Klangfreund: LUFS Meter (recommended by Final Cut Pro X Guru Ben Balser)

https://www.klangfreund.com/lufsmeter/

“A plugin to measure and adjust the loudness similar to the human perception of loudness. Compliant with EBU R 128, ATSC A/85 and more….”

LUFS Meter by Klangfreund, “a plugin to measure and adjust the loudness similar to the human perception of loudness” for Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X and other host applications on macOS and Windows.

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Jim Nix: Luminar 2018 Tutorial, Part 1: Getting Started – Complete Set of 12 Free Tutorials for Skylum Luminar

“New to Luminar? Just purchased Luminar 2018 and interested in learning how to master it? This is the tutorial series for you! In this multi-part series, I will walk through how to use Luminar 2018 and take advantage of the incredible power and flexibility of this tool to create stunning photographs. I will cover everything from the basics to advanced techniques and everything in between….”

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ON1, Inc.: ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6 – More Features, More Speed, More Updates

https://www.on1.com/blog/on1-photo-raw-2017-6-more-features-more-speed-more-updates/

“… ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6 features our new super fast and state-of-the-art raw processing engine and image-processing pipeline, ON1 Photo RAW. It also includes the best new and must have ON1 editing features and tools for opening, viewing, and editing photos in an instant. This next generation of ON1 Photo works where you need it, as a standalone app, a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® & Lightroom®, or a host app for other editing apps….”

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Macphun: New Aurora HDR 2018. Coming soon. (For macOS and Windows)

https://aurorahdr.com/2018#

“The strikingly beautiful, amazingly powerful, and finally cross-platform HDR photo editor that helps you make HDR photos you’ll really love. Watch video…

… Cross-platform

Enjoy an amazing HDR experience, no matter what kind of computer you use….”

Affinity: Affinity Photo now on Windows – and gets a huge 1.5 update

https://affinity.serif.com/blog/affinity-photo-now-on-windows-and-gets-a-huge-1-5-update/

“We’re really pleased to let you know that we have launched Affinity Photo 1.5. We’ve had this in development now for over six months, so it’s an absolutely huge update – without a doubt the biggest we have done yet.

Not only that, the launch of 1.5 coincides with Affinity Photo going on sale for Windows.

New features you can look forward to include HDR merge; Direct PSD write back; Macros; Tone mapping; Focus merge; Batch processing; New filters; 360 image editing; RAW improvements and much more….”