Your Free Jumbo-sized Boost for Aurora HDR 2018

Today brings our 2nd free update to Aurora HDR 2018, right on schedule as promised in our last blog post. Response to the new version of Aurora HDR 2018 has been terrific, and the Macphun developers haven’t slowed the pace! The result is a very robust version 1.1.0 release!

Right off the bat, follow these instructions to update your copy: Launch Aurora HDR 2018 as a standalone. It will automatically ask if you want to update, but if not, simply select the Aurora HDR 2018 > Check for Updates (For Windows: Help->Check for Updates) menu to proceed. Your copy will be updated to the version 1.1.0 release. You may also be required to put in your administrator’s password in order to install the plug-ins.

Photo by William Beem

Here is the list of key additions and improvements:


  • Added Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic plugin support
  • Added Color Clipping Preview
  • Added Drag & Drop (to app icon)
  • Improved User experience
  • Improved Editing speed
  • Improved localizations
  • Fixed issues with plug-in support


  • Added support for Aurora HDR 2017 presets
  • Added Ability to disable Layer Mask
  • Added Grid for Lens Correction and Transform
  • Added Shortcut for Clear Mask - Cmd + Del
  • Added “add original image layer” feature
  • Added "add bracket image layer" feature
  • Added HEIF, HEVC format support
  • Added Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic plugin support
  • Improved Sharpen on Export
  • Improved User experience
  • Improved menu for Masking, Brushing
  • Improved Batch Processing (fixes to preview dimensions and re-ordering of brackets)
  • Improved RAW support
  • Fixed issues with saving to native document

We are so glad you’re using and enjoying Aurora HDR 2018! The next planned update - also free - will be in late November. Let us know how we’re doing by contributing photos and feedback on the Aurora HDR Facebook Photography Group.

And, as always, if you are having any challenges with the software, please contact us at

Photo by Matt Suess

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