Today we release the first update of Luminar for Mac. The new version brings a number of important performance improvements and fixes in addition to the TouchBar support in the new MacBook Pro, improved speed and Raw processing. The update is free for all the current customers: here's a short guide on how to update to the next version.
This is the first update of many that will support Luminar development. It was never a secret that we've launched this new photo editor to challenge Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture. And we understand that this will not be easy.
Lr is the current standard for photo editing on Mac, PC and Mobile for many, and Aperture is hands down the best photo software created for the Mac platform. But these several weeks of Luminar being available to the photographers worldwide have proved that we are on the right track. And the future is bright and promising.
When we were getting ready to launch Luminar, we knew it would appeal to many photographers. But we didn't expect the new software would make such a huge impact. Today dozens of thousands of photographers are already using Luminar. And thousands are very close to making Luminar their default photo editing software on the Mac.
At the same time, we understand that there are hundreds of thousands of hobbyists and professional photographers, who haven't heard about Luminar, who are hesitant to try it, who haven't got what they wanted from version 1 and those who can't even try Luminar because it is a Mac only software (for now).
So for people who already use Luminar, as well as for the future users, here are some of the things we will be doing to support and develop the new photo editor.
So stick with Macphun. We'll keep trying harder than other guys to win your hearts. We're good listeners and we'll be doing our best to offer you more than anyone else. Great times are coming, and Luminar is just the beginning.