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Aurora HDR 2018

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Meet the new version of the world's best-selling HDR photo editor for Mac.
Natural or Extreme HDR - Aurora HDR is the tool of choice of professional & semi-professional photographers around the world.

Aurora HDR 2018 brings the beauty of HDR photography right to your fingertips.
It is the most advanced HDR photo editor ever created –– et the easiest-to-use software of its kind.o you can start creating fantastic photos immediately.

Aurora HDR is made in partnership with Trey Ratcliff - the world’s most popular HDR photographer.

NEW - HDR Enhancer.
Bring up the beauty of your images with a single slider. The new “HDR Enhancer” is powered by Artificial Intelligence and will dramatically improve any of your photos (without the need for dozens of other adjusters).

NEW - The most powerful tone-mapping engine.
Thanks to the new algorithm, you’ll get sharp natural results automatically without having to use additional controls or waste time waiting for the image to be processed.

NEW - Lens Correction, Image Radiance & Dodge & Burn.
Two new fantastic tools to help you fix and enhance your HDR photos without extra effort.

NEW - HDR Structure.
The new and improved Structure tool will help you create more realistic images, with even finer levels of control than before.


The new Aurora HDR 2018 is at least 50% faster in comparison with the previous version. So you'll create even more amazing HDR photos in a shorter period of time.

The new Aurora HDR brings presets developed exclusively by Trey Ratcliff, Captain Kimo, and Serge Ramelli (along with presets from other pro photographers). These presets give you instant results and feature special categories for different types of photos.

Save time and quickly make your photos great. Aurora HDR automatically groups your brackets, applies the effects / settings you choose and produces fantastic results. Simply pick the photos and let Aurora do the rest.

Layers give you the ultimate freedom to make photos look exactly the way you want them to. Apply new layers, add textures, selectively edit photos based on luminosity zone and much more.

Instantly and dramatically enhance the sky, make colors more vivid and flawlessly remove unnecessary glare in your photos. Want to give it a try? Move the slider on the right to witness incredible changes.

The noise reduction in Aurora HDR has been dramatically improved. Our new smart technology will automatically remove low-light color noise while merging the brackets or creating HDR from a single shot.

Quickly make striking improvements to your image with this redesigned tool that gives you complete flexibility and control over exposure, contrast, vibrance and more.

Even though the most impressive HDR photos come from merging multiple exposure brackets, the special image processing algorithm was designed to handle single images equally well. Load your TIFF, JPEG, PNG or a single RAW and let Aurora HDR do its magic.

Aurora HDR is the world's most complete HDR photography software, so it truly has everything photographers may need for their HDR post-processing. There are over 100 different tools and features. And the best part –– is that they don’t don't require special learning. You'll be up and running in minutes.

What's New in Version 1.1.1

Added “Expand All” feature for filters
Added amount slider for image presets in Batch Processing
Improved RAW, DNG support for several cameras including Nikon D850
Improved Touch Bar support
Improved Batch Processing UI
Improved UI and performance
Fixed localization issues
Fixed several issues related to macOS 10.10
Fixed DPI resolution issues on exporting files


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Customer Reviews

Using and loving it since version 1

I discovered it from Trey Ratcliff, who is one of my photography mentors. Back then Aurora felt like a breath of fresh air since most of photographers were using HDRsoft or HDRefex Pro. I switched to Aurora HDR and never looked back. It is definitely the best software for HDR photos. Aurora HDR is not for everyone, but if you want your HDR photos to really stand out it is definitely a must have.

In the latest version I highly recommend to use the layers and save it in native format, since you will be able to then revert to your original file and perform non-destructive edits.
I also highly recommend the HDR enhancer - it reminds me of a perfect enhance but with clarity and structure on top of it.

This app is AMAZING!

I had the very first version of this app when it came out, and loved it. I have used it to create some AMAZING images. Trey and his team have done such a great job. I was happy to pay the $79 to support this app, even though I had already purchased the desktop version and had no reason to buy again…just like it that much! Looking forward to where it goes! Thanks Trey and team! ~David Foster

As advertised

Who would've thought that one day I would be able to fix the deep shadows of a favorite photo of mine. And remove the layer of “fog” that seems to pervade most of the outdoor photos I’ve taken with Sony RX100 (gen 1) to bring clarity, vividness, and vibrance to them. That day is today. I’m very satisfied with my purchase. Thanks!

Aurora HDR 2018
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  • $79.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 343 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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