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Luminance HDR

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Free Freeware
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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
May 20, 2017
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Luminance HDR Review

Sven Sorensen
A free and open-source approach to high dynamic range imaging
A review of Luminance HDR by Sven Sørensen

Luminance HDR is a photo editing tool which provides users with the ability to create HDR images from a variety of different RAW formats, most notably those created by Nikon, Canon and Sony cameras. Other brands are supported.

If you're unsure what HDR is, it stands for High Dynamic Range. This is a type of photography which usually stacks a series of images together to increase contrast. With Luminance HDR, this can be done as a digital process. Unfortunately, it lacks the sophistication of many commercial titles like Adobe Lightroom or DxO Optics Pro.

To create an HDR image with Luminance HDR, you are going to need a series of images, the more the better. Merge the images together and apply different types of tonemapping with a variety of options. Each filter included with Luminance HDR has several options to customize the output of the final image.

This program is freeware and a work-in-progress. We're hoping further development may make Luminance HDR a contender capable of taking on Adobe, at least when it comes to creating and optimizing HDR photography.

Luminance HDR can apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, optimize graphics and convert RAW to JPG.

Luminance HDR features and highlights:
  • High Dynamic Range Imaging
  • Merge multiple pictures together to create an HDRi
  • Multiple tonemap operators
  • Reads RAW files
  • 16bit/channel output to exploit a wide range of post processing techniques

Luminance HDR is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from graphics software without restrictions. Luminance HDR 2.5.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This hdr image creator software is filed under:
  • Luminance HDR Download
  • Freeware Graphics Software
  • Software Reviews
  • Open source and GPL software

Compatibility with this hdr image creator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Luminance HDR may be available from Luminance HDR Team.

Luminance HDR has been picked by our editors as very good.
Luminance HDR has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Luminance HDR 2.5.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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