HDR Imaging in Microsoft Excel

Leveraging synergies in cross-platform software to generate client-centric photographs

Have you ever taken a photo with areas that are too bright or too dark? As any photographer will tell you, high dynamic range photography is the right way to solve your problem. And, as any businessperson will tell you, Microsoft Excel is the right platform to implement your solution.

For !!Con 2017, I implemented a simple HDR algorithm using only Excel formulas. Here’s what it looks like:

A screenshot of Microsoft Excel displaying an image of a church interior.

Excel HDR result on a bracketed capture of Stanford Memorial Church, a widely used test image.

Check out the talk below to learn how it works.


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