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Color.io Online RAW Photo Editor and AI Color Grading Tool

Color.io - RAW Film EmulatoR AND LOOK DESIGNER

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.

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Online Color Grading App

Revolutionary film color at your fingertips.

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.

Industry-grade analog color science.

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.

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Film still, teal and orange color grading and 35mm film emulation with grain
Cinematic portrait photography of woman in red neon light. Color graded with Color.io
Cinematic 35mm film emulation with halation red highlight glow and color grading
Analog film photograph of a man walking towards a boat on a beach. Fine art photography, color graded with app.color.io
Photographers
Cinematographers
Colorists

Color.io is a dedicated look development tool for photographers and a first-class 3D LUT Builder for video and cinematography workflows.

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Logarithmic Grading For Photographers

Film-like RAW.

DNG
TIFF
DPX
CR2/3
NEF
crw
+ more

Built from the ground up for RAW photography workflows. Develop images in an ultra-wide, log-encoded gamut with built-in ACES © color management. Start with a wide dynamic range encoding, that captures all detail in the highlights and shadows of your images - a perfect starting point for grading.

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Film Texture Emulation

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.

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AI color grading tools in Color.io

GPU ACCELERATED PROCESSING

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.

Explore the Tools

Start in Color.io. Finish anywhere.

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.

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Adobe Photoshop

Filmic RAW

Use Color.io as your filmic RAW pre-processor and copy/paste full-res renders between Photoshop and Color.io for detailed touch-ups.

Color Lookup

Export 3D LUTs from Color.io into Photoshop's Color Lookup Adjustment. Use Display P3 for color managed photography workflows.

Apply LUTs in Photoshop with the Color Lookup Adjustment Layer

DaVinci Resolve

Look Library

Color.io is your dedicated show look creator and cloud-synched film look library. Import only what you need and simplify your node trees.

Color Managed

Hand off customized, industry-grade digital film LUTs with known inputs & outputs to color managed timelines in Resolve. Learn how.

Color Managed LUT Workflow in Davinci Resolve with Color.io

Adobe Lightroom

10x faster look creation

Use LR for photo management. Hand off RAW files to Color.io for AI assisted look creation and  advanced analog grading tools.

Analog XMP Profiles

Embed Color.io looks inside custom XMP profiles to overcome Lightroom's color grading limitations. Learn how.

Create custom XMP Lightroom profiles with Color.io

On-Set LUTs

Camera & Monitor LUTs

Create custom LUTs for Arri Alexa, RED IPP2, BMD, Sony Venice, FX 6, Panasonic Varicam, Canon cameras and more.

LUTs for dailies

Craft software-agnostic film LUTs that provide consistency from capture to dailies all the way to color managed post workflows.

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Open Standard

Color.io exports pro-grade 3D LUTs that work across videos editors, photo apps, game engines and most 3D graphics applications.

Plug & Play

With Color.io, creating your own LUTs for video, photo and gaming is easier and significantly more powerful than using premade LUT packs.

Stunningly beautiful examples of color grading for digital photography with the Color.io App
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Cinema Color Management

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.

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Cinematic street photography showing passengers in a bus at night. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Hallway with reflective floor and escalator in the background
Cinematic photo of an alley with sun-lit trees on both sides. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Movie screenshot of a parking garage. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Analog film photo of a woman standing in front of a cash loans neon sign. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Cinematic night time photo of Time Square, NYC. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Light coming out of a single window of a house at night. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
A young blonde woman reading a Cinema magazine. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Film poster showing a group of girls bathing in a river. Color grading by Match AI by Color.io
A woman and a man staring at each other intensely in dramatic cinematic lighting. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Hallway with reflective floor and escalator in the background
The silhouette of a woman in front of a large fire in a village. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Shadow of a man wearing a cap in a beam of late afternoon sunlight. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Woman with short hair wearing sunglasses. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
A young blonde woman staring at something in the sky. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Film photo of an antique car interior. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Mountains covered in a single cloud, reflecting in a foreground lake. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Drone shot of a volcano with magma and black stone. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Cinematic street photography showing passengers in a bus at night. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Alternatively dressed young woman with short hair. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
A young russian woman leaning against a red sports car. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
3D artwork of cars stacked on top of each other. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Painterly photo of a young woman sitting in a field in Tuscany, Italy. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
View of a tropical jungle with a waterfall and a small river. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
Cinematic night time photo of Time Square, NYC. Image color graded with Match AI by Color.io
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Spectra AI

Infinite AI Presets. Customizable down to the pixel.

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.

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Graded with Spectra AI

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For us at Color.io, working with color and images is just as much about enjoying the artistic process as it is about delivering the end result.  While we recognize the buzz around artificial intelligence, we believe that the best AI is the one you barely notice — it should never overshadow or replace the human touch. Instead, it should subtly amplify your grading, allowing your artistic vision of color to take center stage. We designed Spectra AI to be an indispensable tool for iterating on ideas and making the process of creative look development smoother and more delightful. The Spectra base model is trained on analog film emulations and film inspired color grades.

Learn how to use Spectra AI
Film Emulator
RAW Editor
3D LUT Creator

Color.io isn’t just another photo editing app. It’s for those who get lost in color, for the creatives who appreciate the subtle differences that can make or break an image.

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.

Mihai Cioroba
Industrial Light & Magic

"Color.io is an amazing color sculpting engine. Truly unique and honestly so impressive. I've worked for Lucasfilm (ILM) for 10 years and color has always been my secret passion. The Color.io software and the ideology behind it are so close to my heart. Well done team, keep up the amazing work!"

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Kieran Taylor
Editor & Colorist

"The things Color.io is doing by default take hours to set up in other grading software. It creates a look I could only achieve with tons of plugins and LUTs but much cleaner and most importantly it's not a black box - I can go in and tweak absolutely anything and make it my own. "

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Ben Jameson
National Geographic

"As a landscape and wildlife photographer, natural color rendition is paramount (...) Color.io has a way of rendering color that is actually pretty incredible. It's  become my go-to tool for matching digital to film as well as for processing scanned  negatives. "

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Daniel Tinney
AD, The North Face

"I've found Color.io to be an absolutely wonderful resource unlike any other I've encountered. Incredibly smooth colors and the best grain and halation sim out there."

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Jay Kipling, ASC
Cinematographer

"Color.io is my secret weapon for creating custom show looks and monitoring LUTs for on-set preview. One of the most underrated tools in our industry."

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Keo Cruz Encinas
Photographer

"The best way I can describe it is that the color feels fluid. I really love everything you do at Color.io and greatly appreciate the tools you have created for me as a photographer!"

Ready for exceptional color? Start for free!

Color.io runs in your browser and as an app on (almost) any desktop and mobile device. Jump right in and get creative with free access to all tools. There's no sign-up required until you decide to upgrade to a Pro Plan to unlock full-res exports, 3D LUTs, custom presets and more.

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How are photographers using Color.io?

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.

What image formats are supported by Color.io?

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

How are filmmakers and cinematographers using Color.io?

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.

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  • Native ACEScct processing
  • DaVinci Wide Gamut / Intermediate Support
  • Arri REVEAL Color Science Support
  • RED IPP2 Support
  • Cloud-based, color managed look library
  • Non-destructive "4D LUT" Support

What LUT formats and sizes can Color.io create?

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.

Does Color.io support HDR workflows?

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.

What cameras are supported?

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:

- sRGB
- Rec709
- ProPhotoRGB
- Adobe RGB
- Apple ProRes Log
- Apple ProRes HDR
- VisionLog
- 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!

How do I update to the latest version?

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.

How many devices can I use Color.io on?

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.

Artist Credits:

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.

If you made something great and want to share it, use #color.io or send your work to hello@color.io to get featured!