Skylum Luminar 2018 Update Available

Skylum (previously known as MacPhun) has released today a significant update to Luminar 2018 for Windows and Mac. See What’s New with Luminar?

The free update brings the following new and improved features to improve the Luminar editing experience:

MAC USERS

  • Improved Raw Support: We’ve improved RAW Develop support and added Leica Monochrom .DNG , HEIC formats.  We’ve also improved support for Hasselblad and several other cameras.
  • Photos for Mac: Luminar works even better as an extension for Photos for Mac.
  • Adobe plug-in improvements: The plugins for Adobe products have been performance tuned.
  • Improved cross platform files: We’ve fixed issue with Dodge & Burn filter masks for documents created on Windows.

WINDOWS USERS

  • Language support: You can now enjoy Luminar in many more languages.
  • Brush Size: Use the left and right bracket keys ([ and ]) to adjust the size of your brush.  Add the shift key (Shift+ [ or ]) to adjust the Softness.  It’s now easier than ever to mask.
  • Curves: The Curves filter is  improved for better results
  • Merge Layers: Permanently merge two or more layers with Merge layers feature.
  • Improved Sidebar: The sidebar controls are even easier to use and navigate.
  • Cropping improvements: The cropped state of an image is now correctly captured in the native Luminar file.
  • Adobe plug-in improvements: The plugins for Adobe products have been performance tuned.

If you have not as yet tried Luminar I would encourage you to give it a try. The software has been developing at a rapid rate and is proving itself a viable alternative to Lightroom in all except Digital Asset Management (Which will likely come in a future update later this year).

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