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This plugin offers faster and better color grading than LUTs

A completely new approach to color grading in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro X
Today Picture Instruments is pleased to announce the launch of its new "Theme Wheel" plugin. This innovative tool promises to make professional color grading for creative professionals in video production and photography easier and more efficient than ever before.

May 28th, 2024 Press Release - 0.1 MB Press Kit - 38.4 MB

All-rounder Photoshop plugin - Now with 12 instead of 6 modules

The most useful tools for Photoshop in one plugin
With the Toolbox update to version 2.0, creative professionals now have even more functions at their disposal to solve everyday tasks in Photoshop quickly and professionally.

Dec 21st, 2023 Press Release - 0.1 MB Press Kit - 16.3 MB

The most important tools for a professional image editing process

20 photo and video plugins as well as standalone tools unlock new possibilities in image editing
In this innovative software suite, photographers, graphic designers and video producers will find 20 powerful standalone tools and outstanding plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects as well as Final Cut Pro X.

Nov 24th, 2023 Press Release - 0.1 MB Press Kit - 14 MB

Overlays for Lightroom - 20 unique lens flare effects

Creating Creative Light Moments in Lightroom
This impressive set of 20 different lens flares, captured with selected lenses such as an old Leica/Leitz Summicron-R 50mm f2, promises photographers and creatives a whole new dimension when working with Lightroom.

Sep 15th, 2023 Press Release - 2 MB Presse Kit - 22.2 MB

Master Match - A new, Versatile Color Matching System

Camera Matching | Color Calibration | Color Grading
Picture Instruments releases MASTER MATCH, a new and unique approach for color matching stills, video footage and 3d content.

Jan 16th, 2023 Press Release - 0.19 MB Press Kit - 22.3 MB

New Photoshop Plugin: PiXimperfect Compositing

Simplifies and accelerates the workflow of professional compositing.
There are Photoshop Plugins for almost everything, but until now there has never been a dedicated tool for creating professional composite images.

Oct 19th, 2022 0.15 MB 0.98 MB

The (R)evolution of 3-way Color Correction

Warping Wheels V3 - Innovative Color Grading for Video and Photo
The newly integrated Look Finder promises diverse, high-end looks at the click of a mouse for instant inspiration. For an even more intuitive image editing process, 4 new wheels have been implemented. This feature makes professional color grading possible for anyone, even those with little or no prior experience.

Oct 17th, 2022 0.15 MB 0.1 MB

New Photoshop Plugin: Trulyscene Artbox

Breakthrough Auto-Painting Plugin for Photoshop
Just four steps between photography and creative digital artwork. Using a unique framework, the Trulyscene Artbox delivers an easy-to-use, quick process to produce high quality artworks from digital images…

Jun 20th, 2022 0.14 MB 0.98 MB

The first Multi-Platform FilterPack (Lightroom, Capture One, Photoshop, Video)

Das erste Multi-Platform FilterPack (Lightroom, Capture One, Photoshop, Video)
Great news for creatives in photography and videography: Picture Instruments is releasing the first Multi-Platform FilterPack...

Feb 1st, 2022 0.35 MB 1.9 MB

APF-R Update

Deep Sky Sharpening for Daylight Images
The image results are so convincing that this method is frequently used by the Hubble Space Telescope team, among others...

Oct 26th, 2021 2.2 MB 1.9 MB

New Lightroom Plugin: Creative Looks

This Plugin creates looks at the push of a button
Now you don't have to push the controls forever or click endlessly through your own filter library to find the right look for an image...

Aug 23rd, 2021 0.3 MB 1.5 MB

New Plugin: APF-R

This method goes far beyond sharpening images
To bring out even the finest details in his deep sky images, successful astrophotographer Christoph Kaltseis has developed a complex image sharpening process in Photoshop...

Jun 11th, 2021 0.3 MB 1.9 MB

Warping Wheels v2 Plugin Update

New features make Warping Wheels the all in one color grading plugin
The unique features go far beyond simple color wheels and save the time-consuming masking process...

Feb 2nd, 2021 0.1 MB 0.3 MB

New PI Toolbox Plugin for Photoshop

6 tools which speed up your everyday Photoshop
Picture Instruments develops a separate module for each of the various tasks that creative people have to solve in Photoshop every day, thereby allowing them to achieve the goal quickly and professionally.

Oct 20th, 2020 0.1 MB 0.2 MB

Docma Freistellen (Remove Background) Plugin for Photoshop

Now also as a UXP plugin
With the Docma Freistellen plugin you benefit from Olaf's years of experience in removing backgrounds in Photoshop. Olaf is the editor of the Photoshop expert magazine Docma for years and is confronted with this topic almost every day...

Oct 20th, 2020 0.1 MB 0.3 MB

3 new Lightroom Plugins

Preset Adjust - Skin Tone Adjust - Section Adjust
Two of the three different Lightroom plugins from Picture Instruments help you to adjust the current Lightroom settings or presets to your own images in a matter of seconds and the third plugin is specialized in the adjustment of skin tones.

Mar 31st, 2020 0.8 MB 4.6 MB

LUT Mixer v2.1 Update

Preserve Skin Tones from LUTs
LUT Mixer is the "must have" for working with LUTs! Now with revolutionary skin tone protection and a maximum intensity of 150% for all LUTs...

Jun 26th, 2019 0.3 MB 1.2 MB

Color Cone v2.3 Update (Standalone & Plugin)

Now with Skin Tone Protection and Auto Radius features!
In Version 2.3 the plugin now has the same controls as the standalone version (including Contrast, Chroma and Luminance controls)...

May 8th, 2019 2.1 MB 1.5 MB

New Plugin: Warping Wheels

The 1st Color Wheels with Skin Tone Protection
With Warping Wheels Picture Instruments reinvented the color wheels. Advanced skin tone functions protect skintones from unwanted color tints...

Mar 12th, 2019 2.2 MB 1.4 MB

New Software: Preset Converter

Convert Lightroom into Capture One Styles
With Preset Converter any number of Lightroom presets can be converted into Capture One styles or into Capture One Stylepacks...

Nov 28th, 2018 2.6 MB 1.8 MB

LUT Mixer Premiere & After Effects + FCPX Plugin

The new "must have" for working with LUTs
LUT Mixer lets you combine up to five LUTs and apply them to an image simultaneously. You can determine for each individual LUT whether it is processed summed or averaged...

Sep 6th, 2018 2.2 MB 1.4 MB

New Software: Image 2 LUT

Create Hollywood-like looks via Copy & Paste
It has never been easier to create appealing film-looks. After Picture Instruments have raised the bar with their especially developed Color Warp Technology in their software Color Cone and have shown that there still is headroom when it comes to quality in color grading, they now introduce a tool which enables even the beginner to create highly professional looks. But that does not mean that this tool is only meant for beginners - quite the opposite is the case...

May 4th, 2018 2 MB 1.2 MB

With Color Cone version 2 comes the first plugin

The wait for Color Cone version 2 has paid off twice over. Not only have color management, ICC-profile support and a very useful undo/redo feature been added to the software; Color Cone is also the first Picture Instruments tool available as an Adobe Premiere and After Effects plugin. The plugin version supports keyframes so that all color settings in Color Cone can be automated over time...

Apr 4th, 2018 3 MB 2 MB

Mask Integrator & Chroma Mask Update

The latest Mask Integrator and Chroma Mask update has taken a while but the new version 2 really took it up a notch. Not only have we cleaned up the new GUI and made it look more modern - for the first time it is also available in multiple languages. For quick help we have implemented tooltips for every function. They appear when you let the mouse hover above it for two seconds. Basic & Pro: Version 2 will be split into a basic and a pro version for the first time...

Mar 7th, 2018 0.5 MB 0.5 MB

The new version of Smart GPS Sync supports .gpx tracks

Apart from a multi-lingual user interface (German/English) Picture Instruments' Smart GPS Sync now offers the possibility of syncing GPX data with images. GPX is an open file format and the most widely used for recording GPS-tracks...

Nov 27th, 2017 13.2 MB 9.8 MB

Sort 'n' Rename Version 2

The user interface has been upgraded and is now available in several languages for the first time. Depending of the default language of the operating system, Sort 'n' Rename will open in English or German. The language can also be changed manually in the settings. Apart from the fact that presets can now be saved as a local file and...

Oct 30th, 2017 2.8 MB 2 MB

Increase sales by using interactive rotating objects

360 Webspin generates interactive spinning objects for websites. The use of product photos for online shops is rapidly increasing. More and more online shops focus on interactive 360° views of their products. In the past, however, it has not been very easy to turn finished turntable pictures into an interactive and easy-to-handle rotating object on a webpage. To simplify this workflow, Picture Instruments has now released the software 360 Webspin...

Oct 9th, 2017 2 MB 1.3 MB

Chroma keying for photographers

Chroma Mask automatically replaces green, blue or red backgrounds while shooting. While most existing solutions for replacement of a colored background are directed at video...

Apr 12th, 2016 2 MB 1.3 MB

Picture Instruments is releasing an innovative tool for transfering GPS tags to photos

There are many tools that can add GPS data to photos. But "Smart GPS Sync" is the first one, which makes it very easy to transfer GPS tags from one photo to another or even to another batch of photos...

Mar 8th, 2016 1.9 MB 1.2 MB

Picture Instruments is releasing a revolutionary color-editing tool

Jetzt mit Hautton-Schutz und Auto-Radius Funktion!
Photoshop and co let you undoubtedly do quite a lot and the 3-way color correction of most video editing software offers a lot of possibilities. Yet the newly developed software Color Cone allows for much finer and more individual adjustments. In addition Color Cone is a very intuitive software and thanks to the specially designed Color Warp technology it is able to deliver very harmonious results...

Oct 12th, 2015 2.3 MB 1.5 MB

Adjust wrong recording times in EXIF tags with Time Fix

Jetzt mit Hautton-Schutz und Auto-Radius Funktion!
Being faced with the wrong camera time setting can be a nuisance in several ways. Be it because your holiday pictures end up having the wrong date or because the time is incorrect due to a wrong time zone...

Sep 8th, 2015 0.9 MB 0.35 MB

Sort 'n' Rename is the most flexible solution for file renaming

More and more photos are created every day. Returning from vacation or an event you have hundreds of pictures from more than one camera and smartphone photos on top. How to sort and navigate through all these pictures? A good archive starts with speaking file names. This helps as well to find images via OS search tools. Also, speaking filenames provide a good overview in list views and avoid mix-ups. But how to rename that many pictures without making this a years task?....

Jun 26th, 2015 1.8 MB 1.2 MB

Look Converter breaks the barriers of working with 3D LUTs

Look Converter by Picture Instruments opens completely new dimensions for working with looks. Working with 3D LUTs (Lookup Tables) becomes increasingly more popular. If you have already adjusted your workflow, Look Converter now offers you all possibilities for creating and copying Looks from all image-processing programs. For all of those who have not yet worked with 3D Lookup Tables: 3D Lookup Tables are tables that assign any existing color value in a particular image to another color value. The resulting value can differ completely in brightness, saturation and color value from the original. As a result, all looks like sepia, retro or black and white effects can be saved in a very small file (in the form of a table)...

Mar 16th, 2015 2 MB 1.3 MB

Automatically extract complex objects

Extracting images of products and individuals is generally rather time-consuming and thus very costly. The hours a photographer spends in front of his PC cannot be used to make more money with more photo shoots. What if creating clipping masks could be integrated into the workflow of the shoot, making any post-processing unnecessary? To make this dream many professional photographers have come true, two things are needed...

Jan 27th, 2014 0.4 MB 3.5 MB