Luminar 3 wins 2019 TIPA World Award

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I was fooled in to buying their Aurora HDR. What a garbage piece of software. I never even bothered to look at Luminar since it's developed by the same company.
Actually, I have Aurora, Photomatix Pro, and PS and find I can get execellent HDRs from each one. However, I prefer Aurora UI. While each of us have personal preferences, I would hardly consider Aurora to be "garbage software". YMMV......
Here's one in a very dark cathedral I created using Aurora
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Actually, I have Aurora, Photomatix Pro, and PS and find I can get execellent HDRs from each one. However, I prefer Aurora UI. While each of us have personal preferences, I would hardly consider Aurora to be "garbage software". YMMV......
Here's one in a very dark cathedral I created using Aurora
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I have to fiddle with Aurora WAYYYYY more than I do with Lightroom's HDR module, and I find the images are excessively noisy in Aurora.

That's great that you can get good looking images out of it. I would personally never recommend the piece of software to someone, and want to minimize my time spent behind the computer editing images. For me, Aurora doesn't do that.
 
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I think people seem to rate Aurora and I actually rate Luminar 2018 which never won anything.

Skylum then proceeded to totally thrash it and released this as Luminar 3 and cue awards. Go figure.
 
I don't have Aurora, don't feel a need for it, never have; I do use Luminar 2018 and have been satisfied with it, although I sometimes take images processed in it into other programs for a final polishing. When Luminar 3 was first released I decided to just wait and watch for a while, see how things developed, as it sounded as though that program still needed some work.....
 
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Skylum recently released Luminar Flex, which builds on Luminar 2018, after the the uproar that followed the terrible "award winning" Luminar 3 and it is a good improvement on Luminar 2018.

Unfortunately, it appears Skylum intends this as a stop gap and to shortly cripple Flex by removing functionality to drive people to Luminar 3.

Sigh.

@Clix Pix I would suggest getting Flex (which can install alongside Lunimar 2018 and uses the same license code - Free for L2018 users) before they cripple it.
 
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