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Your wait for the next generation of our software is over. ColorPerfect is here and its name says it all. Our complete color integrity concept combines superb color quality with unprecedented flexibility in creative image editing.

 

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Bug in Photoshop CC 2015.5 Mac

Only on a few Macs the pull downs in ColorPerfect don't work initially. To circumvent the problem click into any text box (e.g. White) followed by reverting ColorPerfect (<< Button). That is only required once after each start of PS CC 2015.5. Please get in touch if your Mac shows the problem.

 

PerfectRAW: 590 Cameras

On August 13th, 2016 we added further characterizations of digital cameras for PerfectRAW. By now we support 590 digital camera models.

 

ColorPerfect 2.21

We released ColorPerfect 2.21 on March 25th, 2016. PerfectRAW now has built in characterizations for 566 digital cameras and ColorNeg for over 305 color negative films.

 

ColorPerfect 2.20

We released ColorPerfect 2.20 on December 2nd, 2015. The new version offers a batch processing workflow for similar images. PerfectRAW is now a separate mode with its own settings and has built in characterizations for 554 digital cameras and ColorNeg for over 305 color negative films.

 

ColorPerfect 2.17

We released ColorPerfect 2.17 on April 6th, 2015. It contains a re-worked FilmType calibration system. PerfectRAW now has built in characterizations for more than 515 digital cameras and ColorNeg for over 305 color negative films.

 

ColorPerfect 2.15

We released ColorPerfect 2.15 on September 30th, 2014. It improves numerous things and adds several completely new features. PerfectRAW now has built in characterizations for more than 480 digital cameras. Among the latest additions are all compact camera models for which a CHDK hack exists today.

 

MakeTiff 1.15

MakeTiff was updated on March 17th, 2014. The new version finally provides full support for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks).

 

ColorPerfect 2.12

We released ColorPerfect 2.12 on March 10th, 2014. It fixes a bug in the FilmType, SubType, FilmGamma calibration system. PerfectRAW now has built in characterizations for more than 270 digital cameras and ColorNeg for over 300 color negative films.

 

CP Retina display patch

On January 14, 2014 we released a ColorPerfect version that solves the problems with Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC on Apple Retina displays. So those hosts are now also supported on according Macbooks.

 

MakeTiff 1.13

MakeTiff was updated on June 6th, 2013. The white balance information recorded by the camera now also gets transferred to PerfectRAW when interpolating with dcraw.

 

ColorPerfect 2.10

We released ColorPerfect 2.10 on May 29th, 2013. It brings many small improvements. PerfectRAW now has built in characterizations for more than 225 digital cameras and the system to transfer settings from one image to the next was completely revised.

 
 

ColorPerfect, Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and PhotoLine

ColorPerfect (formerly ColorNeg and ColorPos) our plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and PhotoLine is available for both PC and Mac in 64-bit versions as well as the standard 32-bit. It allows the digital editing of all photographic media while maintaining or establishing color integrity. In this it is best to process digital image data directly after digitization or capture. That is so because the currently common image editing tools - be it other software products or imaging processors in digital cameras - are ignorant of color integrity. A shortcoming that eventually triggered ColorPerfect's development.

The three modes: ColorNeg (negatives) | ColorPos (positives) & PerfectRAW (RAW data) | TouchUp

ColorNeg mode allows you to convert scans of color negatives as well as scans or digital photos of black and white negatives into superior quality digital positive images.

ColorPos mode can be used to work on scans of slides and prints as well as on digital photos while also maintaining or establishing color integrity. Since our release of ColorPerfect 2.0 ColorPos mode features the PerfectRAW tool intended for the color correct processing of digital camera RAW data.

ColorPos mode is closely related to ColorPerfect's third mode TouchUp which provides a reduced feature set intended for further processing of pre-edited image files that already have color integrity. TouchUp does not perform an initial adjustment of brightness, color balance and black point.

Get acquainted with ColorPerfect's essential features in our video tutorial today!

We recently set up a system to record tutorial videos which we plan to use more frequently in the future to provide tutorials and demonstrations. Among a few others we currently have an extensive feature overview video. It introduces the most important aspects of ColorPerfect.

This video is offered upon downloading ColorPerfect. Alternatively we put it here, too. You can download the sample image used in it if you like. For subtitles you can also view this on YouTube. Back to the non-YouTube version.

ColorPerfect 2.0 with PerfectRAW excites digital photographers, current state & prospect

A few days after we published ColorPerfect 2.0 a photographer and long term ColorNeg user from Germany wrote to us (translated to English): "I was very surprised by the difference to the established RAW converters. Not only the color but also the tonal rendition is significantly better. Compared to other RAW converters an image processed with PerfectRAW seems like opening a dirty window to finally get a clear view on the world."

We are looking forwards to hear what you will say. Despite of the euphoric reactions of our existing users this place also seems suitable to objectify the view on ColorPerfect. We are convinced that ColorPerfect, our concept of complete color integrity and most recently PerfectRAW constitute innovations with the potential to impact digital image editing in general. The road ahead is still long though. Currently several thousand hours of development both resulted in the physical and mathematical foundation and in a market-ready product that is already available to all photographers ranging from professional large format or digital shooters to leisurely photographers today.

ColorPerfect gets embraced by more photographers each day. It provides a finely tuned portfolio of tools which like every complex system takes some time to get acquainted with before it becomes intuitive. The graphical user interface of ColorPerfect for some platforms is less fancy than modern products made by the large corporations and this web page on ColorPerfect is not yet fully comprehensive and will get extended over time.

If you have any questions or whishes please don't hesitate to get in touch via our contact form.

Using ColorPerfect to edit images that no longer have color integrity

The common lack of color integrity in digital images does not mean that ColorPerfect would be generally useless for images captured using a digital camera's JPEG mode or such that have been pre-edited by other software. For such images which no longer have color integrity and for which color integrity is impossible to produce or restore our tools will simply work less well than for images with color integrity. Limited scope adjustments can actually often improve images without preserved color integrity, too. Such images lack the physical relations to allow any major adjustments however and while they can be improved in TouchUp mode they will never match the quality that could be produced using an image editing workflow with color integrity.

Supported versions of Adobe Photoshop, PhotoLine and Adobe Photoshop Elements for PC & Mac

On Windows PCs one or both of the 32 and 64 bit plug-in versions of ColorPerfect can be used with Adobe Photoshop 7 through CS6 as well as Adobe Photoshop CC, CC 2014 and CC 2015. PhotoLine can also be used as a host. It is fully supported from its release 16 onwards. The third host you may use is Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE) in its versions 2 through 14. For installation instructions detailing what to install where please refer to ColorPerfect's PC ReadMe file. Note that 64 bit hosts exclusively work with Colorperfect and not with our legacy plug-ins.

On Intel Macs using Mac OS X one or both of the 32 and 64 bit plug-in versions of ColorPerfect can be used with Adobe Photoshop CS3 through CS6 as well as Adobe Photoshop CC through CC 2015.5. PhotoLine can also be used as a host. It is fully supported from its release 16 onwards. The third host you may use is Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE) in its versions 8 through 14. For installation instructions detailing what to install where please refer to ColorPerfect's Intel Mac ReadMe file. Note that 64 bit hosts exclusively work with Colorperfect and not with our legacy plug-ins.

On actual legacy PowerPC Mac hardware Adobe Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3 and CS4, PhotoLine 15 through 17.10 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 through 6 are supported for both ColorPerfect and our legacy plug-ins. For installation instructions detailing what to install where please refer to ColorPerfect's PPC Mac ReadMe file.

ColorPerfect, ColorNeg, ColorPos and GamSat can all be unlocked with the same license key

Prior to the release of ColorPerfect we provided three separate plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop: ColorNeg, ColorPos and GamSat. These were replaced by ColorPerfect in 2010. We still offer the old plug-ins along with their original PDF manuals for download. The articles we previously published on GamSat were transformed into a subsection of the ColorPos category of this web site.

The same license key can be used to unlock our international English plug-ins ColorPerfect, ColorNeg, ColorPos and GamSat for the chosen operating system. A license costs $67.00. If you are located within the European Union that is a net price and the VAT rate applicable for your purchase will be added to that during checkout. To use the plug-ins both under Windows and under Mac OS X separate licenses are required. The license keys of the German versions are not compatible. The links to the secure shop of our distribution partner can be found below the downloads in the right hand side column of this web site.

Grid in the demo plug-in versions

This web site offers fully functional demo versions of the international English plug-ins. The demo plug-in versions of ColorPerfect, ColorNeg and ColorPos generate a grid in the final image. The grid is subtle enough that the results can be evaluated and will go away once you enter your license key which can be purchased via a secure web page as detailed above.

Old plug-ins, PDF manuals and ColorPerfect's built-in help system

Instead of a printable manual ColorPerfect currently features a built-in help system. Users who are familiar with the original ColorNeg or ColorPos plug-in will quickly get acquainted with ColorPerfect. Mastering ColorPerfect by means of the old manuals will likely be more confusing than helpful, so we ask new users to resort to the plug-in's help system right away. To do so please follow the instructions in ColorPerfect's ReadMe.txt file, load the linear scan of a negative or a Tiff file created by MakeTiff from a digital RAW photo in Photoshop, start the plug-in and immediately click on the Help button. Follow the order suggested to read the help texts where applicable.