Luminance HDR – Free, Open Source HDR Imaging Tool

Apr 29, 2013

Luminance HDR is an open source high dynamic-range imaging (HDR imaging) application. It can create beautiful HDR images by using multiple images of same scene with different exposure settings. Luminance HDR workflow can be divided into two main steps – HDR image creation and conversion of HDR images to low dynamic range (LDR) images. Key features of this tool include tonemapping, raw conversion, EXIF data extraction, batch editing, etc. If you were looking for a cross-platform HDR imaging application, don’t miss Luminance HDR. Try it today.

Key features of Luminance HDR include editing (crop, rotate and resize), Tonemapping and saving HDR images. It can create HDR images in three different ways: interactive mode by using GUI, batch mode and console mode. This freeware HDR imaging application supports multiple HDR formats including OpenEXR, Radiance RGB, TIFF and Raw image formats. Supported LDR formats include JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PPM and PBM. It can also write Exif meta data to JPEG, PNG and TIFF files by utilizing Exiv2.

Luminance HDR Screenshot

Features of Luminance HDR:

  • Make an HDR file from a sets of images with different exposure.
  • Interactive, batch and console mode for creation of HDR images.
  • Tonemapping HDR images.
  • Crop, Rotate and resize HDR images.
  • EXIF data extraction from images.
  • Option to add exposure values manually.
  • Raw conversion (Demosaicing, White balance, Color corrections).
  • Multiple languages (English, German, French, Russian, Spanish and more).

System Requirements:

Luminance HDR is currently available for all three major operating system platform: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Minimum hardware requirement for this software is a CPU with support for SSE2. Starting from Pentium Dual Core, all modern CPUs are compatible.

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One Response to “Luminance HDR – Free, Open Source HDR Imaging Tool”

  1. Ritu on 7th May, 13 10:05am #

    Sounds like an interesting app. HDR images always draws my attention. Is it that easy to create an HDR image?

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