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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net>
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Subject: Re: Ping Duck
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:50:15 -0500
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On 12/21/2017 10:40 PM, Savageduck wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2017, PeterN wrote
> (in article<p1hqo701sl@news3.newsguy.com>):
> 
>> On 12/21/2017 1:50 AM, Savageduck wrote:
>>> On Dec 20, 2017, PeterN wrote
>>> (in article<p1fhdc0iob@news4.newsguy.com>):
>>>
>>>> Aurora in not as intuitive as I originally thought. I have yet to get it
>>>> to play nicely with LR, and I can't get it to play with Bridge, at all,
>>>> without first opening the files in PS.
>>>
>>> First, are the Aurora plugins for Lightroom, and PS installed?
>> The Aurora installation shows both LT @ PS plugins checked. PS shows the
>> plugin. I have been unable to find Aurora in LR. When I try open the
>> files in an external editor, Aurora does not appear.
> 
> As you will read further on, Aurora does not appear in the LR external editor
> menu. You have to use the Export menu to export either single files, or a
> selected exposure bracker to Aurora.
>>
>> When I use PS, the Aurora filter is there. When I try the Export, and
>> select Aurora, nothing happens.
> 
> I have found that PS is awkward to use to process exposure bracket. However,
> it is very useful when applying tone-mapping to a single exposure. Just make
> a duplicate layer, go to Filters->Skylume Software->  Aurora, and do your
> thing.
>>
>>> If not installed open Aurora standalone, go to the menu->Aurora HDR 2018,
>>> click and from the dropdown select Install Plugins.
>>> The plugins are for LS and PS, not Bridge.
>>>
>>> What sort of issue are you having with Aurora and Lightroom?
>> I have not been able to process Aurora files, from LR. Aurora does a
>> fine job when I manually select the images from its own open file window.
>>
>>> Once the plugin is installed in LR, navigate to the NEF, or NEF exposure
>>> bracket you want to process, and select the files. Right click and scroll to
>>> Export. Select export to Aurora HDR 2018. The Aurora HDR dialog will open
>>> with the individual image, or the images from the exposure bracket with the
>>> EV differential showing.
>>> At the bottom left of that window you will see a gear icon in a button for a
>>> dropdown menu, and a check box for alignment. If you are processing a
>>> bracket
>>> check the Alignment box.
>>>
>>> Click on the Gear button and a sub-window will open giving you options for
>>> Ghost Reduction, Color Denoise, and Chromatic Aberration Removal. Select
>>> according to taste, but if you are processing a bracket iit is best to make
>>> good use of those options. after you have selected your options, click on
>>> Create HDR, the HDR will then open in the main editing window for you to do
>>> what you will to it. When you are done, click on Apply/Save and the
>>> processed
>>> HDR will be returned to LR with an AuroraHDR tag.
>>
>> Thanks. I finally got it. I was using the wrong export button.
> 
> Phew!
>>
>>>
>>> For Bridge, navigate to the NEF, or NEF exposure bracket, select the files;
>>> right click on the selection, and choose Open In->  Aurora HDR 2018, and
>>> follow the procedure as above. The big exception is, you will be working in
>>> the standalone app, and when you are finished you will Save back to location
>>> of the original files, or export using the File Menu, and the options you
>>> will find there.
>> I still can't get it to work in Bridge. When I right click there is no
>> option to open with Aurora. Strange the only option is to open in PS CC
>> 2017., but the file opens in CC 2018. however according to the CC
>> opener, I am opening the latest version. Version 8.0.1.282. I just sent
>> a help me note to Macphun.
> 
> With my right click after selecting a bracket in Bridge I get a sub-menu with
> Open (default); Open In (a list of all the installed apps which can open the
> file type); and Open in Camera RAW.
> This is what it looks like:
> 
> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9nomutlmruz9sd/screenshot_263.png>
> 

Here is what I get, steps included.
<https://www.dropbox.com/s/18bh30m3vycoamx/Aurora%20issue.zip?dl=0>

-- 
PeterN