Aurora HDR 2018 is coming soon to Mac & PC with new user interface & improved performance


posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:00 AM EST


Software developer Macphun has announced the next version of their popular Aurora HDR software, Aurora HDR 2018. Like prior versions, Aurora HDR 2018 has been co-developed with well-known photographer Trey Ratcliff. Aurora HDR originally launched for macOS in November 2015 and has since been downloaded nearly two million times. Per Macphun, 72 percent of Aurora HDR users have made it their primary HDR photo editor. Further, over 100 million HDR images has been edited using Aurora HDR.

Of Aurora HDR, Ratcliff said, "Since the launch of Aurora HDR, Macphun has released more than 10 updates containing tons of new features and improved performance. Today I'm very excited to announce the launch of Aurora HDR 2018. It's completely new, significantly faster and has even more powerful tools. Plus the BIG news is that it's now available for Microsoft Windows as well. It's truly the best HDR software for both Mac and PCs."


That's right, like Macphun's Luminar photo editor, Aurora HDR 2018 will be available on Windows after previous versions were released as Mac exclusives. What are the new features Ratcliff is referring to? A few of the new features include a lens correction tool, a new user interface which has been redesigned from the ground up and speed improvements including an up to four times improvement in performance during RAW image processing and two times faster merging and masking.

Macphun's Aurora HDR 2018 software has a new user interface which has been redesigned from the ground up.

Additional new features will be announced when the software is available for preorder on September 12 before its release on September 28. You can sign up for notifications and further information here. For current users of Aurora HDR, you will be able to upgrade at a special preorder price of $49. New users will be able to preorder at a special price of $89. When the software launches, the retail prices will be $59 and $99 respectively.

Before using Aurora HDR 2018 - Image credit: Trey Ratcliff

After using Aurora HDR 2018 - Image credit: Trey Ratcliff

Macphun Aurora HDR 2018