NOTE: This sale has ended, but if you order here and use discount code DANBAILEY, you can still save $10 on Luminar and get the upcoming Catalog Module for free when it’s released later this year.
Skylum Software is running a special flash sale on Luminar right now. For the next 4 days you can get Luminar 2018 for only $49, which is the lowest price it’s ever been offered. (Only $39 to upgrade from the original version of Luminar.)
Launched back in the fall of 2016, Luminar is a powerful photo editing program offers a wide range of tools, presets, smart filters, layers, masking, customizable workspaces and a gorgeous, intuitive and very easy-to-use interface.
Built with the mindset that photo editing should be a fun, creative task, Luminar offers a distinct alternative for people who are frustrated with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, or who just don’t want to pay for an Adobe Subscription.
Since it was first introduced, Luminar has won many “Best Of” software awards, and it’s seen numerous updates, which have improved the overall speed and performance of the program by considerable amounts. Luminar 2018 is the current version, and in addition to the massive number of upgrades, new tools, faster RAW rendering, Luminar now fully supports Windows.
As of right now, the Windows version has mostly caught up with the Mac version. The only thing missing is support for a couple of 3rd party extensions, but those are coming soon.
Luminar’s Upcoming Catalog Module
Skylum has been working furiously on a brand new Catalog Module, which will be brought to Luminar 2018 later this year. This has been the topic of much speculation ever since it was announced last fall, and people are getting pretty antsy to see it released.
Scott Bourne, the President of Skylum Software, has stated that as soon as the catalog module is released, Luminar’s price will likely increase to reflect this major new feature. Everyone who bought or owns the program before that date will receive the catalog module for free.
Even if you’re not interested in the catalog module and you just want to use Luminar as standalone processor or a plugin for Lightroom, this means you’ll never get a better price on the program than you will with this current 4-Day deal.
I’ve talked with a few of the Luminar software engineers and their CEO about the catalog system, and I know they’re waiting to release it until they get it right. They’re building it from the ground up, and they want to make sure that it offers a fast, seamless way to organize your photos, and gives photographers a truly viable alternative to Lightroom.
The catalog module will be issued as a free update to Luminar 2018, so if you don’t already use Luminar 2018, you’ll want to take advantage of this special 4-day deal. This will give you the full version of Luminar at the best possible price, and it will lock you in to receive the free catalog update when it’s finally released.
As someone who’s used Lightroom for years, Luminar has now become my #1 photo editing program choice. I love how easy it is to use, and I love how it gives me options, no matter if I’m doing minor tweaks to my Fuji JPEGs, or if I’m processing RAW files.
If I want to go quick and easy, I can use the filters and presets and get a great looking image in a minute or two. Or, I can take advantage of the many powerful tools and go deeper with my processing. Both approaches will give you great looking photos and let you explore your photographic creativity in whatever way suits your style or mood.
You can check out my full review of Luminar 2018 here, and during the next four days, you can get the special $49 price on Luminar here and ensure that you get the catalog module for free when it’s released.
(Again, this sale has ended, but you use my special DANBAILEY coupon code to save $10 on Luminar, and you’ll still get the Catalog Module for free when it’s finally released.)
Here’s a video preview of the upcoming catalog system for Luminar.