The Grumpy Editor's guide to HDR with Linux
Posted Mar 14, 2007 20:13 UTC (Wed) by dhess
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to HDR with Linux
The OpenEXR package comes with the libraries needed by other applications and the deeply painful "exrdisplay" image viewer.
I'm one of the OpenEXR developers. I have to apologize for exrdisplay. Yes, it's crap. On the other hand, we never intended it to be the canonical method for displaying OpenEXR images. Its main purpose is to provide source code for a "real" application which demonstrates how to use the OpenEXR libraries.
I've been waiting for someone to write a better viewer for years, but so far nobody's been up for it -- not a free software version, anyway.
While I'm on the subject, another thing that OpenEXR needs is a browser plugin. It would be really cool to upload OpenEXR images to Flickr (or your own Gallery installation, or whatever) and dial the tonemapping to taste. Any volunteers?
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