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Meta Reviews The Best RAW Post Production Software For Beginners

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Digital Negatives – RAW Files are Digital Film Negatives – Like old Film Negatives, RAW Images never get altered or touched during the entire post production process. RAW images contain 16 bits of color and detail, compared to only 8 bits in JPEG. In mathematical terms that equates to 68.7 billion colors in RAW, versus only 16.7 million colors in JPEG – That’s 256x More Colors! So why are you still shooting in JPEG?


The Best RAW Post Production Software

RAW Post Production Software – Meta shoots in RAW for Quality Images, better exposure correction, full control over white balance, better sharpening and noise reduction, no JPEG artifacts, no double JPEG compression, and a wider color space.

RAW Post Production SoftwareLuminar Flex and Aurora HDR – Meta uses Luminar Flex and Aurora HDR for her RAW Post Production Software.

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Aurora HDR

Skylum Aurora Before and After
Skylum Aurora HDR – Before and After
Aurora HDR – Based on Meta’s excellent experience with Skylum’s Luminar Flex RAW Processing Application, Meta choose Skylum’s Aurora HDR for her RAW HDR Processing.

Aurora HDR and Luminar Flex – These two applications share nearly identical user interfaces, making it easy to learn, plus they can function as Plug-Ins for each other, making it easy to switch between the two Applications, when working on the same image. Aurora HDR comes with a User’s Manual!

Aurora HDR was co-developed with the world famous New Zealand HDR Photographer Trey Ratcliff.

Aurora HDR was awarded “Best App of the Year” in 2017 by Apple!

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Aurora HDR

Aurora HDR Ads Improved Tone Mapping, New Quantum HDR Engine™, New HDR Enhance Panel with Smart Structure, and Improved Adjustable Gradient Filter.

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Luminar Flex

Skylum Luminar Before and After
Skylum’s Luminar Flex – Before and After
Don’t Get Trapped into Renting Your Software – Tired of paying your Monthly Adobe Bill? Guess what, it’s going up again!

Want to Simplify and Streamline your RAW Photo Editing Workflow?

As an Award Winning Nature Photographer (Sorry, but Awards don’t pay the Bills), Meta wanted to eliminate her monthly ever increasing software rental fees!

Meta’s Goal was to Simplify and Streamline her RAW Post Production Software and Workflow – With no monthly rental fees!

Meta did a lot of online research, watched a ton of YouTube Videos and Downloaded many different RAW Post Production Demo Applications before making her decision.

Meta’s RAW Post Production Software had to be fast, powerful, easy to use, easy to learn, and must include a User’s Manual – Not a few YouTube Video Tutorials! Meta didn’t want a photo catalog application either!

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Luminar Flex – It’s Really a Standalone Application

“Luminar Flex is Basically Luminar 3 without the Complex Catalog System”

Meta decided upon Skylum’s Luminar Flex for her RAW Post Production Software. This Powerful RAW Post Production Software, now with AI Sky Enhancement, can replace both Subscription Based Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom!

Luminar Flex is a full featured RAW Post Production Application. Luminar Flex includes over 300 robust tools and features, including fast RAW support, layers, custom brush for selective editing, masking, dozens of plug-in photo filters with custom adjustments, presets and a more. Luminar Flex brings an innovative Mac user interface, that photographers can adjust and customize based on the style of their photography, skill level and preferences. This makes Luminar Flex a highly personalized photo software tool, suitable for all digital photographers.

Luminar Flex is an update to Luminar 2018, or Luminar 3 without the Complex Catalog System that Meta really hated. Luminar Flex lets RAW Digital Photographers continue to use their host software of choice, while taking advantage of Luminar’s one-of-a-kind editing features, such as Accent AI, Golden Hour, Details Enhancer and AI Sky Enhancer.

TipLuminar Flex is marketed as a Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photos for Macintosh and Apple Aperture, but it’s really a Standalone Application. This is confusing if you are looking for a Standalone Application and not a Plug-In. Luminar Flex will soon be supported as a plug-in for Aurora HDR.

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