So far this update has been a positive experience for me.
Once the library (thumbnails) all updated I started doing some test work. I only have a library of about 9000 images in Luminar so I don't know how a very large library will respond. It seems snappier to me and doesn't "feel" like it's going to crash if I push it too hard. Mind you, I didn't experience this a lot in 3.02 but it did stumble and crash at times.
I have a 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017...3.6 GHz Core I7...32 GB memory...Radeon Pro 560 4GB graphics which is more than enough power for any photo software, or at least it should be.
Since I mostly shoot landscapes I didn't notice much, if any improvement with Accent AI 2.0 but I think this will work better with skin tones in portrait photography.
RAW + JPEG pairs work as advertised and is a welcome addition, at least for me.
The progress dialog box shows on screen but never moves from 0% while it's processing. Don't really see the sense in that but...whatever, that is minor.
It's still early using 3.1 but so far the biggest plus for me is Luminar doesn't seem to struggle as much as before. Time will tell.
If I can offer up my personal opinion to the devs while moving forward it's this...I think that bug and stability fixes shouldn't have to wait for a release like this. Advancements are great but known bugs should be squashed ASAP with incremental updates. Generally I think most people here are happy with image processing abilities of Luminar but are being continually frustrated by all the stability issues. I believe you need to get these fixes out more frequently. My 2 cents.
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