I have continued ‘testing’ RAW convertors. Since Capture 1 Express doesn’t work for me and because Skylum introduced Luminar with Libraries I decided to compare Lightroom/Photoshop, On1-2109 and Luminar 3. I’m surprised by what I’ve found
Couple of things: I’m using version 8.1 of LR and PS 2019. I’ve found sharpening in PS far superior to just using LR. I have the latest version of ON1 Photo Raw and version 3.0.0 of Luminar. I own Luminar, ON1 and subscribe to Adobe. I have no connection with any of the companies.
While I really want to like Luminar, version 3 is not stable…at least for me. Using virtually any shortcut key crashes the program. [Update 12/29/18
Skylum says the bug will be fixed in version 3.1.No date as to when that will be released The bug was fixed in version 3.0,1. They are still working on 3.1 expected release end of January.]
Nevertheless, I managed to get some comparisons using Luminar but I can’t see using it in stand-alone mode yet. It does work as a plug-in for LR – which bypasses the new Libraries module. I think the bug is in the libraries module.
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