AI-Powered Luminar 3 Sees a New Major Update and Improvements

Skylum Software announced a major update for Luminar 3, a subscription-free photo editing and browsing software. Check out what’s new in this latest update.

Luminar 3 prides itself on using artificial intelligence and adapting to your editing style, and giving you powerful professional tools for editing your photographs. We have previously written about Luminar 3 and whether it’s on par with Lightroom, and one of the major issues found was the fact that you could not directly send brackets to Aurora HDR, which is another product of Skylum Software. However, the new Luminar 3.0.2 major update has now integrated Aurora HDR and allows users to send photos straight to it, making the workflow easier. This is by far not the only update to the software, though.

Forget the new tools for a moment, Luminar 3 has added additional language support, that includes Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Italian; this applies for both Windows and Mac users. Furthermore, both platforms also have a new “Locate Folder” command which allows you to find a misplaced or moved folder on your system. 

Specifically for Windows users, the new update will allow a better subfolder management, offline file alerts for unavailable files and folders, new keyboard shortcut keys, and users can also now cancel the addition of folders. Mac users on the other hand will see improved database management, where image catalog databases are now automatically backed up, but also have the option of user controlled preferences. Other improvements include ability to export a high-quality 16-bit file when working with raw or 16-bit files, and the previously mentioned Aurora HDR integration and ability to cancel the addition of folders just like for Windows users.

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Furthermore, users will be excited to see support for new cameras such as the Nikon D3500, P1000, Z 6, and Z 7. Others include Lumix DC-LX100 II, Fujifilm GFX 50R, X-T3, Sony RX100 VA, RX100 VI, DSC-HX99, and DSC-HX95. Not forgetting about Leica users, M10-D, M10-P, and D-Lux 7 are also now supported.

If you already have purchased Luminar 3, you can update your copy of software for free by checking for updates on your Mac, or choosing “Help,” followed with “Check for updates” on the top toolbar for Windows users. If you do not own the software yet but want to give it a try, Skylum Software are offering a 30-day trial and 60-day money back guarantee if you do purchase it.

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