Aurora HDR is named as the Best App of 2017 on Apple App Store

The #1 HDR photo editor becomes the Best of 2017 on Apple App Store

Apple unveiled its charts and trends, celebrating the most popular apps of 2017, and named Aurora HDR 2018 as the Best Mac App of 2017. This recognition celebrates both the quality of the software for photographers and photo enthusiasts as well as how customers have responded to it with purchases and reviews. In other words, of all the apps Apple sells in their store, Aurora HDR stood out for its quality and customer response.

In fact, more than 3 million users have downloaded it since its launch in November 2015. In 2 years over 115 million photos have been edited in Aurora HDR.

Our team is excited and we’ve been hard at work on making the software better with each release. At Skylum, we’re truly committed to making the best HDR photo software hands-down.

“When you have a goal, you have to live, dream and breathe this goal 24/7! With Aurora HDR we set out to bring photographers the best software for high dynamic range (HDR) image editing. The ‘Best of the Year’ recognition by Apple has hit us by surprise, but has showed that we are moving in the right direction. This is a big honor for all of the team. We’ll continue to work hard to achieve our big goal - to make Aurora HDR the standard of HDR image editing for all photographers, without any compromises."

- says Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum/Skylum


Thanks to our customers for believing in us and pushing us to make the software even better. Today we celebrate… but tomorrow we’re back to work on making our applications even more essential to your photography. Thanks for believing in us.

If you don't own Aurora HDR 2018 yet, we have a special holiday offer this December. What's included:

  • A full version of Aurora HDR 2018 (no subscription or additional fees)

  • Cross-platform license valid for any 5 devices - Windows or Mac.

  • A pack of bonuses from our partners.

Click here to get this offer. Owners of the previous versions of Aurora HDR can upgrade here.

Happy Holidays!