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Avalanche now runs natively on Macs powered by Apple’s new M1 chip

January 20, 2021 – Montpellier, France. 

CYME today announces the latest updates to their line of Avalanche apps : Avalanche for Lightroom v1.3.5 and Avalanche Unlimited/Luminar v1.2.5.

All versions of Avalanche now run natively on Macs powered by Apple’s new M1 chip. Performance is outstanding and will make photo migrations even faster.

No more Rosetta 2 emulation needed to run Avalanche and enjoy the speed and power of Apple Silicon.  

All variants of Avalanche are designed to convert catalogs of photographs from one source application to another while :

  • keeping the organizational structures as intact as possible. 
  • guaranteeing full migration of all annotations, tags, keywords…
  • ensuring migrated images take into account the adjustments that were done in the source catalog. Avalanche uses advanced Machine Learning to find the settings that best replicate the original look of the image.

System Requirements

Avalanche for Luminar and Avalanche Unlimited require macOS 10.14 or later and run fine on Catalina.

Avalanche is compatible with Aperture catalogs from version 3.6, Lightroom catalogs from version 7, and Luminar catalogs from version 4.2. You need around 145 MB of free space, 4Gb of memory (8Gb recommended) and enough space to accommodate the converted libraries.

A working copy of Apple Aperture or Lightroom is not required to migrate libraries as Avalanche opens those libraries natively. 

Pricing & Availability

Avalanche for Luminar is $59 USD and is available exclusively through the developer store. Avalanche Unlimited is $119 USD and is available through the developer store. Review codes are available to qualified journalists upon request.

About CYME

CYME was founded in summer 2019 by Matthieu Kopp, Thomas Ribreau, and Claudia Zimmer. After working together on a previous adventure (Aquafadas Rakuten DX), the three co-founders decided to embark on yet another adventure to explore the creation of powerful software solutions for photographers.

They are passionate about photography, well-designed software and flawless user experiences. They like cool gear, have a vision for a better digital life …and ❤︎ the Mac.

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