If you are receiving the “OpenGL 3.3 and later is required for this application to run” error message when launching Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0, please make sure your machine meets the minimum requirements listed here.
If you are not sure whether or not your GPU supports Open GL 3.3 or above, please refer to its manufacturer's website. If your model does support Open GL 3.3 and above, updating your graphics driver will fix this issue.
Update Intel Graphics Drivers
Automatically update AMD Graphics Drivers
Automatically update NVIDIA Graphics Drivers
After you have updated your GPU Driver from the manufacturer’s website, make sure you set your discrete adapter to run Aurora 2018 by default. Refer to your card's manufacturer's website if you need help with that.
If your computer is 5 or more years old, there is a possibility that your GPU does not support Open GL 3.3
There are several solutions if your system supports a version of OpenGL that is lower than 3.3.
Solution 1. Hardware upgrade.
All modern graphics cards have support for OpenGl 3.3 out of the box, and all the latest software puts increasingly high requirements for hardware configuration of your computer. If you want to enjoy the latest and the most powerful software packages, a hardware upgrade might be in order.
Solution 2. Use the previous version of Aurora.
You can download Aurora that has support for older graphics cards here: