This week, Apple named Aurora HDR as the Best Mac App of 2017. Aurora HDR was recently released for Windows as well. It is one of the most powerful and successful HDR software in the world. I have compared it with Nik HDR Pro, and I find Aurora to be more precise and accurate in blending images. It allows better and smooth transitions to HDR, and more saddle corrections, so the image does not look too exaggerated. Here is a part of the official press release:

“Apple unveiled its charts and trends, celebrating the most popular apps of 2017, and named Aurora HDR 2018 as the Best Mac App of 2017. This recognition celebrates both the quality of the software for photographers and photo enthusiasts as well as how customers have responded to it with purchases and reviews. In other words, of all the apps Apple sells in their store, Aurora HDR stood out for its quality and customer response.

“When you have a goal, you have to live, dream and breathe this goal 24/7! With Aurora HDR we set out to bring photographers the best software for high dynamic range (HDR) image editing. The ‘Best of the Year’ recognition by Apple has hit us by surprise, but has showed that we are moving in the right direction. This is a big honor for all of the team. We’ll continue to work hard to achieve our big goal – to make Aurora HDR the standard of HDR image editing for all photographers, without any compromises.”

– says Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum/Macphun”

The full press release you can read here.

The software can be tested and purchased here.