Aurora HDR for Mac gets its own Photos extension

Macphun, the developer behind a number of Mac photo apps, has released version 1.2 of Aurora HDR, which helps you create great high-dynamic-range photographs. The headline feature of Aurora 1.2 is its support for Photos for OS X with its new photo editing extension.

Aurora HDR 1.2 features a number of improvements and fixes. Check out the list below for the full rundown of what to expect:


  • Photos for Mac editing extensions support
  • Leica M Monochrome (type 246) RAW file support
  • Open/Save for .HDR and .EXR image formats


  • 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

You can grab this latest Aurora HDR update either directly from Macphun or from the Mac App Store.

Joseph Keller

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