while working with Luminar I discovered a few point which can be improved. I saw different forum posts about different points like Workspaces: https://community.skylum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360042930612-Renaming-workspaces?input or Camera Profiles https://community.skylum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360043937792-Why-no-Camera-profiles-?input_ or Presets/Look Collections https://community.skylum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360011183212-LUT-to-mplumpack-conversion?input_string=mplumpack
So I decided to extend my previous tool https://community.skylum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360046880772-Looks-Collection-Creator-LLPC-to-create-own-look-colletions to handle these things.
First of all: No Luminar/Skylum files are touched! Everything is OS based. Created look collections (mplumpack) should not be sold. Skylum is not responsible if something breaks...Ok after this here is what I created.
Here is a video: https://youtu.be/nFwZ-N_HTNc
Look collection pack creator: Creates your own look collections (mplumpack files). There are two modes: 1. Easy or automatic mode: Searches for user created looks and creates a collection including a custom icon for selected looks. 2. Manual mode: Select files or folder manual to create a look. Also bulk import is included. A backup of your looks is created automatically when the tool is launched. You can restore it if somethings breaks (for any reason).
Workspace Editor: Workspaces in Luminar are great! But I like a smaller list with my own names. Or you just want to rename the builtin workspaces? No problem with the workspace editor ;)
For example I removed all builtin workspaces and set my own workspaces including a custom icon:
Luminar handles two types of workspaces: 1. user generated workspaces. These workspaces are generated by a the user, can be deleted inside the program and have no custom icon. They are also always at the bottom on the workspace list. 2. Builtin workspaces. These workspaces cannot be deleted, edited and are always on the top of the workspace list.
So if you want to change the icon of a workspace, the workspace has to be first marked as "fixed workspace" (via the drop down menu). The icon can be changed then. A backup of all workspaces is created during the first start of the program. If you delete a workspace by accident you can restore it easily by pressing a button. Both type of workspaces can be deleted.
Camera Profiles (.dcp files): When I looked through my Luminar installation I discovered that camera profiles are not set :( So I copied the needed files by hand. If you want to have smoother way or just want to manage you cam profiles in Luminar:
Missing profiles can be download and custom profiles can be imported. A backup is created when loading camera profiles. Files can be restored with a single click.
LUT: LUTs are great to add a special "look" on top of Luminars great filters. There are many looks to find when you google around. To keep an overview I added a small LUT editor to remove and import LUT files. A backup is created when loading lut files.
Bonus: As a small bonus I added 3 look packs with 19 looks and a link to my collected LUT files. Which can also be found here ;) https://www.mediafire.com/file/3e25jg7itp6moaa/LUTs.zip/file
This tool is made by me and therefore not supported by Skylum! If something breaks, don´t blame Skylum! You can blame me instead ;)
EDIT: I added LUT backup and https://community.skylum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360048153332-How-I-reduced-my-catalog-folder-size-by-over-95- I also added a background color changer
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