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High Dynamic Range Imaging, 2nd Edition by Karol Myszkowski, Greg Ward, Sumanta Pattanaik, Paul Debevec, Wolfgang Heidrich, Erik Reinhard

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Introduction

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There are many applications that involve digital images. They are created with modern digital cameras and scanners, rendered with advanced computer graphics techniques, or produced with drawing programs. These days, most applications rely on graphical representations of some kind.

During their lifetime, digital images undergo a number of transformations. First they are created using one of the above techniques. Then, they are stored on some digital medium, possibly edited with various image-processing techniques, and ultimately either displayed on a computer monitor or printed on hard copy.

Currently, there is a trend toward producing and using higher-resolution images. For example, at the time of writing digital cameras routinely ...

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