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Version History

New in version 2.5.0

  • Photoshop Plugins are now scriptable (e.g. for actions)
  • Bug fix in After Effects 17.x or newer (black canvas)
  • Bug fixed that noise in 16 bit images was amplified in the Photoshop Plugin preview
  • Controls are now displayed correctly when a scrollbar is visible on small displays
  • No running after when moving the controls very fast

New in version 2.3.3

  • Mac installer is notarized by Apple for macOS Catalina (re-activation of the plugin is required)

New in version 2.3.2

  • Photoshop support
  • Alpha channels was not always applied correctly
  • Opacity of the top layer was not always 100%
  • Fixed issues with the trial overlay in combination with footage with different bit depths
  • Fixed issues when stacked video footage had different resolutions

New in version 2.3.1

  • Fixed issue with unusual video dimensions

New in version 2.3.0

  • Protect Skin Tone control protects skin tones
  • Boost control saturates or desaturates the skin tones
  • Skin Tone Hue control adjusts the skin color
  • Auto-Radius function
  • Contrast, Chroma and Luminance controls are also available in the plugin versions

New in version 2.0.1

  • Color management and ICC-profile support
  • 2-Way Preset for Split Toning
  • Support for additional image file formats
  • Undo/Redo
  • Additional number fields for Contrast-, Chroma- and Luminance Slider
  • Faster image calculation algorithms
  • Presets will now be saved in the "Application Support" folder
  • Improved license regognition in offline mode
  • Navigator area can be collapsed
  • Multilingual user interface with tooltips
  • Retina display support on Windows 10
  • Minor bugfixes

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Customer reviews

Perrier Simons


"Color Cone offers really fantastic possibilities for creating looks."


Color Cone is an entirely new concept for color correction as well as the creation of looks. This software is powerful as well as intuitive and it is able to deliver impressive results with a few clicks. Color Cone is based on an HCL–color model which is visualized in the form of a bicone (which has also given Color Cone it's name). The HCL– color model is not as common or as widespread as for example the HSV model but much more suitable for photo editing. It offers several advantages since shadows and highlights possess almost no chroma in this color model. 100% black and 100% white generally have no saturation even if other models allow for this. Even identical colors in various positions as they occur in the upper and lower part of a color cylinder are excluded in the HCL-model. In addition you can subsequently restore and adjust skin tones if they were tinted accidentally.

Through a clever transformation from the source to the target colors with Picture Instruments' own Color Warp technology even drastic changes in color even in 8- bit images can still look very smooth.

Enough of the theory!

To create a look or correct colors you can define one or several points. Each of these points has a source and a target color value as well as a radius defining how great the effects should be to the surrounding colors. In this way very specific edits can be done using a very small radius whereas a bigger radius can help you create a desired atmosphere in an image. To avoid mixing or canceling out the effects of several control points by overlapping, Color Cone has a useful automatic radius function.

It's very hard to put in words how well this actually works. So why don't you download test version of Color Cone right now and create a fantastic look today.


  • Creating a look
  • Color correction
  • Color Warp technology for smooth transitions
  • Color grading for videos
  • Reconciling Mixed White Balance Scenarios
  • Subsequently restoring and adjusting skin tones
  • Auto-Radius function

Differences between the standalone version and the plugin

Special characteristics of the Adobe Premiere / After Effects / FCPX plugin:

  • Color Cone opens within the host and can be added to a clip as an effect.
  • Only a limited amount of color points are available within one cone yet any number of plugin instances can be used.
  • All parameters can be animated via keyframes in After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X, just like native effects.
  • All plugin settings are saved within the project.
  • Colors can only be adjusted with the controls instead of interactively moving the points within the cone.
  • Plugin presets can be saved within the host.

Color Cone standalone offers the following additional features:

3D LUT export, handover of looks to Unlimited Filters, histogram, RGB-clipping overlay and a preset management.

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