This is quite big news for all of us windows users. Especially with the demise of the Nik Collection.
THe new beta software is available to download here.
I love Lightroom, even if it has its moments and can sometimes be slow. All my images are in one catalogue in Lightroom. I do probably 75% of all my image processing work in Lightroom, with 20% in Photoshop, and the rest in other things. Other things being Nik Silver Efex Pro (which is about t fall over) and now I am playing with Snapseed on my iPad.
But I want something to use on my PC to give me not only great black and white images but also different, stylised images.
I am not sure yet if this kind of work I should do in my PC or my iPad. Snapseed has been a great one click preset app that I enjoyusing on my iPad, but I am looking for something more. I am looking for software that will give me a more polished and stylised look. The problem is I don’t know what that look is yet.
This is precisely why I am giving myself this big lump of time to work on my pictures of Santorini.
I am going to trial Luminar on these images, and compare the results with the Lightroom edits and also the luminosity mask trials using Raya Pro which I bought some time ago but have not had the chance to use yet – it needs proper time.
And by the time I get into the swing of this there will be some more new software to have a go with.
Aurora HDR is going to be released on windows in the autumn, also by Macphun with Trey Ratcliffe.