Convert HDR image to LDR using edge-preserving multiscale decompositions
Load a high dynamic range (HDR) image into the workspace. Convert the HDR image to a low dynamic range (LDR) image using the basic tone mapping function
tonemap. Display the result.
HDR = hdrread('office.hdr'); LDR = tonemap(HDR); imshow(LDR)
The LDR image is displayed with an acceptable dynamic range, but colors are muted.
Convert the HDR image to an LDR image using edge-preserving multiscale decompositions. Display the result.
RGB = tonemapfarbman(HDR); imshow(RGB)
Colors appear more saturated, but the image is bright and has poor contrast. This brightness and contrast indicate that the default value of
'Exposure' is too large. The poor contrast is especially evident in the shadow of the tree.
Repeat the conversion with a lower value of
'Exposure' to darken the image. Display the result.
RGB2 = tonemapfarbman(HDR,'Exposure',1.5); imshow(RGB2)
The image contrast is improved. Also, the image shows a decrease in the clipping of pixel values in bright regions, such as the sky, road, and monitor.
HDR— High dynamic range image
High dynamic range image, specified as an m-by-n matrix or an m-by-n-by-3 array.
comma-separated pairs of
the argument name and
Value is the corresponding value.
Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value
pair arguments in any order as
LDR = tonemapFarbman(HDR,'Saturation',2.1);
'RangeCompression'— Range compression
0.3(default) | number in the range [0, 1]
Range compression, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
'RangeCompression' and a number in the range [0, 1]. A value of
1 represents maximum compression and a value of
0 represents minimum compression.
1.6(default) | nonnegative number
Saturation, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
'Saturation' and a nonnegative number. The recommended range for
'Saturation' is [0, 5]. As the saturation value increases,
colors become more rich and intense. As the saturation value decreases, colors fade
away to gray. The
'Saturation' argument does not affect grayscale
3(default) | positive number
Exposure, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
'Exposure' and a positive number. The recommended range for
'Exposure' is (0, 5]. As this value decreases, the exposure
length decreases, so the image darkens. As this value increases, the exposure length
increases, so the image brightens.
'NumberOfScales'— Number of scales
3(default) | positive integer
Number of scales, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
'NumberOfScales' and a positive integer. The recommended range
'NumberOfScales' is [1, 5]. The default number of scales is
length( when you specify
'Weights'. Otherwise, the default number of scales is
'Weights'— Weights of detail layers
[1.5 1.5 1.5](default) | n-element vector of positive numbers
Weights of detail layers, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
'Weights' and an n-element vector of positive
numbers, where n is the number of scales specified by
'NumberOfScales'. The recommended range of each element in
Weights is (0, 3]. The default value of
'Weights' is an n-element numeric vector
with all elements set to
<1, the amount of detail in the output image decreases and
Weights >1, the amount of detail in the output image
 Farbman, Z., R. Fattal, D. Lischinski, and R. Szeliski. "Edge-Preserving Decompositions for Multi-Scale Tone and Detail Manipulation." ACM Transactions on Graphics. Vol. 27, Number 3, August 2008, pp. 1–10.