Luminar Update

A while back, I reviewed Luminar 3. Its time for a Luminar update as they’ve released Luminar 4 Even though I didn’t write a Luminar 4 review, I did produce a Luminar 4 First Impressions video.

Luminar Update Is It Worth It

Luminar update

I was very impressed with Luminar 4, and for me, the best feature was its ability to replace a sky. When I review any product, I always try my best to give an honest, unbiased opinion. I certainly wouldn’t say a product or service was worth the money when it wasn’t for the sake of making a couple of bucks.

Unfortunately, no matter what the product is, it’s impossible to please everyone. With my Luminar 1st Impressions video, there was one angry person who wasn’t happy at all with Luminar 4. I didn’t see his comment at first because YouTube had flagged it as spam. I suppose that was because he left the same comment on other videos that reviewed Luminar 4.

The crux of his complaint was that the latest Luminar release could not process RAW images. Either the program would freeze, or it would take so long to process the file that it wasn’t worth it.

You can see the comment here.

You’ll notice in that comment that he refers to 1,000’s of complaints on Skylum’s forum. I couldn’t find that many complaints. His chief complaint was, “I purchased this program and to say its slow is an understatement, and the CRASHES are every time it is put under pressure to do something!”

There was only one thing for me to do, and that was to process a RAW image with Luminar 4. I usually don’t use RAW images because they take up too much room. Besides, I’ve always found the Jpeg files more than adequate. So, I set my Canon EOS 550D to take a RAW and a Jpeg file. The Raw file 29.6MB while the Jpeg file was 9.1MB. That’s over three times the size! So, one would expect Luminar 4 to run a little slower.

So, I put Luminar 4 through its paces which you can see in my Does Luminar 4 Process RAW files? You’ll notice the lag is well within reason and the program didn’t crash once.

Adelaide Oval Adventure

I love Adelaide which is one of the reasons I started my Scenic Adelaide blog. Even though I’m not exactly an adventurous bloke I took part in my Adelaide Oval adventure. That adventure involved me taking part in the Adelaide Oval RoofClimb.

Adelaide Oval Adventure Roofwalk

Just so you know, I’m not all that good with heights. Sure I go onto the house roof to do minor repairs but that’s not all that high and I can cope with that type of hight. The Adelaide Roof climb, now that is a different kettle of fish altogether. Shit, falling from a height of 50 metres can kill you, right?

Adelaide Oval Adventure

The link above links to my Adelaide Roof-climb review. It has heaps of stunning photos of some of the views you get while doing the roof climb. It also has my personal views as well as how much it will cost you to do the roof climb. The Adelaide RoofClimb is definitely an Adelaide Oval adventure.

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Transparent Backgrounds With InPixio

Images with transparent backgrounds are essential when creating banners, adds and the like. I’ve just produced a video called Removing background with InPixio Photo Clip. I use images with transparent backgrounds a lot! Most of the pictures that I have created with The Creator have images with transparent backgrounds incorporated in them.

Why Transparent Backgrounds With InPixio

Why Transparent Backgrounds With InPixio

In the image above you can see the original photo that I started off with and the resulting image which has a transparent background. Having an image with a transparent background means that you can place it anywhere creating a brand new image. I’ve taken the original image and by placing into another image have created something entirely new. That’s one of the greatest advantages of transparent backgrounds with InPixio.

This has so many avenues in advertising as well as for personal photographs. They also come in extremely handy when creating videos. A lot of my YouTube videos have images with transparent backgrounds in them.

Images with transparent backgrounds are used widely in graphic design. Sometimes the background of an image isn’t quite right, and so the background is removed so the resulting image can be placed over a completely new background. Advertisers use this a lot when creating their ads. I know I’ve used it when creating some of the banners for my blogs or websites.

There are many amateur photographers who have taken photos where the subject matter has been spoiled by the background. Some have had the background removed so the subject can be placed over a new background that makes the brand new photo stand out.

Then there are others who like to do the same thing but for entirely different reasons, like putting a smile on their friends faces.

If you haven’t watched my removing backgrounds with InPixio Photo Clip, why not do so now. While you’re there, why not consider subscribing to my channel. I’m always looking for new subscribers.

Another post why may find interesting is my Top Photo Editor post.

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