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Aurora HDR 2018 Update Brings Loupedeck Support

News • June.21, 2018

Aurora HDR 2018, voted Best App of 2017 by Apple, is updated now! We rated it “OUR PICK” and described Aurora HDR 2018 as “the best processing software for HDR photography“.

The latest update Aurora HDR 2018 1.2 promises dramatically increased performance. the MacOS version is up to 180 percent faster than working with bracketed shots and 175 percent faster when editing single images. On Windows computers, the software is 500 percent faster when working with bracketed shots and 400 percent faster when editing single images. Further, Aurora HDR 2018 1.2 has been revised to make better use of memory, which should deliver improved stability.

But despite some substantial performance increases, the big news is added support for the brand-new Loupedeck+ photo editing console. Now, users can quickly process photos in Aurora HDR using physical dials, knobs and keys.

“With similar goals to make the photo editing process more creative, intuitive and efficient, Loupedeck is thrilled to partner with Skylum on our journey to launch the Loupedeck+ editing console,” said Mikko Kesti, Founder and CEO of Loupedeck. “We’re confident the support of Skylum’s editing products will further enable today’s photographers to enjoy enhanced editing experiences and we look forward to continued delivery on this mission moving forward together.”

“Skylum and Loupedeck share the same vision,” said Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko. “We want to help photographers create great photos, differently. When I discovered that the new version of Loupedeck keyboard is coming out, I knew Skylum software should be the first to support it. This is the kind of innovation modern photographers really need.”

Loupedeck is the only photo editing console custom-built to improve the Adobe Lightroom and Skylum Aurora HDR experience, with an intuitive design that makes editing faster and more creative. The new Loupedeck+ console features an improved build quality over its predecessor, with updated mechanical keys, customisable dials, and a new “custom mode”, allowing users full control of all dials.

Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 Pricing & Coupon Code

Aurora HDR 2018 is available to buy for Windows and Mac users.

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade for $59 (save $10 (down to $49) with coupon code THESWEETBITS).
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 for $99 (save $10 (down to $89) with coupon code THESWEETBITS).
  • A 14 day free trial is also available to download on the Aurora HDR 2018 website for those who want to take it out for a bit of a spin first.

Editor’s note

We’ve been playing and reviewing with the new Aurora HDR 2018 for the last couple of days on Mac. The performance improvements are definitely noticeable and make the working in the software much more smooth and seamless than you may have experienced in the past. The new UI tweaks also help to speed up the workflow somewhat. With support for the new Loupedeck+ console, editing should become a breeze. If you’re interested in Aurora, read our review on this great HDR processing software now.