Aurora HDR 2018, the Ultimate HDR Editing Software, Soon Available for Mac Os and Windows

Aurora HDR 2018, the Ultimate HDR Editing Software, Soon Available for Mac Os and Windows

HDR is a beautiful but rather complicated editing process, or at least that was the case until Aurora HDR was designed by Macphun and photographer Trey Ratcliff. It’s now become an effortless and unintimidating retouching technique to bring the most out of your architectural and landscape images. Today, the California-based developer announced the release of Aurora HDR 2018 and it promises to make HDR photography even easier and more fun!

In less that two years, Aurora HDR has processed over 100 million photos! If this isn’t proof of its success, I don’t know what is. The only downside of the 2017 version was its non-compatibility with Windows. But this is about to change with the new release.

Aurora HDR 2018 is entirely new, with significantly better performances, redesigned interface, and brand new tools. The software will be up to four times faster at processing raw files and up to 200% faster when merging and masking images. The interface was recreated from scratch, to make the user experience better by offering a more responsive and intuitive workflow. Amongst the new tools already announced, we find the lens correction feature. It’ll fix distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting easily. 

The rest of the new features will be released at the same time as the opening of the pre-orders, on September 12th. The app in itself will be available on September 28th. Pre-order pricing has already been disclosed. Existing users will be able to upgrade for just $49 while it will cost $89 to new users to acquire a license. Pre-orders are $10 cheaper than the retail price and will include a collection of bonuses.

To sign up for pre-order announcements and more, please visit Aurora HDR 2018 web page.

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Quentin Décaillet is a photographer and retoucher based in Switzerland specializing in portrait and wedding photography.

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Aurora HDR isn't bad but it's not brilliant either. I think that is a high enough price for an upgrade. There's not much additional functionality. I really admire Trey. He is a cash machine. I personally think you'd be better learning Lightroom and Photoshop then everything is possible.

Hi Fergal, the thing is that we didn`t reveal all of the information about the additional tools and features in the upcoming Aurora HDR 2018, however, we`re going to do that very soon.

Stay tuned for more news and I`m sure that you`ll be impressed by the new upgrade of the app!

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Ir they want to pique interest, show how it can make architectural interiors look natural with no blown highlights and clean, unsmokey window pulls. It's something Photomatix has failed to do and would create shockwaves for architectural and real estate photographers.