Aurora HDR 2017

Developer: MacPhun LLC

Current Version: 1.1.0

Last Updated: 8 months ago

Download Size: 123.6 MB - Download


Aurora HDR is the world's most best-selling HDR photo editor for Mac. It is developed by by Macphun and Trey Ratcliff - the world's most famous HDR photographer.

The new Aurora HDR 2017 is every photographer's dream.
Finally, anyone can create fantastic HDR photos without extra efforts & special learning.

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.

The new Aurora HDR 2017 brings presets, developed exclusively by Trey Ratcliff, Captain Kimo, Serge Ramelli, along with presets from other pro photographers. These presets give you instant results and feature special categories for different types of photos.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Layers give you ultimate freedom to really make photos look the way you want. Apply new layers, add textures, selectively edit photos based on luminosity zone and a lot more.

Aurora HDR is the world's most complete HDR photography software, so it really has everything photographers need in their HDR post-processing. There are over 100 different tools and features. And the best part, all of them don't require special learning. You'll be up and running in minutes.


Release Notes:

Fixed crashes and bugs in HDR Merging.
Improved workflow with textures.
Speed-up and performance improvements.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.1
Review by DCDigital

Wonderful HDR App - I am not normally compelled to provide product ratings, but Aurora HDR 2017 not only exceeded my expectations but offered a solution that is both easy to use with automatically presenting multiple HDR choices. At the same time the user has total control to “tweek” any of the values to customize the HDR affect. So you have the best of both worlds, fully automatic HDR and Manual HDR package in one application. Combining the Fujifilm X-T2 automatic bracketing and Aurora HDR 2017 capabilities renders excellent end results. I Highly recommend trying this application.

Found helpful by 26 out of 30 people
Version 1.0.1
Review by gadjitfreek

Crippled. - I didn’t find out about this before I bought it but this version DOES NOT SUPPORT PLUGINS for Lightroom or Photoshop. To make matters worse, I can’t seem to be able to get a refund for this software. So I am stuck with software I cannot and will not use and am out nearly a hundred dollars. Apple, could you make the return process any more obnoxious? When I go to the Report A Problem link in the confirmation email, it takes to to Apple Support and it reports No Purchase Found for that confirmation ID, so I can’t even report the problem. MacPhun, you REALLY need to specify in big, bold letters at the top DOES NOT INCLUDE LIGHTROOM OR PHOTOSHOP PLUGINS. I also bought Luminar from you but now I am soured on that even before I have a chance to use it because of this experience.

Found helpful by 64 out of 83 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.0
Review by older dog

Don’t even think about it. Unethical seller. Disaster! - One this is last year’s model. It’s being replaced in athe next two weeks by Aurora 2018, which is unfortunatetly a typical MacPhun Scam. Secondly, if you buy it here you will get an offer to upgrade except they don’t really honor buys from the Apple APP store. I bought Aurora 2017./ I like to try out different software. Aurora 2017 seemed okay so I bit at the 2018 uipgrade. They say they can’t confirm I bought it from the Apple APP Store. that’s their usuall con game. I bought mine on March 15 of this year, right here. They have been avoiding answeing me- all I have are excuses. You want to buy excuses, go ahead. Get screwed. I downloaded an App store version and it works. That’s not enough for these guys. I’m a software sampler, I try them and give them a decent test. I critique for myself, not to convince others than I’m ll knowing. I’m not. Maybe you’ll do fine and maybe you won’t. I didn’t. I”ll be dammed if I’ll pay them full price, sale price or whatever they claim that is available to everyone - and accept getting screwed by MacPhun Aurora game. zMaybe Apple will block this, but it’s an honest statement about a dishonest seller. Avoid them. Avoid MacPhun.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people