Macphun has teased its customers with a brief preview of Aurora HDR 2017 ahead of its planned launch next month. The new version of the software features an updated user interface that, while similar to the original version, aims to better facilitate fast edits and help keep the user’s focus on the photo. Macphun has also added a new tone mapping algorithm for less noise and better results, a ‘smart polarizer tool’ for adjusting the sky in an image, batch processing, and more tools that haven’t yet been detailed.
According to PhotoRumors, Macphun plans to start taking pre-orders for Aurora HDR 2017 on September 15, and will officially launch the software on September 29. The pre-order will include special pricing for existing Aurora HDR and Aurora HDR Pro customers at $69 and $49, respectively, while new customers will pay $89. Those who pre-order will also get -currently unspecified special bonuses.