Tone-Mapped Image Quality Database (TMQID)

Author: LS2N IPI / CTU in Prague

Partner: Yes



Subjective scores: true

Total: 180

SRC: 20

HRC: 9

Ratings: 20

Resolution: 1920x1080

Method: PC


This database contains 20 high dynamic range (HDR) images (10 natural and 10 synthetic) with each pixel represented by its physical luminance. For each of these images, 9 tone-mapped versions were created and evaluated in two paired comparison subjective test - one with the HDR reference and the second one without. Four tone-mapping operators (TMOs) were used with two different parameter settings, plus one TMO without parameters was added as well. For more information, please, refer to the relevant paper or contact Lukas Krasula at


Database available on Google Drive.


Permission is hereby granted, without written agreement and without license or royalty fees, to use, copy, modify, and distribute the data provided and its documentation for research purpose only. The data provided may not be commercially distributed. In no event shall the authors or their institutions be liable to any party for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of the data and its documentation. The authors specifically disclaim any warranties. The data provided hereunder is on an โ€œas isโ€ basis and the authors or their institutions have no obligation to provide maintanance, support, updates, enhancements, or modifications.

References and Citation

Please, cite the following paper in your reference if you use this database for your work [KNF17].


  • KNF17: Krasula, L., Narwaria, M., Fliegel, K., Le Callet, P. Preference of Experience in Image Tone-Mapping: Dataset and Framework for Objective Measures Comparison, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 64 - 74, 2017.