Aurora HDR reaches 500,000 downloads!

Hop on the Aurora train - it's picking up steam!  ;-)  

Get your HDR photos published in leading photo magazines!  Get a "switch to Aurora" bonus offer, save money and get a ton of extras! 

As you know by now, I absolutely LOVE Aurora HDR from Macphun and it's become my default photo editor for any image, HDR or not.  It's just so crazy-awesome that I can't stop using it and sharing the good word with you here, on YouTube, Facebook and elsewhere.

Earlier this year, I converted over to this software for editing my images and haven't looked back.  I think EVERYONE should try it.  Seriously.  It's just an incredible thing.

You can download a free, unlimited trial here.

Well, Macphun announced that they have hit 500,000 downloads of Aurora HDR since launch, which is huge.  Just 3 months ago they were at 250,000 downloads.  This thing is growing like crazy, which is great. 

Here's an infographic they created for it - and I am honored to be included among some photographers that they list.

But this isn't about me - this is about crafting amazing images, and Aurora HDR is the best way to accomplish that.  I highly recommend you take a look at it.  I really believe that if you try it out, you will agree with me.  If not, there's no risk is there?

If you want to see my FULL AURORA HDR TUTORIAL then you can find that here.  Maybe that will give you some further insight into this amazing product.  Or you can follow me on YouTube where I share videos illustrating how I use Aurora HDR.

Best HDR photo contest!

To celebrate this achievement, Macphun has teamed up with leading photography magazines in the US, UK and Australia to feature the best HDR photos on a monthly basis. Partner Magazines include: The Outdoor Photographer (USA), Digital Photography (USA), Digital Camera (UK) and Australian Photography (AU).

Each magazine will feature an ad spotlighting the winning Aurora HDR photo on their back cover each month for the next four months. You can find out full competition details and deadlines at along with other information.  Check it out!

Remember, Macphun is still running their "Switch to Aurora" campaign with bonus offers!

This is something I shared here before, but it's well worth mentioning again because of the savings and extras you get.  Below are the details of their "switch campaign".

Key Features of the "Switch to Aurora" offer:

  • Exclusive live webinar with Trey Ratcliff
  • *Special Competitive upgrade price: $79.99 (a $20 Savings)
  • 20 Minute Deep Dive Aurora HDR tutorial with Trey
  • Jeff Carlson HDR ebook
  • A collection of full resolution textures from Flypaper textures
  • How to HDR with Matt Suess

*competitive upgrade pricing requires screenshot of your existing HDR app to qualify

Feel free to contact me with any questions - I am here to help!  Have fun out there!  Enjoy using Aurora!