Website designers have come to appreciate the effectiveness of well structured and responsive sites when it comes to marketability. The use of HDRi images has become one of the best ways to reproduce great and lively range of luminosity that cannot be enjoyed with standard digital photographic or imaging techniques.
With HDRI images, it is easy to play around with photos and images thus presenting the audience with the same range of luminance which they are accustomed to in their day to day life.
With the High-dynamic-range imaging techniques, it is easy to restore any shadows and highlight details that might not be captured in the images and photographs thus bringing out the best during web design. There are many premium and free HDRi images available online and here we have collected 10 that you will find captivating and useful in your next project. Just sit back and enjoy the great views: –
HDRI – City Night
This is a high resolution HDRI image view of a field at night and comes with a HDR-file and an .LDR file. The environment has a 360 degree view in horizontal plus it holds approximately 120 degrees in vertical view. You can use it as a website environment in all 3d applications that support realistic HDRI lighting.
PureLIGHT HDRi 001 – Mid Sun Clouds
This hdri image has a skydome view in HDR format and can be used as a globular surrounding in 3D scenes. It’s 6000px wide and ideal for use as your website’s actual background. It has a high dynamic range with nice looking realistic shadows emanating from the sun. It also has a jpg version which you can use with a normal film response algorithm to enhance the looks.
Skydome HDRI – Northern Lights
This HDRI-brand offers an assortment of high-dynamic choice of images that only display the sky-portion panorama of outdoor setting. It features cloudy and in depth skies, qualities that makes it amazing and highly captivating to the eyes. The lighting surrounding is an absolutely natural external lighting and done not involve any simulated sources. Is has a resolution of 12344×3246.
HDRi – Wasatch Front 530
This HDRI image offers a great viewpoint of the Wasatch Front Mountain and an amazing view of the valley as well. Its panorama makes for attractive reflections and wide-ranging contrasts among the different objects. The capturing of the images is carefully done after a thunderstorm to get a good glimpse of the sun breaking through the heavy clouds and has 360-degree view.
These images come with a resolution of 5000×2500 px which allows for users to enjoy good quality reflections. It also has a manageable format (.hdr) on any 3D viewport. Users will appreciate this including those with no greater computer power as it allows for realistic rendering in excellent quality and acceptable times. The HDRI image also has 10000×5000 pixels view thus making it ideal even to those in need of higher resolutions and can handle heavy images.
10 Spherical HDRI Skies
The 10 spherical HDRI images offer high resolution, spherical view environment maps. The images capture different day times, multiple weather conditions; cloudy, blue, clear, dawn and dusk. It is suitable for architectural visualisation and realistic rendering. It has a resolution of 6000 by 12000 pixels hdr: Extension. The premium HDRI images are captivating and highly colourful.
These hdri images are available at 4000×2000 pixels and in both .exr and .hdr formats. The hdr file has an approximately 27 Megs while the .exr file is approximately 90 Megs. The images include tone mapped image that has a resolution of 4000×2000 pixels. The file includes a readme file alongside a folder of Vray maps (has 3 additional files) essential for users with renderer in the workflow.
Clear Sky Pack
These are 16exr/hdr skydome views, clear and sunny sky without any clouds. Each of the pictures displays different hours of the day ranging from the beautiful dawn hours with a wide range of lights and dusk hours with a display of shadow variations. They are easy for users who want to make amazing renders using different environments in a more realistic way.
The HDRI image has a 180/360 degree view and ideal for users looking for catchy 3D scenes. The image captures the environment and is amazingly perfect for use as an actual background for your designs. It has a texture resolution of 5000×2500 and has graphic files available including High Dynamic Range HDR and Photoshop PSD.
Time-Lapse HDRI Sky Dome Sunset
The image comes in .hdr format suitable for use as your spherical environment for 3D sceneries. Is has 30 seconds of high dynamic range at 30fps which simply translates to 900 .hdr frames. You can either use it as 900-spherical environment maps if you do not wish to use it as an animation and still enjoy great results. You can also use it with element 3D which is an after effects plugin.