Today I recommend a Mac app for photos. If you're a Mac using a photographer who loves HDR, try this app. If you're a Mac using a photographer who's never been waiting for HDR, try this app.
HDR is something of a mini-rage, a growing trend in photography. That means high dynamic range which is a buzzword that allows photographs to have a variety of luminance similar to what our eyes capture, but which traditional images do not. Many Mac photo programs have HDR features, and Apple includes HDR as an option in the iPhone.
Aurora HDR 2018 is an updated image app from a developer group known for image enhancement apps. Think of them as Adobe for photography for Mac users. Adobe has a series of media files. These guys have a series of image enhancement programs.
HDR is one thing
Apple's version of HDR in the new iPhones is spectacular for a number of reasons. It can record multiple images at multiple exposures, and in general, it is a requirement for fully developed HDR photography. There is much more where this came from, but here is an example of HDR in use, before and after.
The first question that comes to mind is How do I get that HDR look? & # 39; That's exactly what you don't get on the iPhone, but the many pictures taken with the HDR setting are a good start.
What Aurora HDR does is provide granular tools that give you adjustment capability on all aspects of color, shadows and effects to generate a single HDR image. There is a reason why I suggest anyone using HDR or trying HDR should try Aurora.
As is the case with the developer's other Mac cameras, the Aurora HDR blends the ease-of-use with multiple novice presets into a range of granular sliders for the experienced photographer.
It makes it easy to get started with HDR photography with less effort, but as experience grows, the tools are available for more complex HDR images. There is no other way to say it.
Aurora makes RAW images, comes with layers, custom textures. This is a stylish and expensive HDR editor with options that have surpassed everything you've ever used. , and color toning tools that rival something in Photoshop.
The app works freely, but also as a plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom, so it's easy to integrate into your workflow. You control multiple layers and the blending modes for each. If you are not intimidated by Photoshop and Lightroom, you quickly get the slider and settings.
If you've never used an HDR app before, there is a trial version to get started. The only warning here is to note that all of the granular controls can be daunting to anyone who has never been waiting for quality photography or HDR, so take the time; trial and error is your friend, but the list of tools and options will take some time to master.
What's good about the latest version of 2018 is that it is both Mac and Windows. HDR is one thing these days, and Apple has it in the new Apple TV 4K and the 4K HDR television is falling in price.