High dynamic range imaging (HDRi) is a technology concerned with representing a range of luminances larger than state of the art displays and closer to luminance ranges occuring in natural scenes. We investigate whether the approach of evaluating a dynamic range by the number of just noticeable differences contained within does make sense in a HDRi workflow.We found that disturbing effects of neighboring luminances were hardly perceivable on a standard dynamic range display if the background luminance exceeds 5 cd=m2.
Dennis Kuepper, Zofia Barańczuk, Ursina Caluori, Iris Sprow, Matthias Scheller Lichtenauer, Klaus Simon, Peter Zolliker, "High Dynamic Range imaging: is the game worth the candle?" in Proc. IS&T 21st Color and Imaging Conf., 2013, pp 231 - 235, https://doi.org/10.2352/CIC.2013.21.1.art00042