High Dynamic Range Imaging by Erik Reinhard
Acquisition, Display, and Image-Based Lighting

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This landmark book is the first to describe HDRI technology in its entirety and covers a wide-range of topics, from capture devices to tone reproduction and image-based lighting. The techniques described enable you to produce images that have a dynamic range much closer to that found in the real world, leading to an unparalleled visual experience. As both an introduction to the field and an authoritative technical reference, it is essential to anyone working with images, whether in computer graphics, film, video, photography, or lighting design.



New material includes chapters on High Dynamic Range Video Encoding, High Dynamic Range Image Encoding, and High Dynammic Range Display DevicesWritten by the inventors and initial implementors of High Dynamic Range ImagingCovers the basic concepts (including just enough about human vision to explain why HDR images are necessary), image capture, image encoding, file formats, display techniques, tone mapping for lower dynamic range display, and the use of HDR images and calculations in 3D renderingRange and depth of coverage is good for the knowledgeable researcher as well as those who are just starting to learn about High Dynamic Range imaging
 

About Erik Reinhard

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Wolfgang Heidrich has over 10 years' experience as interaction/user interface designer, information architect, usability advocate and test analyst in the software development industry. As Senior Graphical User Interface Design Architect at Sabre, he designed the graphical user interface of Plant Sabre 2.0, a suite of seven integrated applications for travel agents. Written and researched by Sam Cook and Greg Ward.
 
Published May 28, 2010 by Morgan Kaufmann. 672 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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