After trying to make use of Luminar 3, and having been through all the versions of Luminar since the beginning, as well as having bought and used the old Creative Kit, and other software even before that, I've now got no MacPhun/Skylum software installed at this time.
I just cannot entrust my photos to such unstable software anymore, I've tried it, and when I do get it working, it does a great job, but it just falls down too easily now.
On top of that, all the over-promising, and failing to deliver, has just got too much now, so all of it has been removed from my system now. I'm sad about this, to a point, but I have great software that's no longer being developed and updated, and poor software that is being developed, but very slowly.
I did have such high hopes for Luminar to be the next great thing to take over my photo collection management. But the performance of Skylum over the last 18 months has just not given me any confidence in the products, or anything they can promise for the future.
You just can't be telling people to fix their faulty libraries by deleting everything they worked on and starting again. That is not a fix for anything.
I will be keeping the licences I have, and I will be keeping an eye on the progress that is made in the next few months, and can only be hopeful that it does improve.
I can't say I've been impatient really, I have still stuck with waiting for the promised features (18 months), and fixes for the bugs (3 months), but it's just too little too late. Even the recent promised bugfix roadmap has failed so far.
All we keep hearing is 'by the new year', 'by early spring', 'by the summer', 'we're working on it', 'we will be bringing some updates'. None of them have been honoured as yet.
More than anything though, it's frustrating, as the products are mostly excellent, much like owning a high powered sports car though, that looks great, goes fast when it works, but breaks down a lot and needs a lot of maintenance.
I wish you well, but I can no longer make use of this software.
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