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Download 200 free HDRIs from HDRI Skies

Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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A low-dynamic-range preview of Sky 146 from HDRI Skies’ set of 200 freely downloadable HDRIs.

 
Originally posted on 8 February 2016. Scroll down for updates.

New resource site HDRI Skies has made mid-res versions of 150 200 of its HDRI files available to for free, including for use in commercial projects. The files are provided in HDR format at 4,096 x 2,048px resolution.

Updated 17 June 2017: HDRI Skies has now reduced the resolution of its free files to 2,048 x 1,024px.

The focus of the site being the skies themselves, the images are all shot in flat countryside, largely parks, grassland or fields in temperate countryside: presumably in Poland, where the site is based.

Images can be searched by time of day, and there are also a range of times of year and weather conditions, including varying degrees of cloud cover, plus mist and fog.

Register to download low-res HDRIs for free, or ultra-high-res versions for €5
To download any of the free HDRIs, you’ll need to be registered with the site, but again, that’s free. Each can be previewed as a 360-degree interactive online panorama before downloading.

HDRI Skies also offers hi-res versions of the files (either 13,000 x 6,500px or 15,000 x 7,500px), priced at €5-7 (around $5.50-8.00) for a single HDRI, or €50 ($55) for packs of 20 full spherical HDRIs.

More free resources to come
Site founder Agata Galewska tells us that she aims to publish a new set of high-quality HDRIs on the site next month, so it’s worth checking back regularly.

HDRI Skies’ sister website, Texturify, which we wrote about last year, also offers a range of free texture resources and 360-degree spherical environment maps.

 
Updated 17 June 2016: HDRI Skies now has 200 free HDRs available to download. In addition, the full-resolution versions now come with 5K backplates. You can download one free 15K HDR here.

 
Download 200 free HDRIs from HDRI Skies

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