Aurora HDR 2019 First Look and Preorders!

Skylum Announces Preorders for Aurora HDR 2019!

  • Preorders begin September 12 and it is released on October 4

  • Current users can upgrade for $49

  • New users can purchase for $89

  • Several great bonuses come with your preorder

Click ***HERE*** to get your preorder!


Jim’s thoughts on the new Aurora HDR 2019

I’ve been using this product for about a week now, and it’s been great fun. It’s really quick and the photos are turning out great. Obviously I’m a fan of HDR, from gentle to extreme looks, but I must say that the new Quantum HDR Engine really does a great job of crafting very subtle and realistic base HDR photos. From there you of course have the option to stylize any way you please. Yes, there is a brand-new HDR engine running underneath all of this, and it is wonderful. Here’s the description of it in their words:

Skylum’s Quantum HDR Engine harnesses the power of AI for a more streamlined editing experience than ever before. It reduces burned-out colors, loss of contrast, noise and unnatural lighting caused by halos and unstable deghosting.

The Quantum HDR Engine has taken three years to create within Skylum’s AI lab, and contains the vast knowledge of the development team paired with artificial intelligence to bring you seamless HDR editing, be it with a single image or multiple bracketed shots.

Skylum’s developers tested thousands of bracketed shots through a neural network, and used the results to develop the technology needed for creating incredible HDR photographs - whether it’s real estate, landscape, cityscape or any other type of HDR photography.

The update to the HDR Enhance filter which now includes the new HDR Smart Structure slider is just awesome. I love that slider and have been using it on every shot. It really does seem intelligent in that it seems to apply structure where I want it (walls, etc) while not creating a lot of noise and artifacts where I don’t want them (skies and water, for example). It’s powerful and smart.

The product also does wonders on single exposures. You don’t have to be out there shooting brackets in order to benefit from the power of Aurora HDR. You can craft a natural-looking photo in Aurora 2019 from a single exposure, or even go more extreme and get a full-on HDR look if you want. It’s flexible, powerful and totally up to you.

Below are some screenshots of photos in the new version, and be sure to check out my First Look video as well. There’s a lot in there! Let me know if you have any questions!


First Look Video - check it out my friends!


Check out these before/after screenshots!


About Aurora HDR 2019:

Skylum’s Quantum HDR Engine harnesses the power of AI for a more streamlined editing experience than ever before. It reduces burned-out colors, loss of contrast, noise and unnatural lighting caused by halos and unstable deghosting.

The Quantum HDR Engine has taken three years to create within Skylum’s AI lab, and contains the vast knowledge of the development team paired with artificial intelligence to bring you seamless HDR editing, be it with a single image or multiple bracketed shots.

Skylum’s developers tested thousands of bracketed shots through a neural network, and used the results to develop the technology needed for creating incredible HDR photographs - whether it’s real estate, landscape, cityscape or any other type of HDR photography.

Here are the big, important changes:

  • New Quantum HDR Engine

  • LUTs support with 11 New Integrated LUTs

  • Photoshop plugins support

  • New HDR Smart Structure filter for realistic and artefact-free structure (can be found in the new HDR Enhance filter)

  • Presets are now called ‘Looks’

  • Improved Adjustable Gradient filter with new sliders for Shadows and Highlights added

  • Improved HDR Details Boost Effect (the photo is shown in high-resolution while fine-tuning the filter)

Offer Availability:

Aurora HDR 2019 will be available for pre-order on September, 12, and released on October, 4.

Pre-Order Pricing:

• Current users may upgrade at a price of $49 USD ($59 USD MSRP)

• New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 at a price of $89 USD ($99 USD MRSP)

Pre-Order Bonuses:

  • Video Tutorial: Getting the Most from Aurora HDR 2019 by Trey Ratcliff

  • Landscape Photography Handbook by  David Johnston

  • Burning Moods LUTs by Richard Harrington

  • Interior Aurora Looks by Richard Harrington

  • 3-Month 500px Pro Membership

  • $300 off a multi-day Iceland Photo Tour



That’s it folks - thanks for stopping by. Be sure and watch my preview video and let me know if you have any questions!