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Definition: HDR for photos


(High Dynamic Range for photos) A photographic technique in which several shots are taken of the same high-contrast scene at different exposures. Highlights from the underexposed images and shadows from the overexposed frames are blended together to create a more natural look. See bracketing.




HDR for Photos
This image was produced in HDRSoft's Photomatix Pro, which blended the three exposures (top) into the composite (bottom) and applied "tone mapping" to enhance details in the highlights and shadows. (Image courtesy of Jacques Joffre, HDRSoft, www.hdrsoft.com)