A New Vision of Color.
Color.io is a one-of-a-kind film emulation tool, look designer and raw photo editor for photographers and filmmakers. Craft stunning film color that works for any camera, in any software and on any screen with the world's most advanced AI powered analog grading engine.
Revolutionary film color at your fingertips.
Tap into your images full potential with powerful tools that have been purpose-engineered for natural, photographic color that deeply integrates into your images.
Built on a decade of experience in film emulation, our ultra-wide-gamut analog color models supercharge your images with cinematic precision and unmatched color depth that is trusted by the world's leading brands and creatives.
Built from the ground up for RAW photography workflows. Develop images in an ultra-wide-gamut, log-encoded gamut with built-in ACES © color managed. Start with a wide dynamic range encoding, that captures all detail in both the highlights and shadows of your images - a perfect starting point for grading.
True Grain & Halation
Color.io comes with optical halation simulation and an utterly realistic film grain core that rebuilds your entire image from dynamically generated granules.
Analog Color Tools.
One-of-a-kind color modelling that simulates the light response of film. Embedded in an intuitive, blazingly fast user interface designed to get you twice the results in half the time.
As a look development tool, Color.io integrates into your existing workflows. Leverage industry-standard color management and open-source look transfer via 3D LUTs. A 3D LUT is a small file that allows you to apply the looks you've created in Color.io to videos, images and renders across apps and devices. Your colors will look exactly the same no matter where they're viewed.
Use Color.io as your filmic RAW pre-processor and copy/paste full-res renders between Photoshop and Color.io for detailed touch-ups.
Export 3D LUTs from Color.io into Photoshop's Color Lookup Adjustment. Use Display P3 for color managed photography workflows.
Color.io is your dedicated show look creator and cloud-synched film look library. Import only what you need and simplify your node trees.
Hand off customized, industry-grade digital film LUTs with known inputs & outputs to color managed timelines in Resolve. Learn how.
Use LR for photo management. Hand off RAW files to Color.io for AI assisted look creation and advanced analog grading tools.
Embed Color.io looks inside custom XMP profiles to overcome Lightroom's color grading limitations. Learn how.
Create custom LUTs for Arri Alexa, RED IPP2, BMD, Sony Venice, FX 6, Panasonic Varicam, Canon cameras and more.
Craft software-agnostic film LUTs that provide consistency from capture to dailies all the way to color managed post workflows.
Color.io exports pro-grade 3D LUTs that work across videos editors, photo apps, game engines and most 3D graphics applications.
With Color.io, creating your own LUTs for video, photo and gaming is easier and significantly more powerful than using premade LUT packs.
Optimized for your camera.
Color.io is end-to-end color managed. This means that every preset and every custom look you create with Color.io works for all current and future generation cameras. Learn about color management.
Never run out of ideas with fully adjustable presets that accurately emulate the best film stocks in the world. When that's not enough, generate infinite presets with Spectra AI - a powerful AI look generator that is trained on real film data and adapts to your grading style and creative preferences over time.
Built on film-derived math at the core, its unique approach to post processing offers something different. This isn’t an app for those chasing viral content or a flood of likes — it’s for photographers and filmmakers who put quality and authenticity first. See what some of them are saying about the app, and check out the stunning visuals they're creating with Color.io.
Editor & Colorist
AD, The North Face
Jay Kipling, ASC
Keo Cruz Encinas
In case you need anything.
Color.io is a complete, LOG-based RAW processor that develops RAW images in a unique and filmic way. Many Color.io users are photographers who develop and color grade images with the app or create 3D LUTs for integrating the advanced color processing capabilities into third party workflows.
Raw photo development in Color.io is powered by VisionLog - an ultra-wide-gamut, log-encoded color space. VisionLog encoded raw images are an ideal starting point for creative color grading and look development. 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. Compared to traditional raw development workflows you can think of the logarithmic encoding step as an automated shadow and highlight recovery that creates a low-contrast base image with all image details non-destructively compressed into a very wide tonal range.
Color.io can read almost all image formats including raw files from over 600 cameras. Here's a non-exhaustive list of the image file formats you can open and edit with Color.io:
.jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .tiff, .dpx, .dng, .cr2, .cr3, .arw, .nef, .raf, .dc2, .rdc, .bay, .crw, .cap, .dcs, .dcr, .drf, .eip, .erf,.fff, .iiq, .k25, .kdc, .mdc, .mef, .mos, .mrw,.nrw, .obm, .orf, .pef, .ptx, .pxn, .raw, .rwl,.rw2, .rwz, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .x3f, .3fr
Color.io a dedicated tool for developing show looks and film emulation LUTs for on-set and post production workflows. It uses a proprietary processing engine that models the color response behaviour of analog film. This engine is natively color managed and supports the creation of highly color stable and predictable LUTs for hundreds of cameras and outputs, from cinema projection to online delivery.
With a cloud-based look library and tools for deep gamut shaping, 3D LUT visualization and an AI-backed color stabilisation engine, Color.io is the instrument of choice for many pro cinematographers and colorists when it comes to streamlining look creation and look management from set to post and across projects.
Color.io can generate 3D LUTs for most color grading and video editing applications like Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and many others. You can also generate color grading LUTs for Unity and Unreal Engine as well as Cinema4D RedShift and other 3D tools. It is also possible to export LUTs to Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo and other image editing applications.
You can find all supported 3D LUT formats directly in the export panel of the app.
Yes! Color.io is ACES color managed so every look you create with the app is automatically compatible with a large number of input and output devices, including HDR. Outputs in ACES are called ODTs and for HDR you'll want to select REC2020 ST2084 from the dropdown with the little display icon. And that's all there's to it.
Virtually all cameras. Color.io has even extended ACES with proprietary IDTs to support cameras and workflows that are not directly supported by the official ACES version. At the time of writing, Color.io supports the following cameras and input color spaces:
- Adobe RGB
- Apple ProRes Log
- Apple ProRes HDR
- Arri Log-C v3
- Arri Log-C v4
- Arri REVEAL Rec709
- Arri REVEAL Rec2020
- BMDFilm Wide Gamut Gen. 5
- DaVinci Wide Gamut / Intermediate
- BolexLog WideGamutRGB
- CanonLog 1/2/3 BT2020 (Daylight & Tungsten)
- CanonLog 1/2/3 CinemaGamut (Daylight & Tungsten)
- DJI D-LOG D-Gamut
- Fuji F-Log F-Gamut
- Fuji F-Log 2 F-Gamut
- Leica L-Log
- GoPro Protune Flat
- Kinefinity Kinelog 3
- Nikon N-Log BT2020
- Sony S-Log / S-Gamut
- Sony S-Log 2 / S-Gamut (Daylight & Tungsten)
- Sony S-Log 3 / S-Gamut3 & S-Gamut3.cine
- Sony Venice S-Log 3 / S-Gamut3 & S-Gamut3.cine
- Panasonic V-Log / V-Gamut
- RED RedLogFilm DragonColor 1 & 2
- RED RedLogFilm RedColor 1 - 4
- RED LOG3G10 WideGamutRGB
- Z-Cam Z-LOG 2
- ACES, ACEScct, ACEScg
- ADX10 and ADX16 for the film folks
This means you can create LUTs not only for all of these specific cameras, but also for every camera that outputs sRGB, Rec709, ProPhoto or Adobe RGB. Oh and we automatically debayer RAW image data from over 600 cameras not listed here into VisionLog, which you will then be able to process using Color.io. What a time to be alive!
Color.io is a PWA (progressive web-app) so it self-updates automatically. Whenever you launch the app, the latest version is fetched and installed in the background. You might sometimes receive an in-app notification for major updates or announcements from Color.io.
A single Color.io Account can be signed in on up to 2 devices at the same time. When you're switching to a third device, just sign out of your first or second device to unlock access. You can remotely mange your device sessions in your browser with your Color.io Account.
The images and stills you see across color.io have been shot by these incredibly talented photographers, cinematographers and filmmakers:
Maksim Isotomin, Spencer Sembrat, Ryan Ancill, Zeynep Guler, Robbie Herrera, Adi Constantin, Albert Vincent Wu, Aleksandr Popov, Anaya Katlego, Bruno Guerrero, Caleb George, Calicadoo Ttdio, Devin Justesen, Elia Pellegrini, Ergi Murra, Francisco Andreotti, Georgina Postlethwaite, Ihor Malytskyi, Iri Chernookaya, Ivana Cajina, Jakob Owens, Jeremy Bishop, Jed Villejo, Kai Pilger, Karina Maslina, Kate Olfans, Kevin Müller, Mantissa, Monokee, Mark Basarab, Maxim Tolchinsky, Michele Canciello, Ming Han Low, Scott Evans, Simon Berger, Simon Wilkes, Stephen Ellis, Kelly Stow, Tim Trad, Lilly Rum.
Some images may have been modified in the form of de-grading and/or subsequent color grading to showcase how Color.io works. To see the original images and discover more from these artists, head over to the official Color.io Unsplash collection that highlights their phenomenal work.
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