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How can I go about HDRI software for Ubuntu 12.04 Beta2? Your help would be highly. appreciated

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Look at Luminance HDR.
These notes might be useful.
It was called Qtpfsgui earlier.

And fotoxx (from the comments here) is also an Ubuntu package -- Looks promising, I'll try it too.

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It is still called qtpfsgui in 12.04 beta2, so search for that in software center or in terminal sudo apt-get install qtpfsgui. Another utility is fotoxx but I have no experience using it. –  taneli Apr 14 '12 at 13:42
    
Thank you. It still goes by that name. –  all4naija Apr 15 '12 at 1:44

There are some great tools for the Photographer to utilize. I can name more than a dozen but lets focus on the main object. Getting the right look for an HDR photo.


You will need Ufraw to process RAW photos

You will need Luminance HDR and the Hugin plug-in to process HDR images

You will need Gimp for the final touches


Let me cover 3 things to be able to develop HDR photos

Setup or Pre-process:

Taking the photos is just the beginning to the end. You will need 3 or more photos of the same object, from the same distance with the same focus but with different exposures.

See this Tutorial for Pre-Process setup and recommendations


HDR Development:

This is where the magic starts to happen. Using 3, 5, 7, 9 or more photos you will have a deviation of exposures and will combined them using the software indicated. The Hugin plugin is used for straightening the edges and layering the images on top of each other.

See this Tutorial for HDR Development using Luminance


Post processing:

I like to use GIMP to manipulate the final image settings. This way the photographer gives the photo its final blessing.

See this Tutorial for Post Processing using GIMP

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I "was" going to add an answer, but your awesome answer here would only cause my self-esteem to go down ^^. How about adding enblend.sourceforge.net which is the only up to date missing from the list that I know of. –  Luis Alvarado Dec 26 '12 at 22:07
    
@LuisAlvarado thanks, and your enblend is not a HDR application, more of a sticher that is able to composite pieces of photos. –  Ringtail Dec 26 '12 at 23:04
    
Its still a good reference. –  Seth Dec 26 '12 at 23:44

Macrofusion - maybe not best, but worth to try:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/macrofusion/
... and PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~dhor/+archive/myway

Disclaimer: I am the developer/maintainer of Macrofusion.

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After I import some pictures and change some settings and click "Preview" all I see is this: i.imgur.com/VaVfPzD.png Is there something I can do about that? –  Seth Feb 10 at 3:54
    
I guess its a bug, this is what I get in the terminal when I click "preview": paste.ubuntu.com/6907173 –  Seth Feb 10 at 4:03

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