Only software that is available free of charge and fully functional is listed. This might include free versions of commercial software as long as the results are not crippled by water marks or other limitations, and the software does not expire after the trial period. The functionality of the free version might differ from the full commercial version but must still be supported and under development.
- Creat, Edit, View, Tonemap.
- Supported Operating System:
- LINUX, Mac OS X, MS Windows.
- Free (as in speech), Free (as in beer).
hdrgen is the HDR composition engine behind Photosphere and WebHDR. Pre-compiled binaries are available for a number of platforms. Like it's bigger brother Photosphere, the images are auto-aligned to compensate for camera movement.
|RGBE, LogLuv TIFF, OpenEXR|
bracket is a cross-platform HDR photo manager. It also dabbles as a low-dynamic-range (LDR) photo manager by supporting standard JPEG and TIFF image formats. bracket can be used to create, view, analyze, calibrate, tonemap, and display HDR images. It allows conversion between different image formats, and supports basic image editing tasks such as rotating, cropping, flipping, and resizing.
|RGBE, LogLuv TIFF, FP TIFF, OpenEXR|
Picturenaut was born in the German photo community. It gives you a polished interface to generating and manipulating HDR images.
|RGBE, LogLuv TIFF, FP TIFF, OpenEXR, PFM|
Photosphere (ex Photophile) is an image browsing and cataloging software which allows for the creation of HDR images from hand-held exposure bracketed images.
|RGBE, LogLuv TIFF, 48bit TIFF, FP TIFF, OpenEXR|
PFSTools is a set of command line (and one GUI) programs for reading, writing, manipulating and viewing high-dynamic range (HDR) images and video frames. All programs in the package exchange data using a simple generic file format (pfs) for HDR data. The concept of the pfstools is similar to netpbm package for low-dynamic range images. pfstools are supplemented by pfscalibration and pfstmo for creating HDR images, and for tone-mapping operations, resp.
|RGBE, FP TIFF, OpenEXR, PFM, LogLux TIFF, PFS|
Luminance HDR, formerly known as Qtpfsgui, is an open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.
|RGBE, FP TIFF, OpenEXR, LogLux TIFF, PFS|
CinePaint, formerly known as Film Gimp is a fork of the popular GPL image editor The Gimp. The main target groups are the film industry as well as professional photographers that require a colour depth higher than that available with standard image editors.
|RGBE, FP TIFF, OpenEXR and many more...|
Radiance is a highly accurate ray-tracing software system. It produces synthetic HDR images and is capable of manipulating HDR images.
|RGBE, XYZE, TIFF|
FDRTools allow you to combine exposure-bracketed images into HDR and tone-mapped LDR images in a way that lets overexposure and noise disappear.
|RGBE, OpenEXR, TIFF|