Luminar 2018 First look – Desktop Photo Editing for Mac and Windows

Have a look at Luminar 2018 Mac and Windows:

Watch this over-the-shoulder video of me editing a photo using Luminar 2018 for the Mac.

Luminar is a stand alone photo editing app. And yes, it works with RAW files too!

Are you tired of paying monthly fees for Adobe Creative Cloud? Are you looking for a stand alone image editing app for your computer?

Not to mention, Adobe has just changed the rules for Lightroom CC.


Give Luminar 2018 a try.

Use this link to download a trial version of Luminar –

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  1. Richard Sgrignoli says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you…for not having Justin Novak present the tutorials for Aurora and HDR.  Watching him do the Creative Kit 2016 tutorials was just absolute torture.

  2. krish arts & photography says:

    Nice & Thank you 🙂

  3. studio impresia says:

    Hi, I purchased Luminar for Win on 16. nov, but I cant get it installed, do I need windows 10? or do I need graphic card? I got installed Lightroom on that pc and no troubles with it!

  4. John Birch says:

    I'm sorry, but this a pretty awful example with a tacky result in my book and certainly not the best demonstration to attract serious users to your product. The sound is bad too. I'm looking for a potential Lightroom replacement after Adobe's decision to only support subscription based only clients. It would be nice to a professional photographer edit a landscape or portrait. Is there anyway to get a trail of this software to evaluate before purchase? Most other company's provide trails and I'm certainly not going to

  5. kjbill says:

    Excellent app and NO MONTHLY PAYMENTS!!!! Very powerful app! Love it!

  6. iTomBurgess says:

    Your video notes contain a DISCOUNT CODE: imagemaven
    Thanks for that! I work on PC and am leery of the missing features in the new PC version of Luminar. Macphun says the features should be implemented by February. Macphun also says "most are expected by the end of the year or early 2018" which is far less specific…
    Impulsive Me wants to throw caution to the wind and take advantage of the pre-order discount and bundles. Sensible Me says wait until February and see if the PC features materialize.
    QUESTION 1: Will your imagemaven discount code still be in effect in February 2018?
    QUESTION 2: Does it benefit you if I use your link to make the actual purchase. If so, I will gladly do that, and urge others to do the same.

  7. David Robertson says:

    My 'old' iMac is so far out of date that I won't be able to run Luminar 2018. My question is, if I purchase it on my wife's 'up to date' MacBook, will I be able to transfer/copy the software to my 'new' Mac when I can afford to upgrade computer?

  8. Roland Kyek says:

    Very informative video. Very well done

  9. Stan Obert says:

    I use Windows 10. Can a preset change multiple similar images in batch mode and also "save as" or send the copies to a designated folders?I need to cut down on my editing time. Thanks!

  10. iTomBurgess says:

    Thanks Marlene, for this excellent overview and for all the information you make available via your email updates.

    1. I'm wondering when the missing features for the PC version will materialize – all those "Coming Soon" items in the Mac vs. PC Comparison list. I've inquired of Macphun, but would appreciate any perspective you'd care to share.

    2. The pre-release price is $59. I see a grayed-out, struck-through "$69" next to that price. So will the price after software release be $69, or some other price?

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