02 January 2017


Just as I was thinking I had mastered most functions I would ever use in Lightroom, Diane pointed out the latest Trey Ratcliff editing software LUMINAR, distributed by McPhun.

First I was skeptical, but hey, it was the festive days, shops closed and TV programs, repeats after repeats, so I downloaded it and gave it a try. It was actually on special, from A$400 down to A$69. An addition to Aurora HDR by the same people made it very attractive to me.

For the average photo amateur like myself, it is an alternative to Lightroom which I sometimes find difficult to master.

Luminar which presently only operates on Mac OS10+ is the first photo editor that adapts to an individual's style and skill level. It is the supercharged photo software that makes complex editing easy and enjoyable.

Unless you use Lightroom to organise your photos, which I personally don't, then Luminar is a perfect tool to enhance your photographs.

State-of-the art digital darkroom you design yourself.

The workspaces in Luminar reveal only the most essential photo filters for the specific type of photo. Enjoy default workspaces for landscape, portrait, street and B&W images. Or create your own, based on your preferences. Even import workspaces from other artists, who use Luminar.

Here are a couple of examples of photos I had taken in RAW format, in the Blue Mountains during my last visit, edited in Luminar. On the left are the originals and on the right are the Luminar modified images.

Left - Original                                 Right - Luminar Modified
Left - Original                                   Right - Luminar Modified


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  2. Looks great Dad, Glad to see you are still experimenting with new stuff!


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