This page is a directory to all kinds of software with HDR capabilities. Programs are grouped by common tasks and sorted alphabetically. Check the HDRI Handbook 2.0 for more detailed reviews. The book also explains the most interesting programs in practical tutorials. The rating on this page, however, is based on popularity.
Certainly one of the most interesting upcoming technologies for photographers is High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), allowing work with the full real world levels of illumination. While standard image formats utilizes 8 or 16 bits with applied gamma and color space, the HDR image format extends the bit depth up to 96bit in a linear color space. On this overview we will focus on the currently available GUI-based software packages that are able to create and process HDR images.
Our step-by-step guide teaches you how to navigate the most popular HDR programs, including one you may already have at your fingertips. Have you ever seen a landscape or cityscape that looked hyper-realistic, or even fantastical -- a shot with amazing detail in the shadows, midtones, and highlights all at the same time? It may have been perfect shooting conditions in the field, with a graduated neutral density filter or some other filter stacking combo, or maybe it was painstakingly crafted in Photoshop with tons of dodging and burning and layer masking.
<img alt="hdr_20071219.jpg" src="http://makezine.com/hackszine/hdr_20071219.jpg" width="500" height="322" /> High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the process of taking several images at different shutter speeds and combining them into a single photo that contains no washed out or underexposed areas. The result is a surreal, almost too perfectly lit photograph that contains a high level of detail throughout the image. Photoshop has a built-in HDR photo merging tool which produces some incredible results without too much effort.
April 16th, 2006 · 8 Comments After reading about HDR , I decided to do a bit more research into HDR photography before I try it out. I’m going to be expanding this as I go along so check back for updates. So here are a few basics: You need a Digital SLR that you can manually set exposure on, mine’s a Canon EOS 300D. A guide to the 300D can be found here . You can do this with SLRs but why bother, just get a DSLR.
Overview Here is a typical situation: You see a fantastic high contrast scene and you take a picture. But the result is far from being the magical image you see with your own eyes. Human eyes are very adaptive and far more sensitive to intensity than any digital camera. Our software will give your photos the exact look and feel you like; from vivid natural looking images to painterly surrealistic art.
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Picturenaut 3 with a completely redesigned interface. Pan anywhere with left mouse button, zoom with mouse wheel. Make better HDR images. You want the accuracy of HDRShop, with all the low-level control to squeeze out the maximum on image quality. But you you also want all the modern convenience features like exposure detection from EXIF data, image alignment and ghost removal? And you want a tone mapper where the final result looks exactly like the preview?