HDR give great lighting. I want to be able to create my own HDR images in photoshop. I downloaded the addon called easy hdri and they are loading in files with hdr file extension. How do I make that I can not save as hdr in photoshop.
(although I can watch hours of video about making a "high dynamic range image and save it as a tiff but that is not what I want.
This video shows how to make a hdri
but well its still not saving as hdr but it is saving as exr
I can make a exr file by using this plugin: Interesting - I found https://www.exr-io.com/
I can make the image look right in photoshop I just need a way to save the image as hdr so when I load it as a hdr blender will see it right.
So there is some confusion because a lot of hdr images I see are just weird shaped images that can be used to mimic a 3d world and I think that is different.
maybe that image above should be called a 3dworldimage not a hdr ???
So I see images that look like this above and people are calling it hdr but really its not
So with “Easy HDR” its not wanting to use my jpg images its wants to see a *.hdr as as shown on this page below:
At this point I am hoping someone will clear up the difference between a warped image like above and what photoshop is refering to as a image that is 3 images combined with different exposures. So I can make a HDR by putting my camera on a tripod and taking 3 shots one getting all the detail in the shadows and one that shows all the detail in the highlights and then one more that captures great color and midtones. So that would be a HDR image created from those 3
So a few pointed questions: So why is Easy HDR insisting that I have a hdr file extension ? and why did the first video I posted about making HDR in blender being saved as exr ? will blender use a exr as a “3dworld image”
Right now I have a mind full of mixed up mush and hope someone might tell me a thing or two to straiten me out.
If I use nodes can I make blender see any tiff or jpg or png as a 3dworldimage ? Did hdri just kinda get thrown together with 3dworldimages because 3dworldimages should be hdri images ?
basicly my goal is to be able to use a jpg image of my own choice to create great lighting on a subject. I also want to be able to create my own 3D worlds if I want to. But a lot of HDR is thrown in this works and its confusing me.