If you understand the difference between using a JPG file and a HDR/EXR file for an HDRI, then you already understand clipping 🙂

“Clipping” is when the brightest part of an HDRI is “cut off”, or “burnt out”.

This is usually seen on light sources, like the sun or a bright lamp, and is the result of the HDRI photographer not using a dark enough exposure to capture the light completely.

If you’re an HDRI photographer and you want to learn how to avoid clipping, read this article next (coming soon!).

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