Macphun Luminar 2018 update released, support for Canon EOS M100 & PowerShot G1 X Mark III added

Luminar 2018

Macphun releases an update for Luminar 2018.  New camera models have been added (among them the Canon EOS M100 and PowerShot G1 X Mark III), and new features and improvements have been introduced.

You can purchase Luminar 2018 and get a $10 discount using code WATCH (so you pay $59 instead of $69). 

This is how you update (more info here):

  • Mac – launch Luminar 2018, on the Top Menu Bar choose Luminar 2018 > Check for updates.
  • Windows  – launch Luminar 2018, on the Top Tool Bar choose Help > Check for updates.

Features and improvements after the break.

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Macphun Aurora HDR and Luminar 2018 holiday savings (and additional discount for Canon Watch readers)

  • December 12, 2017
  • Deals
Aurora HDR

Starting today until December 31, 2017, Macphun is offering a great deal on both Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018. In addition to these holidays discounts, Canon Watch readers get an additional $10 discount with code WATCH. Macphun Aurora HDR has been awarded Mac App of the Year 2017, and both offers come with bonus items.

LUMINAR 2018 DEAL

Get Luminar 2018 here

  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade at the special holiday price of $49 ($39 with coupon code “WATCH“)
  • New users get Luminar 2018 for $69 ($59 with coupon code “WATCH“)
  • A collection of bonus items is included with every purchase of Luminar 2018:
    • The Shootkit ebook
    • Preset pack: 20 Festive Texture Presets
    • 500+ Sky overlays for Sky replacement
    • Video tutorial “How to replace Sky in Luminar”
    • Capture: Adventures in Photography” ebook by Simon & Lisa Thomas, the world’s foremost adventure motorcyclists

AURORA HDR 2018 DEAL

Get Aurora HDR 2018 here.

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at the special holiday price of $39 ($29 with coupon code “WATCH“)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for $79 ($69 with coupon code “WATCH“)
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every 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

MacPhun Aurora HDR named best MAC App of 2017

Aurora HDR

MacPhun Aurora HDR has been named best Mac OS X application of 2017. And that’s for a good reason.

Aurora HDR is a powerful editing software for your Mac. 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.

You can purchase both Luminar and Aurora HDR and and get a $10 discount with code WATCH.

The code does not expire.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Image Flip and Rotate* – Perfect for correcting photos with incorrect horizons or making creative compositions or other stylistic changes to an image.
  • 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.

MacPhun Aurora HDR 2018 Pre-Order Available (Mac and Windows)

MacPhun’s upcomig Aurora HDR 2018 software (Mac & Windows) can be pre-ordered.

There is a special $10 pre-order discount. Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $49 ($59 MSRP), while new users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 at a special pre-order price of $89 ($99 MSRP). A free trail is also available. 

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.

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.

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.

Image Flip and Rotate* – Perfect for correcting photos with incorrect horizons or making creative compositions or other stylistic changes to an image.

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.