hdr / photography

Seems hdr made its introduction in photography:

http://www.pingmag.jp/2006/04/13/10-pictures-of-tokyo-gotham/

http://www.hdrsoft.com/index.html

-jelle

Yes, apparently PhotoShop CS2 has some "HDR" features. So now every
talentless hick with a digital camera and tripod is making badly
tone-mapped images and calling it "HDR". Just look at the comments on the
Wikipedia HDRI article:


(I'm 'Imroy', BTW)

I seem to have been successful in keeping the link to the Flickr "HDR"
group out of the article. But people keep adding their own tone-mapped
images and I'm trying to explain to them that they don't accurately
represent HDRI. I'm not really sure of an alternative though. Any
suggestions from the list?

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On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:45:54 +0200 "Jelle Feringa / EZCT Architecture & Design Research" <[email protected]> wrote:

Seems hdr made its introduction in photography:

http://www.pingmag.jp/2006/04/13/10-pictures-of-tokyo-gotham/

http://www.hdrsoft.com/index.html

I’ve been trying to introduce people to photosphere and real HDR images
every time one of these stories pops up on digg or slashdot. A lot of
people seem to realize that this is more like “toy” HDR and not the
real deal, and some seem genuinely interested in how to make real HDR
images. So far I’ve found the only way to educate the masses is to be
patient and take it one person at a time. Eventually they’ll get the
idea and the type of photography we’re seeing will hopefully be given
another name that denotes it more as an artform rather than actual HDR.

Ian Tester wrote:

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[email protected]http://www.pingmag.jp/2006/04/13/10-pictures-of-tokyo-gotham/http://www.hdrsoft.com/index.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:High_dynamic_range_imaging#Flickr_HDR_group.3F[email protected]http://www.radiance-online.org/mailman/listinfo/radiance-general

This discussion probably belongs on the HDRI mailing list, as opposed to radiance-general, so I'm cross-posting.

You might mention in your postings that Photosphere can output JPEG-HDR images suitable for web sites, which people who use Photosphere will then see as full HDR images. You can even e-mail them -- there are quite a few examples buried on my site, such as:

  http://www.anyhere.com/gward/snaps/Tuolumne2005/img/TuolumneRiver4_lA64.jpg
  http://www.anyhere.com/gward/snaps/hawaii05/img/OutriggerLobby_lC7E.jpg
  http://www.anyhere.com/gward/snaps/hawaii05/img/RefugeWall_lA30.jpg
  http://www.anyhere.com/gward/snaps/hawaii05/img/KonaSunset1_l5EE.jpg
  http://www.anyhere.com/gward/snaps/GrandCanyon2006/img/GrandCanyon3_lC21.jpg
  http://www.anyhere.com/gward/snaps/GrandCanyon2006/img/Sedona3_l1AF.jpg

Unfortunately, you just have to dig through my recent snapshots to find them... Also, not everyone has Photosphere, being as more than half(!) the computing world is still using Windows, but the JPEGs view as tone-mapped images on other software, and you can download free converter programs from BrightSide Technologies to get you between JPEG and Radiance format images:

  http://www.brightsidetech.com/products/process.php

Since Photoshop CS2 (and I believe Photomatrix) can output Radiance format images, you can go from there to JPEG-HDR using the BrightSide conversion tools, and back again on the receiving end. Hopefully, we'll have a plug-in for Photoshop before too long.

-Greg

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From: "J. David Maino" <[email protected]>
Date: April 25, 2006 4:50:12 AM MST

I've been trying to introduce people to photosphere and real HDR images every time one of these stories pops up on digg or slashdot. A lot of people seem to realize that this is more like "toy" HDR and not the real deal, and some seem genuinely interested in how to make real HDR images. So far I've found the only way to educate the masses is to be patient and take it one person at a time. Eventually they'll get the idea and the type of photography we're seeing will hopefully be given another name that denotes it more as an artform rather than actual HDR.

Ian Tester wrote:

On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:45:54 +0200 "Jelle Feringa / EZCT >> Architecture & Design Research" <[email protected]> wrote:

Seems hdr made its introduction in photography: http://www.pingmag.jp/2006/04/13/10-pictures-of-tokyo-gotham/ http://www.hdrsoft.com/index.html

Yes, apparently PhotoShop CS2 has some "HDR" features. So now every talentless hick with a digital camera and tripod is making badly tone-mapped images and calling it "HDR". Just look at the comments on the Wikipedia HDRI article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:High_dynamic_range_imaging#Flickr_HDR_group.3F (I'm 'Imroy', BTW) I seem to have been successful in keeping the link to the Flickr "HDR" group out of the article. But people keep adding their own tone-mapped images and I'm trying to explain to them that they don't accurately represent HDRI. I'm not really sure of an alternative though. Any suggestions from the list?