File extension .HDR
|High Dynamic Range Image Format
|Raster Image Files
The HDR (High Dynamic Range Image File) file extension is created by the Radiance HDR File Format. HDR file format is a computer image data format which offers support for very high dynamic range images. It offers a wide range of tonal ranges and high color saturation, allowing the content to be more accurately represented. The HDR format supports high quality, pixel-based images, with simple geometry and with no restriction on data type or structural complexity.
The HDR format allows for the storing of data in 32-bit floating point values in each of the red, green, and blue channels, per pixel. This allows for dynamic range far greater than that allowed by traditional 8-bit image formats such as JPG, PNG and GIF. This HDR format also supports metadata, such as camera exposure settings and tone mapping operators used to create the image. Additionally, some Adobe applications can save an HDR document as a 32-bit RAW document that supports data with 11 bits per RGB value. Other related file extensions include: .EXR, HDRX, and .TIFF.
The HDR file format is most commonly used in software applications for imaging and photographic manipulation. For example, it may be used to create high-quality images for print media. Getting the best result from an image requires adjusting different elements such as brightness, contrast, saturation and more. The HDR file format makes this process easier by allowing these parameters to be adjusted without any major loss of quality in the final output. Additionally, many computer graphics tools such as Photoshop, GIMP, Lightroom, Zoner Photo Studio, use this format natively or through a plugin.
After installing the required software, the operating system will usually automatically associate an unknown file type (in this case .HDR) with the new application. If this does not happen, we can help the system a bit by selecting the software for it, which it should always use to open files with the .HDR extension.
When choosing the software we can select the system to use this software every time.
Using it for the first time it is good to check whether the .HDR file opened in the application can be read by us and opens in a way that allows us to use it. If everything is in order, select this option the next time you open a file with the .HDR extension. However, if the file has not opened correctly, we have to look for a different software, with which we can open files with the .HDR extension. Select a different software from our list and install it on your computer. After the software is installed, repeat inspection openings of a .HDR file. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.
If none of the programs listed by us to work with the .HDR file has not meet your expectations, you can try searching other websites. But remember to avoid downloading programs "that can open any file". These applications not only have very limited functionality, but may also expose you to expense tens of dollars when purchasing a license.
In the vast majority of cases you will find the program dedicated to support the .HDR file, or any other file format. In addition, there is a chance that it will be a free program, and its functionality (concerning the .HDR file) will be extended to the maximum.
It is also good to check
- if the .HDR file has no errors
- or if it has been copied (or downloaded by the browser) thoroughly
Mr B. Adam
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