Subject-rated image database for tone-mapped images

Author: University of Waterloo

Partner: No

Contact: Hojatollah Yeganeh ( Zhou Wang (

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Subjective scores: true

SRC: 15

Ratings: 20


Tone mapping operators (TMOs) that convert high dynamic range (HDR) to low dynamic range (LDR) images provide practically useful tools for the visualization of HDR images on standard LDR displays. Different TMOs create different tone mapped images, and a natural question is which one has the best quality. A straight-forward approach is to invite human subjects to rate or rank the quality of tone-mapped images. This database provides 15 image sets, each of which contains an HDR image along with 8 tone-mapped images created by different TMOs.


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References and Citation

Please, cite the following paper in your reference if you use this database for your work [YW13].


  • YW13: H. Yeganeh and Z. Wang, Objective Quality Assessment of Tone Mapped Images, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 657-667, Feb. 2013.