Since Adobe killed Lightroom’s standalone version and forced photographers to move to the subscription model, people started looking for Lightroom alternatives.
Sure enough, other companies saw the opportunity to grab the market share from Adobe and have started offering their own innovative and exciting photo editing tools.
One of those companies is Skylum (formerly MacPhun). For a long time, it was a Mac-only company but, after expanding to the Windows platform last year, they became a major player in the realm of photo editing.
The day after Adobe’s big announcement, Skylum published a section on its website dedicated to unsatisfied Lightroom users looking for alternatives.
I’ve been using Skylum photo editors for a couple of months now and I am impressed with what I’ve seen.
A few weeks ago, I reviewed Skylum’s HDR editor called Aurora HDR on PhotoTraces. Aurora HDR is a dedicated HDR program that can be used as a standalone application or as a plugin with Lightroom or Photoshop.
To help you figure out if Skylum’s Luminar is the right tool for your photography, I have adapted my Lightroom Free Travel Preset Collection to Luminar and am offering it as a gift to all my subscribers.
Download trial version of Luminar, install the Travel Presets Pack, and take it for a spin!
If you like Luminar and are ready to purchase the program, use the PHOTOTRACES discount code to receive $10 off.
I am not planning on ditching Lightroom anytime soon, but I plan on using Aurora HDR and Luminar as plugins in Lightroom and Photoshop.