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The Aurora HDR 2018 1.2 update is now here! Here’s Skylum’s summary of all the new features:

  • Speed boost for editing and adjusting. We’ve dramatically increased performance across all areas of Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 on Windows and Mac.
  • Fast single-file opening. With an improved image processing engine, Aurora HDR is now much faster when opening single files.
  • Loupedeck integration (for Mac&Windows). Now, users can quickly process photos in Aurora HDR using physical dials, knobs, and keys.
  • Batch processing (for Windows). Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 will allow Windows users to edit a large number of photos simultaneously.
  • Better memory management. Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 is also optimized to make better use of memory, with more intelligent memory management and improved stability.
  • Windows version catches up to Mac version. Windows users will receive a flip/rotate tool, bringing Aurora HDR for Windows more in line with its macOS counterpart.
  • Aurora HDR now supports more cameras than before. The full list across both Windows and MacOS includes: Canon EOS 3000D / Rebel T100 / 4000D, FujiFilm X-H1, FujiFilm X-A20, FujiFilm X-A5, FujiFilm X-E3, Olympus E-PL9, Panasonic DC-GF10 / Panasonic DC-GF90, Panasonic DC-GX9 / DC-GX7MK3, Panasonic DC-TZ200 / DC-ZS200 / DC-TZ202 / DC-TZ220 / DC-ZS220 / DC-TX2, PhaseOne IQ3 100MP Trichromatic, Sony A7 III.

Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 special offer June 20-July 4:

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade for $59 ($49 with the coupon code: LAWTON).
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 for $99 ($89 with the coupon code: LAWTON).
  • A collection of bonuses worth $148 will also be included with every purchase:
    • 119 Dramatic & Romantic Sky overlays ($29 value) – The ultimate collection of 119 dramatic high-res sky overlays to turn photos with boring skies into eye-catching works of art.
    • Complete HDR Tutorial by Trey Ratcliff ($99 value) – This entirely new HDR tutorial is perfect for beginners to mega-advanced professionals who want to see all of the latest post-processing techniques. Lisa and Trey discuss their artistic inspirations and challenges, how they compose a shot, their camera settings, and much more. You’re then transported back to Trey’s studio where he slowly takes you step-by-step through his latest techniques.
    • Deep Dive into Aurora HDR 2018 video by Trey Ratcliff ($20 value) – Trey Ratcliff, the most famous HDR photographer, shares his editing process in the new Aurora HDR 2018.

Click here to get the special offer.

You can download the trial version or purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for from the Skylum store. Click the link to see the latest deal.

Existing Aurora HDR users can upgrade at a reduced price.

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HDR photography can create the most spectacular landscapes, night shots and interiors from the most unpromising of conditions. Many scenes have too big a brightness range for the camera to capture, and even if it is possible to capture the full range of tones, the resulting image has too much contrast for a visually satisfying result. HDR tools, however, can compress, control and enhance the contrast within the image to reveal a full range of tones and details in the brightest and the darkest parts of the picture.

There are many HDR tools on the market but Aurora HDR is one of my favourites. It’s been developed in conjunction with HDR expert and travel photographer Trey Ratcliff and comes with a selection of striking preset HDR effects backed up by manual adjustment tools that let you modify the presets or even create your own from scratch.

Aurora HDR is both a plug-in and a standalone application for creating HDR images. You can merge a set of different exposures of the same scene (the best method) or apply the tools to a single image. It comes from Skylum software, creator of Luminar and Creative Kit 2016.

Skylum regularly offers sales and special offers, so check the links on this page for the latest deals.