Luminance HDR

Luminance HDR 2.0.1

Discover HDR and Tone Mapping for your photos

Luminance HDR (formerly known as Qtpfsgui) is a powerful digital photography tool that allows you get the lighting of your images just right. View full description

PROS

  • Automatic exposure normalisation
  • Selection of clay/tone mapping filters
  • Improves light exposure problems relatively easily

CONS

  • Many complicated advanced settings

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Luminance HDR (formerly known as Qtpfsgui) is a powerful digital photography tool that allows you get the lighting of your images just right.

Luminance HDR is used to adjust the lighting of images taken at different exposures in order to make them consistent with each other, using HDR technology.

Given three images - one over-exposed (say, -2), one normally exposed (0) and one under-exposed (+2), the application will automatically fuse the images in order to ensure the correct exposure in each picture.

This is normally a technique that would require you to be an expert in photography and all the lighting and exposure adjustments you'd have to make would be extremely tedious.

Luminance HDR offers a range of clay/tone mapping filters to help you further enrich the quality of your pictures. These include: Fattal, Ashikmin, Durand, Drago, Pattanaik, Reinhard'02 y Reinhard'04.

Luminance HDR features support for a wide range of formats including OpenEXR (extension: exr); Radiance RGBE (extension: hdr) and Tiff formats.

As labor saving as Luminance HDR is, it still requires quite a lot of time to get the most out of it. There are many settings and advanced functions that most non-photography professionals won't feel comfortable with.

Luminance HDR supports the following 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, JPEG; PNG; PPM; PBM;TIFF (8 bit).

Qtpfsgui is an open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging. High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) is a set of techniques that allow a far greater dynamic range of exposures (i.

e. a large range of values between light and dark areas) than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention of HDRI is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to the deepest shadows.

Luminance HDR

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Luminance HDR 2.0.1

— User reviews — about Luminance HDR

  • mrs.hill424

    by mrs.hill424

    "Not compatible with newer Macintosh computers."

    This software will install on my Mac but won't open as it says the application can not be found. This is not useful to m... More.

    reviewed on April 24, 2014

  • mnb1962

    by mnb1962

    "DONT WORK ON OSX 10.6 ( wont open )"

    DONT WORK ON OSX 10.6 ( wont open ). Downloaded it, tried opening the .DMG and got error. Hard to review something th... More.

    reviewed on April 9, 2011

  • wkong

    by wkong

    "Mac Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5 OSX 10.5.8"

    Unable to give any true performance rating since the program would not open, so I gave this rating being hopeful this is... More.

    reviewed on January 1, 2011