Aurora HDR Pro 1.2 Adds Editing Extensions Support and More

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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