As anticipated, yesterday Luminar 3 from Skylum Software has been made available to the public (beta versions were been released to a restricted group of users): it is a RAW editing program that tries to compete with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
The update is free for existing Luminar users while for new users the price is $69 / 69 € (with some 10 $/€ discount codes offered by quite a number of sites).
One of the main addition of this version is the Libraries Module, basically an advanced browser to navigate and filter photos in their folder, a very important functionality that was missing so far,, it is not yet a fully featured media organizer (often called a DAM - Digital Asset Management tool) but other improvements have been addedto version 3, let's see them:
- now it is possible to sync adjustments among images;
- there is a new panel to show EXIF info (but not yet all metadata like IPTC info).
- Previous presets are now "LOOKs" and should be more and faster.
- Fixed monitor color profile support (also useable for printers).
The new version should be further updated soon to add features to the Library module (like handling of RAW+JPEG, image searches with filters).
Of course our photo software catalogue has listed Luminar v3 here.