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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by nicholasg, Oct 19, 2017.
and click on c. I will start using a new photo editor
Me also. I have been waiting on the DAM for months. I hope there is an importer with the same flexibility as Photo Mechanic.
I have been waiting for Luminar to introduce a DAM, which they have been hinting at for almost a year. I tried every photo app out there to replace Aperture, and Luminar is the only editor I liked. Waiting for the DAM before I make the switch. I hope they include plenty of batch features.
I'd like to hope MacPhun's DAM will be as robust and fast as PhotoMechanic. I read there's an update planned (64bit) due sometime in a year or so.... For another $150 I'm sure.
If the link at the top is an indication of their DAM, note it's a browser. So I don't think any importer is necessary. I imagine it could ingest by copying from a card at a minimum, but like PM? doubtful. But given what was shown in the video you'd need something like PM anyway.
But it's not on the immediate horizon, and so maybe it's gonna be more than they show. But I don't see from that how they're gonna be better than Photos on the Mac at least. Hard to beat free.
Macphun makes some nice stuff, but it's only about half the price of the Adobe Photo plan if you upgrade regularly (maybe more if you happen to have bought their overlapping products).
Some more info on their blog: -
Did you see the Import command at the top of the Browser? That makes all the difference.
No, it flashed by too fast when I viewed the video, but saw it the second time around. I guess I was focused on them clicking that big ol' BROWSE button, which of course probably means "browse what you imported." Not sure how that fact alone is gonna distinguish it, but perhaps we'll see. Gonna be tough to fight the new Photos.
I'm excited, it seems that its everything I wanted, though I'm not sure I want to buy Luminar today in the hopes of getting a DAM.
I'm fairly sure you've been around long enough to know better than to buy on the basis of promised future capabilities....
So you would risk $39 on ordering Luminar 2018 and get the DAM for no other cost in early 2018. What percent of your totally hardware investment in bodies, lenses, tripods..etc. does that represent?
If you're looking to migrate your LR catalog to something else right now don't forget that ON1 Photo RAW can do this already:
(Sorry for being partially OT).
First, it appears to 70 dollars and not 40.
Secondly, I choose not to foolishly just throw money at a solution without doing my due diligence. Why throw away 40 or 70 dollars if i don't have too?
That has nothing to do with it. I choose to spend my money where I feel I get value for that investment, and so far I'm not sure regarding Macphun. I have time on my hands and there's no reason to rush anything.
The preorder price will be $39 for existing Luminar customers. We will all hear more by the first week of November.[/QUOTE]
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Also remember that Photo RAW does not have an import/ingest feature in its browser module. So you have to import manually or use a third party app such as Photo Mechanic.
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"Existing users of Luminar will be able to upgrade for only $39. New users will get Luminar 2018 for $59. Pre-orders will start soon and run for 2 weeks. This year we’ve decided to make an extra gift for early adopters, so if you buy the software during the pre-order, you’ll get it one day before everyone else. Plus - as always - you'll get additional bonuses with your pre-order purchase.
When the pre-order period ends, Luminar will be released at its regular retail price of $69 ($49 for those who will decide to upgrade from the previous version of Luminar) and will no longer include the additional pre-order bonuses. Note that when you purchase the software, it will include an activation key good for 5 devices, Mac or Windows. This is perfect for “mixed-platform” households!"
Really? This pre-order crap that has plagued games for years now is being adopted by application developers? What's next? Special Editions with exclusive skins?
As much as I like Luminar (and I'll upgrade), I think I'm still going to stay with Photo Mechanic. I've got a system of my own that works for what I need it to do - upload to my online galleries, open raw photos or previously edited jpegs in other apps, copy to other drives and the usual tagging, color coding, and metadata entry.
I have read on CameraBits forum that they are working on PM6 which will be a full 64bit app. I'm sure it'll also be an expensive upgrade.
With luck Macphun DAM will be out before i have to renew Photo Mechanic license to get more upgrades.
I only have one question. Does it build 1:1 as fast as PM?
Rather difficult to answer given that it's vapor-ware at this point.
Indeed! It will be interesting to see, that's for sure!
Which preview? Even the latest Lr version now gives you the choice of using the embedded jpg for faster previews vs waiting for high resolution preview to be rendered from the raw plus edits.
So are you asking about quickly viewing the untouched raw or viewing the raw with any/all edits? Could be a bit difference in that from app to app.
If you want fast previews, try FastRawViewer. Noticeably faster than PM, and it shows a more accurate histogram and preview if you want. Doesn't do all the metadata stuff of PM of course, but better for culling raw IMHO.
Interesting. Does it pair RAW+JPEG for culling? How flexible is the renaming on import? I'll have a look at it, but if you happen to have any info handy re: my two questions it might save digging into it.
It's just a browser, and gives you several options on how to handle JPEG+RAW, see below: