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The Best HDR Software for Mac

The world's most advanced HDR photo editor for Mac gains powerful new features
and a new look which will amaze, inspire and help you to make incredible
HDR photos.

Buy now — 55% OFF

What people love about Aurora HDR 2017


Total Score

Many Aurora HDR users tried other software, but choose Aurora HDR as their primary tool. Check what our customers think about the app.

  • Features & Tools 93%

  • Ease of Use 91%

  • Performance 90%

  • Final results 95%

  • Provided Support & Education 94%

What’s new in Aurora HDR 2017

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  • Quick overview

    Get a sneak peek at the key features and improvements with Joseph Linaschke - professional photo educator and the founder of PhotoApps Expert.

  • Speed Improvement

    The new Aurora HDR 2017 is at least 50% faster in comparison with the previous version. So you'll create more fantastic HDR photos in a shorter period of time. Speed improvements cover all aspects of Aurora HDR 2017.

  • Polarize Tool

    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 amazing changes.

  • Batch Processing

    Save time and quickly make your photos great. Aurora HDR 2017 automatically groups your brackets, applies the effects / settings you choose and produces fantastic results. Just pick the photos and Aurora will do the rest.

  • HDR Noise Reduction

    The noise reduction in Aurora HDR 2017 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.

  • and Bottom Adjustments

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

  • Luminosity Masking

    Automatically make advanced selections within your HDR photo based on the Zone System. Simply click one or more zones and dramatically enhance the part of your image without brushes or complicated selections.

  • Radial Masking

    Highlight the sun, a face or anything else on your photo with this powerful tool. Easily reshape the mask and adjust density, feathering or other settings to achieve a stunning result.

  • Advanced Tone Mapping

    Many photographers want realistic, sharp and natural results from their HDR tool. New Aurora HDR 2017 was created with this in mind, delivering less noise, better details and stunningly results for any photo, especially when starting with a RAW file.

  • See all improved features

    Aurora HDR 2017 has over 10 new features and 20 major improvements, requested by our customers.

All versions rating: 4.9, based on 38 265 User Reviews

Finally. Incredible HDR photos
from a single shot or multiple brackets

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See the best HDR software in action
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HDR image will be made from these exposure brackets
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HDR image will be made from these brackets
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Now you can create beautiful HDR,
even if you don’t shoot brackets

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 2017 do its magic.

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A complete HDR photography solution
Developed by Macphun and Trey Ratcliff

Aurora HDR 2017 brings you every tool imaginable to create perfect HDR photos.
From HDR look controls and noise reduction to layers and luminosity masks.
Over 100 tools and features, designed specifically for HDR photography.

System requirements

Mac requirements for Aurora HDR 2017:

  • Processor Core 2 Duo from late 2009 or newer
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM
  • OS X 10.10.5 or newer
  • 2 GB free space on hard drive
  • Display resolution 1280 x 800 Free stuff
  • Retina displays supported

Supported formats:

  • With the basic export function you can create an image file and save it in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, JPEG-2000, TIF, PSD (Photoshop), PDF

Can be used as a plug-in for:

  • Lightroom 4,5,6 and CC;
  • Photoshop Elements 10-14
  • Apple Aperture 3.2
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6 or CC 2014, СС 2015, CC.
  • Photos extensions support - for 10.11 OS X or newer.

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