I love taking pictures and I have thousands of them on my computer. I keep every single one until I have time to go through them all and weed out the bad ones, or fix the ones that are good enough to share. Then I print some out for display in frames or to post on the fridge and then others I scrapbook. (I love to scrapbook but since I started this blog I’m so behind!!!).
When I was asked to review a photo management system called Aurora I was super excited because I knew this was something I could really use since I have so many pictures. Aurora makes editing, organizing, sharing and storing digital images so quick and easy anyone can do it. I downloaded and installed the software in just a few easy steps. It immediately showed all my folders that I have pictures in and I found it really simple to use.
Aurora’s Key Features:
o Visual photo editing: The strength of Aurora lies in its intuitive, powerful, visual editor which presents suggested improvements in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get fashion. The unique relight tool essentially “turns on” the light inside the image, creating better, more realistic photos. Users can also straighten, adjust color strength and warmth, crop, zoom and adjust red-eye in a simple, intuitive and visual way.
o Organizing and viewing of photos: Aurora allows consumers to easily import photos from their camera or computer, re-arrange and re-name them, then tag and rate favorites for easy viewing and retrieval.
o Sharing and publishing: Aurora enables consumers to email, print, and connect directly to their photo sharing, social networking and accounts from within Aurora making it easy to share select photos online on sites like Flickr and Facebook.
o Online back-up: Photos are one of those truly irreplaceable items. Aurora’s optional online back-up service is powered by Amazon.com and stores photos to keep them out of harm’s way. Online back-up plans are available for $4.95 per month. Users can simply hit “online back up” from within Aurora to sync directly with their Amazon storage account.
What I really liked best was when I selected a picture I wanted to work with, it automatically darkened and lightened the photo a few different ways so I can see how it would look, rather than me having to do it manually. I found that to be a huge time saver when editing pictures. You can see in this example below. Along the top are the different options you can choose from.
This program does such a great job fixing pictures that come out too dark. We all have them, I know I do. Here are two examples of how well it fixes them:
I have teamed up with Aurora to bring two (2) Frugal RI Mama readers their own copy of Aurora.
How to Enter:
To enter you must leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite subject is to take pictures. Once you’ve answered that you can enter up to 5 more times doing any or all of the following:
- blog about this giveaway
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- follow me in twitter
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- comment on any other post on my blog (you can do this once every day)
Be sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do above for them to all count. Also don’t forget to leave me some contact information so I can reach you if you are the winner.
This Giveaway will end Sunday, June 28th at 11:59 PM EST and the winners will be announced and emailed the next day and they will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize or I will pick another name.
Thanks for entering and Good Luck!