When I wrote our page on HDR, I knew it would be useful to a lot of people in the industry, and knew information from within it would be used elsewhere.
And that has been the case, with most people being professional enough to ask permission when looking to quote something from the guide.
However, I never expected it to be ripped-off, and presented as someone else's work... without any attempt to acknowledge the original source.
An that is exactly what has happened, with the entire document re-written, to attempt to cover the original source.
But, in performing the re-write, one glaring mistake was made...
The guide includes a number graphs, which were also re-done, but one is a histogram.
Any any remotely knowledgeable person knows that a histogram is like a fingerprint, as it is based solely in the underlying image it was generated from.
And the histogram in our HDR Guide is from a picture I took, so is unique to that one picture.
But the ******** that ripped-off our HDR Guide was obviously too stupid to realise that, and although the 'graph' was re-done, the actual histogram content remains identical... Idiot!
Here is the original image, from our HDR Guide:
And here is the version from the ripped-off work:
It just shows that the ******** involved cannot be trusted in anything he says or does.
To rip-off some-else's work like this really is the lowest of the low...
Mob Boss at Light Illusion