HDR photography is a great way to give a depth to your images that is otherwise just missing. An HDR image combines more than one photos taken at different exposures to give you an image that is well exposed both in the highlights and shadows. It’s no wonder then that HDR photography is so popular among landscape and architectural photographers alike. However, to master HDR photography you have to rely on software programs that will let you tweak your images the way you want.
One of the most popular HDR editors that exist today is Aurora HDR. It comes from the company MacPhun that also develops the excellent RAW editor, Luminar. The only problem with Aurora HDR at the moment is that it is only available for Mac OS. However, that is about to change very soon.
Windows Users Rejoice!
Ever since it was launched in 2015 for Mac OS, Aurora HDR has been downloaded a whopping 1.7 million times. That number will surely skyrocket even higher from September 12th onwards, as after nearly two years the excellent HDR processor will be made available for Windows computers as well.
The Greatness of Aurora HDR
The reason for Aurora HDR’s popularity is its combination of affordability and ease of use. The program has always had an intuitive interface that is easy to understand and master in a short amount of time. It produces natural looking results with not a lot of work, but if you want to take your image processing to the next level, it provides all the necessary tools to do so. Another great feature that Aurora HDR boasts is the ability to turn single jpeg files into very believable HDR-like images.
New Looks, Additional Features
The new Aurora HDR, dubbed Aurora HDR 2018, will not only be cross-platform but will also come with some exciting new improvements. The UI has been revamped by the team completely. Everything will now be much more modern looking, and the UI will be geared more towards power users. The software will also be more responsive and smoother than before.
Aurora HDR 2018 will also be up to 4 times faster than its previous version, open twice as many brackets as before, and come with twice as many brushes and masks. Another exciting part of the program is the addition of lens correction filter that can fix lens distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberrations.
So if you have been wanting to up your HDR game, then the new Aurora HDR 2018 is for you. For an affordable cost of $90, you will get an HDR processing engine that is reliable, quick, and very easy to use. If you have an existing copy of the software and want to make use of the new features, the upgrade will cost you only $50. And we can’t stress enough how great it is to finally have this great software available for Windows PCs!