The #1 HDR Software
for Mac & Windows

Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com
Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com

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Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com
Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com

© Dima Sytnik

Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com
Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com

© Jim Nix

Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com
Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com

© Trey Ratcliff

Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com
Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com

© José Ramos

Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com
Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com

© Alik Griffin

Co-developed with Trey Ratcliff, the world's most famous HDR photographer.

“It's truly the best HDR software for both Mac and PCs and is gonna blow people's minds.”

What's New in Aurora HDR 2018

  • Quick video overview
  • Next-generation tone mapping
  • Lens correction tool
  • Transform tool
  • HDR Enhancer
  • 200% speed increase
  • Mac OS & Windows support
  • Dodge & Burn tool
  • Re-imagined user experience
  • New structure algorithm
  • History panel
  • 10+ more improvements

Quick video overview:
Aurora HDR 2017 vs Aurora HDR 2018

The most advanced and complete high dynamic range photo editor ever created is coming soon to a Mac and PC near you.

We’ve listened intently, and developed new Aurora HDR 2018 — a tool that will deliver an unrivaled HDR excellence whether your style is realistic or ultra-creative.

Next-generation tone mapping

Excellence in tone mapping beats at the heart of new Aurora HDR.

To ensure your merged images begin life with as realistic a look as possible, our algorithms have been completely revised to deliver the goods.

Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com
Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com

Lens Correction

No matter what camera and lenses you own, various optical problems such as barrel distortion, vignetting and perspective issues can ruin an otherwise epic image.

Use the new Lens Correction tool in Aurora HDR to tackle those challenges with ease.

Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com
Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com

Transform

Easily scale, rotate and shift your image with the new HDR Transform tool. Perfect for adjusting any image.

HDR Enhancer

HDR Enhancer is the successor of traditional clarity. Just like the clarity adjustment, the new HDR enhancer brings out the details and textures on photo. But also takes your image much further, making it more sharp, vivid and eye-friendly.

This is one of the most helpful sliders in Aurora HDR 2018 — even a subtle boost will lift almost any HDR photo.

200% speed increase

Every evolution of Aurora HDR has been faster than its predecessor.

Aurora HDR 2018 is no exception — it’s the fastest software we’ve ever built, and will get you back to shooting in the blink of an eye.

Mac OS & Windows support

Making HDR photography accessible to everyone, new Aurora HDR now supports both the Mac and Windows platforms.

Edit your photos on your favorite computer!

Dodge & Burn

Selectively lighten (dodge) or darken (burn) specific areas of your image to artfully direct your viewer’s eye towards the subject of your desire, similar to a traditional darkroom technique.

Our new brushes and controls give you infinite control.

Re-imagined user experience

In a world when earlier versions of Aurora were already being called the best user interface ever, we’ve gone back to the drawing board and taken it up a notch.

Smooth, fast and elegant, Aurora HDR will never get between you and your images.

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Aurora HDR https:  aurorahdr.com

Master realism with new Structure

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

History panel

Essential to every photo editing workflow is the need to explore different directions, riffing and moving effortlessly in a non-destructive way.

The new History menu in Aurora HDR makes it easy to experiment and achieve the ultimate result you’ll love.

10 more improvements

  • Image Flip
  • Image Rotate
  • More crop proportions & custom crop proportions
  • Custom Texture in any layer now can be RAW
  • Better Color Temperature
  • Better Image Radiance
  • Touch Bar support (Mac)
  • New Blend Modes
  • Adobe Elements plug-in (Mac)
  • Macphun products as plugins support

Revolutionary Tone-Mapping Technology

Automatically creates beautiful HDR photos.

HDR images will be made from these exposure brackets.
Click the button.

Create HDR Photo

Tone mapping in progress

© Trey Ratcliff
Start over

HDR images will be made from these exposure brackets.
Click the button.

Create HDR Photo

Tone mapping in progress

© Trey Ratcliff
Start over

HDR images will be made from these exposure brackets.
Click the button.

Create HDR Photo

Tone mapping in progress

© Alik Griffin
Start over

HDR images will be made from these exposure brackets.
Click the button.

Create HDR Photo

Tone mapping in progress

© Dmitry Sytnik
Start over

HDR images will be made from these exposure brackets.
Click the button.

Create HDR Photo

Tone mapping in progress

© Dmitry Sytnik
Start over

Natural or Extreme HDR

Get the power to make anything you like.

Original
Natural
Extreme

© Captain Kimo

Original
Natural
Extreme

© José Ramos

Original
Natural
Extreme

© Trey Ratcliff

Original
Natural
Extreme

© Captain Kimo

HDR photography is different. But you need nothing more than Aurora HDR 2018 to make the photos that fit your style and depict your creative vision. Instantly achieve beautiful natural HDR photos or take it to the limit with powerful tools.

Powerful Tools & Features

Tailored for High Dynamic Range photography.

  • Advanced tone-mapping technology
  • Advanced image processing engine
  • Mac & Windows Support
  • Intuitive user interface
  • HDR Enhancer
  • Fast Brackets Merging
  • Native RAW Support
  • Pro Preset Packs
  • Custom preset pack support
  • History Panel
  • Histogram
  • Before & after comparison
  • Lens Correction tool
  • Transform Tool
  • Dodge & Burn Filter
  • Image Flip & Rotate Coming in 2017 for Windows
  • Multiply layers & blend modes
  • Color Temperature
  • Image Radiance
  • Masking
  • Crop tool
  • Detail, clarity and structure controls
  • Polarize Filter
  • Feather & Density for layer masks Coming in 2017 for Windows
  • Top & Bottom Adjustment
  • Gradient Masking tool
  • Dozens of smart color controls
  • High-quality presets for all HDR styles
  • Luminosity Masking Coming in 2017 for Windows
  • Smart Tone
  • Whites & Blacks
  • Highlights / Midtones / Shadows
  • Touch Bar Support (Mac)
  • Custom textures
  • HDR Denoise
  • Glow tool
  • Tone curve tool
  • Vignette
  • HSL Panel
  • Color Toning panel
  • Batch Processing Coming in 2017 for Windows
  • Auto Alignment
  • Automatic Deghosting
  • Chromatic aberrations reduction
  • Social sharing (FB, 500px, Twitter, etc) Coming in 2017 for Windows
  • Adobe Photoshop plug-in
  • Adobe Lightroom plug-in
  • Apple Photos/ Aperture extension
  • Multiple license for 5 computers
  • +over 100 tools and features

All versions rating: 4.8, based on 27 989 User Reviews

Innovative User Interface

Makes it easy to get fantastic results, no matter your skill level.

What users say about Aurora HDR

Great HDR tool! Christoph Profanter Aurora 2018 is awesome! I did some HDR´s to compare with results from the 2017 version. For me the results now are looking even more natural or let’s say closer to the raw files. That´s really great!

My #1 HDR software Wayne Brissette I have to say that after using Aurora HDR 2018 on some images that I’ve never been happy with in HDR, Aurora is the only one that really exposed the image to view what I remembered the scene being. It is my #1 go to software for HDR now!

Super easy to use! Larry Carver I really like how Aurora HDR 2018 creates a great HDR image that allows me to do some final touches that I use in processing my images.

Aurora HDR 2018

The #1 HDR software

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System Requirements for Mac OS and Windows

  • Aurora HDR 2018 Mac
  • MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro,
    Mac Pro, Mac mini
  • Processor Intel 64-bit Core 2 Duo or better
  • Memory 4 Gb RAM or more
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.6, El Capitan 10.11.5,
    Yosemite 10.10.5
  • Hard disk 2 Gb free space, SSD for best performance
  • Display 1280x768 size or better
  • Aurora HDR 2018 Windows
  • Windows-based hardware PC with mouse
    or similar input device
  • Direct X 10 compatible Graphics Cards of better
  • Processor Intel Core i3 or better
  • Memory 4 Gb RAM or more
  • Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Hard disk 2 Gb free space, SSD for best performance
  • Display 1280x768 size or better

Supported formats: JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, RAW (NEF, CR2, RAF, ARW, etc). 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 (mac only).

Can be used as plug-in for: Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC; Photoshop Elements 10-15; Apple Aperture 3.2 (for Mac); Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6 or СС, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017. Photos extensions support — for 10.11 OS X or newer.

Use Aurora HDR for free for 14 days.

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