The marketspeak was a little over the top, but it looks interesting. At only $59 I might give it a shot.Skylum announced that it will release the DAM module for Luminar in December. And it will be a FREE upgrade!
New Luminar with Libraries, No Paid Upgrades, and MORE! via @wearemacphun | Skylum Blog (ex-Macphun)
I mostly like the results I get from Luminar. But sometimes Lightroom does do a better job for me, mostly because I'm a long-time Lightroom user and am more familiar with it. I always try to get things right in-camera, but all of my images get at least some post-processing. Luminar does have a clone & heal brush, but it's not as sophisticated as Lightroom's. I haven't investigated composites or panos yet. And with the dynamic range of my A7RII, I simply haven't had any need to do any HDR developing.Do you think you are getting closer to the results you want from your captures using Luminar, or is it just different than Lightroom? Or perhaps you can get it mostly right in camera and only need minor tweaks? Does it handle minutiae like removing dust spots or removing distracting objects from a picture well? Can it blend or composite multiple images, e.g. panos or HDR?
Yes, I think the free trial is the way to go for you, Bob. Plus there's an online manual and plenty of YouTube videos. "Presets" and "Filters" are just Skylum's terminology for their development modules, and are all editable and configurable. They're not the same thing as an Instagram filter, for instance.I have been pretty committed to Capture One, but it seems the Sony subsidy might be going away and it could get expensive to keep it up to date. I was never fond of Lightroom. The Skylum web site seems to want me to believe everything is simple and pointy-clicky. I admit I am skeptical, and have never been a big fan of presets or filters. I am probably getting old and curmudgeonly. I suppose I should just download the trial and see for myself.