The AI Powered Aurora HDR 2019 now available for pre-order online. The latest iteration comes with a Quantum HDR Engine, a new tone mapping algorithm powered by AI that uses neural networks to quickly and efficiently create some pretty realistic and immersive high dynamic range photographs.
Aurora HDR 2019 can create images maximising the dynamic range of the scene from either a single image or multiple images. Obviously, with multiple images, you’ll get more accurate results than with a single shot, but the AI engine seems to handle single shot tone mapping very well. Personally, I find that the single image tone mapping can be nice if you just want to add a nice little boost to the shadows or recover a little more detail from the highlights.
About Aurora HDR 2019:
Skylum’s Quantum HDR Engine harnesses the power of AI for a more streamlined editing experience than ever before. It reduces burned-out colors, loss of contrast, noise and unnatural lighting caused by halos and unstable deghosting.
The Quantum HDR Engine has taken three years to create within Skylum’s AI lab, and contains the vast knowledge of the development team paired with artificial intelligence to bring you seamless HDR editing, be it with a single image or multiple bracketed shots.
Skylum’s developers tested thousands of bracketed shots through a neural network, and used the results to develop the technology needed for creating incredible HDR photographs – whether it’s real estate, landscape, cityscape or any other type of HDR photography.
Here are the most essential changes:
New Quantum HDR Engine
LUTs support with 11 New Integrated LUTs
Photoshop plugins support
New HDR Smart Structure filter for realistic and artefact-free structure (can be found in the new HDR Enhance filter)
Presets are now called ‘Aurora HDR Looks’
Improved Adjustable Gradient filter with new sliders for Shadows and Highlights added
Improved HDR Details Boost Effect ( the photo is shown in high-resolution while fine-tuning the filter)
Aurora HDR 2019 is available for pre-order on September, 12, and released on October, 4.
Current users may upgrade at a price of $49 USD ($59 USD MSRP)
New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 at a price of $89 USD ($99 MSRP)
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