What is the schedule of feature updates you are planning to add to Aurora HDR 2018?
Mid-end October update:
- PC: UX improvements
- PC: Drag&Drop image on app’s icon for editing
- PC: Color Clipping Preview
- PC: Improved editing speed
- PC: Localization improvements
- PC: Bug fixes with plug-in support
- PC: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic plugin support added
- Mac: Aurora HDR 2017 presets support
- Mac: Ability to disable Layer Mask
- Mac: Grid for Lens Correction and Transform
- Mac: Improved Sharpen on Export
- Mac: Shortcut for Clear Mask - Cmd + Del
- Mac: UX improvements
- Mac: Improved menu for Masking, Brushing
- Mac: Improved Batch Processing
- Mac: Implemented “add original image layer” feature
- Mac: Implemented "add bracket image layer" feature
- Mac: Improved RAW support
- Mac: Fixed and improved saving to native document
- Mac: Added HEIF, HEVC format support
- Mac: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic plugin support added
Mid-end November update:
- PC: Luminosity Masking
- PC: Shortcuts
- Mac: Improved performance
- Mac: UX improvements
Mid-end December update:
RAW image improvements. Aurora HDR does a better job of detecting noise in a raw file and automatically fixing it when you open a photo. DNG file support is also improved for easier editing.
Save Native files. Be sure to save your editing projects in the native Aurora HDR format. This makes it easy to come back and make edits. Plus files can be shared between Mac and Windows users.
More export control. You can choose to export to the Adobe RGB wide color profile or the ProPhoto RGB color space on export. You can also sharpen an exported file which is great for printing. Plus even more file formats are supported including JPEG 2000, PSD, PDF. Creating TIFF files? You can control file compression, bit depth, and resolution on export too.
Delete presets. You can now delete preset packs if you want to remove a set from your collection.
Improved Native files. Save your editing projects in the native Aurora HDR format which makes it easy to come back and edit in the future. Check the Windows compatibility option so files can be shared between Mac and Windows users.
Improved workflow with other applications. We’ve addressed several small bugs reported when working with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
Work faster. We’ve improved compatibility with OS X 10.10, 10.11 support. The Histogram also updates in real-time. Users will also enjoy Performance and RAM usage improvements. When editing press Cmd+L to quickly access the Filters list as well.
Import old Aurora HDR presets. You can now import presets from previous versions of Aurora HDR.
February 1 Update:
Improved Sliders: You can now directly enter values into a slider with the keyboard.
Improved presets: Applying multiple presets is now handled correctly.
Cropping improvements: The cropped state of an image is now correctly captured in the native Aurora HDR file.
Batch process faster: We’ve fine-tuned our bracket-detecting algorithm to speed up batch processing.
Align brackets better: We’ve updated our alignment algorithm to improve hand-held HDR photography.
Adobe plug-in improvements: The plugins for Adobe products have been performance tuned.
Improved cross-platform files: We’ve fixed issue with cropped photos created on Windows.
Improved user experience: We’ve refined the software to make it easier to use based on user feedback and testing.
Update Q1 2018:
- Mac & PC: Improved Luminosity Masking
- PC: Adobe Elements plug-in
- PC: Full Screen preview mode
- PC: Single view tool panel mode.
- PC: Flickr sharing
- PC: SmugMug sharing
- PC: 500px sharing
- PC: Export to PSD
- PC: Export to HDR File formats (.EXR, .HDR, fp-TIFF)
- PC: Feather & Density brush parameters for layer masks
- Mac & PC: Layer Type Options, including Add new HDR bracket layer
- Mac & PC: Masking with brackets
- Mac & PC: Cross-platform Documents Support
- PC: Batch Processing (incl. automatic recognition of brackets, sub-folders supports, batch presets)
- PC: ProPhoto wide color profile support