Macphun's own Digital Asset Manager (DAM) is coming to Luminar in 2018... and it'll be a free upgrade. Photo: Macphun

It's no surprise that not everyone is exactly thrilled by Adobe's Lightroom announcement. The end of standalone Lightroom, and the birth of Lightroom in the cloud, has a lot of legacy users looking for a new way to organize their photos into a perpetual library they don't have to 'subscribe' to. There are already tons of options out there, but if you're a fan of Macphun's editing applications, take heart: the software company has their own solution in the works.

Earlier today, we heard from Macphun that they're working on their own Digital Asset Manager (DAM), which will work with both hard drives and cloud storage platforms.

The Luminar photo manager's single image view. Photo: Macphun

"It’s going to be a perfect tool for organizing and managing images," says Macphun. "Moreover, users will be able to run it along with LR library to compare both DAMs side by side and choose which fits them better."

Here's a quick video 'preview' (read: teaser):

The DAM will be added to Luminar in 2018, and the best part of it all is that it will be completely and totally free for current Luminar users.

For now, those are all of the details we have, but if you're unhappy with the latest update to Lightroom and you're looking for an alternative DAM and photo editor combo, check out the preview above and keep an eye on Macphun in 2018.