Installing and Activating Aurora HDR 2018

There are a few ways to install Aurora HDR on your computer. The method you choose will depend upon how you purchased Aurora HDR.

If Bought Directly from Skylum

If you purchase software from our website, you’ll need to download and install your software.  Follow these steps.

Install for Mac

  • Click the download link in your activation email (sent after purchase).
  • Locate the installer in your Downloads folder.
  • Double-click Aurora_HDR_2018.dmg open the installer.


  • Drag the application into your Applications folder.
  • Choose Go > Applications to navigate to your Applications folder.
  • Locate the Aurora HDR 2018 application and double-click to launch.
  • Enter the email address you used when purchasing the software and your activation key (from your activation email) to complete installation and registration.
  • Click Activate to launch the application. 

If you ever lose your activation key, you’ll be able to provide our support team with your email address and they can restore the activation code for you. You can also look up your products and keys at https://skylum.com/support


Install for PC

  • Click the download link in your activation email (sent after purchase).
  • Locate the installer in your Downloads folder. You may need to unzip the installer before running it.
  • Double-click Aurora_HDR_2018.exe to launch the installer application and begin the installation process.
  • Choose an installation location or use the default path. 


  • Click Install to start the installer. You may need to grant the installer permission to proceed.
  • When the installer is complete, leave the checkbox marked for Run Aurora HDR 2018 and click Finish.
  • Review and agree to the License Agreement.
  • Enter the email address you used when purchasing the software and your activation key to complete installation and registration. The application is now ready to use.

If you ever lose your activation key, you’ll be able to provide our support team with your email address and they can restore the activation code for you.

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If Bought from the Mac App Store

Mac users may also choose to purchase Aurora HDR 2018 from the Mac App Store.  If you have done so, please follow these steps.

  • Launch the Mac App Store.
  • In the Search field type Aurora HDR.
  • Locate Aurora HDR 2018 and click the Buy button.
  • The Mac App Store may ask you to verify your ID and password.
  • Aurora HDR is downloaded to your Applications folder.
  • In the Finder, choose Go > Applications (Shift+Command+A) and locate the Aurora HDR application.
  • Double-click on the Aurora HDR 2018 app to launch and use the application.

If you ever delete the Aurora HDR 2018 application on your computer, you can re-download it from the Mac App Store.

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NOTE

The Mac App Store version of Aurora HDR 2018 doesn’t offer the ability to be used as a plugin. To get a version that can, please contact support@skylum.com  Just provide proof of purchase and they will give you a version that can be used as a plugin.

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