The Motherloot Blog: Product Reviews

aurora-beforeaurora-afterPictured here is just one of many examples of what winning this fantastic giveaway could do for you and your family memories. How many times do you wish you had the software or skills to fix those photos that did not turn out as you hoped? If you have these moments, then this giveaway is just for you!

Light Crafts just launched a very unique photo editing and management software called Aurora. They were very excited to share their product with our MomAdvice readers so I am looking forward to sharing this great giveaway with you.

Displaying photos in your home is one of the most affordable and personal ways to decorate your home, but sometimes your favorite photos are a little blurry or the lighting was a little off.  Aurora is a powerfully simple photo management software for consumers who want to reduce the complexity, and increase the results, of editing, organizing, sharing and storing digital images.

Aurora is intuitive to use, enabling anyone to go from download to expert in a matter of minutes.

Aurora’s key features include:

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 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.

Even if you don’t win this great giveaway, the website is currently offering this software for half price (at just $19.95) and they are offering a 7 day trial to see if it can make a difference in your photos. Visit their site for more details about these offers.

We will be giving away five copies of this software to five lucky readers. Please leave a comment and tell me your best photo tip (either to edit or capturing great photography). You can enter to win this giveaway through Tuesday (06/02) at 8PM EST and all of our winners will be drawn at random.  Please only enter once and only entries that follow the rules will qualify. Thank you and good luck!



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    Dont stand to far away from the person, object you are taking a picture of.

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    I don’t have an SLR, just a point and shoot but I don’t stop snapping shots. Especially with children and animals just keep shooting. One of those will be the one you love.

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    I am SOO not a photographer or experienced editor. But one thing I do, is if I have a picture that is ALMOST good, but not quite–I change it to black and white and then it’s displayable!

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    my favorite photo editing is to turn color photos into black and white images. It takes a current photo and puts an “old” spin on it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    What a great giveaway! My best tip is to keep shooting… take lots of photos and at least some will turn out. The candids are often the best!

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    What an awesome giveaway……With 4 four kids at al different ages, I am always taking pictures. Not all of them turn out, so this would be great to have…….

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    This Aurora Photo Editing program looks like fun. I have a 4 yr grandbaby, and she is my best subject! I have her stand far off in the distance, then I take my hand and hold it out, so it looks like she is standing in the palm of my hand! She gets such a kick out of it. Sometimes I add a little bouncy ball so it looks like the ball is bigger then she is.

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