Aurora HDR 2018

Developer: MacPhun LLC

Current Version: 1.1.2

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 209.1 MB - Download


Meet the new version of the world's best-selling HDR photo editor for Mac.
Natural or Extreme HDR - Aurora HDR is the tool of choice of professional & semi-professional photographers around the world.

Aurora HDR 2018 brings the beauty of HDR photography right to your fingertips.
It is the most advanced HDR photo editor ever created –– et the easiest-to-use software of its kind.o you can start creating fantastic photos immediately.

Aurora HDR is made in partnership with Trey Ratcliff - the world’s most popular HDR photographer.

NEW - HDR Enhancer.
Bring up the beauty of your images with a single slider. The new “HDR Enhancer” is powered by Artificial Intelligence and will dramatically improve any of your photos (without the need for dozens of other adjusters).

NEW - The most powerful tone-mapping engine.
Thanks to the new algorithm, you’ll get sharp natural results automatically without having to use additional controls or waste time waiting for the image to be processed.

NEW - Lens Correction, Image Radiance & Dodge & Burn.
Two new fantastic tools to help you fix and enhance your HDR photos without extra effort.

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


The new Aurora HDR 2018 is at least 50% faster in comparison with the previous version. So you'll create even more amazing HDR photos in a shorter period of time.

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

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

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

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 incredible changes.

The noise reduction in Aurora HDR 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.

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 do its magic.

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


Release Notes:

- Import preset packs from previous versions
- Save document in windows capability mode for cross-platform access
- User Interface improvements
- Performance improvements
- New camera model support added


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.1
Review by slpatterson

A bit pricy, but I can see myself using this a lot - In the past, it seems like I always had to have at least 3 photos with different exposures to use HDR apps, and who remembers that when they get back home from vacation that they might want to do that? This app takes an exisiting single photo and creates what it needs to have some pretty decent HDR results. I am not a huge fan of “extreme HDR” and this give you options for “realistic” among it many thumbnail presets. I also love that I could tweak every possible setting (including for both the top and the bottom) of images to create my own HDR — with the heavy lifting already done — and with very pleasing results. I also love that it integrates with Adobe Photoshop (my go-to photo editing app), which provides tools to add titles, crop, etc. I did find that high quality photos (I used some from a Panasonic Lumix micro 4/3) work much better than low-light iPhone versions, which emphasize every pixel you didn’t see before. However, if you have good, daylight, iPhone photos, they work fine (you’ll want to have at least an iPhone 6 and later). It crashed just once — when it asked if I wanted to rate it, when I agreed, and upon arriving at the web version of the App Store :)

Found helpful by 61 out of 75 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by Bigmud840

DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU WANT TO USE IT AS A PLUGIN - I purchase aurora hdr 2018 over the weekend to use as a plugin with lightroom. Turns out the APP STORE version is different than the macphun website version… There is no plugin support with the APP STORE version. Im still waiting to hear back from customer support about fixing this.

Found helpful by 10 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.2
Review by WhiteRiver

Thanks for updates - It is awesome app and I can recommend it to everyone who know what is HDR Photography.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people