HDR Software Review

 

Breaking news!! Aurora HDR 2018 Is Coming To Macs And, Yes… Windows!

Drum roll… 100,000,000 HDR photos (actual number!) have been made with Aurora HDR software, and now… more dramatic drum roll… The NEWEST iteration of Aurora HDR is announced, and this time it’s launching for PC and Mac at the same time! Yes, finally, all of you Windows people (including me nowadays), can experience the greatness of this software! The Mac and PC versions will be available for pre-order in the Stuck in Customs store on September 12!

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Mark your calendar for September 12!

Aurora HDR 2018 will be available for pre-order in my store on Sep 12, and released on Sep 28. Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $49. New users can pre-order Aurora HDR 2018 for just $89.

 

Best HDR Software

I use HDR for about 70% of my photography and I’ve tested every imaginable HDR software product available. Some are free and some cost money. Regular fans of the site know that I only review and recommend software that I actually use.

Do you primarily use a Mac to edit your photos? If so, then check out Aurora HDR Pro! I worked with Macphun for over a year to build the ultimate HDR software! If you’re primarily a Windows user then I would definitely use Photomatix Pro. I’ve used and recommended Photomatix Pro for many years. They gave me a Photomatix Coupon Code of “TREYRATCLIFF” that will save you 15%.

HDR Tutorial

I have a FREE HDR Tutorial for Mac or HDR Tutorial for Windows here on StuckInCustoms.com that describes the step by step process. If you’d like to dive deeper, I also have video tutorials for Aurora HDR Pro on a Mac and a separate one for using Photomatix Pro on Windows. Both tutorials show how I use the tools for a variety of situations… landscapes, sunrise/sunset, people, motion, etc..

HDR Camera

You do not really need a special type of camera, but I do have my HDR Camera recommendations here on the site. There is a bit more detail there, in addition to a description of my own personal gear.

HDR Photos

Below, I have put a few photos of both the software being used and some of the results.  

A Sunset on a Texas Farm (by Stuck in Customs)

Fourth on Lake Austin

Farewell India

Anyone want to join me at the beach for a good conversation?

Merry D3Xmas from Trey and Stuck In Customs!

Hong Kong from The Peak on a Summer Night

Camel in the Wild

The Bombing of Dresden

The Open Road

I've reached the end of the world

A Godly Dance at the Taj

Adventuring Deeper into Patagonia (by Stuck in Customs)

The Lonely Road to the Dinosaur Dig (by Stuck in Customs)

Puzzling Over Beauty (by Stuck in Customs)

Chicago Thaws into Spring (by Stuck in Customs)

The Icy Pit to Hell (by Stuck in Customs)

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