Essential HDR Community Edition is a powerful tool for High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography and tone mapping. It includes two tone mapping algorithms, namely Fast Tone Balancer (for global tone mapping) and Detail Revealer (for local tone mapping).
Each of these 2 tone mapping algorithms provides superior results and lightning fast performance. The Fast Tone Balancer is a really fast and effective global tone mapping operators that analyzes the overall contrast of a scene and calculates the optimal compression curve to apply to it.
The Detail Revealer is a sophisticated mathematical approach applied to the simulation of human perception, and it brings out subtle details in a scene using the same methods by which detail and luminance variations are processed by the human eye visual system.
Other features include: create HDR image from one single camera RAW file or linear TIFF file, merge multiple image files into one HDR image, open existing RGBE or OpenEXR HDR images, save tone-mapping result as JPEG, BMP, TIFF or copy to system clipboard, support for drag-and-drop and others.
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