Merging Raw Files in Aurora HDR 2018

February 07

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Learn the different options available when you first open images in Aurora HDR 2018

Merging Raw Files in Aurora HDR 2018 Image1 © Abba Shapiro

If you have taken bracketed images (several shots of the same subject with different exposure settings), you can merge these shots in Aurora HDR to get significantly more dynamic range in your image. Abba Shapiro will step you through the different options available when you first open your Raw images in Aurora HDR 2018.

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What You'll Learn:

  • Understand how to open a series of bracketed photos.
  • Understand the benefit of shooting bracketed
  • Know when to use the Alignment option
  • Know when and how to use Ghost Reduction, Color Denoise, and Chromatic Aberration Removal.

Example Images With Different Import Settings

Merging Raw Files in Aurora HDR 2018 Image2 Example of Alignment and Ghosting turned Off

Merging Raw Files in Aurora HDR 2018 Image3 Alignment On - Ghosting Off

Merging Raw Files in Aurora HDR 2018 Image4 Alignment Off - Ghosting Correction On

Merging Raw Files in Aurora HDR 2018 Image5 Final Image

Written by

Abba Shapiro

Fine Art, Portrait, and Landscape Photographer

Abba picked up his first camera at the age of 12 and has been passionately shooting ever since.  In addition to being a professional photographer, Abba has 30 years of experience in video and film production. Abba has worked for a wide range of commercial, corporate and federal clients, including USA Today, NASCAR, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision, Major League Baseball, Showtime, The Discovery Channel, and CNN.  In addition to teaching classes through Creative Live, lynda.com, and Ripple training, Abba conducts production workshops around the globe at conferences including NAB, IBC, InterBee, Photoshop World, and Macworld. When Abba is not bouncing around the world teaching and consulting, he is probably following his passion, chasing light and shooting photos.

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