I’m looking for some help with regards to the HDR workflow with hugin.
I am trying to stitch a 360x180 degree panorama, using hugin release 2017.0.0.
The base images are bracketed .jpg exposures, which I batch converted to .hdr HDR files using Luminance HDR.
Now hugin loads these without any problem, finds control points etc. However when it comes to showing the panorama preview, in HDR mode, the display has large black areas:
If I try the Panorama Preview in LDR mode, the display is pure black. I have set the HDR and 16 bit display curve in the options to Gamma 2.2
The resulting HDR stitched file, opened into luminance hdr can be seen here, it looks rather dull (I haven’t tone mapped it yet):
Out of interest, I tried stitching the same images, this time using stacks of the original bracketed exposures.
Here is the HDR panorama preview, it looks a much better HDR image.
And the resulting HDR stitched from bracketed exposures exr file opened in luminance hdr
So, to cut a long story short, is it better to feed Hugin the original bracketed exposures, then stitch them using stacks to generate the HDR panorama?
Or is the better method to batch convert the bracketed exposures into hdr images, then use these in Hugin? My computer certainly is happier crunching 32 HDR images in hugin, compared to 96 images in stacks of 3 bracketed exposures. But if using bracketed exposures in hugin with stacks gets better results, then that is what I’ll do.