HDR Photography is back in a big way with Aurora HDR from Macphun and Trey Ratcliff

Some amazing new software is coming this week from the group at Macphun, makers of the Creative Kit which includes popular Mac only photo enhancement apps Intensify, Tonality, Snapheal, FX Photo Studio, Focus, and Noiseless.

It is a brand new app called Aurora HDR and was made with help from HDR guru Trey Ratcliff.

And let me tell you, it is quite impressive!! I recently received a beta copy of the software and after using it just a short time I was almost instantly convinced that this is the best HDR software out there, bar none.

 

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I have tried this photo with other HDR software programs in the past and always got halos around the trees and inferior color and brightness.

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Watch my interview next week in the ON1 Pro Series

Yesterday I was interviewed by ON1’s Matt Kloskowski for their upcoming ON1 Pro Series which will feature short talks and video demos from myself and other really cool photographers.

 

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In the interview Matt and I talked about things such as what I see happening in the next 5 years with photo processing, my feelings regarding how much or how little one can do to an image in post processing, what tool for post processing I would like to see that hasn’t been developed yet, and more!

In addition to the interview there will also be available a short video showing how I work with a RAW photo in Capture One Pro and really make the photo come to life in ON1 Photo 10.

In the first week of the series I join fellow pro photographers such as Hudson Henry, Blake Rudis, Scott Wyden, Scott Davenport, Frank Salas, and Liz LePage. Be sure to sign up and start watching the videos next week.

ON1 Photo 10 Review – Part 1 of 2

ON1 Photo 10 is the new name and upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite from ON1. Released to advance-purchase customers today and to the public Friday, what are the changes in ON1 Photo and is the upgrade worth it? This review will cover all of the main new features of ON1 Photo 10.

What is ON1 Photo 10?

ON1 Photo 10 is a feature rich photo editor & browser that can be used to quickly and easily improve the look of your photos. You can use it on JPG, TIF, PSD, PSB, and RAW files. From simple color corrections to advanced layer masking and blending, ON1 Photo 10 can meet the needs of most photographers from beginner to pro. There is an included Browse module to easily sort and keep track of your photos, easy options to enlarge or shrink your photos, a module for portraits, a layers module for masking & blending layers and for composites, a module for adding and stacking special photo filter effects, options to print, and ways to go mobile and sync your photos with your iPad or iPhone.

 

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ON1 Photo 10 in the Browse Module

 

For some photographers it can completely replace Photoshop and/or Lightroom. For others it works side by side with those programs as a standalone program or as a plugin. ON1 Photo also still works with Apple’s discontinued Aperture program as well as with Photoshop Elements. It works with OS X starting with 10.8 and newer (including El Capitan) and Windows starting with Windows 7 and newer.

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What’s New in ON1 Photo 10?

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New Facebook ON1 Photo Users Group

You are invited to join my new ON1 Photo Users Group on Facebook, currently the only group of it’s kind there.

Learn about the software from myself and group members, share photos, ask questions, get photos critiqued, and get exclusive content regarding the upcoming release of ON1 Photo 10 which replaces Perfect Photo Suite.

 

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The new look of Effects in ON1 Photo 10

 

I have been using a beta of ON1 Photo 10 for a number of weeks now and have just been green-lighted from ON1 to start sharing screenshots and talking about the exciting new features of this must-have upgrade that will be available to all at the end of October. I will soon be able to do screen video recordings as well, highlighting the new features.

All you need is a Facebook account to join the free public group. You can find the group here. I look forward to chatting with you there!

 

ON1 announces ON1 Photo 10, drops Perfect Photo Suite name

ON1 yesterday officially announced the successor to Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 and gave a timeline as to when it will be available.

It is being called the next generation of Perfect Photo Suite and along with that comes a name change to ON1 Photo. The entire program has been reworked and it promises seamless app integration, up to 4x faster performance, fast module switching, an integrated mobile workflow, modern user interface, require less memory, and will still include all of the essential ON1 photo editing tools.

You can read more about ON1 Photo 10 here. Pre-ordering is now available and the program is expected to be available late October.

My ON1 Photo 10 Training Course

I can’t wait to start using this new version and as soon as I can I will be posting my thoughts and reviews. I will also be working on a new training video for Photo 10 and expect to have it available shortly after it’s release. Contact me and mention ON1 Photo 10 Training Course if you want to be one of the first to have access to my new training videos AND receive special savings and benefits. In the meantime you can save up to 40% on my 6-hr Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 training video. Current students of my 9.5 course will be able to upgrade to my Photo 10 course with a savings of at least 50%.

 

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Here is the full press release from ON1:

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High Resolution Cloud Backgrounds Perfect for Sky Replacement

My 2 sets of high resolution clouds have become very popular with those looking to replace boring skies in their photos and make them more interesting.

Now they are available with 2 FREE videos totaling 32 minutes showing how you can replace your skies easily using Perfect Photo Suite from on1.

 

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Clouds - Set 1

This collection of 25 high-resolution cloud photographs are perfect to use as a background in your photos to replace a boring sky. In addition you receive 2 videos totaling 32 minutes for FREE showing you how to replace skies using Perfect Photo Suite from on1.

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Clouds - Set 2

This collection of 25 high-resolution cloud photographs are perfect to use as a background in your photos to replace a boring sky. In addition you receive 2 videos totaling 32 minutes for FREE showing you how to replace skies using Perfect Photo Suite from on1.

 

There are 2 sets available, with each containing 25 photos sized at 6,000px in the longest dimension at 300 dpi with the sRGB color profile. The files have been saved as a JPG file (for ease of downloading) just once with a quality setting ranging from 70%-95%.

Each photo has been individually optimized and enhanced to correct for color, tone, lens distortion if noticeable, and clarity. Dust spots and distractions have also been removed leaving you with a file ready to add to your project.

Order yours today and start improving those photos you have with boring skies and turn them into something new and exciting like the below photos demonstrate!

 

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Two videos totaling 32 minutes showing how to replace skies in Perfect Photo Suite

Now FREE with your Clouds purchase!

View More Information and Purchase Here.

 

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