Macphun have today announced their next
generation photo editing solution, Luminar , the photo editing tool which grows with photographers’ capability and knowledge. With more creative editing capabilities and an innovative adaptive interface, Luminar is built for unprecedented user convenience, simplicity, and creativity.
Luminar will be available for pre-order on November 2nd at a discounted price, starting from $49, and will officially launch on November 17th.
User Interface that adapts to the user’s workflow
Luminar user interface is built around the idea that every photographer is different, and therefore photo-editing needs are different too. Users can choose from different interface variations, designed for a variety of photo editing tasks: from quick fixes to advanced image editing. Based on need and skill level, user interface modes can be switched with the press of a button.
Workspaces & Filters
Luminar is the first Macphun editor to introduce Workspaces - scalable sets of tools most suitable for a specific type of photography. Default Workspaces include Portrait, Landscape, Street, and Black & White Photography. In addition users can create an unlimited number of custom Workspaces, as well as import Workspaces from other photographers.
Luminar 1.0 will feature over 35 imaging filters, from classic Tone & Exposure, to Bi-Color, Photo Filter Emulation, Cross-Processing, Detail Enhancement and dozens of others. Each filter includes a set of precise controls, which can be adjusted to create countless different looks.
Users can save a group of pre-adjusted filters to create their own preset, or for convenience, choose from over 50 pre-defined presets. With categories ranging from Outdoor to Portrait, Street to Drama, and much more, there’s a preset for every photography style.
Innovative non-destructive editing workflow
The new Luminar for Mac introduces a new editing workflow. Users can change the order of applied filters at any time in the editing process, therefore totally changing the look of their photo. With the new History feature users can check all steps of the editing process, and go back to any step at any time.
Powerful selective masking tools and blend modes
A wide selection of masking tools in Luminar help photographers selectively adjust their images, including: an adjustable editing brush, radial mask and gradient mask. Notably, masking operations can be applied to layers or to individual filters, providing the utmost in creative versatility.
When used alongside powerful blend modes, feathering, multiple layers and the host of imaging filters, these masking tools enable anyone to tackle even the most complex editing tasks.
Availability and Pricing:
Luminar will be available for pre-order on November 2nd at a discounted price of $59 for all new users, and just $49 for anyone who already owns Macphun photo software. The pre-order offer will also include a bonus pack of photo training videos and a course on building a photography business from Will Burrard-Lucas, an award-winning UK-based wildlife photographer with over one million Facebook fans.
Luminar will officially launch on November 17th 2016.
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