As part of our processing workflow, we mainly use Adobe Lightroom, however we also use a range of plug-ins and other software to achieve the best results. Here are some of the software we use and recommend.
Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
Our starting point for all our images is Adobe Lightroom. This is a fantastic piece of software that we use to catalogue and start our editing processes. It is simple to use and has many features that allow you to be creative with your editing. With so many plug-ins available within Lightroom (check out the other software listed below) it handles all our requirements. The creative cloud version includes Lightroom (Classic & CC versions) and Photoshop at a reasonable monthly price of AU$14.29 / US$9.99.
It works as a plug-in for Lightroom & Photoshop but also as a standalone which is awesome if you do not have either of the these. No subscription is required and is available for both Mac & Windows. At the heart of the software lies Develop & Effects which includes everything you could possibly need for creating the look you want. The hundreds of filters and presets are stackable, allowing for endless creativity. Click here to check it out and use “WIDESCENES” in the coupon code at checkout for a 15% discount.
Skylum – Aurora HDR
Very useful editing software app which work as stand-alone products or plug-ins. Aurora HDR is the best HDR software currently available on the market. It’s a one-stop-shop for HDR shooters who want to align, blend and stylise in one application. You can order the 2019 version which has even more great features over the 2018 version at a great price. Click here to order Aurora HDR. Upgrade prices are also available if you have previous versions. Use “WIDESCENES” in the coupon code at checkout for a further discount.
Skylum – Luminar AI
Another awesome stand-alone app. Luminar AI for both PC & Mac uses Artificial Intelligence as an engine for its processing. It’s fast and powerful and features some amazing features such as Sky AI, Accent AI, the world’s first AI-powered photo filter, Augmented Sky AI, Face AI and more. Click here to order Luminar AI and use “WIDESCENES” in the coupon code at checkout for a further discount or
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Topaz Studio 2
Another suite of plug-ins that we use is Topaz Studio 2. It works as a standalone editor or as a plugin within Lightroom and Photoshop. Other Topaz products include AI Gigapixel, Sharpen AI, Adjust AI, DeNoise AI, Mask AI, Video Enhance AI, and JPEG to RAW AI. Check out our blog posts on some of their products.
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Photomatix Pro software is another very good HDR software application on the market. Suitable for those that simply want to align the images and give minor tweaks to the image. Further editing or stylising can be done in Lightroom, Photoshop, ON1, Topaz or any other editing software. To purchase the software click here and use ‘widescenes‘ in the coupon code box and you will receive a 15% discount. This will save you about AUD$20.00.