Luminance HDR 2.1.0

We are pleased to announce a new version of Luminance HDR. We are changing Luminance HDR deeply, re-factoring a lot of the legacy code. We are trying to add new features and at the same time take out the maximum from new multicore machines using new development techniques. This version is absolutely a big improvement for Windows users, which will experience a more stable and faster software. I do not want to list all the changes we made for this version, it will be too long, but we are definitely waiting for your comments in order to bring out a version 2.1.1 really quickly with all the improvements and the bug fix that Luminance HDR may require.

You can download Luminance 2.1.0 using one of these links:

[ Windows (32-bit) ]
[ Windows (64-bit) ]
[ Mac OS X (64-bit, Intel) ]
[ Source Code ]

Users of Fedora 14 and Fedora 15 can find pre compiled binaries for i386:

luminance-hdr-2.1.0-1.fc14.i386.rpm ]
luminance-hdr-2.1.0-1.fc15.i386.rpm ]
LibRaw-0.13.8-1.fc15.i386.rpm ]

64 bits packages can be easily built from the src.rpm provided.

Users of Ubuntu 11.04 can find pre compiled binaries for i386.

luminance-hdr_2.1.0-2_i386.deb ]
libraw_0.13.8-2_i386.deb ]

They must also install the package libtiff_3.9.4-2_i386.deb provided.

If you appreciate Luminance, please consider a donation (there is no minimum amount!):

If you want to share with other users your results, you can use our FlickR group and Facebook group.

Note [Mac Users]: This version of Luminance HDR runs only with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, in 64-bit native. We do not think to release a 32-bit version anymore, so Mac OS X 10.5 users should stick to the old version.

10 Responses to “Luminance HDR 2.1.0”


  • Great improvements. Keep goin’on

  • Excellent job, I love the new presets sidebar!

    Just donated as well ;)

    Also, I wanted to thank you for making Luminance open-source, as this helped me make a sweet class project demo earlier this year: http://mcclanahoochie.com/blog/portfolio/real-time-hdr-tonemapping/

    Kudos to all your efforts, keep up the great work!

    Cheers,
    ~Chris

  • I love, love, LOVE the new interface, with the HDR and the TMO settings in one window and the thumnails of all the TMOs on the right. It really makes sense in terms of workflow. Now I’m exploring all sorts of TMOs that I never would’ve before!

  • Some thoughts, if I may.

    The new “quick preview” images are a blast! I was utterly confused with the multiple tonemapping methods without this.

    However, this gives me a very serious headscratcher. Why not make a very low res but almost-immediate preview, when the user is playing with their tonemapping settings? A tiny thumbnail updating “as fast as it can” when the user is dragging sliders would be a great addition, allowing the user to quickly familiarize themselves with which sliders are useful and which not to touch.

    Also, I find a feature missing, that the previous concept had: I can no longer Ctrl-Tab across windows, now that they are tabs. Can this functionality perhaps be restored?

    Also, I’d love it if it was possible to quickly set the tonemapping operator settings to the ones used to produce the currently viewer image. It’d make it easy to enhance an already rendered image’s parameters, without setting them by hand looking at the image’s tooltip.

    Oh, one more thing: I’m seeing an inconsistency with scroll bars in the tonemapped image tabs. I click a tab that has a 1024×768 image, I get scrollbars (properly). I click another tab, there’s a 1024×768 image there as well, but gets no scrollbars (why?). It seems not to show scrollbars for the LAST image in the list – generating a new image causes scrollbars to appear for the previously unscrollable image, and not for the new image.

    Cheers! :]

  • Hi! I see, that you are moving to cmake build system. Luminance is building fine with it (except finding lcms libs), but doesn’t install. I can’t find install targets in cmake scripts. Is there any solution?

  • Hm. Can’t run this on my Linux Mint box. This is the error message I get when I try to run it.

    “$ luminance-hdr
    luminance-hdr: error while loading shared libraries: libexiv2.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”

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