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Macphun Aurora HDR 2017
Announcing the World’s Most Advanced HDR Software
Introducing the new Aurora HDR software for Macs! I developed this software along with Macphun, an amazing company that has already created many other stunning photography tools for the Mac. The idea that after 10 years I finally got to create my own High Dynamic Range photography software and jam-pack it with all my favorite tricks was absolutely intoxicating!
I’ve been using this software now for a short eternity, and I’ve figured out all kinds of different combinations that can make your pictures come brilliantly alive. Even though Aurora HDR itself is easy and approachable, I think you’ll discover more and more uses for it over time as you begin to try new things.
Here’s a few photos I made using Aurora HDR!
Macphun Intensify Review
This program is a standalone app, but it also integrates into Lightroom and Photoshop. I never use the standalone one. For quick shots and quick edits, I use the Lightroom Plugin, but for bigger projects where I take more time, I use the Photoshop version.
The controls are very easy and fun to use. I find them even easier to use than the Nik software. Now I know Nik really well, but I remember there being a bit of a learning curve.
One big thing that I find amazing is the SPEED! It’s so fast! Nik Color Efex Pro (which I guess is the closest competitor) is super duper slow… frustratingly slow.
Here’s some screenshots so you can see it in action!
Anyway, this product is highly recommended!
Macphun Tonality Review
I am enjoying playing with Macphun Tonality. It’s very similar to Nik Silver Efex Pro in its results, I must say. I’m not really a mega B&W kind of guy to be honest… but I do dabble! I do think the controls are easier than Nik and it is definitely faster. I’m still piecing together my thoughts on it, but here are a few screenshots of me using it to give you an idea of the interface and the results.
I think perhaps the most outstanding thing here is not only the speed, but it’s the presets. They are very nicely organized. Everything from Street to Dramatic to Vintage. The thumbnail previews are nice and big… and it’s a very fast way to get many different quick looks at your photos.
One of the best ways to talk about the product is just to show it! Here’s some screenies: