Aurora HDR 2018 named one of the Best Apps of 2017

Apple has named Aurora HDR 2018 one of Best Apps of 2017 in the App Store

 

To celebrate the milestone, Macphun/Skylum wants to give even more folks access to the app and will run a special discount for the remainder of this year.

 

So from now until December 31st

Get Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or Windows at these prices

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a Special price of $39

  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for $79

That’s $20 off the regular price

 

Upgrade or Buy  Aurora HDR 2018

for Mac or Windows Today

 

And…. Get these bonus items with your purchase.

  • Deep Dive video tutorial from Trey Ratcliff

  • “How to create realistic HDR images” Ebook

  • 2 Preset Packs – 40 presets! Preset pack 1 – Winter Vibes. Preset Pack 2 – Wonderland.

 

If you do HDR photography or even if you just shoot single RAW images, why not get the best HDR app for the job.

 

Note: coupon codes including mine, will not work on this special offer.

 

If you want to try before you buy….

Download a Free Trial of Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or PC

 

Check out the rest of the Apple’s App Store Apps of the Year HERE.  Aurora HDR 2018 is in good company.

#bestappof2017 #aurorahdr2018 #affiliate #photoeditor #HDR


 

 

This offer expires 11:59pm on Sunday December 31st, 2017

Skylum/Macphun Black Friday Specials

It’s that time of year again for the Skylum/Macphun Black Friday Specials

 

This year we have multiple offers on Skylum/Macphun software.

 

Luminar 2018 for Mac and Windows

  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade at a Black Friday price of  $39 with my Luminar 2018 coupon code of “MARKDODD“. Regularly $49
  • New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for  $59 with my Luminar 2018 coupon code of “MARKDODD“. Regularly $69
  • Bonuses included with the Black Friday Special: 
    • A Pack of Urban presets from Contrastly
    • Creative Look LUTs Collection for use in Luminar 2018
    • The Ultra-Wide Landscape Ebook by Ian Plant
    • Lights&Shadows Photo Training Video by Matt Granger

For those that Pre-Ordered Luminar 2018, you will get the above-mentioned bonus items for free.

 

Get the Luminar 2018 Black Friday Special Here

Special offer is available from Nov 21st to Nov 29th

 

Although Luminar 2018 is available for Windows, if you are not interested in the extra bonus items that come with the Black Friday special, I would recommend just downloading a trial version of Luminar 2018 for Windows and test it with your particular system. At initial release, some users have been having issues with running it on their PC systems. Skylum/Macphun is committed to fixing all issues, some may not be fixed until year end. Download the trial and make sure it works with your system. See this Facebook Post from Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum on the topic of Luminar 2018 for Windows.

And here is the FAQ on Luminar 2018 for Windows with its update schedule

The first update to Luminar 2018 has been released. See below for the details on the update

Luminar 2018 version 1.0.1 for MAC:

  • Fixed crash on saving to .PSD format
  • Fixed bug when Adobe Photoshop Elements is unavailable.
  • Fixed bug with Luminosity Mask preview on filter
  • Fixed “Image Cannot be saved” issue with Adobe Lightroom
  • Fixed RAW Develop\Develop issue when converting Panasonic files
  • Added support for more Adobe Photoshop plugins, including Topaz Labs plugins
  • Improved RAW processing on opening file
  • Improved Windows preset preview
  • Improved accuracy of the filter collapse/expand triangle control
  • Improved application and Batch processing UI
  • Fixed RAW Develop/Develop issue with DNG files
  • Plus other performance improvements and fixes to the reported issues.

Luminar 2018 version 1.0.1 for Windows:

  • Workspaces
  • Luminosity Mask
  • Image Resize & Sharpen on Export
  • Improved Hotkeys support
  • Improved RAW opening & processing
  • RAW support for more cameras, including Nikon D850
  • Fixed bug when launching Photoshop with a blank image
  • PLUS; Improved performance and fixes for a number of reported bugs, including the fixed issue with LowRes image preview on layers with masks; Fixed progress bar for opening images.

 

I hope this helps you make an informed decision on whether or not to buy the Windows version of Luminar 2018 with the bonus items or just test out the Free Trial and delay your purchase.

Although I’m a firm believer in the product, I am a Mac user, so I’m not feeling the pain some Windows users have experienced.

 

Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a Black Friday price of $39 with my  Aurora HDR 2018 coupon code of “MARKDODD“. Regularly $49
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for $79 with my Aurora HDR 2018 coupon code of “MARKDODD“. Regularly $89
  • Bonuses included with the Black Friday Special: 
    • Deep Dive video tutorial from Trey Ratcliff
    • 40 realistic presets by PresetPro
    • A Special Ebook

 

Get the Aurora HDR 2018 Black Friday Special Here

Special offer is available from Nov 22nd to Nov 29th

 

Creative Kit 2016 and Creative Kit apps for Mac

Macphun is also giving 30% off the Creative Kit series.

 

And don’t forget to use the coupon code of

MARKDODD

to get your additional $10 in savings.

The code works as a Luminar 2018 Coupon Code and an Aurora HDR 2018 Coupon Code

 

#blackfriday #skylum #macphun #luminar2018 #aurorahdr2018 #affiliate


 

This offer expires 3:00am on Thursday November 30th, 2017

Aurora HDR 2018 Now Available for Download

Aurora HDR 2018 is now available for immediate download for both Mac and Windows

 

If you missed out on the pre-order bundle or just wanted to wait until you can download a trial before buying, Aurora HDR 2018 is now available for download today.

Download a Free Trial of Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or PC

Upgrade to Aurora HDR 2018

or

Get Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or Windows

 

Although you may have missed out on getting the pre-order bundle, if you use my coupon code of

MARKDODD

at check out you can still get it for $89, a $10 discount off the retail price of on Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or Windows of $99

 

Tutorials, New Presets, and Bundle

from Stuck in Customs

If you are looking for additional Presets, a complete tutorial, or a Bundle of both Aurora HDR 2018 and the extended length, step-by-step, 2 hour video tutorial ($39 value) that shows how to get the most out of Aurora HDR 2018 in a variety of different scenarios… from landscapes, indoors, single image files and much more. Check out Stuck in Customs

Get Aurora HDR 2018 tutorials, Presets and Bundles from Stuck in Customs

 

Be sure to use my Stuck in Customs discount code of MDP10 to save even more.

#aurorahdr #aurorahdr2018 #aurorahdrwindows #aurorahdrmac #aurorahdrpc #affilate


 

Only a few hours left

There are only a few hours left to get the

Aurora HDR 2018 pre-order bundle.

Aurora HDR 2018 for Windows and Mac
See my Previous Post for the full details on what is new in this version.

 

Get your Pre-Order bundle now, and then download the program on the 28th.

Get Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or PC

The Bundle is just $89 and you are getting $249 worth of software and content.


 

Only a few days left to get 40% off of Topaz Impressions

Right now save 40% on Impression in the Topaz Studio Store,

just $59.99 for a limited time!

The Topaz Impressions discount expires September 29th.

Topaz Studio

Topaz Impression helps you turn photos into paintings like a true artist would: by intelligently applying real brushstrokes to canvas. Create your masterpiece quickly with one of 143 premade effects, or choose from the 20+ free tools and adjustments found in Topaz Studio!

And don’t forget to try my  Coupon Code of MDPDEAL at checkout as you may get an additional 15% off this deal. But you can get 15% off other Topaz Products that you add to your cart.

 

#AuroraHDR2018 #AuroraHDRPC #AuroraHDRMac #Topaz #TopazImpressions #affiliate


 

This offer expires 11:59pm on Friday September 29th, 2017

Pre-ordering of Aurora HDR 2018 for Windows and Mac Starts today

Aurora HDR 2018 for Windows and Mac

Aurora HDR 2018 is almost here and you can pre-order it starting today.

And yes it is now available for Windows

Pre-Order Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or Windows today

Aurora HDR is not just a tool for merging bracketed images, it also provides numerous tools and countless options to create perfect HDR photos for every taste – from one-click presets and advanced tone-mapping, to layers, noise reduction, and powerful luminosity masking controls. Although it was designed for bracketed images, you can use all of the features found in Aurora HDR on a single RAW file image as well.

Pre-Order Pricing:

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $49 ($59 MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 at a special pre-order price of $89 ($99 MSRP)

 

With your Pre-Order you will also receive this collection of Bonus items:

  • Trey Ratcliff Deep Dive video so you can make the most of Aurora HDR 2018 from the start.
  • Travel Photography Tutorial by Matt Granger.
  • Source Brackets.
  • 3-month Zenfolio Pro website, including a complementary design consultation. A $60 value.

 

What’s new in Aurora HDR 2018:

  • Next-generation Tone Mapping – A new smart Tone Mapping algorithm automatically reduces noise and produces more realistic and natural initial results.
  • Mac and Windows versions – Aurora HDR 2018 is available both for Mac and PC users, enabling mixed-computer households to share the same product key.
  • Dodge & Burn Filter – Selectively lighten or darken specific areas of an image to artfully direct your viewer’s eye towards the key subject of your image, similar to a traditional darkroom technique.
  • HDR Enhance Filter – Adds details and clarity to an image, adjusting colors, details, and contrast without creating artificial halos or other problems.
  • User Interface – A new, modern and responsive user interface brings a powerful, yet joyful experience to HDR photo editing.
  • History Panel – An easy-to-reference list of edits made to your image, the History panel allows you to click on any editing step to revert the photo to an earlier stage of editing.
  • Touch Bar support for Mac – Aurora HDR 2018 adds Touch Bar support to give new MacBook Pro users fast access to key editing features and speed up their workflow.
  • IMPROVED:  New Structure Algorithm – The re-developed Structure tool allows you to adjust detail and clarity of an image to get a classic HDR effect with great detail or a smoother effect with less details.
  • IMPROVED: RAW handling – An improved RAW conversion brings out more details in shadows/highlights, displays colors more accurately and reduces noise in RAW files.
  • IMPROVED: Crop tool update – Now specify custom crop sizes for even more versatility.
  • IMPROVED: Speed – Faster merging and masking performance, improvement in RAW image processing.

 

The following features will be available in the Mac version at launch and arrive in the Windows version with the first free update in the beginning of October.

 

  • Image Flip and Rotate – Perfect for correcting photos with incorrect horizons or making creative compositions or other stylistic changes to an image.
  • Lens Correction Tool – The new Lens Correction filter easily fixes all kinds of lens distortion, from barrel and pincushion to chromatic aberration and vignetting.
  • Transform Tool – Easily scale, rotate and shift your image to better fit your vision.

Other tools and features that are currently available for Mac version would be added to Windows version by the end of the year.

 

Pre-Order Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or Windows today

 

This offer expires 12:30pm on Thursday September 28th, 2017