Video: Using Luminar as a preset in Aurora HDR
If you’re using Aurora HDR to create an HDR image, but want to do more work with it than you can manage in Aurora alone, then you can send the image to Luminar. Rather than saving it as a standard file and then manually opening it in Luminar, you can actually use Aurora HDR’s built-in plug-in system to send the image directly to Luminar.
This will open the merged image in Luminar. From here you can make your edits and then when you save it, it will appear back as a layer in Aurora. The advantage of this is that it keeps your workflow nice and clean. The downside is that it doesn’t keep the Luminar edits as non-destructive. To demonstrate this in action I created a video showing my process of editing an image from a bracketed set of photos.
Incidentally, Skylum recently updated Aurora HDR to add new features. If you don’t have the software already, and you’re interested in HDR, then check it out.
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