Not quite sure what selection criteria were used, perhaps being in Australia, but Skylum sent me the link and activation code for Aurora 2019 yesterday.
I have been doing some basic testing and initial impressions are that the basic merging does produce a slightly better basic image to use as the foundation for further processing, and speed and stability are not a problem.
However, with one of my handheld brackets with auto alignment only selected part of the merged image was misaligned. Selecting the de-ghosting option and auto alignment produced a completely aligned image, as did loading the bracket into Aurora 2018 with only auto alignment selected.
I reported the problem to Skylum and sent them examples and the original files. They have reproduced the problem which is linked to the new alignment processes and will be looking to fix it in a future upgrade.
Other brackets of mine with static subjects all aligned correctly without needing to select de-ghosting as well.
So if anyone hits a similar problem with just using auto alignment then try again selecting the de-ghosting option as well, even if there are no ghosts that need to be removed.
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