HDRI Creation, Editing & Tonemapping
AHDRIA: Automatic High Dynamic Range Image Aquisition by Sean O'Malley
Adobe Photoshop CS2: Industry leading 2d image editing program. CS2 is the first version to include HDR support.
Artizen HDR: Artizen is the first complete HDR (High Dynamic Range) and LDR (Low Dynamic Range) Graphic Studio on the market today. Users can Edit, Convert, Browse, Sort and Batch Process all of their HDR and LDR images in a single application.
EasyHDR: EasyHDR is a free image processing program that produces High Dynamic Range images from normal, 24-bit, true color photos taken with a typical digital camera.
HDRShop: HDR Shop is an interactive graphical user interface image processing and manipulation system designed to view and manipulate High-Dynamic Range images. For image editing, HDRShop is best used with Adobe Photoshop.
MkHDR: Mkhdr is a tool designed to convert a series of still images into a high dynamic range image. Created by H.P Duiker, Tim Hawkins, and Paul Debevec
PFSTools: Library, set of command line tools and a viewer for flexible processing of HDR images and video frames. Includes an implementation of the state-of-the-art tone mapping operators (PFStmo) and a package for photometric calibration of HDR and LDR cameras (PFScalibration).
Photomatix: "Increase the dynamic range of your photographs" HDRI and tonemapping tool available in free and pro versions
Photogenics HDR: The first 32 bit per channel floating point High Dynamic Range paint package for Windows and Linux, from Idruna.
Photosphere: The one and only HDRI software for the mac, by Greg Ward.
3D Software Supporting HDRI Rendering
(note early versions of some software listed below did not support HDRI, or only did so using workaround/3rd party plugin solutions)
3dsmax: Developed as a total animation package with a deep, productive feature set designed to accelerate workflow, 3ds Max is the leader in 3D animation for game development, design visualization, visual effects, and education.
Brazil: Brazil r/s' advanced shading pipeline, extensible architecture, and natural workflow offers unprecedented control and flexibility, giving artists the freedom to focus on the Work, rather than wrestling with the "technology."
Cinema 4d: High-end modeling, animation and rendering package, famous for its fast raytracer which produces stunning results.
Lightwave: Leading production tool in film, broadcast, print, game development, and web development. Latest versions support HDRI out of the box.
Maxwell Render: One of the first new breed of renderers supporting spectral rendering technology.
Maya: Academy Award winning Maya® software is the world's most powerfully integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solution.
Mental Ray: Mental Ray® generates images of outstanding quality and unsurpassed realism and achieves scalable performance through the exploitation of parallelism on both multiprocessor machines and across networks of machines.
Renderman: Leading digital effects houses and computer graphics specialists use Pixar's RenderMan® because it is the highest quality renderer available anywhere and has been production tested through successful use in feature films for over ten years. Pixar's RenderMan is stable, fast, and efficient for handling complex surface appearances and images.
Softimage/XSI: SOFTIMAGE|XSI is a complete 3-D modeling and animation solution for the film, broadcast, post-production and interactive entertainment industries.
Vray: V-Ray has become a benchmark for speed used by many hardware vendors and other renderer developers to test against. Richest set of features, cost-effective and production-ready