Today brings our 3rd free update to Aurora HDR 2018. All along the way, we’re fixing reported issues and adding new features (especially to the Windows version). Aurora HDR continues to garner great feedback and we’re looking forward to continuing our pace of free update releases through January, 2018 - about 1 per month.
Photo by Trey Ratcliff
At the moment, the Windows version is playing catch-up to its Mac cousin, but will be in sync within the next month or two. This post will be a running “logbook” of those updates. Besides this release, there are 2 more updates planned by the end of January, at which time we expect that the Mac and Windows versions will be virtually identical - stay tuned!
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The update is completely free to all Aurora HDR 2018 users, just launch the application to get it.
• Mac – Please, launch Aurora HDR 2018, then go to the Top Menu Bar and choose Aurora HDR 2018 > Check for updates.
• Windows – Please, launch Aurora HDR 2018, then go to the Top Menu Bar and choose Help > Check for updates.
This free update brings the following new and improved features to improve your Aurora HDR editing experience:
RAW image improvements. Aurora HDR does a better job of detecting noise in a raw file and automatically fixing it when you open a photo. DNG file support is also improved for easier editing.
Save Native files. Be sure to save your editing projects in the native Aurora HDR format. This makes it easy to come back and make edits. Plus files can be shared between Mac and Windows users.
More export control. You can choose to export to the Adobe RGB wide color profile or the ProPhoto RGB color space on export. You can also sharpen an exported file which is great for printing. Plus even more file formats are supported including JPEG 2000, PSD, PDF. Creating TIFF files? You can control file compression, bit depth, and resolution on export too.
Delete presets. You can now delete preset packs if you want to remove a set from your collection.
Improved Native files. Save your editing projects in the native Aurora HDR format which makes it easy to come back and edit in the future. Check the Windows compatibility option so files can be shared between Mac and Windows users.
Improved workflow with other applications. We’ve addressed several small bugs reported when working with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
Work faster. We’ve improved compatibility with OS X 10.10, 10.11 support. The Histogram also updates in real-time. Users will also enjoy Performance and RAM usage improvements. When editing press Cmd+L to quickly access the Filters list as well.
Import old Aurora HDR presets. You can now import presets from previous versions of Aurora HDR.
The following new cameras are supported by this recent update:
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone X
Canon EOS M100
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
GoPro HERO6 Black
Panasonic LUMIX DC-G9
Sony RX10 IV (DSC-RX10M4)
Sony A7R III (ILCE-7RM3)
For a complete list of cameras – click here.
We hope you enjoy these improvements. We’re hard at work on more as well as the new digital asset manager for next year.
NOVEMBER 30, 2017
This free update brings the following new and improved features:
Getting the Update
Aurora HDR 2018 is designed to receive all free software updates automatically. However, if for some reason this doesn't occur, or you want to make sure you're using the latest version:
Use Luminar 2018 for free for 14 days.
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