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HDR is short for High Dynamic Range (high dynamic range). In this technique, light as well as dark parts of a picture displayed very clearly. For HDR photos is also the term HDRI is used, this stands for High Dynamic Range Imaging.

On this page you will find an overview of free HDR programs.


HDRtist is free HDR software for Mac operating systems. This program focuses, in contrast to the other programs in this list, really on the beginner without a lot of effort and in a short time a good result wants to get.

HDRtist has an intuitive user interface that enables a small number of different settings, a beautiful HDR image can be exported to. The program can display the following image formats import: BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PICT, SGI, JPEG-2000, Photoshop, PDF, ICO, TGA, ICNS, MacPaint, FlashPix, xBitmap, EXR, Radiance and various RAW file formats (including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic).

To make an HDR image put together, you need multiple photos with exactly the same image and prefer a slightly different exposure to import. The program combines the settings from the various photos for a surreal effect. Thus, all of the components on the effect, for example, extremely bright or clear is displayed using a normal photo but one small part of the picture sharp.

When a landscape picture is, for example, is often only possible to create or the sky or the foreground subject is sharp to capture. By taking photos with a sharp foreground and photos with a sharp clouds to merge creates a very clear and detailed image.

The software contains four standard tone mapping techniques. By this the slide to be adjusted you will get exactly the desired setting. The four techniques are: compression, light, realistic or extreme.

A true HDR image is a composite of multiple photos, but HDtist makes it possible to use this technique to imitate with just one digital photo. Although the result of course of a slightly lesser quality will be, it is still a good solution for the times when you do not have the time to multiple the exact same photos using a tripod.

HDRtist has the following characteristics:

  • exported as a JPEG file,
  • only suitable for Mac OS operating systems.


Picturenaut is a freeware program to make HDR images. You have multiple pictures of the same scene taken with different exposure times.

It is necessary to have a camera on a tripod so that the photos are exactly the same image. With Picturenaut you can then take these pictures, some underexposed and some overexposed, merge them into one HDR photo. This HDR photo are both light and dark parts of a picture shows what a surreal image.

Picturenaut has the following characteristics:

  • freeware HDR program,
  • HDR photos to create multiple photos with different exposure settings
  • supports the following HDR formats: PFM, HDR, EXR and TIFF,
  • supports the following LDR formats: JPEG, TIFF, TGA, and RAW,
  • suitable for Windows and a command line tool for Mac.

Luminance HDR

Luminance HDR is open source software for HDR images. With the program you can select different photos and merge them into one HDR photo (also known as HDRI called, an abbreviation for High Dynamic Range Imaging). To do this, you must take multiple photos of the same scene with different exposure times. This can, for example, with the bracket function that automatically turns normal, underexposed and overexposed pictures can be made.

Luminance HDR has the following features:

  • free HDR software,
  • open source,
  • HDR images of a collection of photographs of the same scene,
  • JPEG, TIFF 8bit and 16bit and RAW files to use together to add
  • tone mapping techniques,
  • available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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