New take on showing HDR images on the web

RafaƂ Mantiuk and Wolfgang Heidrich, two recognized authorities in HDR research, have just released HDR HTML. It's is a web-viewer for HDR images. Not these tonemapped JPEGs you find on Flickr, but real HDRIs with adjustable exposure.


There have been other ways for achieving this before, namely PTViewer (tutorial here), HDView, XDepth and ADR. What they all have in common, is that they require Flash or proprietary ActiveX components to be installed in the user's browser. HDR HTML is the first fully compliant HTML solution, making it super-compatible with web standards.

The generator is even based on page templates, opening up a world of opportunities. You bet that I will use it to put together something cool for this site ;)

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