Franke07 wrote:...... they released 1.0.0 (7348) but I have just reported an issue with it! It won't get pass the 80% mark in it's installation process.
I saw that message earlier and was intending to apply the update. Fortunately, I wanted to process an image first which I have now posted in the Photo Sharing forum. Thanks for the warning.
My impression is that Luminar AI lacks refinement which is hardly surprising for an initial version. Despite the claims that it speeds up processing, I suspect that I took longer to get the final image than doing it in Lightroom. The problem seems to be in the Luminar AI interface which looks slick at first sight but actually has a lot of separate options to work through. Adobe has done a better job in combining its controls into fewer sections. Luminar AI is supposed to be quicker because it intelligently applies adjustments at the outset but I am not finding that the software and I are on the same page where that is concerned. Maybe it is OK for rapidly producing something to post on social media but I still want to have a finer control over the end result.
As well as making global changes, I also tried making some local adjustments. I needed to make some tonal changes in two separate areas but it was not clear whether Luminar AI permits that. Lightroom shows where adjustments have occurred with the use of pins which also allows further changes to be made. There does not appear to be any corresponding functionality in Luminar AI. I also found that I could not make the changes as strong as I wanted and the sliders needed to be moved a long way to make any noticeable difference.
I will try to attend the next Skylum Insiders coffee break session on Monday and see what they have to say. My views might not be too popular.