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I'm currently testing the Luminar AI software from Skylum and I'm looking forward to writing the review because the Mac app has exceeded all my expectations and offers impressive ways to spruce up even the most boring photos.
If you haven't tried Luminar AI yet, you should check it out load the trial version. The operation is intuitive and you get results really quickly that look much better than the original. The app review will be one of the next to come ...
What drove me a little crazy yesterday, however, is a mistake that apparently does not only occur with me: You start Luminar AI. Then the message appears "Update picture gallery 0%" and after approx. 10 to 20 seconds, Luminar AI closes without further notification.
I closed all other apps because I thought it might be a lack of RAM, but that didn't help. Even restarting the Mac did nothing. The mistake always stayed the same, very reliably.
Before I bother you with the long instructions that Luminar AI Support sent me, I will give you my solution, which has led me to success within a few seconds:
To do this, rename the Luminar AI catalog folder and then restart the program.
You can find the folder this way:
Your user folder> Pictures> Luminar AI Catalog
I got him from "Luminar AI Catalog" in "Luminar AI Catalog-old“And then the app could be started again without any problems.
The funny thing: At first I thought that the folder might have a flaw and renaming Luminar would make you create a new folder. But no: Luminar will also find the new folder and continue to use it. The advantage: no images or processing steps are lost and you can basically pick up where you left off.
The support of Skylum Luminar AI answered my request less than 10 hours later and sent the following instructions (I translated it from English):
As I said, renaming the catalog folder helped me, but if you still have problems, there is still the long version to solve the problem.
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.