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pfsview - HDR image viewer


pfstools package is a set of command line programs for reading, writing and manipulating high-dynamic range (HDR) images and video frames. It includes also Qt and OpenGL HDR image viewers. pfstools can be integrated with GNU Octave or matlab, so that it can serve as a toolbox for reading and writing HDR images.

All programs in the package exchange image data using unix pipes and a simple generic HDR image format - pfs. pfs in not just another format for storing HDR images (and there are already quite a few of them), but is rather an attempt to integrate the existing HDR image formats by providing a simple interface for exchanging data between applications.

pfstools is a base set of tools and more advanced functionality can be found in related packages, such as pfstmo (tone-mapping) or pfscalibration (recovery of camera response curve and merging multi-exposure LDR image). If you are not comfortable with a command line interface or you want to save yourself compilation problems, you may want to check Qtpfsgui, which packages some functionality of pfstmo and pfscalibration in a nice GUI interface.

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pfstools 2.0.5 releasedThu, 26 May 2016 09:41:02 -0000

This is a bug fix release, addressing issues in Octave interface, newer compilers and with some HDR file formats.

pfstools 2.0.3 releasedTue, 28 Apr 2015 15:53:37 -0000

This is a minor release, which fixes several important issues, including a bug in pfshdrcalibration, storing 32-bit EXR files and improvements in cmake build scripts.

pfstools 2.0.2 releasedSun, 15 Mar 2015 13:01:47 -0000

pfstools 2.0.2 is a minor release, which fixes several issues in the cmake files and in the documentation.

pfstools 2.0.1 releasedSat, 07 Feb 2015 10:47:27 -0000

This version contains two major changes as compared with 1.9.x: 1) pfstools now include all "tools" from pfstmo and pfscalibration in one package so there is no need to install and compile them separately, which should save time; and 2) the build system has been changed from automake to cmake. This should make it easier to compile pfstools on different platforms.

This version adds also a new tone-mapping operator (mai11) and a number of bug fixes and minor improvements. Refer to the change log below.

2.0.1 is a minor release, which adds a new tone-mapping operator - pfstmo_ferradans11.

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