MacPhun launches new Aurora HDR software for Mac in partnership with photographer Trey Ratcliff

MacPhun launches new Aurora HDR software for Mac in partnership with photographer Trey Ratcliff

Developer specializing in image apps, MacPhun in partnership with photographer Trey Ratcliff today launched a totally new project for Mac: the Aurora HDR.

It is, of course, an HDR image editor (High Dynamic Range, or Great Dynamic Range).


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The version above, available on the Mac App Store, is already quite interesting. It includes the revolutionary tone mapping technology created for the software, real-time image processing, HDR presets for various types of photos, layers with blending modes, custom textures, brushes, advanced color editing tools, varied controls, social sharing and more.

Going directly through the MacPhun website, however, you can buy the Aurora HDR Pro. For $ 100 (yes, not for anyone), it adds a license package for five Macs, native support for RAW images, layers and brackets unlimited, Ratcliff signed presets, plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, luminosity mask, reduction of chromatic aberrations and mask tools with gradients.

The application interface itself was fantastic. It is both super powerful and very easy to move. If you want or need to use any of the controls on the side column, just try changing the ones presets in the footer.

See an example I created in a few minutes:

HDR photo generated by Aurora

Here, the three images (brackets) source:

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The interesting thing is that you don't need any extra graphic editor to edit / finalize the HDR images you create with Aurora, and you can export them later in JPEG, PNG or TIFF. In version 1.0, it already includes all the necessary tools for this.

Check out a video presented by Ratcliff:

I have tested other software of this type, but for me it was a pleasure to use Aurora HDR.