8.44. Fattal et al. 2002

8.44.1. Oversyn

Figur 16.230. «Fattal et al. 2002» tone mapping example

«Fattal et al. 2002» tone mapping example


«Fattal et al. 2002» tone mapping example

Filter applied with default settings, after changing image precision in GIMP to 32-bit floating point linear light.

This filter can be used to adapt an image, which may have a high dynamic range (HDR), for presentation using a low dynamic range. This operation reduces the magnitudes of local image gradients, producing luminance within the range 0.0-1.0.

This tonemapping approach was originally presented by Raanan Fattal, in the 2002 SIGGRAPH paper: Gradient Domain High Dynamic Range Compression.

[Notat] Notat

This filter is slow on larger images. For finding the best settings for your image you could make a small relevant selection first and save that as a preset before using that for the whole image.

8.44.2. Activating the filter

This filter is found in the image window menu under ColorsTone MappingFattal et al. 2002.

8.44.3. Innstillingar

Figur 16.231. The «Fattal et al. 2002» filter Dialog

The «Fattal et al. 2002» filter Dialog


«Presets» are a common feature for several Colors commands. You can find its description in Del 8.1.1, «Colors Common Features».


Gradient threshold for detail enhancement.


Strength of local detail enhancement.


Global color saturation factor.


Gradient threshold for lowering detail enhancement.

Input Type, Clipping, Blending Options, Preview and Split view

These are common features described in Del 8.1.1, «Colors Common Features».