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This is a decent deal on what is pretty good photo editing software. I've been using Luminar since late last year and generally I am happy with it. Luminar 3 was very buggy when it first released but most of those issues have been addressed through updates. The library function of the software is incredibly bare bones (in other words, almost 2 years later, Luminar is still not the Lightroom replacement that they promised they were going to release when Adobe announced Lightroom was becoming subscription only software) but the editing software itself is pretty good, especially at this price point.

They offer a 2 week free trial, I would definitely give the trial a test drive before buying to make sure the software runs smoothly on your computer. Also, I would point out that their "lifetime access" marketing is a little deceiving. Like any software you buy, you can use it forever. But this does not mean you'll continue to receive updates forever, which is how many people have interpreted their marketing. They have committed to releasing updates to Luminar 3 through the end of the year, after which I'm sure a Luminar 4 will be released. I'm just hoping they manage to make the library function semi-competent by then, because I do like the editing software itself.
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What is this "Lifetime Access" business? I see nothing on the product page.
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What is this "Lifetime Access" business? I see nothing on the product page.
It's a crap deal that only includes minor upgrades. States as such in the Important Details in the Specs. So the lifetime part simply implies that this isn't a subscription. What's different from any other non-subscription software...probably nothing but it sounds wonderful! Yay!
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This is amazing software that in my opinion is as good or better than Lightroom.
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What is this "Lifetime Access" business? I see nothing on the product page.

Means you own Luminar 3 forever. Which is already the case.

Basically saying "no subscription" for those who don't want to rent Lightroom/Photoshop.

Once they upgrade to Luminar 4, Luminar 3 won't matter.
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I paid $39.99 last year in July for Luminar 2 with the upgrade to Luminar 3.
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Darktable is free and open source! Is now available for Windows! Is this better than darktable?
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This is a decent deal on what is pretty good photo editing software. I've been using Luminar since late last year and generally I am happy with it. Luminar 3 was very buggy when it first released but most of those issues have been addressed through updates. The library function of the software is incredibly bare bones (in other words, almost 2 years later, Luminar is still not the Lightroom replacement that they promised they were going to release when Adobe announced Lightroom was becoming subscription only software) but the editing software itself is pretty good, especially at this price point.

They offer a 2 week free trial, I would definitely give the trial a test drive before buying to make sure the software runs smoothly on your computer. Also, I would point out that their "lifetime access" marketing is a little deceiving. Like any software you buy, you can use it forever. But this does not mean you'll continue to receive updates forever, which is how many people have interpreted their marketing. They have committed to releasing updates to Luminar 3 through the end of the year, after which I'm sure a Luminar 4 will be released. I'm just hoping they manage to make the library function semi-competent by then, because I do like the editing software itself.
Thank you. Your comment saved me money. Tried trial version, and it doesn't work as smoothly as Dark Table on my computer for some reason.
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This is amazing software that in my opinion is as good or better than Lightroom.
At what? Not the DAM that they promised for over a year that ended up being so bad that they have pretty much removed it from the app and the marketing materials.
The company is a scam honestly. They over promise and under deliver at every release, but always keep pumping out the "Award Winning" marketing pushes and paid influencer ads.

Use Dark Table or stick with Lightroom.
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I actually purchased it (figured it's worth a shot at $37).
Have a fairly decent box: i7-8700, 24GB RAM, all SSD. Loaded the lib fairly fast, but after editing 10-15 RAW shots it chews ram and CPU spikes on each image selection to 100%.
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Also, I would point out that their "lifetime access" marketing is a little deceiving.

It's not their marketing.
I don't even see it on the Stacksocial page.
Seems it's just the OP trying to make the deal sound better than it actually is.
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It's not their marketing.
I don't even see it on the Stacksocial page.
Seems it's just the OP trying to make the deal sound better than it actually is.
That may not be the exact wording they have used but they have definitely worded things in the past in a way that confused people into thinking something it didn't mean. Look in their forums or on their Facebook page around the time Aurora HDR 2019 or Luminar 2018 came out and you'll find a fair number of comments from people who didn't understand that they wouldn't continue to get updates without paying to upgrade. When Adobe went subscription only with their software, Skylum went all out marketing themselves as being the complete opposite and it clearly confused some people.

That said, I'm still generally positive about Luminar as a photo editor.
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I actually purchased it (figured it's worth a shot at $37).
Have a fairly decent box: i7-8700, 24GB RAM, all SSD. Loaded the lib fairly fast, but after editing 10-15 RAW shots it chews ram and CPU spikes on each image selection to 100%.
I did a weekend shoot and ended up with around 6500 RAW pics. I tried a trial of Luminar. It did not go well. Pics took about 30s to load in fully if individually opened. The library took around 1.5 days to thumbnail. I have an i5-6600K, so while not top of the line now, it's not a slouch.
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