Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to add Aurora HDR 2019 to my Skylum account?

    Once you activate Aurora HDR 2019 (using the email address associated with your Skylum account), it will appear in your Skylum account automatically.

    If the application was activated with another email address, you can go to the My Software tab and click Link My Licenses to add software you’ve activated with a different email address.

  • What is Aurora HDR and where can I download it?

    Aurora HDR is a joint project between Skylum and Trey Ratcliff to produce the most powerful, simple and fast HDR photo editing software in the world for Mac and PC. Using Trey’s vast experience with the current tools in the market, and advanced technology from Skylum, Aurora HDR is state-of-the-art software to help photographers of all skill levels make amazing high-dynamic-range photos.

    Aurora HDR contains every imaginable tool needed to produce high-quality HDR images, as well as one-click presets, support for layers, custom textures, native RAW support and more features that will appeal to every photographer.

    You can download Aurora HDR 2019 here:  

  • What are the system requirements for Aurora HDR 2019?

    Aurora HDR 2019 may be installed on up to 5 devices (both Mac and PC) owned by the same person. You’ll simply need to use a single email and a single activation code.

    Aurora HDR 2019 Mac Recommended System Requirements

    Apple Mac devices: MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Mac mini

    Processor: Intel 64-bit Core 2 Duo or better

    Memory: 8 Gb RAM or more

    macOS X: Yosemite 10.10.5 or higher 

    Hard disk: 3 Gb free space, SSD for best performance

    Display: 1280x768 size or better

    You can check your system specifications and hardware by choosing  > About this Mac 

    Aurora HDR 2019 Windows Recommended System Requirements

    Windows-based hardware

    PC with mouse or similar input device

    Open GL 3.3 or later compatible Graphics Cards 

    Processor: Intel Core i5 or better

    Memory: 8 Gb RAM or more

    OS: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)

    Hard disk: 3 Gb free space, SSD for best performance

    Display: 1280x768 size or better

    You can check your system specifications by opening Settings and clicking About 

  • What languages are supported?

    Aurora HDR 2019 is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. More languages are coming soon.

  • Does it handle RAW files?

    Aurora HDR 2019 is designed to open a wide range of file formats, including RAW files.  This ensures compatibility with most cameras as well as common graphic file formats (PNG, JPEG, JPEG-2000, TIFF, HEIC (Mac-only), PSD).

    Aurora HDR 2019 RAW processing is based on our own powerful RAW engine. We regularly update our library and make our own improvements to provide perfect support for new cameras. You can check the full list of supported cameras here:  

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