New: Avalanche software can transforms existing Aperture, Lightroom (and soon CaptureOne) photo catalogs into Luminar catalogs

Cyme released a new version of their Avalanche software that is now compatible with Luminar AI. The new Avalanche for Luminar can migrate existing Aperture, Lightroom (and soon CaptureOne) photo catalogs into Luminar catalogs. Additional information is available here. Here is it the full press release:

Avalanche Introduces Compatibility with Luminar AI

February 12, 2021, Montpellier, France - CYME announces the availability of a brand new version of Avalanche for Luminar that adds compatibility with Luminar AI.

Designed for photographers who have adopted Luminar 4 or Luminar AI as their photo cataloguing and editing solution, Avalanche for Luminar transforms existing Aperture, Lightroom (and soon CaptureOne) photo catalogs into Luminar catalogs ready to be opened and edited.

Like all versions of Avalanche, Avalanche for Luminar transfers photo catalogs from one application to another while retaining the changes and edits made in the original editing software.
It also preserves the organization of the catalogs, thanks to the migration of albums and tags.

But starting with the brand new version 1.3, Avalanche for Luminar goes one step further, taking migration to a whole new level if you choose to migrate a Luminar 4 catalog to Luminar AI. In this case, Avalanche will migrate all the complex effects applied in Luminar 4 to reproduce exactly the same results in Luminar AI.

"When Skylum released its new Luminar AI software last December, we received a flood of requests to create a bridge between Luminar 4 and Luminar AI," says Claudia Zimmer, co-founder of CYME. "Our team has been working on restoring compatibility between the two software packages.”


Avalanche for Luminar and Avalanche Unlimited require MacOS 10.14 or higher and are fully compatible with MacOS Big Sur. They run natively on the new Mac M1. Avalanche is compatible with Aperture catalogs starting with version 3.6, Lightroom catalogs starting with version 5 and Luminar catalogs starting with version 4.2. Approximately 145 MB of free space are required, 4 GB of memory (8 GB recommended) and enough space to accommodate converted libraries. A working version of Apple Aperture or Lightroom is not required to migrate the libraries, because Avalanche opens these libraries in native mode.

Pricing and Availability

The upgrade is free for existing users.
Avalanche for Luminar is priced at $59 USD and is available exclusively through the developer store. Avalanche Unlimited is $119 USD and is available through both the Apple Store and the developer store.
Review codes are available to qualified journalists upon request.

About CYME

CYME was founded in summer 2019 by Matthieu Kopp, Thomas Ribreau, and Claudia Zimmer. After working together on a previous adventure (Aquafadas Rakuten DX), the three co-founders decided to embark on yet another adventure to explore the creation of powerful software solutions for photographers.
They are passionate about photography, well-designed software and flawless user experiences.

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