Macphun announced Aurora HDR 2017

Macphun announced Aurora HDR 2017 with over 20 major improvements. Pre-orders are now open. Here is the list of new­ features and ­improvements:

  • New Luminosity Mask Controls: New Zone System controls for Luminosity Masks makes selective editing of photos fast and easy.
  • New Tone­mapping Engine: Improved algorithms are quicker, reduce noise, and handle tone, contrast and details better, resulting in more realistic and natural­looking images.
  • New Batch Processing: The single most requested feature since the launch of Aurora HDR, Batch Processing allows you to apply a set of effects to many images at one time. This tool automatically recognizes brackets, resizes and renames images, and more.
  • New Polarizing Filter: Perfect for landscape photographers, this new control gives colors more depth and cuts atmospheric haze, resulting in richer, bluer skies.
  • New Powerful One­click Presets: New Signature Pro presets by Trey Ratcliff, Captain Kimo and Serge Ramelli yield fantastic results instantly.
  • New ways to work with Layers: New Blend Mode options for Layers and Textures include Darken, Color Burn and Lighten.
  • New Top & Bottom Adjustment Panel: This popular tool now includes new contrast, vibrance, and warmth sliders, adding an extra level of selective control.
  • Faster RAW Processing & DNG SupportSignificant speed improvements and support for handling the latest RAW and DNG files.

Aurora 2017 is now available for pre­order and will officially launch on September 29th. Pre-order pricing:

  • $89 for new users
  • $69 for the current owners of Aurora HDR $49 for the current owners of Aurora HDR Pro.

The pre­orders will run from September 14th until September 29th. Pre­order customers will also receive a bonus pack worth $300 that includes:

  • BONUS: Trey Ratcliff Aurora HDR 2017 “Deep Dive” video
  • BONUS: 1 Year basic subscription to SmugMug, a leading photosharing and website solution
  • BONUS: 60­day KelbyOne membership offering over 10,000 lessons for creatives
  • BONUS: 25 Square Prints from Parabo Press (with free global shipping)

Before and after HDR comparison:


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