About the Luminance HDR category

Luminance HDR is a cross-platform program for creating and tone mapping high dynamic range (HDR) files.

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This is not the Luminance HDR (LHDR) project’s official forum. It merely serves as an aid to categorize discussions and tutorials about this program.

The latest stable version of LHDR is 2.4.0, released on 2014-01-27. It is recommended that you use the latest git version if you can as it contains fixes to many of the bugs which make 2.4.0 difficult to use (hence the Monty Python reference).
Compilation instructions for Linux: Compiling Luminance HDR in Linux

Project status: LHDR appears to be recently deceased, yet it’s the most popular libre solution to creating and tone mapping HDR images, which warrants the existence of this unofficial forum. Who knows, perhaps one of you will take over development?

An introduction to HDR photography with Luminance HDR:
http://blog.patdavid.net/2013/05/hdr-photography-with-foss-tools.html

Official forum: LHDR doesn’t have one. As such, use this forum.
Official website: http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/
Official documentation: LHDR doesn’t have any.
Report bugs and make feature requests: https://github.com/LuminanceHDR/LuminanceHDR/issues
See and get the source code: https://github.com/LuminanceHDR/LuminanceHDR