The RTIViewer allows you to view and explore Reflectance Transformation Imaging(RTI) files at very high resolution (Polynomial Texture Maps, Hemispherical Harmonics Map, and Multi-View RTI). You can view image files stored on your local file system, and remote files through HTTP. For more information about RTI, see http://culturalheritageimaging.org/learn.
You can find a copy of the User Guide in pdf format included with the software.
This tool, designed for cultural heritage and natural science application, was primarily developed by the Italian National Research Council's (CNR) Istitute for Information Science and Technology's (ISTI) Visual Computing Laboratory(http://vcg.isti.cnr.it). The work was financed by Cultural Heritage Imaging(http://www.c-h-i-org) with majority funding from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services'(IMLS) and National leadership Grant Program (Award Number LG-25-06-010706). RTIViewer also contains significant software and design contributions from the University of California Santa Cruz, the Universidade do Minho in Portugal, Tom Malzbender of HP Labs, and Cultural Heritage Imaging.
This software is available under the Gnu General Public License version 3. If you wish to receive a copy of the source code please send email to email@example.com.
The software won the Vespucci Award (category Cultural Heritage Florence 2010) (Link)