ColorPerfect's ColorPos mode and the original ColorPos plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
ColorPos is one of three modes of operation in which you can use ColorPerfect our plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and PhotoLine. 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. For that ColorPerfect's unique image editing tools are available like in the other two modes. 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 adjustments of brightness, color balance and black point.
PerfectRAW for the unprecedented color correct processing of digital camera RAW data
Since our release of ColorPerfect 2.0 ColorPos mode features the PerfectRAW tool intended for the color correct processing of digital camera RAW data. PerfectRAW finally provides the color purity we have all been searching for from digital camera RAW. In our extensive research we found that there were critical errors made at the very start in the way that digital camera RAW data is analyzed. We are the first to recognize and correct these errors and the result is the color clarity and consistency of PerfectRAW. The PerfectRAW System automatically recognizes digital cameras and has characterizations for hundreds of digital cameras from Blackmagic, Canon, Casio, Fujifilm, Kodak, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung and Sony. See a listing of all camera models included. The importance of our new technology to digital photography can hardly be overstated.
For our PerfectRAW workflow we have developed MakeTiff as an auxiliary program. With it digital camera RAW images can be transformed into linear Tiff files which can then be opened in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or PhotoLine without any mandatory processing. We first publish our unique camera characterizations for PerfectRAW as downloadable characterization files on this web page. Later we integrate those into the next release of ColorPerfect.
As a side effect this system allows you to process RAW photos from recent and current digital cameras with any version of Photoshop starting from 7.0.
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 through CC 2021. 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 15 as well as 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. 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 2021. 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 6 through 15 as well as 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. 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.