User Guide - How to Download and install Color.io

Install Color.io on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Color.io is designed as a progressive web application (PWA). Progressive Web Apps can be installed as fullscreen desktop or home screen apps on many devices (see browser and system requirements). This guide will walk you through how to download and install Color.io for the best fullscreen editing and color grading experience.

Install from Google Chrome

Windows 10 / 11, Linux, macOS, chromeOS

Install Color.io as a PWA in Google Chrome
  1. On your Computer or Mac, open Chrome.
  2. Go to https://app.color.io
  3. At the top right of the address bar, click Install.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the PWA.
  5. You can now launch Color.io directly from your desktop as a fullscreen application.
Launch Color.io as a fullscreen desktop app - powered by progressive web app technology

Install from Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 / 11,  macOS

How to install Color.io as a standalone app on Windows with Microsoft Edge
  1. On your computer, open Edge.
  2. Go to https://app.color.io
  3. At the top right of the address bar, click on the install icon.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the PWA.
  5. You can now launch Color.io directly from your start menu or your desktop.
Launch Color.io as a fullscreen app from Windows 10 and Windows 11 after installing it as a PWA progressive web app

Note: To use Color.io on Microsoft Edge, you'll need to make sure the Strict mode privacy setting is disabled for app.color.io. Visit Microsoft's help center for information.

Install from Mozilla Firefox

Windows 10 / 11, Linux, macOS, Android

Firefox has recently stopped native support for progressive web app installation and we generally suggest against Firefox as it has unfortunately fallen behind on implementing many modern web technologies. You can still install Color.io to your desktop with a free extension to enjoy the standalone fullscreen experience on your desktop device. Just follow these instructions:

  1. Install the Extension Progressive Web Apps for Firefox
  2. Follow the instructions in the official documentation
  3. Go to https://app.color.io
  4. Install Color.io as a desktop app from the PWA extension
  5. You can now launch Color.io as a standalone app directly from your desktop.

Install Color.io on iPhone and iPad

only available from Safari browser

Important: Installing Color.io to your home screen requires that you open the app with Safari. As of 2023 Apple prohibits any third party browser on their iOS and iPadOS platforms. Even if you have Chrome or Firefox installed on your iOS device, it's just a re-skinned version of Safari that's lacking the permission to install apps to your home screen.

  1. Open Safari on your iPad
  2. Turn your iPad into Landscape orientation
  3. Go to https://app.color.io
  4. Tap the Share icon
  5. Tap "Add to Home Screen"
  6. You can now launch Color.io as an app on your iPad
How to install Color.io as a standalone app on iPad in Apple Safari browserAdd Color.io to your home screen on iPadOS to launch it as a standalone app (PWA)
Color.io

With Color.io you can edit images and build 3D LUTs with a powerful online raw developer and analog 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 device, directly in your browser.