Macphun Luminar available for pre-order, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 updates, open source alternative to Lightroom

Luminar, the new photo editing solution from Macphun is now available for pre-order. First, a quick description (see also the included screenshots above):

"Luminar is an new all-in-one photo editor designed to ensure the ultimate in creativity and convenience. The Luminar user interface is built around the idea that every photographer is different, and therefore their photo editing needs are different too. Users can choose from pre-built user interface configurations that match their editing style and needs, or create their own. These custom settings can be switched out with a single click and scale with the number of adjustments a user makes to their photos."

Luminar Key Features:

  • Adaptive User Interface
    • Multiple Modes: From basic to advanced
    • One-click switch between modes
    • Change modes anytime
  • All-in-one photo editing tool set
    • Includes essential editing tools for different photography styles
    • Live editing, live processing, live previews
    • Non-destructive editing
    • Works as a standalone app or plug-in
    • RAW converter & processor
    • History Panel

For new customers the Luminar pre-order price is $59 including pre-order bonuses. For current users of any Macphun software, including Aurora HDR, the price is $49 including pre-order bonuses. The special pricing will expire on November 17th. The bonuses are:

  • Professional video training from Matt Granger: Educating Tina-Directors Cut $99 Value
  • Premium Membership + eBook from Will Burrard-Lucas: Build a Profitable Photography Business

More Adobe news and an open source alternative to Lightroom after the break:

Adobe announced new Photoshop CC 2017 updates - additional information is available here.

Reuters editorial collection is coming to Adobe Stock. Also: Adobe Stock expands marketplace and upgrades search tools.

Darktable is an open source alternative to Lightroom and they already support a larger selection of cameras from different manufacturers (via NikonRumors).

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