Tonemapping vs HDR

2 years 3 months ago #678188 by KENT MELTON
I was just reading another photographers rant about these, and he spoke about them being different.  Now I really thought these were the same processes, just different names.  

I didn't call the guy out, or question him.  LOL mainly incase I was wrong.  

So is tonemapping the same or different from HDR?


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2 years 3 months ago #678450 by Shadowfixer1
They are different. You generally tonemap an HDR image but you don't have to. The tonemapping is where you get the surreal/illustrated look from if you push the tonemapping far enough. A straight up HDR image won't yield that look on its own. I know some will probably disagree with me but I have a very specific definition of HDR.

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