Matt Uyttendaele, Howard Good, and Michael F. Cohen
3 August 2009
As captured imagery grows in resolution to gigapixels, increases in dynamic range beyond what can be displayed, and encompasses wider fields of view, there is a need for the viewer of such imagery to take on many of the roles traditionally relegated to the camera. Fully exploring such imagery requires a software camera. One such software camera is HD View. We discuss the need for the evolution towards software cameras and then describe the current implementation of HD View. HD View is an interactive software camera that rovides flexible output lens control, full color management, and interactive tone mapping of high resolution, wide gamut, and high dynamic range imagery.