Macphun, a Mac software developer, has unveiled a free public beta version of its photo editor Luminar for Windows. To download the beta, click on this link.
Luminar takes on the giants with a photo editor designed to tackle anything from correcting challenging image problems to artful stylizing. Users can choose between levels of image processing complexity based on their experience, and adapt the workspace controls to their skill level, moving up to more advanced modes as they learn. Luminar works in non-destructive fashion.
The public beta is free, although several features from the Mac version of Luminar remain in development for the Windows platform, says the company, among them workspaces, plug-in integration, object removal, and noise reduction. Apparently, as these are completed, the public beta will be updated, leading to a full cross-platform release late in 2017.
If there’s any catch, it’s the recommended system requirements: Windows 10, Core i5 2.2 or better, 8GB RAM, 1GB GPU RAM, SSD with 20+GB free space. Mind you, we have loaded it on an older Dell PC with less RAM than recommended, but an i7 chipset, and it does run, although we have not yet put the software through its paces as yet.