What is Aurora HDR?
Aurora HDR is a joint project by Macphun and Trey Ratcliff,
The latest release of Aurora HDR, now comes with added RAW file support for updated and newer cameras, plus a few other welcoming tweaks and additions. You can learn more about the new release here.
For those of you that may be curious as to what exactly is Aurora HDR? Well, the clue is in the HDR, High Dynamic Range imaging or photography. You can just see the difference!
Aurora High Dynamic Range allows you to edit your images beyond the typical dynamic range of luminosity possible with standard digital imaging. And you can even use the software alongside other applications such as Photoshop, Aperture, Lightroom and Photos for Mac.
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Okay, so here’s something cool. You know how you may use the method of ‘bracketing’ as a way of ensuring that you’ve captured a good range of differently exposed shots. By taking a photograph of the same composition a few times, whilst varying your camera settings for each shot.
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Now, use Aurora HDR to merge each shot… d’you get the picture? Without getting into the technical detail, it is easy to gather from the example image below, the range of colour you’ll now have to play with…
Now, just before you head off and download your free trial copy of Aurora HDR, allow me to let you in on some very, very handy related resource. Starting with the tutorials available at Photoserge, there are tons of videos on related topics and software.
- Processor Core 2 Duo from late 2009 or newer
- Minimum 4 GB RAM
- OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks or newer
- 2 GB free space on hard drive
- Display resolution 1280 x 800 or higher
- Retina displays supported
Other points of interest:
- Merging and editing multiple exposures (brackets)
- Sony HDR pj380 Operating Guide, [PDF DOWNLOAD]
- Luminance HDR