I’m giving Luminar 4 a road test, so I’ll be revisiting here to provide updates on how I get on over the next three months.
Luminar4 by Skylum Software has recently launched, to some fanfare – well in certain quarters – and I’m taking it out for a spin so over the coming months, to see how it performs..
Luminar 4 costs
This page shows a Limited Time Offer, with no terms and conditions of the promotion, a requirement as required by the @ASA.
There are two versions I see, Lumina 4 (which I am road testing) and Luminar AI.
The differences are summed up here, real well, by
Steve Disenhof does add a comment to his video on how Skylum releases and charges for new software at the expense of supporting previous versions, which is worth considering before purchasing.
Luminar AI, shopping cart issues
Firstly, the Skylum shopping cart code utilises the Limited Time Offer cart update for retail ecommerce cart abandonment (see figures), an issue the @ASA has addressed has is addressing regarding the legality and ethics. I consider this approach to retail to be disingenuous and should be removed.
The licence or for one or two seats – and again a lack of understanding by Skylum. The licence is for “You can use LuminarAI on more than one device, such as a work laptop and a home desktop. In such case, pick “2 seats”, and your license key will be valid for use on 2 devices”, so not seats but one user, two devices. Seats are for users.
To be continued …
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He is Founding Partner at Metropolis Partners