What is a .HDR File And How To Open It – HDRsoft

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .hdr extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .hdr file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .HDR file?

The file extension .HDR is High Dynamic Range Image File. The development of this file was done by HDRsoft. The file is a raster related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .hdr file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .HDR file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .HDR file on various operating systems.

How to open a .HDR file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .hdr file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the HDRSoft Photomatix software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HDR file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the HDRSoft Photomatix software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .HDR file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .hdr file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Lemkesoft GraphicConverter software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: HDRSoft Photomatix and Lemkesoft GraphicConverter.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .HDR file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Lemkesoft GraphicConverter software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .HDR file?

If you cannot open the .HDR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .HDR file.hdr – ESRI. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .HDR file with the HDRSoft Photomatix program on Windows and Lemkesoft GraphicConverter, HDRSoft Photomatix programs on Mac.