Macphun has released Aurora HDR Pro 1.2 with a host of new features and improvements.
The new stuff includes:
- Photos for Mac editing extensions support
- Leica M Monochrome (type 246) RAW file support
- Open/Save for .HDR and .EXR image formats
And then there are the improvements.
- Better RAW file handling for images created by Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji
- Updates to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins for enhanced support to keywords, metadata, and "F" Screen mode
- Enhanced masking brush for better smoothing on edges
- Improved clipping results for overall HDR effect in shadows and highlights
- Chromatic aberration reduction has been significantly improved
- Better UI support for 11" and 13" displays at multiple resolutions
- Faster HDR Merging, faster Deghosting, enhanced Chromatic Aberration Reduction
I gave version 1.2 a spin on my 13" MacBook Pro. The performance was excellent, as well as the rendering. I'm going to test some RAW files with my Olympus to see if I notice any changes there.
I also want to mention that the Aurora HDR plugin for Aperture is excellent. And for those using Apple's legacy pro app, this is a rare opportunity to add a slick new capability to your venerable photo management app. Photos for OS X users can also add a new dimension to their workflow via the editing extension that comes with this update.
Overall, a good app just got better with Aurora HDR Pro 1.2.
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