Macphun and Trey Ratcliff Team Up for HDR Holiday Special

Photographers looking for a new twist on HDR processing might be interested in Aurora HDR, a joint venture by Trey Ratcliff and Macphun Software.

In addition to a sophisticated HDR merging tool and editor, the pro package includes signature presets by Ratcliff; plug-ins for Lightroom, Photoshop, and Aperture; and native RAW processing of source images.


To sweeten the pot, Macphun has created a holiday special for $99 that includes the pro version of Aurora HDR, licenses for 5 Macs, a copy of Noiseless CK (noise reduction software), and a free month of the Arcanum membership... all for $99.

I think this package is particularly interesting for Aperture users looking to expand the capabilities of their photo management workflow. And Photos for OS X users should be able to use Noiseless CK as a plug-in for that app.

As a side note, I don't recommend the $39.99 version of Aurora HDR that's available in the Mac App Store. It has a limited feature set and doesn't include the plug-ins or Noiseless CK.

No word on how long the holiday special will last.

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