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HDR (High Dynamic Range) with tone mapping

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This script helps you making a HDR image by three different exposures.
This script blends three different exposures of the same scene, it combines them to get the best parts of the images.

This procedure works best if you:

  1. have shot three different exposures that would be pleasing to combine,
  2. had the camera mounted on a tripod (not strictly necessary, but helps greatly in aligning the images),
  3. have the scenes are not too different at the boundaries of the blend. If the scene has changed too much (trees blowing, waves, people or cars moving, etc. between the images), especially at or near the "seams" of the blend, it will make the blend not too perfect.

Using the script (on Linux):

Unzip and copy the file feca_hdr.py into your home/.gimp2.6/plug-ins folder. Set the file to executable.

From command line:

  • unzip feca_hdr.py.zip
  • cp feca_hdr.py ~/.gimp-2.6/plug-ins/

Set the file to executable.

  • chmod +x ~/.gimp-2.6/plug-ins/feca_hdr.py

Sample images:

HDR: HDRCamera's default: Camera's default-1EV: -1EV+1EV: +1EV

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    Comments

    Hi Thomas!

    I am sorry but I dont't know how to use python plugins on Windows. I use Gimp on Linux (Ubuntu) only.

    Best regards! Feca

    I use Ubuntu as well. Can you tell me exactly how to install the HDR into Gimp. I have tried several times with no success what so ever. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

    Unzip and copy the file feca_hdr.py into your home/.gimp2.6/plug-ins folder.

    From command line:

    unzip feca_hdr.py.zip

    cp feca_hdr.py ~/.gimp-2.6/plug-ins/

    Set the file to executable.

    chmod +x ~/.gimp-2.6/plug-ins/feca_hdr.py

    Hi Feca,

    thank you for your fast response! Is there a comparable HDR-plug-in for Windows (Vista)?

    Thank you very much indeed

    Thomas

    You can also try exposure blend. It's a Script-fu so you don't need Python. I've used it quite a lot over the past year creating fake exposures then used Exposure Blend to expand the Range. Also could use true multi exposure captures too (only can take 3 inputs). Still pretty good for what it is. :)

    http://registry.gimp.org/node/6708

    You may use Python plugin on Windows too
    You just need to follow the instrution here http://www.deviantart.com/download/74889017/Gimp_Python_support_easier_b...

    It is not too complex but will require unistall and reinstall Gimp

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