Live Review: Astrophotography RAW Editing in Luminar 3

This is Ian Norman’s live stream preview of the upcoming Luminar 3 RAW editor from Skylum Software. Ian gives a pre-release overview of Luminar 3, takes questions about astrophotography and talk about how Luminar 3 compares to Adobe Lightroom.

Luminar 3

Luminar 3 is a full-featured RAW editor offered by Skylum Software, formerly Macphun. I’ve been using the previous version, Luminar 2018 since its release and I’ve enjoyed some of the editing tools offered in Luminar such as Adjustment Layers and more powerful filtering tools than competing RAW editors, like Adobe Lightroom. 

The newest release of Luminar 3 adds a much desired library for organizing photos in a local library file structure, in addition to virtual albums.

Please note that the version of Luminar previewed in my video was a pre-release beta version that’s not necessarily representative of the final Luminar 3 release. 

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