In my best photo editing apps for Mac article, I explained why I switched to Luminar from Affinity photo and why it has become my go-to photo editing app on the Mac. If you read the article, you will also know that the only missing feature of Luminar was a lack of digital asset management system or DAM. I also wrote that Luminar has promised a release of its own DAM and finally it’s here. Today, Luminar 3 with libraries is available for pre-order and it’s awesome.
I have been using the beat version of Luminar 3 for quite a while now and I love how Luminar can import my local photos as well as the photos from my connected devices and cloud storage. In fact, Luminar 3 even imports the folder structure of your photos so all your photos are neatly organized. This is no way the full review of the app but if this pre-release version is an indication, Luminar 3 is going to be a great asset for every photo editor who uses a Mac. Do let me know if you want to read a full review of the app by writing in the comments section below.
In a press release, Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum, the company which develops Luminar said,
“This has been a long-anticipated update as our users were keen on a fast library function that works with their existing folders. We never replicate what's already on the market, but look for new approaches to make our app as fast and easy to use as possible. And this is only the first of many far-reaching updates, so stay tuned."
The Luminar 3 library makes it very easy to organize and browse your photos. One of my favorite features of the library is the ability to rate and favorite my pictures. This way, you can easily organize your best pictures and get quick access to them. I am loving this new version of Luminar and I think you will too.
The new version of Luminar is a free upgrade to all Luminar 2018 users. If you haven’t purchased Luminar 2018 yet, you can pre-order it right now by clicking on the button below. If you pre-order, you can get Luminar 3 for a one-time price of $59. The app will be available on December 18 for the regular price of $69.