Virtually all my bracketed sets are hand held so any HDR app I use must have good image alignment as well as de-ghosting. Here is my test of these features after only 1 day of painless familiarisation! I have also included comparisons with other HDR processors that
I use. I do not have Lightroom and would be grateful if someone would merge my files to HDR with LR for me and post the result(s) in this thread. Here is the Mediafire link for you. Just click on the green download button to obtain 3 DNG files in a folder.
Aurora - Realistic Balanced preset, medium deghosting.
easyHDR - Default preset, automatic deghosting
nik Efex HDR 2 - Balanced preset, auto deghosting set to 40
Photomatix 6 - Tone Balancer method, auto deghosting set to 15
My conclusion is that Aurora passed my alignment and deghosting test but too almost twice as long to achieve it than the other 3 processors. This may be becuase it is only a 32bit app