Thursday, 2 November 2017

MacPhun Luminar 2018 - Pre-order

As mentioned in a previous post, we've never really used MacPhun products in the past as we use both Mac & PC and their products were only for the Mac. But recently they have released both Luminar and Aurora (HDR software) for PC which really peaked our interest. In fact, the company has shifted their direction to the point that they have just announced that they have rebranded from MacPhun to Skylum to remove the emphasis that they only make products for Mac users. To pre-order your copy click here.

On the 1st of November 2017, they are launching their updated version of Luminar called Luminar 2018 which looks amazing. We have been using the software for a while now and have found that it is one of the easiest photo editing/image enhancement apps available. In 2018 they will also be adding Asset Management to the app (simply put this means there will be a Browse module of sorts to manage your images in the application) 

The Top 10 Features of Luminar 2018 are -
  • Scalable, adaptive user interface with custom workspaces
  • Raw file conversion & non-destructive editing
  • Over 100 one-click presets
  • Over 40 image enhancement filters
  • Stackable layers with brushes and an advanced layer masking system
  • History panel with multiple undo's and exportable history for resumable editing
  • Real-time noise reduction
  • Object removal and clone & stamp (available for Mac, coming soon to PC)
  • Operates as a standalone or plug-in
  • Complete digital asset manager with support for Lightroom catalogs (coming in 2018) 
The main UI (user interface) of Luminar 2018

System requirements  

Mac (recommended) 

  • Processor Core 2 Duo from late 2009 or newer 
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM
  • OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite or newer 
  • 5 Gb free space, SSD for best performance
  • Display resolution 1280x800 or higher
  • Retina displays supported  
Windows (recommended)
  • Windows-based hardware
  • PC with mouse or similar input device
  • Direct X 10 compatible Graphics Cards or better
  • Intel Core i3 or better
  • RAM: 4 Gb or more
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • 5 Gb free space, SSD for best performance 
  • Display 1280x768 size or higher 
Language support:

● English ● German ● Japanese ● Dutch (coming soon) ● French (coming soon) ● Italian (coming soon)  ● Korean (coming soon)  ● Portuguese (coming soon)  ● Russian (coming soon)  ● Simplified Chinese (coming soon) ● Spanish (coming soon)

Price (USD): 

Pre-order: Current users of Luminar may upgrade at a special pre-order price of USD$39.00* and new users can purchase Luminar at a special pre-order price of USD$59.00*. On top of this, they are throwing in some great extras for FREE. 
This offer is only available until the official launch on the 16th November 2017.
You can pre-order by clicking the banner below.

Retail price: After the official release the software will be available for current Luminar users at USD$49 .00* and new users USD$69 .00*

This software is a perfect all-in-one photo editor that will suit all photography enthusiasts, professional photographers, and graphic designers.

For an all-in-one editor, we feel that this is a fantastic product with an incredible price and we highly recommend you try it.

If you have any questions or comments we would love to hear from you.

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