Advanced High Dynamic Range Imaging: Theory and Practice

AK Peters, Ltd (CRC Press) - February 2011

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Table of Contents

This book is a practical introduction to the emerging new field of High Dynamic Range Imaging that combines photography, computer vision, and computer graphics. The book provides detailed equations and Matlab code. This allows the reader to have the tools for experimenting with HDR Imaging for producing compelling images.

The book is divided in the following chapters:

  1. Introduction (a brief introduction on light, human vision, and color spaces)

  2. HDR Pipeline (including capturing, storing formats, and HDR monitors)

  3. Tone Mapping

  4. Expansion Operators for Low Dynamic Range Content (Inverse/Reverse Tone Mapping)

  5. Image-Based Lighting

  6. Evaluation of Tone Mapping and Expansion Operators

  7. HDR Content Compressiong (images, textures, and videos)

The book provides three appendecies on the Bilateral Filter, Retinex Filters, and how to use the HDR Toolbox for Matlab.

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BibTex references

  author       = "Banterle, Francesco and Artusi, Alessandro and Debattista, Kurt and Chalmers, Alan",
  title        = "Advanced High Dynamic Range Imaging: Theory and Practice",
  month        = "February",
  year         = "2011",
  publisher    = "AK Peters, Ltd (CRC Press)",
  edition      = "First Edition",
  keywords     = "High Dynamic Range Imaging, Tone Mapping, HDR Compression, Inverse Tone Mapping, Reverse Tone Mapping, Expansion Operators",
  url          = ""

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