I’ve now had more time to play with Luminar – the new image editing software from Macphun – and I’ve got to say I’m pretty impressed. It offers a serious alternative to Lightroom – without the catalogue functionality, Adobe Camera Raw and some of the flexibility of Photoshop for a very attractive price. It works as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for Lightroom, Photoshop or even Aperture (if you still have a copy). The interface is slick and fairly easy to learn – slightly quirky when you get to layering and masks if you’re used to Adobe products, but almost immediately a lot of it will seem familiar and for the less experienced user presets are loaded to enable you to add effects simply and quickly as you discover and learn more about Luminars capabilities.
The launch price of $69 – now available with a free trial period – is an absolute steal if you compare it to an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Have a look it may be just what you need.
A week or so ago I was contacted by Sleeklens – a company based in Denmark specialising in custom Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions – asking me to review their products. The offer was a free set in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Now, I already have a large number of actions I use regularly, but presets in Lightroom is something I seldom use (apart from my own custom ones for mostly basic stuff) so I plumped for a Lightroom set called ‘Through the Woods Workflow’ to see what they could offer and whether my workflow would benefit from using them. So what can the set from Sleeklens do and was I impressed ? Continue reading “Sleeklens Presets”
Fantastic offer – with free tutorials and bundled freebies from as little as $49
“What’s a Luminar?” – You may ask. (besides a cool word!)
Simply put, it’s a new photo editor that has kept us awake longer than any other product we’ve ever released. Luminar is a universal all-in-one photo app designed to tackle any of your photography needs, and provide you with the ultimate photo editing comfort. It’s the most fantastic piece of software we’ve ever created.
Two words best describe Luminar: Simplicity & Creativity.
Everyone will be able to use Luminar without special training, and everyone can achieve many, many beautiful looks to their photos using only Luminar. Here’s a sneak peek at what you should expect. Continue reading “Pre- Order Offer on Luminar is ending soon.”
exciting new photo-editing software from macphun
‘Luminar‘ by macphun is a new Photo-Editing application that can be used by novices and experts alike. It packs a whole load of power and control for a very, very affordable price. Offering non-destructive editing, layers, masking, blending modes, cloning and healing, a history palette, a RAW converter, de-noise, customisable workspaces, adjustable editing brushes, pre-loaded customisable presets and the ability to create your own – all packaged together in a simple, (mostly) easy to use interface.
- New Customer Pre-Order Price: $59 Includes Pre-Order Bonuses!
- Current Users of any Macphun Software, including Aurora HDR Price: $49 Includes Pre-Order Bonuses
Pre-Order Bonus Items will be revealed Nov 2
Photographer Joanne Coates is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. These images are from her project ‘The Plight Of The Fisherman“. To see Joanne’s projects click on any image. See also: Liznojan […]
Innovative Adaptive User Interface
The Luminar user interface is built around the idea that every photographer is different, and therefore their photo editing needs are different too. Users can choose from 4 default interface variations, designed for: quick image fixes, photo enhancement with presets, an intermediate level of control, and advanced editing.