High Dynamic Range and Image Composition

In this section two example algorithms for the creation of a High Dynamic Range image from a sequence of three Standard Dynamic Range (HDR) images with different exposure times are described. One algorithm is a linear approach and the second an algorithm developed by Debevec et. al. [Deb97]. In addition the tone mapping algorithms for the output of the HDR image on a PC display are described and implemented in the examples. In this section also the example design "ExposureFusion.va" for the image composition according to the method of exposure fusion is introduced. It can be seen as simpler and less resource alternative to High Dynamic Range imaging.