Second Luminar Trial

I have now done some editing – see the before and after comparison photo above.

The first thing I wanted to do was created my own workspace. The existing ones are all good, but I wanted to be able to follow a workflow similar to what I use on Lightroom. I have created that I think I will use on most photos.

Raw Develop





Details Enhancer


Advanced Contrast



It is very easy to add filters that you want to work with, and to delete the ones you don’t.

The thing I love most about Luminar is the Before/After slider. It allows you to closely compare small details (100% magnification is good). Be sure to collapse the workspace column so you can see all of your image.

I have found several areas where the windows version is a not the same as the Mac (I use windows software):

There is no eyedropper for white balance adjustment,

Holding the ‘Alt’ key doesn’t work for setting white and black points.

The J key also doesn’t work for selecting the clipping indicators.

There could be more that I haven’t discovered yet.

Future updates will probably address these.

So far I am very impressed with the software, and will definitely be continuing to use it.

I am currently preparing my photo calendar for the coming financial year, so lots of practice opportunities.

Luminar 2018

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