Several weeks ago, I conducted a survey with my newsletter subscribers. It’s always important that I have a good idea of what sort of content they would find most helpful and one of the questions, in particular, yielded an interesting result. I had asked my subscribers what photo editing products they were most interested in learning more about. Mind you, I wasn’t asking which apps they currently use the most. To my surprise, the two most popular responses were Skylum Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018. If you aren’t familiar with the name “Skylum”, that’s because they recently rebranded from their former brand “Macphun”. So, I decided that it’d be worth changing things up with my Photo Redux series and use both Luminar and Aurora HDR to rethink how I edit this old photo from 2010. I’ve spent some time familiarizing myself with both apps and I have to say that I’m impressed with the fluidity of the UI and the intelligence found with some of their filters, especially the sunburst filter. So give the video a gander and let me know what you think. And if you don’t currently own either app, you can download free trials for both and follow along.

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2010 vs 2018