Friday, September 18, 2009

Learning HDR and tone mapping.

High dynamic range imaging

In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imagingdynamic range of luminances[1] (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniques or photographic prints. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to represent more accurately the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight.

The two main sources of HDR imagery are computer renderings and merging of multiple photographs, which in turn are known as low dynamic range or LDR images.Tone mapping techniques, which reduce overall contrast to facilitate display of HDR images on devices with lower dynamic range, can be applied to produce images with preserved or exaggerated local contrast for artistic effect.

And the following are several of my beginner-attempts,
(havnt got myself a tripod yet, so i played around with random pairs of photos:
which the effect is not that good)


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