Yes, it does and I’m beginning to like it a lot.
For a V1.0 release it’s pretty good. No crashes, interfaces with Lightroom, Aperture, PS etc.
I’ve not tried all the options and have done little more than fiddle so far, but as an editor, I’m impressed. The browser/workflow tools are still in development; promised soon.
It edits in studio make-up mode; splash the filter/effect on and then refine to taste. Sounds a bit extreme, but I don’t do Xmas chocolate boxes, calendars and/or “awesome” landscapes for Facebook, so the toning-down option is pretty welcome.
The interface is good, but not intuitive (yet) – I’ve still to get used to it.
The sliders do. They don’t jump around like Lightroom’s do when you release the mouse.
Edits and visuals are not that fast yet – LR is definitely still quicker.
Plug-ins aren’t really available yet, so these are samples – just RAW images re-worked in Luminar to see if it does the basics. It does.
Pretty well too, much more user-friendly than LR, although that could never be difficult.
More soon. Promise.
Here are two images I shot yesterday in Osaka:
Bikes. Lightroom processed image first, using a Velvia plug in. Luminar second, no plug in, just an approximation.
Woman in izakaya. Lightroom processed image first, using in-camera Acros emulation. Luminar second, processed to produce a good image.
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