| GPL v2|
2.4.0 / January 27, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-01-27)
Luminance HDR, formerly Qtpfsgui, is graphics software used for the creation and manipulation of high-dynamic-range images. Released under the terms of the GPL, it is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X (Intel only). Luminance HDR supports several High Dynamic Range (HDR) as well as Low Dynamic Range (LDR) file formats.
Luminance HDR Wikipedia
Prerequsite of HDR photography are several narrow-range digital images with different exposures. Luminance HDR combines these images and calculates a high-contrast image. In order to view this image on a regular computer monitor, Luminance HDR can convert it into a displayable LDR image format using a variety of methods, such as tone mapping.
A common problem with HDR photography is that images need to be aligned exactly. If the subject is static, this can be achieved using a tripod or a stable surface on which the camera is placed. In the case of image data that does not align exactly, an automatic alignment can be performed using the Hugin project. If this automation doesn't provide the desired result, the user may improve it manually.
HDR images are images with a high dynamic range and, using Luminance HDR, they can be created as well as edited. The following HDR graphic formats are supported:OpenEXR
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) Format: 16 Bit, 32 Bit (Float) and LogLuv
Luminance HDR can create an HDR image from several LDR images and tonemap an HDR into an LDR. The following LDR formats are supported:JPG
Portable Pixmap (PPM)
Portable Bitmap (PBM)
TIFF (8 Bit)