Thoughts on Luminar Neo towards the end of 2022?

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Thoughts on Luminar Neo towards the end of 2022?

What are your thoughts on Luminar Neo? I mainly use LR Classic. Sometimes, I would use Topaz DeNoise/Sharpen AI, Luminar 4, PortraitPro, etc., as external edit tools. Should I upgrade to Luminar Neo? Could it replace the LRC?

The main reasons for thinking about upgrading Luminar are that it can speed up my photo editing and it has extra features that LRC does not have. (Learning Photoshop is just too time consuming for an amateur.)  Is it realistic to consier using Liminar Neo to replace LRC? Or is it still better suited as a plugin? Note that I don't use keywords or other attributes in LRC catalog. I organize my images in a way that is easy for me to find previous images.

My main concern on Luminar products is that they are buggy and crash from time to time. I have a powerful Windows PC and I can't remember the last time LRC crashed. As an example, I imported my 36K images to Luminar catalog and it crashed right away.

Does the new Luminar Neo allow me to use other photo editing software?

What are your main issues with Luminar Neo?

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