I like Luminar 3.02. I haven't had the performance issues that so many have had. The DAM is not all-singing-&-dancing, but it's handy to be able to see which photos have been edited, then re-edit them if I've changed my mind after exporting to Photoshop. That suits me as a workflow.
Until... out of the blue, with no change whatsoever to the way I'm working, all edits disappear. Or the photos I've just worked on are not showing in their folder (in the DAM - they're not removed from Finder at least!)
Skylum suggestions: Changing the name of the Catalog and reopening, restoring from a previous backup after holding down the option key... no use.
User suggestions: restore catalog from Time Machine gets me all but the last 2 hours of edits back thankfully. But that's still 2 hours missing. After the 3rd time (perseverance or foolhardiness?), I can no longer work with Luminar 3.
These bugs have been reported and known about for months by Skylum and a promise of an update in late Spring is pretty useless when there is the constant threat of losing work. [For the life of me and many others, I can't understand why bugs that need fixing have to wait for an update with new features - bugs should be fixed first!! Who has any faith left that the new features won't introduce new bugs even if the current ones are fixed in version 3.1.0??]
So a change of workflow. Over to On1 for the DAM which seems super effective, but did I hear right that Flex will be losing the ability to Save edits in a future update? And will it remain available as a standalone ap?
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