Macphun produce a range of creative software products for the Mac such as Luminar, Noiseless, Tonality and Aurora. The latest version of the latter, Aurora HDR 2017 is now available. At the moment you can get it along with Trey Ratcliff's Complete HDR Tutorial 3.0 with 55% off. For UK buyers that's just £84.
Trey Ratcliff is a respected travel photographer who is well-known for his HDR images. You can read more about him here. It's worth visiting his site has he has free HDR tutorials and plenty of reviews and tips. He has also created several presets for Aurora and now Aurora HDR 2017.
So, what can you do with Aurora HDR 2017? Well, we have all taken photographs and felt somewhat disappointed with the results. Somehow they don't seem as real what we saw through our own eyes at the time. Often our reaction is to reach for Photoshop (or any other image editing software) and try and improve the digital file. Now, how that goes depends on our level of expertise with the software in question. However, even if we are very competent at image editing, it can be very time consuming to get even close to what we feel is the right image. Software like Aurora HDR 2017 helps to make the whole process simpler and more importantly, faster.
You can use just one image and let the software does its magic or give it additional images of the same scene at different exposures to arrive at HDR version of your image. If you are not sure what an HDR image is, here is an example of the difference it makes:
Some people don't like HDR images because they seem, well a bit too realistic. However, you can adjust the settings easily to have a more subtle result. Bear in mind too that the software has over 100 different tools you can use to get just the effect you want, from either a single image or multiple bracketed images. You can use the software alone or as a plugin for Photoshop or Lightroom.
Also, if you purchase now, you will get Trey Ratcliff's tutorials fro free. Included is over ten hours of instruction, some of Trey's RAW images and 5 bonus videos.
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