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MacPhun’s Aurora HDR software has been updated to version 1.2. Aurora HDR now comes in German, Spanish, and Japanese language versions and there’s updated RAW support for Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, SONY, Nikon and Leica.

Aurora HDR can be used both as a plug-in, in which case the RAW conversion may already have been carried out by the host program, or as a standalone app, in which case the RAW support is significant because most HDR photographers prefer the RAW format for its increased dynamic range and processing flexibility.

Bugs fixed include a banding problem in highlights, a more stable version of the Apple Photos extension, faster export speeds and a new option to set the image resolution (DPI) on export. It’s now possible to use Apple’s Force Touch feature for masking, too.

Pay in instalments

If the upfront price of £70 is too much (it doesn’t seem that excessive, but hey), MacPhun will now let you pay in three monthly instalments of £24 – you can start using the software as soon as you’ve made the first payment. Find out more at aurorahdr.com.

Aurora HDR is a joint project between MacPhun and American HDR guru Trey Ratcliff. MacPhun says the software has been downloaded over 150,000 times in 3.5 months.

Check out our Aurora HDR 1.2 review.