The Radiance HDR format is now an officially recognized MIME type. This is good news for panorama makers that keep hitting the dynamic range limits of traditional imaging formats. Next on the wish list is support for this file format in the web browsers and in Adobe’s Flash. After Dolby Inc. acquired and integrated BrightSide Technologies Inc., HDR consumer displays are just around the corner. Expect them later this year. We’ll still need a way to tell the browser how to tonemap the image for legacy displays, though.
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