The five editing extensions that are featured in this course—Luminar, DxO OpticsPro, Affinity, Pixelmator, and Polarr—are introduced in this video, with information about purchasing them in the Mac App Store. Derrick shows you the catalog page for each extension and describes its content.
- [Instructor] I'm going to provide you with an overview of the editing extensions that we're using throughout this title. They're all available in the Mac App Store, which is great news. Easy to purchase, easy to download, they stay updated for you, really good stuff. Luminar is the first one that we'll be tackling. Note its icon right here, and its spelling, and you can see it's price right over here and the other things that you need to know. One thing that I want to add to what's already in this description is that if you buy Luminar in the Mac App Store as opposed from the developer site, you get the stand-alone application and you get the editing extension, but you won't get the other plugins if you want them, for example for Light Room and Photoshop.
So if you want those, then you may want to go over to the developer site, take a look at what's available there. If you don't care about those, then downloading from the Mac App Store is really a convenient way to go. Next, we have DxO OpticsPro for Photos. And again, here is its catalogue entry, here's its price right over here, its availability, and as far as I know, you can only get this in the Mac App Store, so that makes that a lot easier.
As I noted, when we're doing the DxO Optics training, is that they also have a specific app for their camera called The One, O-N-E. And if you have that camera, you may want to download both this and the app for the editing extension for The One. And that one is free, this one is 9.99. These are the prices as of the recording. Things could always change on that, of course. Pixelmator, been around for a while, and it has a handful of editing extensions.
I think we get a couple to play with, so when you download this app from the Mac App Store, you will also get those extensions. And unlike Luminar that puts everything in one editing extension, Pixelmator has a couple and it just depends. You know, every software company works a little differently. But here's the icon that you look for, here's the price, 29.99 for the full version, and as I mentioned, you also get those editing extensions at the same time.
Affinity Photo, it also works with multiple editing extensions. So you buy the app, the stand-alone app, 49.99. It's a very comprehensive app. And then, you get a whole handful of editing extensions of which we will review as we're working with this particular app later on in the title. And finally, Polarr Photo Editor. There is its icon there, 19.99 in the Mac App Store.
And it goes more the route of Luminar where you just get one editing extension that's full featured, and it's terrific also. So, some very good editing extensions, some of my favorites are among this bunch here. I really like the approach of Luminar and Polarr in the sense that I love having just one editing extension. But your mileage may vary of course, and that's why we're doing this together. That's why you're watching it, so you can find out which of these is right for you.
- Using the Luminar editing extension
- Working with layers
- Adjusting images
- Using DxO OpticsPro
- Applying lens corrections to photos
- Using Pixelmator Retouch
- Using Pixelmator Distort
- Using different Affinity Photo editing extensions
- Using Haze Removal
- Using Polarr image editing tools
- Adding text to photos