Pay attention to these essential options while merging RAW photos in Aurora HDR. First of all, when you open your bracketed images, check Alignment in the lower left corner. This is crucial if you’ve shot without a tripod. With Alignment checked, Aurora will align the photos perfectly. Other settings available before creating your HDR image are Ghost Reduction, Color Denoise, and Chromatic Aberration Removal. These options are aimed at improving the image before editing by removing moving objects, reducing noise, and getting rid of purple and green fringes along the edges of the photo. When all these options are on, it will take longer for Aurora to process the HDR image, however, so use only those you really need.