New Aurora HDR 2019
I’ve had a chance to play around with the New Aurora HDR 2019 before it’s release date and there are a few new features that I want to highlight and share with you today! First, the blending process has greatly improved. When I dropped in my first set of RAW images, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the mix came out. The blended exposures produced a more balanced image with a seamless transition between the highlights and the shadows. The second thing that I noticed was the lack of noise and how the colors seemed more bold and brilliant with this version! If you dabble in HDR photography, I definitely recommend that you check it out! I pulled some features and details from Skylum’s website and posted them below. I also posted a demo video below that so you can see the new software in action! Enjoy!
About Aurora HDR 2019: Skylum’s Quantum HDR Engine harnesses the power of AI for a more streamlined editing experience than ever before. It reduces burned-out colors, loss of contrast, noise and unnatural lighting caused by halos and unstable deghosting. The Quantum HDR Engine has taken three years to create within Skylum’s AI lab, and contains the vast knowledge of the development team paired with artificial intelligence to bring you seamless HDR editing, be it with a single image or multiple bracketed shots. Skylum’s developers tested thousands of bracketed shots through a neural network, and used the results to develop the technology needed for creating incredible HDR photographs – whether it’s real estate, landscape, cityscape or any other type of HDR photography.
Here are the most essential changes:
New Quantum HDR Engine
LUTs support with 11 New Integrated LUTs
Photoshop plugins support
New HDR Smart Structure filter for realistic and artefact-free structure (can be found in the new HDR Enhance filter)
Presets are now called ‘Aurora HDR Looks’
Improved Adjustable Gradient filter with new sliders for Shadows and Highlights added
Improved HDR Details Boost Effect ( the photo is shown in high-resolution while fine-tuning the filter)
Aurora HDR 2019 is available for pre-order on September, 12, and released on October, 4.
Current users may upgrade at a price of $49 USD ($59 USD MSRP)
New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 at a price of $89 USD ($99 MSRP)