Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Photography Before and After




I've been on the hunt for a new photo editor.  For years we have avoided purchasing Adobe products because of their corporate support of Planned Parenthood.  Until now I'd been using Aperture (which Apple is phasing out) and the photo editing included in Apple's Photo App. After trying out a few trial software programs and doing a little research I settled on Aurora HDR 2017.  It's fairly simple to use and I've loved the results.  

A few of the best aspects of Aurora:
It comes with several dozen preset filters that make editing a breeze.
The fine tune controls are easy to use and intuitive.
Importing and exporting photos is very simple.
Compared to many other editing programs Aurora is fairly inexpensive.


A couple of noteworthy drawbacks regarding Aurora:  
It is an HDR photo editor and may not be the best for editing some photos such as portraits.
It cannot make a bad photo good, but it can make a good photo great.
I haven't quite figured out the blemish brush or crop features.
It does not have an archiving system and so you will need to use other applications or software to archive your photos.


The following are just a few examples of photos I edited today using Aurora.  I spent just a tad over 2 hours editing 20 photos.


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