MacPhun’s Aurora HDR ($40) app provides Mac users the ability to turn their own digital photos into high-dynamic-range images. The app offers more than 60 editing tools and dozens of one-click presets developed by renowned photographer Trey Ratcliff. Other presets geared toward various photography styles simplify the process even further, allowing for instant transformations of photos whether they were taken inside or outside, of landscapes or buildings. While the app is designed to make editing photos simple, a broad range of editing tools lets users experiment with more precise changes like split-toning, color filtering and graduated neutral density.
A free demo is now available on MacPhun’s website, which also sells a pro version of the software that includes multiple licenses, native RAW support and the ability to use a wider range of plug-ins for $99. MacPhun also offers training on how to use the app for an additional $30 when users purchase the pro edition. The app requires 45.2 MB of space to install and OS X 10.9 or later to function.