Skylum updates announced

Skylum (aka MacPhun) releases major updates

 

Aurora HDR 2018 and Luminar 2018 for both Mac and Windows received a major update at the end of January for both the Mac and Windows version.

With these updates, here are the current version numbers for each and what was updated/added.

These are free updates for existing users of both Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018.

 

Luminar 2018 1.1.1 version for Windows:

Added support for the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portugal
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Russian

Added shift + scroll hotkey for brush size adjustment

Curves filter improved

Merge layers feature released

Saving cropped image to document issue fixed

Fixed several issues with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom plugins usage

Sidebar UX improvements

 

Luminar 2018 version 1.1.1 for MAC:

Fixed issues with Photos Extension

RAW Develop support improved, added Leica Monochrome, DNG, HEIC formats, and fixed support for Hasselblad and several other cameras.

Fixed several issues with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom plugins usage

Fixed issue with Dodge & Burn mask from documents created on windows

 

Aurora HDR 2018 1.1.3 version for Windows:

Improved sliders: You can now directly enter values into a slider with the keyboard.

Improved presets: Applying multiple presets are now handled correctly.

Cropping improvements: The cropped state of an image is now correctly captured in the native Aurora HDR file.

 

Aurora HDR 2018 1.1.3 version for MAC:

Batch process faster: We’ve fine-tuned our bracket-detecting algorithm to speed up batch processing.

Align brackets better: We’ve updated our alignment algorithm to improve hand-held HDR photography.

Adobe plug-in improvements: The plugins for Adobe products have been performance tuned.

Improved cross-platform files: We’ve fixed issue with cropped photos created on Windows.

Improved user experience: We’ve refined the software to make it easier to use based on user feedback and testing.

 

To get the updates:

In each application, For Mac choose the application menu (Luminar or Aurora HDR) and choose Check for Updates. For Windows in the top toolbar, go to Help and choose Check for updates

 

If you don’t have either Luminar 2018 or Aurora HDR 2018 you can download a free trial Here

Download a Free Trial of Luminar 2018 for Mac or Windows

Download a Free Trial of Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or PC

 

#AuroraHDR2018 #Luminar2018 #updates #affiliate


 

Skylum/Macphun Black Friday Specials

It’s that time of year again for the Skylum/Macphun Black Friday Specials

 

This year we have multiple offers on Skylum/Macphun software.

 

Luminar 2018 for Mac and Windows

  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade at a Black Friday price of  $39 with my Luminar 2018 coupon code of “MARKDODD“. Regularly $49
  • New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for  $59 with my Luminar 2018 coupon code of “MARKDODD“. Regularly $69
  • Bonuses included with the Black Friday Special: 
    • A Pack of Urban presets from Contrastly
    • Creative Look LUTs Collection for use in Luminar 2018
    • The Ultra-Wide Landscape Ebook by Ian Plant
    • Lights&Shadows Photo Training Video by Matt Granger

For those that Pre-Ordered Luminar 2018, you will get the above-mentioned bonus items for free.

 

Get the Luminar 2018 Black Friday Special Here

Special offer is available from Nov 21st to Nov 29th

 

Although Luminar 2018 is available for Windows, if you are not interested in the extra bonus items that come with the Black Friday special, I would recommend just downloading a trial version of Luminar 2018 for Windows and test it with your particular system. At initial release, some users have been having issues with running it on their PC systems. Skylum/Macphun is committed to fixing all issues, some may not be fixed until year end. Download the trial and make sure it works with your system. See this Facebook Post from Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum on the topic of Luminar 2018 for Windows.

And here is the FAQ on Luminar 2018 for Windows with its update schedule

The first update to Luminar 2018 has been released. See below for the details on the update

Luminar 2018 version 1.0.1 for MAC:

  • Fixed crash on saving to .PSD format
  • Fixed bug when Adobe Photoshop Elements is unavailable.
  • Fixed bug with Luminosity Mask preview on filter
  • Fixed “Image Cannot be saved” issue with Adobe Lightroom
  • Fixed RAW Develop\Develop issue when converting Panasonic files
  • Added support for more Adobe Photoshop plugins, including Topaz Labs plugins
  • Improved RAW processing on opening file
  • Improved Windows preset preview
  • Improved accuracy of the filter collapse/expand triangle control
  • Improved application and Batch processing UI
  • Fixed RAW Develop/Develop issue with DNG files
  • Plus other performance improvements and fixes to the reported issues.

Luminar 2018 version 1.0.1 for Windows:

  • Workspaces
  • Luminosity Mask
  • Image Resize & Sharpen on Export
  • Improved Hotkeys support
  • Improved RAW opening & processing
  • RAW support for more cameras, including Nikon D850
  • Fixed bug when launching Photoshop with a blank image
  • PLUS; Improved performance and fixes for a number of reported bugs, including the fixed issue with LowRes image preview on layers with masks; Fixed progress bar for opening images.

 

I hope this helps you make an informed decision on whether or not to buy the Windows version of Luminar 2018 with the bonus items or just test out the Free Trial and delay your purchase.

Although I’m a firm believer in the product, I am a Mac user, so I’m not feeling the pain some Windows users have experienced.

 

Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a Black Friday price of $39 with my  Aurora HDR 2018 coupon code of “MARKDODD“. Regularly $49
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for $79 with my Aurora HDR 2018 coupon code of “MARKDODD“. Regularly $89
  • Bonuses included with the Black Friday Special: 
    • Deep Dive video tutorial from Trey Ratcliff
    • 40 realistic presets by PresetPro
    • A Special Ebook

 

Get the Aurora HDR 2018 Black Friday Special Here

Special offer is available from Nov 22nd to Nov 29th

 

Creative Kit 2016 and Creative Kit apps for Mac

Macphun is also giving 30% off the Creative Kit series.

 

And don’t forget to use the coupon code of

MARKDODD

to get your additional $10 in savings.

The code works as a Luminar 2018 Coupon Code and an Aurora HDR 2018 Coupon Code

 

#blackfriday #skylum #macphun #luminar2018 #aurorahdr2018 #affiliate


 

This offer expires 3:00am on Thursday November 30th, 2017

Luminar 2018 poised to take on Lightroom – Pre-Order today

Luminar 2018 for Mac and Windows

Skylum (aka Macphun) is releasing

Luminar 2018 this month

pre-orders start today and shipping on the 16th of November

 

With the release of Luminar 2018, it is now for both Mac and Windows OS and is getting ready to become your Adobe Lightroom replacement.

With the recent changes to the latest version of Lightroom and the death of the standalone version many photographers have been looking for an alternative and I believe you will find that alternative in Luminar 2018

 

Pre-Order Pricing:

  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $39 ($49 MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Luminar at a special pre-order price of $59 ($69 MSRP)
  • Your license covers up to 5 devices in a single household, be they Mac, Windows or a combination.

With your Pre-Order you will receive the following Bonuses:

  • A Pack of signature presets and textures fro pro photography Nicolesy
  • An Exclusive pack of LUTs
  • 1-year Power plan from SmugMug ($72 value). For new SmugMug accounts only

Luminar 2018

Pre-Order Luminar 2018 for Mac and Windows Today

 

So what is included Luminar 2018

  • An updated user interface. If you already use Aurora HDR 2018 you will notice a similar interface.
  • A dedicated RAW develop module
  • A new RAW engine that can handle high-quality images much faster.
  • Major Speed improvements
  • New filters powered by artificial intelligence such as a Sun Rays filter
  • LUT support (Lookup Table adjustments)
    • With a free third party tool, you can convert your custom Lightroom presets into LUTs for use in Luminar 2018
  • Real-time Noise removal
  • Adaptive workspaces to match your style of shooting and editing
  • New Transform tool to fix those unwanted perspective problems
  • A new Dodge and Burn tool

 

With the initial release of Luminar 2018 the new features are available in the Mac OS version at the time of release while the Windows version will have feature parity by year-end. Some of those features being, Workspaces, Clone & Stamp, blend modes for layers, luminosity masking, flip and rotate, as well as some other tools and features and will be a free update for the Windows version by the end of the year.

 

 

Additional features coming to Luminar 2018: Supernova in 2018

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This offer expires 3:00am on Thursday November 16th, 2017