(Wikipedia): High dynamic range (or HDR for short) is a term generally used for media applications such as digital imaging and digital audio production. It is a feature that is capable of producing a much higher dynamic range than is widely available at the moment.
Applications in digital imaging:
- High dynamic range imaging (HDRI), the compositing of images or videos to extend the dynamic range beyond the native capability of the capturing device
- High dynamic range rendering (HDRR), the real-time rendering of virtual environments using a dynamic range of 65535:1 or higher (used in computer technology)