HDRMerge is a program by Javier Celaya which takes in bracketed raw photos and spits out an HDR raw photo in DNG format. That is super awesome, for reasons!
The project’s official repository received no updates in the past year, but there were numerous speedups and bug fixes and a new feature (custom white level) made by @heckflosse, perhaps something by me, and possibly commits in forks by other users. In order to get things back on track, I reached out and Javier gave @heckflosse and myself repository access. And so it was that there came about a big merge today, and we smiled, for it was good.
This means two things:
- The project is alive. New patches will get merged. There are plenty of talented coders here - it would be great if you helped! Just take a look at the few issues or maybe even implement new functionality.
- We should release a new version of HDRMerge soon for distros to pick up so that end users can benefit. I’ll wait a while and see the response this gets before deciding on a release date.