Wanted to share the results of a personal project i've been working on for sometime now, off and on. Supposed to be the tone-mapping module for a HDR code. Took awhile to tweak it right, and now i've got something fun to play with :bsmilie::bsmilie:
The program does local tone mapping. The little people are probably quite small and already well-contrasted, so not much mapping done on them.
I guess a problem with this picture is the blue sky taken through a polarizing filter. After mapping the sky appears almost black. Probably should not have used a polarizing filter on an image to be tone-mapped.
Anyway, two more tests. The first is a flash drive with a metal shell. Not much texture here, but the fingerprint on the metal is brought out after tone mapping. The second is a pair of excavators with lots of texture.
Very nice! I love the effect.
Notice also how the badly overexposed hdb block in the 2nd photo showed all the details after tone-mapping. Tone-mapping can recover lost details to overexposed photos... cool!
Please share how this is done. I would like to learn how to do it too.