Version     1.0.0 (1457) version 2018 High Sierra
Developer Macphun Inc. USA



Macphun a San Diego, USA based software company, is famous for its outstanding photo editing software products. Their latest HDR software tool Aurora HDR 2017 has now been upgraded to a new product supporting numerous improvements.
Aurora HDR 2017 was launched September 2016 and Aurora HDR 2018 launched September-28-2017. This review will discover and disclose wether the 2018 upgrade is a true improvement to version 2017 .
Aurora 2017 and 2018 are used by professionals as well as enthousiasts. HDR is a tool to make your pictures stand out from the crowd. Macphun has a great reputation for their outstanding products and aim to listen to their clients and implement their wishes in new product versions.



HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. Pictures are taken in series or one and are processed and combined to one by adjusting the contrast ratios.
An HDR image is commonly made by taking three photos of the same scene, each at different shutter speeds. The result is a bright, medium, and dark photo, based on the amount of light that got through the lens.
A software process then combines all the photos to bring details to the shadows and highlights both. The result of this magic are stunning pictures with vivid colouring and lighting.



Aurora HDR 2018 is the world’s ultimate HDR photo editing software, with added new tools and capabilities. Its a complete and comprehensive tool kit for casual and pro photographers. Its new updated interface and new features complement a new release of Macphun HDR software. Perfect for single shots or multiple-exposure brackets, Aurora HDR 2018 is able to create beautiful HDR pictures from single shots, as well as the for HR photographed 3 pictures with different exposures. Aurora HDR 2018 can turn any photographer into an artist.



  • Quick video overview
  • Next-generation tone mapping
  • Lens correction tool
  • Transform tool
  • HDR Enhancer
  • 200% speed increase
  • Mac OS & Windows support
  • Dodge & Burn tool
  • Re-imagined user experience
  • New structure algorithm
  • History panel
  • 10+ more improvements

Okay every update makes some changes great or small to any application, but Aurora HDR 2018 adds some real useful tools like the Lens correction, Transform tool and Dodge & Burn tool. I also notice improvement on speed when applying changes.