A New Vision of Color.
Edit images and build 3D LUTs with a powerful raw developer and film look designer for photographers and filmmakers. Craft stunning film color in record time that works for any camera, in any software and on any screen.
Controls that respond like film.
Tap into your images full potential with powerful tools that have been designed for natural, photographic color that deeply integrates into your images so that even extreme edits never look artificial.
Made for Photographers and Filmmakers.
Deeply transform your images without ever making them look overedited or badly filtered. Color.io enables cinema-grade color science for digital photography, develops raw images from over 600 cameras and exports ACES color managed LUTs for video work. A powerful VisionLog™ RAW interpreter paired with a custom wide-gamut ACES © IDT serve as an exceptional foundation for color grading images unlike ever before.
Raw development in Color.io is powered by VisionLog - an ultra-wide-gamut, log-encoded color space compatible with built-in ACES © color managed. The VisionLog curve has a wider dynamic range than a standard linear encoding, which means that it can capture all detail in both the highlights and shadows of an image - a perfect starting point for grading.
Real Film Halation.
Color.io comes with optical film halation simulation that recreates the effect of very bright light causing orange-red highlight flaring on analog film. It's an important characteristic of many film stocks that can not be created through color grading alone.
Preview color transforms in three dimensions in real time.
Grade hundreds of images at the same time. Multiple documents, batch export - you got it!
Rather than overlaying grain textures like most other software, Color.io deconstructs your image and rebuilds it pixel-by-pixel using synthetically generated film grain. This results in an incredibly organic look because the underlying pixel structure of digital images is entirely reconstructed to match the grain distribution, density, rotation, size, and color gradation of real film.
Create your own LUTs.
Really good LUTs*
Create high fidelity show looks and custom film emulations that truly push the gamut - without breaking the image. Color.io is powered by an analog color engine that has been written from the ground up for exceptional color stability and smoothness. Create stunning ACES color managed 3D LUTs for over 20 applications, cameras and monitors for seamless integration into your existing on-set and post workflows.
Color.io is not just another film emulation plugin. It's a standalone app where every control is driven by an engine that models the non-linear light response of film. The result is better looking images with deep, painterly colors that hardly ever break, even when you push it to the extreme.
Native ACES © HDR compliant color management enables cutting-edge color that looks and behaves the same everywhere. Any look you create with Color.io automatically works for current and future cameras, monitors and most third party software. ACES in Color.io is easy and powerful.
Build looks from scratch or fully customize any aspect of the included film emulations to match your unique taste and vision. Seamlessly share editable presets you create with color.io as a single link or export color managed LUTs into your favorite applications for color managed workflows.
"The look I've been trying to get for years."
Color.io empowers photographers, filmmakers, colorists and artists at all skill levels to craft their unique vision of color - From really small to really big screens. Here's what some of them have said about Color.io:
"After trying it out for a few short hours I knew Color.io was the tool I always wanted - it's the look that I've been trying to get for years."
"The tools and visualizations in Color.io are so unique and great to mess with. Definitely some of the best color tools out there!"
"I’m blown away that these tools are missing in Davinci Resolve. Definitely recommending Color.io to my colorist friends!"
Director of Photography
"Color.io is actually pretty insane. Saturation just stays super clean even when I push much further than I would with other tools. Wow!"
Designer / Photographer
"Just tried Color.io and well, I love it. There's a depth to the colors that I haven't been able to get out of other tools. Thank you!"
"I now use 3 instead of 16 nodes in Resolve and the results are honestly so much better. I'm converting all my LUTs to the new engine for HDR work."
Chris T. Beck
"Just completely re-built my film LUTs for HDR with Color.io, including really complex ones and the color engine captures them perfectly."
Filmmaker / D.O.P.
"Probably the best grain and halation sim I've seen and color is top notch. Def my new secret weapon for show looks and custom finishing LUTs!"
"As a landscape and wildlife photographer, natural color rendition is paramount. Color.io is the next best thing to shooting actual film."
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