High Dynamic Range Image File
📌 In normal conditions, the .HDR object sample serves for handling digital photos or raster images stored and opened in the High Dynamic Range (definition of HDR abbreviation), designed by HDRSoft corporate affiliation. Specifically, the .HDR format is utilized for enhancing the brightness and color range of an actual digital image. .HDR file items may also be designated for fixing washed-out zones or dark shadows of a proper graphical image or picture. HDR toolkits may be oriented on creating compositions of multiple photos with individual separate exposures to build up a single image with an evenly distributed and full range of custom color tones and gamma. It should be explicitly mentioned that HDR records can also be shared and exchanged as HDRI or Radiance HDR items.
📌 The current .HDR file group corresponds to the GIS entry which includes header data for an attached .BIL extension item. Essentially, the noted file record comprehends and defines the open formatting and layout of the .BIL sample so that it can be placed and parsed to the real-world geographical coordinates when the source .HDR entity is combined and concluded into a distinctive georeferencing data object. Precisely, the original .HDR instance branch is stored in the plain ASCII text representation. The following composition of the .HDR file object is closely related to GIS navigational area and operates in conjunction with a respective .BIL resource term. The following subgroup of graphical technology is adapted and recognized within Windows platform solely, without any desktop or mobile OS exceptions.
How to open an .HDR file?
📌 In practice, the .HDR file resources are sustained by custom graphical editors and viewers, such as IrfanView, Adobe Photoshop, ACDSee Photo Studio, Canvas X Pro, Photomatix and other comprehensive software groups. As long as .HDR content reproduces the graphical data in encoded, non-compressed constitution, you are freely able to convert the source images to third-party forms with the assistance of desktop converters and respective online services. Furthermore, the .HDR-relied file instances can be opened, tracked and modified by various toolkits, related to the GIS software area. Thus, you may review and customize the proper .HDR record contents with ArcGIS Pro, Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper, GDAL and other app distributives, able to comprehend, identify and operate with geo-coordinates of the requested object or entity.