I’m not a pro photographer, just taking my first steps, and I love shooting both brackets and single images.
I also have the previous version of Aurora HDR, and I have to tell that the 2018 version is so much better. I love the new UI, it looks clean and the overall look improved like 10 times. It got significantly faster (I own a MacBook Air 2015), the tonemapping works magic as a first batch of enhancements, then I usually use presets as a startng point. More often than not, that’s basically all that I do, but I also learn a lot and play around with new filters and everything.
I like how it works with RAW files, of course some take longer to process than other, but I can totally live with that, as I don’t have tons of images to process all the time, so it works great for me.
I’m not a big fan of crazy HDR, so I really like how presets, Structure and Enhance filter work together to create very beautiful, yet normal looking images.
All in all, I love the product, though really have to learn more about its capabilities, as I’m pretty sure I’m using it on 50% of its potential.