Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Aurora Photo Editing Review & Giveaway

Every parent wants to capture their child at the perfect moment. We all want those adorable photos to look back on and share with everyone we know. The problem is, photos aren't always perfect. Kids move too fast, the lighting isn't just right, or the flash washed out their faces. I know that I have to take a hundred photos to get one that I love.

That's where Aurora, a new and unique photo editing software from Light Crafts, comes in. It's designed to allow users to edit photos, no matter their photography knowledge.

Aurora allows you to select a photo to edit, then shows a pop-up image selector to allow you to see how you can change your photo. Basically, you are able to see your original photo versus several edited options.

Aurora has a unique relight feature that allows users to "turn on" the light in the photo. With one click, it makes your photo more true to life, to what you saw when taking the photo.

Before:

After, using the relight feature:

Aurora also allows users to crop and straighten photos, adjust strength and warmth, and reduce red eye. My flash always creates red eye, so this was a life saver for me!

Before:
After:

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After:

Aurora also saves the photo with an "au" at the end of the file name, so you don't need to worry about overwriting or losing your original file. I can't tell you how many times I've done this in the past.

You can also log in to Faceook, Flickr, or other social media sites from within Aurora, allowing you to edit and update your photos easily.

Want to try it for yourself? Aurora can be purchased for $19.95.

Would you like to win?
10 readers will have the opportunity to download Aurora for free

To enter: Check out Aurora and let me know what feature you are most interested in trying out. (With a way to contact you!)

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Contest will end May 7 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be posted and emailed.

Be sure to check out The Ultimate Blog Carnival on Live Giveaways.Com for other giveaways May 4th-8th.

25 comments:

Kelly said...

I like the relight button. I've never seen that feature before

Kelly said...

I follow on google

Kelly said...

I'm following you on twitter

Kelly said...

You are on my blogroll

Krisha said...

OMG....I never heard of Aurora!

I would definitely like the relight feature!

Krisha said...

I'm following you :)

Krisha said...

I grabbed your button

Krisha said...

I added you to my blog roll

Krisha said...

I'm following you on twitter (http://twitter.com/kilo_lima_hotel)

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Cj @ Live Laugh Love said...

I love the auto relight tool - imagine all that you can do with your photos with that lil gadget - no having to mess with contrasts etc...

Cj @ Live Laugh Love said...

I follow you on blogger

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I follow you on Twitter (LiveLaughLoveCj)

Amy said...

I like the Visual editing fetures. We have many pictures with redeye or other types of defects and I'd love to be able to edit them.

Amy said...

I'm following you on Twitter. My ID is @amylou61

mindy said...

the re light button is most unique thanks for the giveaway

liane66 said...

The online back up for a modest fee sounds good.
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casey aubut said...

I like the relight feature!
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paula h said...

I like the online photo backup. We lost a bunch of photos when my husband's hard drive crashed.

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paula h said...

follower

paula h said...

following on Twitter- ksh123

Jessie said...

I stink at converting to b&w so I would be interested to try that out. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Jessie said...

I have you on my blogroll - it is on the bottom of my blog :) Thanks again!

wigget said...

i'm most interested in the red-eye reduction feature

BUSY BEE said...

I could really use this! I am constantly wanting to fix and retouch pictures. The relight button would be so handy!

Thanks!!