The popular Macphun photo editing software is finally coming to Windows

May 26, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The popular Macphun photo editing software is finally coming to Windows

May 26, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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I’ve been looking forward to this announcement for a while. Affinity did it last year, bringing their popular Photo and Designer apps to Windows. Now Macphun are following suit announcing that their Luminar and Aurora HDR applications are coming to the Windows platform. Their products have been Apple-only since first launching in 2008, and I can’t wait to finally give it a whirl.

Luminar is a general image editor that works with both raw and jpg files. It’s essentially a Lightroom alternative with some rather neat features. Aurora HDR is, as the name suggests, designed for working with high dynamic range images. It offers features for merging bracketed shots, or getting the most out of a single raw file.

We have been delivering award-winning products to Mac users for almost a decade, and now are very excited to bring Windows users products they have frankly been missing in the PC market. Combining power and simplicity, Luminar and Aurora HDR give users a new way to express themselves through striking images they can create within minutes.

– Kevin La Rue, Vice-President, Macphun

Luminar  comes with an adaptable interface, so you can tailor it to your own needs and workflow. So, while the specifics may vary, Macphun have released a few images showing how Luminar will look running on Windows.

Both applications are scheduled for their Windows debut in autumn. But if you can’t wait that long, they’re currently taking signups to get access to the beta versions when they’re ready. If you want to sign up for notification of the beta applications, you’ll want to check here for Luminar and here for Aurora HDR.

Pricing for the final releases has not yet been announced. But I would expect them to be identical to the Mac versions.

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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4 responses to “The popular Macphun photo editing software is finally coming to Windows”

  1. MD Yusuf Avatar
    MD Yusuf

    Hi, I well know Aurora HDR software because when I face photo background removal problem while I am used Aurora HDR. It has also helped me from my other photo editing work. So thank you John for sharing the post.

  2. Luciano Avatar
    Luciano

    Popular?

  3. PiXelz Center Avatar
    PiXelz Center

    I use the Aurora HDR software. It’s just a awesome software. i like to work with in the following software. By the way thanks for sharing the informative resources.

  4. Robat Alis Avatar
    Robat Alis

    Amazing tips … I m using the Aurora …. tnx for this post