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Qtpfsgui needs you


Qtpfsgui is Giuseppe Rota’s brainchild. It is a graphic user interface (GUI) to pfstools( PFS), a set of powerful HDR/Tonemapping tools developed and maintained as an Open Source project by Grzegorz Krawczyk and Rafal Mantiuk, using the Qt Toolkit (QT).

The acronyms explain the tongue-breaking name for the software. Giuseppe is still looking for alternative name proposals. But more than that, he is looking for HELP!

When he started the project, he was still a student with enough time at hand. Now he is a busy professional and the software needs a new maintainer. And it needs any contribution it can get.

I started writing tutorials for the different pfstools tone mapping operators (TMO) that QTpfsgui makes available, but bumped into serious difficulties. With small images, things were right most of the time. But with large images pushing the limits the results sometimes did not look right. I filed a few bug reports. I dug deeper and found out that the PFS tools are actually working as expected when called from the command line. What can cause such an interaction between the GUI code and the functional code which in itself works? and what can be done?

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