Popular Macphun image editing software Aurora HDR and Luminar are coming to Windows this fall


posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT


Since launching in 2008, Macphun's software has been exclusive to MacOS, offering great software to Mac users, but leaving Windows photographers in the dark. That will no longer be the case as Macphun has announced that its best-selling photo editors, Luminar and Aurora HDR, will be coming to PC this fall.

Of the decision to bring their software to Windows, Macphun's Vice President Kevin La Rue says, " We have been delivering award-winning products to Mac users for almost a decade, and now are very excited to bring Windows users products they have frankly been missing in the PC market. Combining power and simplicity, Luminar and Aurora HDR give users a new way to express themselves through striking images they can create within minutes."

If you can't wait until the fall to get your hands on the Windows version of Luminar, a public beta will be launching in July. Keep an eye on this page for more information as the beta nears.

For Windows users who haven't looked at Macphun's software before, let's dig into Luminar and Aurora HDR a bit further. Both image editors offer straightforward user interfaces and extensive image editing tools. Further, the workflows within the software are non-destructive, ensuring a lot of flexibility throughout your image editing workflow and Luminar and Aurora HDR can be used as plugins with Adobe CC software.


To learn more about Aurora HDR, which was first released last November after being co-developed with famous photographer Trey Ratcliff, read our review. And to learn more about Luminar, we went hands-on with that software as well. Our experiences with Macphun software have been very positive and we're confident Windows users will enjoy the image editors too.

There is good news for Mac users as well. With Macphun's new commitment to Windows, they have significantly increased their investment in research and development. Further, Luminar will receive a major update next month and the 2018 versions of Aurora HDR and Luminar will be released this fall. Stay tuned to Imaging Resource for more Macphun news down the road.