We present a tone reproduction operator that preserves visibility in high dynamic range scenes. Our method introduces a new histogram adjustment technique, based on the population of local adaptation luminances in a scene. To match subjective viewing experience, the method incorporates models for human contrast sensitivity, glare, spatial acuity and color sensitivity. We compare our results to previous work and present examples of our techniques applied to lighting simulation and electronic photography.
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Refer to paper in IEEE TVCG:
Larson, G.W., H. Rushmeier, C. Piatko, ``A Visibility Matching Tone Reproduction Operator for High Dynamic Range Scenes,'' IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 3, No. 4, December 1997.