A New Dimension of Color.
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 is standalone software for color grading and LUT editing with an optional OFX Plugin for Davinci Resolve.
Visual 3D LUT Editor
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.
Far beyond traditional color editing tools, Photon 3D ignites creativity with a powerful engine that offers powerful features like multi-dimensional smoothing. Virtually stabalize colors for deeper grades with less artifacts and more punch.
Craft your own signature looks.
Photon is designed to give you the tools to create highly customized and refined 3D LUTs to establish your own signature looks beyond libraries and presets.
Our clients are using Photon to create cutting-edge color that is consistent across cameras, on-set monitors, during the edit and finally in the grade.
Get lifetime access to Photon 3D today, plus any updates we release in the future for a simple one-time price. Download the free trial if you want to take Photon for a spin before you buy.
Photon 3D + Plugin
Photon 3D standalone software with additional connector plugin for Davinci Resolve. Streams video from Resolve into Photon 3D and color from Photon back into Resolve.
Complete Standalone Software
Connector Plugin for Davinci Resolve
Grade on live-video from Resolve
All Access Bundle
Photon 3D and the Resolve Plugin are included in the Color.io All Access Bundle which combines the most cutting edge tools and software for creative color grading with industry standard LUTs and analog color science by VisionColor™. Save big on the complete color grading toolkit for modern workflows. Lifetime license and updates for all products.
Photon 3D Standalone (Mac & PC)
Photon 3D Resolve Plugin
Match AI Neural Color Transfer App
ImpulZ 2.0 - Colorist Edition
VisionColor OSIRIS LUTs
Lifetime Access to all products
All Future Updates to all products
All products on up to 2 devices
Filmmaker / Author At PremiumBeat.com
"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. "
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
"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."
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."
In case you missed anything.
Glad you asked! Photon 3D is standalone software that you can use to create and edit your own 3D LUTs for color grading. Here's a quick introduction that will get you up to speed.
Photon has been 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 can be exported as 3D LUTs into many other software applications for editing and post production as well as on-set monitors and cameras.
Absolutely. In fact, many of our users are photographers who are using Photon to create custom LUTs for use in Adobe Photoshop, Darktable, Affinity Photo, Lightroom (via XMPs) and more. While Photon is not a RAW processor, its unique color manipulation and LUT editing tools are a powerful extension to any photo editing software that doesn't come with advanced 3D color visualization and deep gamut shaping tools.
To stream a video signal into Photon, the OFX Connector plugin is required. The plugin creates a hardware-accelerated tunnel from a Davinci Resolve node to Photon so you can preview and actively color grade on live-video. The OFX plugin interface fetches the Photon grade and renders it back into Resolve. Photon supports all the same resolutions and video formats (including RAW) that are supported by Davinci Resolve.
Please sign in to your Color.io Account, go to your products and open the Photon page. You will be able to upgrade your license from the standalone version to include the OFX plugin. After you've upgraded you will be able to download the plugin from the same page.
For high quality previews, the standalone version of Photon currently supports JPG, PNG and TIFF images with up to 32 bits per channel. With the OFX plugin, Photon virtually supports all image and video formats (including RAW) that are supported by Davinci Resolve.
Photon can read and write the most widely supported IRIDAS Cube 3D LUT format as well as a proprietary Color.io CIO LUT format. Supported patch densities are 15x15x15, 33x33x33 and 64x64x64.
Photon self-updates automatically. When you start the application it fetches the latest release in the background and notifies you when an update is available. You can manually check for updates by going to the user menu and clicking on 'Check for Updates'.
A single Photon license can be used on up to 2 devices (Mac or PC) at the same time. When you migrate to a different device you can easily sign out of your old device even if you can no longer access it. You can remotely mange your device sessions in your browser with your Color.io Account.