I decided to post this under “Other Software” because it’s not directly related to Blender.
I’m playing around with YafRay, lighting, etc. and ran into HDRI. Now, I’d like to, partly because of the experience, create as much as possible myself, and thus wondered if this is possible with the same type of freedom that the GPL gives (oh and, it has to be free of charge too).
I Googled around, and found HDR Shop. However, the license only allows for non-commercial use (unless you pay up). I’m assuming this means that I will never be able to use the HDR images coming out of that program for any other uses than non-commercial. Even though that’s not likely to happen, I don’t want to be restricted like that, so I was wondering, is there a program that allows your to create HDR images without a restricting license? Can GIMP do this somehow?
I’d preferably use something that works under Linux, but Win32 stuff works too, even though I don’t like using Windows.
If there is no software that matches that description, then I would like to know if there are any HDR images I can download that doesn’t restrict the usage in any way?