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Version History

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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FotoHits Online - Color Cone v2 Standalone und Adobe After Effects und Premiere Plugin Color Cone v2 + Plugin


Profi Foto 1-2 2016 Color Cone Color Cone

Profi Foto 1-2 2016 (DE)

Customer reviews

Perrier Simons


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

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 the timeline - just as with After Effects', Premieres' and Final Cut Pro X' own 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.

Since common video editing software already contains the most basic features for editing images (contrast, saturation and brightness) and usually provides various display options to analyse the image, the Color Cone plugin only features the double cone.

Color Cone standalone offers the following additional features:

3D LUT export, handover of looks to Unlimited Filters, histogram, RGB-clipping overlay, preset management, controls for contrast, saturation and luminance.


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.

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.

It's very hard to put in words how well this actually works. So why don't you download a fully functional 14-day test version of Color Cone right here 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
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