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Luminance HDR

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Copyright (C) 2010-2019

and many contributors and translators

Copyright (C) 2006-2010 - Giuseppe Rota

What it is

Luminance HDR is a graphical user interface (based on the Qt5 toolkit) that provides a complete workflow for HDR imaging.

Supported HDR formats:

  • OpenEXR (extension: exr)
  • Radiance RGBE (extension: hdr)
  • Tiff formats: 16bit, 32bit (float) and LogLuv (extension: tiff)
  • Raw image formats (extension: various)
  • PFS native format (extension: pfs)

Supported LDR formats:


Supported features:

  • Create an HDR file from a set of images (JPEG, TIFF 8bit and 16bit, RAW) of the same scene taken at different exposure setting
  • Save and load HDR files
  • Rotate and resize HDR files
  • Tonemap HDR images
  • Projective Transformations
  • Copy EXIF data between sets of images
  • Supports internationalization

Raw image formats are supported - and treated as HDR - thanks to LibRAW.

Make sure you read the "Dependencies" Section in the file. If you intend to make a package for a GNU/Linux distribution, please refer to the same file for more information.

The code is in part based on the existing open source packages:

  • "pfstools", "pfstmo" and "pfscalibration" by Grzegorz Krawczyk and Rafal Mantiuk
  • "qpfstmo", by Nicholas Phillips.

Without their contribution all of this would have not been possible.


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Contact and Links

All comments and suggestions concerning this package or the implementation of particular algorithms are welcome.

For bugs, issues or feature requests, please refer to the BUGS file

See also:

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