Luminar is a Photoshop alternative designed specifically for Mac users

macphun luminar all in one photo editing app photoshop img 0050 2
Macphun, a photography software company that creates Apple-specific applications, has officially unveiled Luminar, its first all-in-one photo editing app.

Until now, Macphun has specialized in one-off apps that focus on various editing techniques and styles. Luminar is the company’s first attempt at creating an all-in-one solution for photographers designed to “tackle any of your photography needs, and provide you with the ultimate photo editing comfort.”

In the introduction blog post, Macphun said Luminar kept the team “awake longer than any other product” they’ve released.” The result is a program that focuses on simplicity and creativity above all else.

img_0049-2

Like Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo, Luminar features an adaptive user interface (UI) to help you customize the look of the program to fit your specific editing workflow.

Luminar offers native RAW photo support, a must-have feature if you’re serious about your photography and want the most from every image, whether it was captured on your high-end DSLR or RAW-capable smartphone.

Other features include layers, custom textures, brushes, and masking tools. Also included is noise reduction, a healing tool, crop/transform tool, plugin support and integrated presets for quick image adjustments.

All in all, Luminar looks promising. Don’t expect to have all of the tools and features of Photoshop, but if you want the most basic of editing tools in an all-in-one program, Luminar seems more than capable at a much lower price point.

Luminar costs just $59. And, unlike Adobe’s Creative Cloud, it’s a one-time purchase. If you want to take it for a little spin before you drop the dough on it, Macphun also offers a trial version.

Mobile

McLaren puts the pedal to the metal in special-edition OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T is yet another flagship killer smartphone, bringing powerful specifications to a much lower price than the competition. Now, OnePlus has teamed up with McLaren for the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.
Emerging Tech

The best drone photos from around the world

Most of today's drones come equipped with high-end cameras, which are quickly revolutionizing the world of aerial photography as we know it. Here are some of the best drone photos from around the world.
Photography

Not just for Lightroom anymore, Loupedeck+ now works with Photoshop

Loupedeck+ can now help photographers edit in Photoshop too, thanks to physical controls for swapping tools, running actions, and more. The photo-editing console expanded to include Photoshop in the list of compatible editing programs.
Mobile

New Moment photo cases and lenses are a big plus for the OnePlus 6T

Moment has announced that it is now releasing photo cases and lenses for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T, giving owners of those phones the ability to add on some high-quality photographic accessories.
Photography

Photographers can now customize the layout of Lightroom Classic controls

Tired of scrolling past Lightroom tools that you don't use? Adobe Lightroom Classic now allows users to reorganize the Develop panel. The update comes along with new sharing options in Lightroom CC, and updates to the mobile Lightroom app.
Social Media

Instagram could be making a special type of account for influencers

Instagram influencers fall somewhere between a business profile and a typical Instagram, so the company is working on developing a type of account just for creators. The new account type would give creators more access to analytical data.
Mobile

Leave the laptop at home, the iPad Pro is the travel buddy to take on vacay

The iPad Pro is a powerful tablet that's perfect for creatives and professionals. How does it fare when traveling with it as a laptop replacement? We took it on a two week trek in Japan to find out.
Cars

Best Products of 2018

Our reception desk has so many brown boxes stacked up, it looks like a loading dock. We’re on a first-name basis with the UPS guy. We get new dishwashers more frequently than most people get new shoes. What we’re trying to say is: We…
Photography

These are the best action cameras money can buy

Action cameras are great tools for capturing videos of your everyday activities, whether it's a birthday party or the steepest slope you've ever descended on your snowboard. These are the best money can buy.
Photography

Canon holiday sale features the Rebel T6 2-lens kit for just $449

If you have a budding photographer in your life in need of a real camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 could make the perfect gift. Canon is currently offering the camera in a two-lens bundle for just $449 through December 29.
Emerging Tech

Light, speed: Lighting kit for DJI Mavic 2 lets you fly and film in the dark

Lume Cube, maker of small battery-powered LED lights for mobile photography, has announced a new lighting kit built specifically for the DJI Mavic 2 -- the first of its kind. Already our favorite drone, this makes the Mavic 2 even better.
Social Media

Instagram’s 2018 year in review shines a light on where our hearts are

What did Instagram users share the most in 2018? A lot of heart emojis, heart face filters, and heart GIFs. The platform recently shared the year's top trends, including hashtags like #fortnite and #metoo along with a few surprises.
Deals

Want a fun, affordable instant camera? The Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S is just $49

Instant cameras have had a surprising resurgence of late, and no brand is better recognized in the instant photo space today than Fujifilm Instax. Walmart is currently offering the Instax Mini 7S for just $49.
Computing

Need a monitor for professional photo-editing? These are the very best

Looking for the best monitor for photo editing? You'll need to factor in brightness, color accuracy, color gamut support and more. Fortunately, we've rounded up the best ones for you, to help you make an educated purchase.