Sending photos from Luminar AI to Aurora HDR
- Launch LuminarAI and select an image or a series of bracketed images you’d want to send to Aurora HDR.
- Go to the File menu and choose Open In > Aurora HDR or Right-click on the image(s) and select Open In > Aurora HDR
- A preview of your photo(s) will open in a new dialog box where you may want to make a few selections.
- For a single image, click the Settings icon (gear) to choose from two options that can affect the opened file: Color Denoise and Chromatic Aberration Removal. Learn more about these options here.
- For bracketed images, click the Settings icon (gear) to choose from three options that can affect the opened files: Ghost Reduction, Color Denoise, and Chromatic Aberration Removal. You can check the Auto Alignment box if there was a slight movement between each shot. Learn more about these options here.
- Click the Create HDR button to begin processing.
- Aurora HDR merges or optimizes the dynamic range of your image and then opens it for further editing.
- Add Looks and/or Filters to stylize your photo.
- Send your photo back to LuminarAI by going to the File menu and selecting Export. Aurora HDR can save a variety of popular formats including JPEG, TIFF, and Photoshop PSD.
Using LuminarAI as an Aurora HDR plugin
- Launch Aurora HDR.
- Click on the Plugins menu > Other > Open Plugin.
- In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder and paste the following path: /Library/Application Support/Skylum Software/LuminarAI/Plug-ins. There will be a bunch of files in there, the one you need is in LuminarAIPlugin.plugin.
- Select LuminarAIPlugin.plugin and choose Open.
- This will launch LuminarAI as an Aurora HDR plugin.
- Make your desired edits in LuminarAI. When complete, click Apply in the upper right corner to return to Aurora HDR.
- Your edits will appear as a new layer in Aurora HDR.