LightPainter: Creating Long-Exposure Imagery from Videos

Yi Ling Chen, Zhenyu Tang, Kwan-Liu Ma

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This article presents LightPainter, an interactive tool that promotes creative long-exposure photography through an intuitive drawing metaphor and flexible spatiotemporal mapping from videos to composite images. We discuss the power of software-defined exposure and the tools capability to facilitate creating sophisticated long-exposure effects in challenging scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018


  • computational photography
  • image compositing
  • long-exposure imagery
  • video editing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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