll share the feedback with our developers and hopefully we can add an option to send the raw files in the future.

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    Phil Hurd

    I don't have 3.0.2 as yet, so I'm confused.Currebtly using RIGHT-CLICK >OPEN IN >AURORA HDR, will only send one image from Luminar to Aurora

    In 3.0.2 I assume you can choose 3 images and then RIGHT-CLICK >OPEN IN >AURORA HDR and all 3 images will transfer but as TIFF files!

    So the interoperability between Luminar and Aurora hasn't been fixed at all then? If I drop the 3 images from Luminar 3 onto the Aurora 2019 HDR icon, they will open in Aurora as RAW files but I then have to export them to my file-system to get the resultant (merged) image back in Luminar. This seems nonsensical when I can send 3 x RAW files from Adobe Lightroom to Aurora but not from Skylum's Luminar to Skylum's Aurora.

    I was really hoping that this would be sorted in this release as promised

    Sorry Angela, I'm not shooting the messenger here but this is not really good enough.

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Phil,

    I understand your frustration. I agree that sending the raw files would be preferable, but it will not be possible in the 3.0.2 update. However, you will be able to send multiple images instead of just single images.

    I've passed the request to our developers to add the option to send the raw files, and hopefully it will be added in a future update.

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    Phil Hurd

    Thanks for the response Angela.

    It actually beggars belief that I can send 3 RAW files from Lightroom to Aurora but not from Luminar to Aurora.I think for the sake of Skylum's credibility, this needs fixing ASAP. I have tried my best to support Skylum through this difficult period but I would find myself trying to defend the indefensible with this one!

    Also I've just checked the Support Update https://community.skylum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360037201971-Luminar-3-Update-from-Support-UPDATED-1-8-19 and this issue doesn't seem to be on the list which is worrying as I would have thought interoperability between Skylum products would be a high priority?

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    Leila Evans

    The option of sending bracketed images from Luminar to Aurora HDR is added in v3.0.2

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    Phil Hurd

    Yes, I understand that Leila but I understand that they are TIFFs not RAW files.

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    Dave Smith

    Looks like the latest 3.0.2 version (released yesterday) now supports opening the RAW images in Aurora HDR without exporting.

    Pass my thanks on to the dev team for this quick turnaround.

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    Phil Hurd

    I think Luminary’s passes TIFF files to Aurora not RAW files

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    Dave Smith

    With the latest Luminar, Version 3.0.2 (3051), I opened 2 files (both RAF) in Aurora by selecting them in Luminar, right clicking, and choosing Open In Aurora HDR. It opened the RAW files, there was no export process first. When I saved the resulting .auh package, it included the original RAW files.

    Not sure if Luminar understands .auh files, so you would likely have to export to TIFF or something to get it back into Luminar for further processing. I wish it would remember where you got the originals from so it would suggest that location for the export (nit picking at this point).

    Seems this is working more like what I expected with the original 3.0.2 release.

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