Photon 3D LUT Editor & REsolve Plugin

Photon 3D Color Grading

Everything you've ever wanted from a color grading interface. See colors in all dimensions and manipulate the grade by shaping it like a 3D object. Photon 3D was standalone software for color grading and LUT editing with an optional OFX Plugin for Davinci Resolve.

Photon 3D Color Grading Software Interface

True 3D Color Grading

Complete (3D) Color Control.

Effortlessly create stunning color grades with Photon's precise, user-friendly controls, driving a color engine that is visual and fully interactive. Not to mention, it looks pretty cool.

A guitar lying on a sofa in front of a sunlit window
Silhouette of a man against a teal backdrop. Color graded with Photon 3D Color Grading Software
Analog film photo of a girl sitting in her room at night. Image color graded with Match AI by
Cinematic night time photo of Time Square, NYC. Image color graded with Match AI by
Woman with an umbrella walking past a dark alley somewhere in Asia. Green tint color grading created with Photon 3D plugin for Davinci Resolve
Shot of an American street color graded with Photon 3D Color Grading Software
Portrait of a young woman staring intensely into the camera. Analog film photography shot on Cinestill 800T
Lomo photo of storefront somewhere in Asia
Analog film photo of people sitting in a bus. Color graded with Photon 3D Color Grading Software
Analog film photo of a CD shelf with music albums
Dimly lit tool shop or garage. Kodak Vision 3 film stock
A guitar lying on a sofa in front of a sunlit window
Young woman sitting in a car at night. Film screenshot color graded with Photon 3D Color Grading Software
Movie screenshot of a young woman is staring out of the backseat window of a red sportscar
Example of purple tint color grading and cinematic film emulation
Analog film photo of workers in a Taiwanese factory
Cinematically color graded shot of a woman walking into a subway station
A woman and a man staring at each other intensely in dramatic cinematic lighting. Image color graded with Match AI by
Movie screenshot of police officers in a police car. Cinematic color grading with Photon 3D Color Grading Software
Woman walking past a shopping window.
A young russian woman leaning against a red sports car. Image color graded with Match AI by
Retro film photo of a woman in a grocery store lit by overhead fluorescent lights
Movie screenshot of a parking garage. Image color graded with Match AI by
Analog film photo of London Subway shot on Kodak Vision 3 50D
Movie screenshot of a young woman is staring out of the backseat window of a red sportscar

3D LUT Editor

Visual 3D LUT Editor

& Mixer.

Everybody has a favorite LUT. The LUT that's just perfect. Except when it isn't.  Photon 3D enables you to import and edit your existing LUTs to make them uniquely yours. Effortlessly correct LUT artifacts and ensure your gamut transforms are smooth and stable.

A colorist working with color grading software at a control surface in a dark studio.

Photon Pricing - Lifetime License


Lifetime license for Photon standalone software.

What's Included

Mac and Windows

Use on up to 2 devices

Export 3D LUTs

Free Trial available here

Photon OFX

Open FX OFX Logo white on transparent background

Standalone version plus OFX plugin for Davinci Resolve.

What's Included

Complete Standalone Software

Connect Standalone with Resolve

Mac and Windows

GPU accelerated tunnel is a reseller and distributor of Photon, which is being developed by LitLabs. For technical questions and support it is best to contact LitLabs directly.

Portrait of Todd Blankenship Filmmaker and Cinematographer
Todd Blankenship

Filmmaker / Author At

"This new tool is actually mind-blowing. I’m a huge fan, and will absolutely be using it on many projects. The extremely tactile UI and tools inside Photon give me everything I need to start making my own LUTs for every project. "

Cinematographer and DP Jay Kipling on a film set with a RED Monstro camera
Jay Kipling

Filmmaker / Editor

"Photon has allowed me to create a refined library of look and utility LUTs that I now use on all projects. The smoothing feature has been incredibly useful to remove artifacts from old LUTs that my clients love but I just couldn't correct with other tools. "

Director of Photography Steve Tanaka shooting on a film set
Steven Tanaka DOP

Director of PHotography

"Photon has become an invaluable asset on our sets. We often decide on a particular look in preproduction but we always adapt our stock LUTs to the lighting of the scene so the director can get a better idea of the final grade. It's just so much quicker to do this in Photon. It feels more like virtual re-lighting than color grading and I love that about it."

Portrait of Chris Beck, Senior Colorist at FoxPost
Chris T. Beck

Senior colorist at Foxpost

"Photon's 3D color distribution instantly felt familiar and it's spatial approach to grading has made tedious tasks like hue vector compression so much more convenient. Seeing color transforms distributed in 3D space gives me a much more complete picture of the grade than traditional scopes - it is a real game changer."

Frequently asked questions

What is Photon 3D?

Photon 3D is a standalone software that is used to create and edit 3D LUTs for color grading. Here's a quick overview:

Photon is designed to make many traditional color grading tasks a lot simpler without compromising on functionality. It does this by visualizing color in its natural, three-dimensional state. Color grading is done by "painting" on a preview image or by directly shaping a 3D color model. As you click and drag, Photon adjusts this 3D model to reflect your intended adjustments. The color shapes you create with Photon can be exported as 3D LUTs into many other software applications for editing and post production as well as on-set monitors and cameras.