So I finally started doing some photo editing in IMerge and I'm starting to fall in love with it... it reminds me of Luminar, but I'm finding the effects to be easier to customize, and it's much more responsive than Luminar.
For adding effects to a layer, it would be nice to have a palette; I find myself grabbing that drop down on the + icon a lot when I start up a new image. It would be easier both for adding effects and for seeing what effects are available with a palette or toolbar view or something.
It is btw blazing fast... fluidly responsive. I haven't tried much keying in it yet, but I have some photos that I want to do some compositing in (sky replacements, virtual sets, that sort of thing.
It is very reminiscent of HitFilm functionally, but it makes me lament all the more that HitFilm doesn't support any form of raw import.