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#1 Puma Cat

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 08:01 AM

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Just downloaded my copy of Luminar on release yesteday. So, far, I really like it. Here are a few images that I have processed with it. 

 

Here's the original image; the Grand Tetons from the Snake River overlook. This is an X-T1 image. 

 

A "nice" photo, but the light is suboptimal as it is about 9 AM; overall a little flat, though. 

 

Snake%20River%20Overlook%20Original.jpeg

 

Same image with Bi-Color Toning with the "blue" (cooling) and "yellow" (warming) filter in Luminar. I applied the toning so that the blue would come down to the base of the mountains, and then used the yellow to add some warmth to the trees and riverbank in the foreground.  I also used a filter mask and lightened the sky a little so it would not be so intensely blue. 

 

Snake%20River%20Teton%20Overlook%20Lumin

 

 

Another Luminar image using the Mild Image Enhancer standard preset. I lightened the saturation of the sky also with an Exposure Filter Mask. 

 

Teton%20View%202.jpeg

 

A portrait of dancer Shelby Jenkins at Silo City, Buffalo, NY (Urbex workshop I took in September, 2015), X-T1 and 18-55 at f/3.6, 1/60th sec. 

Here I used the Vignette filter, and reverse selection where I bumped the exposure on Shelby a fraction of an EV. Natural window light illumination. 

 

Shelby%20Luminar.jpeg

 

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, south of Half Moon Bay; Mild Image Enhancer at 68%

 

Pigeon%20Pt%20LIghthouse.jpeg

 

Sunset at Pigeon Point, Foreground Enhancer at approx. 70%

 

Pigeon%20Point%20Sunset.jpeg

 


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#2 SLEEPY

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 04:56 PM

Hi, had a little play with Luminar yesterday having finally got XT2 back from fuji service.. Certainly there is a lot of versatile adjustments to tweak and so far is looks like a buy.

Had one query that i contacted MacPhun about and that was why is the preference setting greyed out. I was using it via LRCC which i have set ProPhoto as colour space

but had no idea has to what colour space i was making adjustments in there only seems a setting when exporting it back. 

Also when image returned to LR it had created a folder called Luminar in LR Collections folder as well as in the original folder.

Is your workflow via Lr or are you using as a stand alone software and have you noticed this..

MacPhun are brilliant with there support got back to me with query within a couple of hours.

Have fun



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 07:06 PM

Been using this since it's release; I am impressed with its handling of RAW.  Been using presets mostly but turning the effect down a smidge.  Pleased I bought it.



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:58 PM

I like it as a PS plug in. Very nice program. 


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:28 PM

Hi, had a little play with Luminar yesterday having finally got XT2 back from fuji service.. Certainly there is a lot of versatile adjustments to tweak and so far is looks like a buy.

Had one query that i contacted MacPhun about and that was why is the preference setting greyed out. I was using it via LRCC which i have set ProPhoto as colour space

but had no idea has to what colour space i was making adjustments in there only seems a setting when exporting it back. 

Also when image returned to LR it had created a folder called Luminar in LR Collections folder as well as in the original folder.

Is your workflow via Lr or are you using as a stand alone software and have you noticed this..

MacPhun are brilliant with there support got back to me with query within a couple of hours.

Have fun

 

Yes, MacPhun's support is very fast, helpful and responsive. Plus they are open to feature requests and input from customers. 




 
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