It started with a purchase of Tonality and then Creative Kit. I used these a lot and I was pretty impressed, so when Luminar arrived I saw a chance to leave Lightroom and instead have a software that I own forever. Then came Luminar 18, Luminar 3, Luminar 4.... and suddenly I realised that there won't be proper updates.
There is no roadmap for developing a serious software for advanced amateurs and professional photographers. What I see is simply a new app coming out, a few minor upgrades and then I'm asked to pay upfront for a a new software that is far from released.
This seems to be the future for Skylum and I finally took the decision to jump off the ship and continue with Adobe. They are at least serious in there ambition to make the best photography software in the world. Considering what I need to pay Skylum to stay as their customer and get all the "new" software (that really should have been upgrades, partly free), the price difference is minor.
Thanks for the time. I feel so sorry that a company with the potential I thought it had would end up with souch a rotten business model and I'm obviously not alone to have these thoughts.
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