DFT (aka Digital Film Tools) is the definitive digital toolbox meant to simulate optical camera filters, specialized lenses, film stocks and grain, lens flares, optical lab processes, color correction, keying, and compositing as well as natural light and photographic effects.

Features

General

  • Simulation of optical glass camera filters, specialized lenses, film stocks, lens flares, optical lab processes, grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects
  • 111 individual filters
  • Thousands of customizable presets

Film Stocks & Looks

  • 329 different color and black and white still photographic film stocks, motion picture films stocks and historical photographic processes
  • 89 color grading presets from Academy Award nominated movies including 2001 A Space Odyssey, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Frankenstein, Gone with the Wind, King Kong, Saving Private Ryan and Titanic
  • 68 stylized color and black and white looks

Lighting

  • 331 optical lens flare presets organized into Anamorphic, Circular, Polygons, Star, Starburst and Stylized categories
  • 193 different lighting gels to colorize your images
  • Gobo library for lighting effects includes 751 gobos categorized into Abstract, Doors, Elements, Foliage, Snowflakes, Textures and Windows groups

Photo Versions

  • Paint system that includes Black/White, Blur, Clone, Color, Eraser, Mosaic, Red-Eye, Repair and Scatter brushes
  • Image effects including non-destructive Crop, Rotate and Scale
  • Layering system for multiple filter application
  • Sophisticated but easy to use masking tools
  • Variation generator for effect parameters
  • Batch processing

Architecture

  • Color management using ICC profiles
  • Exchangeable Image File Format (Exif)
  • Camera RAW, TIFF, JPEG as well as Kodak Cineon and DPX file formats
  • Mac Retina Display Support
  • 8, 16, 32 bit image processing
  • Multi-processor acceleration
  • GPU acceleration

DFT Filter List

DFT is comprised of the following filters: Ambient Light, Auto Adjust, Black and White, Bleach Bypass, Blur, Borders, Cartoon, Center Spot, Chroma Bands, Chromatic Aberration, Color, Color Correct, Color Gradient, Color Infrared, Colorize Gradient, Color Shadow, Color Spot, Cross Processing, Curves, Day for Night, DeBand, DeBlock, DeFog, DeFringe, DeNoise, Depth of Field, Detail, Develop, Diffusion, Dot, Double Fog, Dual Gradient, Enhancing, Eye Light, Fan Rays, Film Stocks, Flag, Flashing, Fluorescent, Fog, F-Stop, Gels, Glow, Glow Darks, Glow Edges, Grain, Grunge, Harris Shutter, Haze, High Contrast, Hot Spot, Ice Halos, Infrared, Kelvin, Key Light, Lens Distortion, Lens Flare, Levels, Light, Looks, Low Contrast, Match, Mist, Multi-Star, ND Gradient, Net, Night Vision, Overexpose, Ozone, Paint, Pastel, Pencil, Photographic, Polarizer, Printer Points, Rack Focus, Radial Exposure, Radial Streaks, Radial Tint, Rainbow, Random Spikes, Rays, Reflector, ReLight, Selective Color Correct, Selective Saturation, Sepia, Shadows/Highlights, Sharpen, Skin Tone, Silk, Sky, Soft Light, Spikes, Spiral Rays, Split Field, Split Tone, Star, Streaks, Sunset, Telecine, Temperature, Texture, Three Strip, Tint, Tone Adjust, Two Strip, Vignette, Water Droplets, Wide Angle Lens, and X -Ray.

Requirements

Windows
  • Dual Core Intel or AMD processor
  • Windows 7 64 bit and up
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB of available disk space for caching and temporary files
  • Three-button mouse or Wacom tablet
Macintosh
  • 64 bit Intel processors
  • Mac OSX 10.9 and up
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB of available disk space for caching and temporary files
  • Three-button mouse or Wacom tablet
Recommended Graphics Cards
  • NVIDIA GTX 460 or better
  • AMD Radeon 57xx series or better
  • OpenCL 1.0 capable graphic card
  • 1GB of graphics memory

Features

General

  • Simulation of optical glass camera filters, specialized lenses, film stocks, lens flares, optical lab processes, grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects
  • 111 individual filters
  • Thousands of customizable presets

Film Stocks & Looks

  • 329 different color and black and white still photographic film stocks, motion picture films stocks and historical photographic processes
  • 89 color grading presets from Academy Award nominated movies including 2001 A Space Odyssey, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Frankenstein, Gone with the Wind, King Kong, Saving Private Ryan and Titanic
  • 68 stylized color and black and white looks

Lighting

  • 331 optical lens flare presets organized into Anamorphic, Circular, Polygons, Star, Starburst and Stylized categories
  • 193 different lighting gels to colorize your images
  • Gobo library for lighting effects includes 751 gobos categorized into Abstract, Doors, Elements, Foliage, Snowflakes, Textures and Windows groups

Photo Versions

  • Paint system that includes Black/White, Blur, Clone, Color, Eraser, Mosaic, Red-Eye, Repair and Scatter brushes
  • Layering system for multiple filter application
  • Sophisticated but easy to use masking tools
  • Variation generator for effect parameters

Architecture

  • Mac Retina Display Support
  • 8, 16, 32 bit image processing
  • Multi-processor acceleration
  • GPU acceleration

Licensing

One DFT photo plug-in license will run in Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Photoshop Elements®, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® if installed on the same machine.

DFT Filter List

DFT is comprised of the following filters: Ambient Light, Auto Adjust, Black and White, Bleach Bypass, Blur, Borders, Cartoon, Center Spot, Chroma Bands, Chromatic Aberration, Color, Color Correct, Color Gradient, Color Infrared, Colorize Gradient, Color Shadow, Color Spot, Cross Processing, Curves, Day for Night, DeBand, DeBlock, DeFog, DeFringe, DeNoise, Depth of Field, Detail, Develop, Diffusion, Dot, Double Fog, Dual Gradient, Enhancing, Eye Light, Fan Rays, Film Stocks, Flag, Flashing, Fluorescent, Fog, F-Stop, Gels, Glow, Glow Darks, Glow Edges, Grain, Grunge, Harris Shutter, Haze, High Contrast, Hot Spot, Ice Halos, Infrared, Kelvin, Key Light, Lens Distortion, Lens Flare, Levels, Light, Looks, Low Contrast, Match, Mist, Multi-Star, ND Gradient, Net, Night Vision, Overexpose, Ozone, Paint, Pastel, Pencil, Photographic, Polarizer, Printer Points, Rack Focus, Radial Exposure, Radial Streaks, Radial Tint, Rainbow, Random Spikes, Rays, Reflector, ReLight, Selective Color Correct, Selective Saturation, Sepia, Shadows/Highlights, Sharpen, Skin Tone, Silk, Sky, Soft Light, Spikes, Spiral Rays, Split Field, Split Tone, Star, Streaks, Sunset, Telecine, Temperature, Texture, Three Strip, Tint, Tone Adjust, Two Strip, Vignette, Water Droplets, Wide Angle Lens, and X -Ray.

Tech Specs / Requirements

Host Applications
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 and up
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and up (Non-app store version)
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 and up
Windows
  • Dual Core Intel or AMD processor
  • Windows 7 64 bit and up
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB of available disk space for caching and temporary files
  • Three-button mouse or Wacom tablet
Macintosh
  • 64 bit Intel processors
  • Mac OSX 10.9 and up
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB of available disk space for caching and temporary files
  • Three-button mouse or Wacom tablet
Recommended Graphics Cards
  • NVIDIA GTX 460 or better
  • AMD Radeon 57xx series or better
  • OpenCL 1.0 capable graphic card
  • 1GB of graphics memory

Features

General

  • Simulation of optical glass camera filters, specialized lenses, film stocks, lens flares, optical lab processes, grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects
  • 125 individual filters
  • Thousands of customizable presets

Film Stocks & Looks

  • 329 different color and black and white still photographic film stocks, motion picture films stocks and historical photographic processes
  • 89 color grading presets from Academy Award nominated movies including 2001 A Space Odyssey, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Frankenstein, Gone with the Wind, King Kong, Saving Private Ryan and Titanic
  • 68 stylized color and black and white looks

Lighting

  • 331 optical lens flare presets organized into Anamorphic, Circular, Polygons, Star, Starburst and Stylized categories
  • 193 different lighting gels to colorize your images
  • Gobo library for lighting effects includes 751 gobos categorized into Abstract, Doors, Elements, Foliage, Snowflakes, Textures and Windows groups

Compositing

  • Compositing tricks and techniques
  • Effectively composite fire, explosions and smoke
  • Edge tools to color correct or blur the composite's edge
  • Proprietary matte generation
  • Matte manipulation using shrink, grow, blur and wrap functions

Keying

  • Create mattes from blue, green, any color screen using the zMatte keyer
  • Multiple matte creation
  • Matte shrink, blur and wrap functions
  • DV and HD deartifacting
  • Sophisticated color correction and suppression
  • Light wrapping
  • Edge tools to color correct or blur only the edge
  • Integrated transform controls
  • Screen smoothing for unevenly lit blue and green screens

Architecture

  • Mac Retina Display Support
  • 8, 16, 32 bit image processing
  • Multi-processor acceleration
  • GPU acceleration

Licensing

  • The DFT video/film plug-in is licensed on a per host basis. You can choose from: Adobe After Effects/Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X/Motion, Avid Editing Systems, OFX hosts or a Multi-Host license which will run all video/film and OFX hosts on the same machine.

DFT Filter List

DFT is comprised of the following filters: Ambient Light, Black and White, Bleach Bypass, Blur, Borders, Cartoon, Center Spot, Chroma Bands, Chromatic Aberration, Color Correct, Color Gradient, Color Infrared, Colorize Gradient, Color Shadow, Color Spot, Cross Processing, Day for Night, DeBand, DeBlock, DeFog, DeFringe, DeNoise, Depth of Field, Detail, Develop, Diffusion, Dot, Double Fog, Dual Gradient, Enhancing, Eye Light, Fan Rays, Film Stocks, Flag, Flashing, Fluorescent, Fog, F-Stop, Gels, Glow, Glow Darks, Glow Edges, Grain, Grunge, Harris Shutter, Haze, High Contrast, Hot Spot, Ice Halos, Infrared, Kelvin, Key Light, Lens Distortion, Lens Flare, Light, Looks, Low Contrast, Match, Mist, Multi Star, ND Gradient, Net, Night Vision, Overexpose, Ozone, Pastel, Pencil, Photographic, Polarizer, Printer Points, Rack Focus, Radial Exposure, Radial Streaks, Radial Tint, Rainbow, Random Spikes, Rays, Reflector, ReLight, Selective Color Correct, Selective Saturation, Sepia, Shadows/Highlights, Skin Tone, Silk, Sky, Soft Light, Spikes, Spiral Rays, Split Field, Split Tone, Star, Streaks, Sunset, Telecine, Temperature, Texture, Three Strip, Tint, Tone Adjust, Two Strip, Vignette, Water Droplets, Wide Angle Lens, X-Ray and zMatte.

Requirements

Host Applications

  • Adobe After Effects CS5 and up
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and up
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Motion 5
  • Avid Editing Systems (64 Bit versions only)
OFX
  • Assimilate Scratch v8 and up
  • Black Magic Resolve v11 and up
  • Sony Catalyst Edit 2015 and up
  • The Foundry's Nuke v8 and up
  • Vegas Pro v13 and up

Windows

  • Dual Core Intel or AMD processor
  • Windows 7 64 bit and up
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB of available disk space for caching and temporary files
  • Three-button mouse or Wacom tablet

Macintosh

  • 64 bit Intel processors
  • Mac OSX 10.9 and up
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB of available disk space for caching and temporary files
  • Three-button mouse or Wacom tablet

Recommended Graphics Cards

  • NVIDIA GTX 460 or better
  • AMD Radeon 57xx series or better
  • OpenCL 1.0 capable graphic card
  • 1GB of graphics memory

Auto Adjust

Automatically adjusts the image using Auto Color, Auto Contrast and Auto Levels processes.

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Photo by Tadas Mikuckis on Unsplash

Black and White

Black and White converts color images to black and white simulating the look of Black and White photographic filters.

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Photo by Anthony Delanoix on Unsplash

Color Correctors

DFT includes a number of different color correctors that are handy for adjusting an image’s color. They include: Color Correct, F-Stop, Printer Points, Telecine and Temperature.

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Photo by Sean Afnan on Unsplash

Curves

Curves adjusts the entire tonal range of an image by changing the shape of RGB, Red, Green or Blue curves. Curve points can be adjusted throughout the range of shadows to highlights.

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Develop

Provides useful developing controls for globally adjusting the color and tonal scale of your images.

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Photo by Mahir Uysal on Unsplash

Enhancing

Selectively enhance any color to make it pop with little to no effect on other colors.

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Photo by Jens Lindner on Unsplash

Fluorescent

Removes the green cast caused by fluorescent bulbs.

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Photo by Jens Lindner on Unsplash

Haze

Reduces excessive blue by absorbing UV light and eliminates haze which tends to wash out color and image clarity.

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Photo by Thomas Kelley on Unsplash

High Contrast

Creates an extreme high contrast image.

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Photo by Alex Ronsdorf on Unsplash

Kelvin

Degrees Kelvin is the standard unit of measure for color temperature which is a way to characterize the spectral properties of a light source. Low color temperature implies warmer (redder) light, while high color temperature implies a colder (bluer) light. Presets for a number of different light sources and conditions are provided in degrees Kelvin.

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Photo by Christiane Nuetzel on Unsplash

Levels

Levels is an image adjustment tool which can move and stretch the brightness levels of an image histogram. It has the power to adjust brightness, contrast, and tonal range by specifying the location of complete black, complete white, and midtones in a histogram.

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Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash

Low Contrast

Low Contrast spreads highlights into darker areas, lowers contrast and keeps bright areas bright.

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Photo by Len Dela Cruz on Unsplash

Match

Matches the brightness and color from one image and applies it to another.

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Source: Photo by Paula Borowska on Unsplash
Target: Photo by Saud Sarosh on Unsplash
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Ozone

Inspired by Ansel Adams’ Zone System for still photography, Ozone allows you to manipulate the color of an image with incredible flexibility and accuracy.

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Polarizer

The greatest use of polarizing filters is to achieve a darkened, deep blue sky. Our digital version of the Polarizer is designed to do just that. Through the use of a matte and an adjustable gradient, the color of the sky can be adjusted.

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Warm Polarizer

Combines the benefits of the Polarizer with a warming filter making it ideal for portraits and scenics.

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Photo by Takahiro Sakamoto on Unsplash

Selective Color Correct

Colors can be selectively isolated through the use of a matte and adjusted using hue, saturation, brightness, gamma, contrast, temperature, cyan/magenta, red, green, and blue controls.

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Photo by Pietro De Grandi on Unsplash

Selective Saturation

The saturation of the image can be adjusted independently in the shadows, midtones and highlights.

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Photo by Oswaldo Martinez on Unsplash

Shadows/Highlights

Shadows/Highlights lowers contrast evenly throughout the image by brightening shadow areas and darkening highlights. It is useful for correcting dark foreground subjects due to strong backlighting as well as highlights that are slightly washed out.

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Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash

Sky

Reduces UV light, haze and is pink tinted for added warmth and better colors. It is especially useful for images shot in outdoor open shade and on overcast days.

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Photo by Thomas Kelley on Unsplash

Tone Adjust

Tone Adjust approximates the appearance of high dynamic range images by adjusting the tonal values. Specifically, detail is recovered from the darker portions of the images and can optionally be denoised.

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Photo by Brand X Design

Color Paste

Color Paste takes the luminance values of the foreground image and pastes it as a color over the background.

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Background: Photo by Linda Xu on Unsplash
Foreground: Photo by Bhavyesh Acharya on Unsplash
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Composite

Composites a foreground over a background using a matte. Color correct, blur, grain, transform, edge and matte manipulation controls help create a seamless composite.

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Drop Shadow

Drop shadows can be added to an image that has an Alpha channel. The opacity, color, blur and transformation of the drop shadow can all be adjusted.

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Edge Composite

Edge Composite automatically generates an edge matte from an existing Alpha channel and allows you to mix, color correct or blur only the edge of the foreground.

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Holdout Composite

The Holdout Composite is a two-layer/track effect that realistically composites images such as fire, explosions and smoke. This filter first creates a luminance matte of the foreground and pastes it as black (or other color) over the background. You then use one of the Blend Modes to place the foreground over the held out background.

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Light Wrap

Light Wrap helps blend the foreground into the background by making the color of the background wrap into the foreground edges without softening the edge.

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Math Composite

Math Composite combines two clips using one of the Blend modes. You can choose from Add, Subtract, Multiply, Screen, Difference, Darken and Lighten.

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Background: Photo by Austin Neill on Unsplash
Foreground: Photo by Vincent Guth on Unsplash
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Non-Additive Mix

Known as a NAM, non-additive mix combines two images by controlling their luminance level relative to each other as well as a set mix percentage. Back in the day of video switchers and online editing, effects editors used a NAM to combine smoke and fire to another image.

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Foreground: Photo by Oleg Zhilko on Unsplash
Background: Photo by Lucas Filipe on Unsplash
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Optical Dissolve

Optical Dissolve uses a power function to simulate an optical film dissolve. The bright areas of the B side of the dissolve appear sooner than the darker areas.

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Background: Photo by Rafael Leao on Unsplash
Foreground: Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash
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Center Spot

Center Spot

Diffuses and blurs distracting backgrounds while keeping a center spot in focus. The center spot can be moved, sized and the amount of blur can be controlled.

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Warm Center Spot

Combines the benefits of Center Spot with a warming filter making it ideal for portraits and skintones.

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Photo by Samuel Scrimshaw on Unsplash

Diffusion

Diffusion creates atmosphere by reducing contrast while creating a glow around highlights or shadows using an extensive texture library.

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Photo by Marina Vitale on Unsplash

Double Fog

The Double Fog filter creates a soft, misty atmosphere over the image by first applying fog using a vanishing point along the direction of increasing distance in the image. Then, a second pass blooms image highlights.

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Photo by Martin Knize on Unsplash

Fog

The Fog filter creates a soft, misty atmosphere over the image and glows highlights.

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Photo by Alex Klopcic on Unsplash

Mist


Mist

Creates atmosphere by reducing contrast while creating a glow around highlights.

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Warm Mist

Same as Mist but combined with a warming filter.

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Cool Mist

Same as Mist but combined with a cooling filter.

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Black Mist

A more subtle version of Mist, the Black Mist filter creates atmosphere by reducing contrast, but with minimal glow around highlights.

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Warm Black Mist

Same as Black Mist but combined with a warming filter.

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Photo by Christopher Campbell on Unsplash

Net

Net

Softens and minimizes facial imperfections while retaining image clarity. Great for portraits and people photography.

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Warm Net

Combines all of the benefits of Net with a warming filter.

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Photo by Rachael Crowe on Unsplash

Silk

Silk

Silk softens wrinkles, blemishes and fine detail to produce smooth skin textures while retaining detail in coarse features such as the eyes, nose and mouth.

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Warm Silk

Warm Silk offers all the benefits of the Silk filter while adding a diffuse warm tint to the shadows.

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Photo by Joe Gardner on Unsplash

Bleach Bypass

Bleach Bypass is a film laboratory technique where, by skipping the bleach stage in the color processing sequence, silver is retained in the image along with the color dyes. The result is effectively a black and white image superimposed on a color image. Bleach Bypass images have increased contrast, reduced saturation, often giving a pastel effect.

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Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

Cross Processing

Cross-processing is a photographic technique where print film (C41) is processed in the set of chemicals usually used to process slide film (E6) or vice versa. The final result yields images with oddly skewed colors and increased contrast and saturation.

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Photo by Jesse Collins on Unsplash

Film Stocks

Film Stocks is a unique filter that simulates 329 different color and black and white still photographic film stocks, motion picture films stocks and historical photographic processes.

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Photo by Teresa Kluge on Unsplash

Flashing

Flashing allows you to use photographic filters to lower the contrast of your shadows or highlights.

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Photo by Stainless Images on Unsplash

Grain

Grain simulates film grain with control of size, intensity and softness.

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Photo by Jorge Gonzalez on Unsplash

Grunge

Adds film dirt, hair, scratches, stains, splotches, gate weave, flicker, vignetting and grain--all to make your pristine image look like damaged film.

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Photo by Oskar Wimmerman on Unsplash

Overexpose

Overexpose simulates the overexposure that occurs when a film camera is stopped.

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Photo by Mads Schmidt on Unsplash

Three Strip

Known and celebrated for it ultra-realistic, saturated levels of color, the Technicolor® Three Strip process was commonly used for musicals, costume pictures and animated films. It was created by photographing three black and white strips of film each passing through red, green and blue filters on the camera lens and then recombining them in the printing process.

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Photo by Rob Jaudon on Unsplash

Two Strip

The Technicolor® Two Strip process was the first stab at producing color motion pictures and consisted of simultaneously photographing two black and white images using red and green filters. This look creates an odd but pleasing hand-painted look where faces appear normal and green takes on a blue-green quality, while the sky and all things blue appear cyan.

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Photo by Rob Jaudon on Unsplash

Color Gradient

Color Gradient colors and or darkens only a portion of the image giving you the ability to simulate any Color Gradient filter. It is especially useful for changing and enhancing the color of the sky.

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Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

Color Spot

Tints the image using presets for common photographic filters except for a center spot which retains normal color. The center spot can be moved, sized and the amount of blur can be controlled.

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Photo by Bill Williams on Unsplash

Colorize Gradient

Using multiple colors, Colorize Gradient colorizes the image according to the image’s brightness values.

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Dual Gradient

Dual Gradient applies two photographic filters to the image which are blended together with a gradient.

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Photo by Heather Emond on Unsplash

Gels

Photographers, cinematographers and lighting designers use colored filters or gels in front of lights. Whatever mood you wish to create, we have the colors needed to achieve the effect.

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Photo by Jacob Sapp on Unsplash

ND Gradient

ND (Neutral Density) Gradient darkens only a portion of the image using a graduated transition between the darkened portion and the original image. It selectively adjusts brightness without affecting color balance.

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Photo by Sam Ferrara on Unsplash

Photographic

The most complete line of Kodak® filters for photographic uses is available in the form of gelatin films and are known as Wratten® Gelatin Filters. Our Photographic filter is a digital equivalent of the Wratten set and were created using the spectral transmission curves for each optical filter.

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Photo by Paul Morris on Unsplash

Radial Tint

Tints the image using multi-color, radially graduated filters.

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Photo by Jason Wong on Unsplash

Sepia

Creates a warm brown tone for that nostalgic feeling.

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Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

Skin Tone

A set of colorization filters to enhance skin tones.

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Photo by Roksolana Zasiadko on Unsplash

Split Tone

Shadows, midtones and highlights can be individually tinted with the Split tone filter.

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Sunset

Sunset applies three photographic filters to the image which are blended together with a gradient.

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Photo by Mark Harpur on Unsplash

Tint

Tints the entire image with a selected color using a variety of colorization modes.

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Photo by Joshua Medway on Unsplash

DeBand

DeBand removes banding artifacts from an image by smoothing pixels in banded areas while retaining detail.

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Photo by Frantzou Fleurine on Unsplash

DeBlock

Blocking artifacts created as a result of high compression factors can be removed with the DeBlock filter.

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Photo by Nolan Issac on Unsplash

DeFog

Using advanced deweathering algorithms, Defog restores clear day contrasts and colors of a scene taken in bad weather such as fog and mist.

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Photo by Matt Hoffman on Unsplash

DeNoise

Removes film grain and noise.

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Photo by Brady Bellini on Unsplash

Detail

Detail presents a new technique for performing selective sharpening, detail enhancement and edge aware smoothing. Our approach decomposes the image into three detail layers: Coarse, medium and fine. Each of the detail layers can be manipulated separately in various ways, for instance, sharpening or smoothing.

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Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash

Paint

Paints your image using Black/White, Blur, Clone, Color, Eraser, Mosaic, RedEye, Repair and Scatter brushes.

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Photo by Katie Hetland on Unsplash

Sharpen

Enhances the sharpness or focus by selectively increasing the contrast between adjacent pixels along edges in an image.

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Photo by Corentin Marzin on Unsplash

Transform

Transform an image using Position, Scale, Rotation, Corner-Pin, Shear and Crop controls.

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Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash

Color Suppress

Removes either blue or green from an image. This is usually used to remove the blue or green light that commonly spills onto objects filmed in front of blue or green screens.

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Matte Repair

Matte Repair grows, shrinks or blurs a matte. It also is handy for cleaning up impurities in the black or white areas.

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Screen Smoother

Smooths out unevenly lit blue and green screens. By default, darker screen areas are brightened. When working with poorly lit blue and green screens, it is useful to apply the Screen Smoother prior to using zMatte. This will result in a better key.

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zMatte

Using proprietary matte extraction techniques, zMatte quickly and simply creates mattes with minimal parameters even if you are dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. It is easy to use, yet provides the needed tools when faced with good, bad, or ugly shots--tools such as multiple matte creation, automatic spill suppression, sophisticated matte and edge manipulation, and color correction.

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Blur

Blurs the image with individual horizontal and vertical controls. It’s fast, high quality and blurs outside the frame which removes the dark inward bleeding edges of most blurs.

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Photo by Michal Grosicki on Unsplash

Camera Shake

Simulates camera shake using random changes in amplitude, speed, scale, rotation, and motion blur.

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Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash

Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic aberration is caused by a lens having a different refractive index for different wavelengths of light and is seen as fringes of color around the edges of the image. This fringing is removed by un-distorting the individual color channels.

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Photo by Joel Filipe on Unsplash

DeFringe

Purple or blue fringing around overexposed areas is a result of sensor overloading in video as well as digital still cameras. DeFringe isolates and removes the various types of color fringing.

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Depth of Field

Depth of Field can be added to a scene by isolating and blurring only a portion of the image. The amount of blurring is directly proportionate to the luminance of the matte settings, a gradient or an input image.

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Photo by Ethan Robertson on Unsplash

Lens Distortion

Lens Distortion corrects for pin-cushioning and barrel distortion of camera lenses. It is also useful for creating the look of a wide angle lens.

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Photo by Vincent Guth on Unsplash

Rack Focus

Rack Focus replicates a true camera defocus by introducing lens Bokeh effects.

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Photo by Steven Hung on Unsplash

Radial Exposure

Lightens and/or darkens the center or edges of an image to correct lens vignetting.

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Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

Split Field

Split Field splits the image with a line that can be positioned, rotated and blurred. On one side of the line, the image is blurred and on the other, it is in focus.

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Photo by Anthony Cantin on Unsplash

Vignette

A vignette, or soft fade, is a popular photographic effect where the photo gradually fades into the background, usually in a circular or rectangular shape. The vignette can be any color as well as thrown out of focus.

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Photo by Srikanta H. U. on Unsplash

Wide Angle Lens

Simulates the effect of a wide angle lens.

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Photo by Dawid Zawila on Unsplash

Ambient Light

Ambient creates light without a defined source and contributes to the overall brightness of a scene without casting shadows.

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Photo by Ryan Lum on Unsplash

Chroma Bands

Creates rainbow diffraction patterns.

Chroma Bands

Eye Light

Creates a targeted light to be placed around a person's eyes.

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Photo by Sebastian Unrau on Unsplash

Fan Rays

Generates asymmetric fanned rays.

Fan Rays

Flag / Dot

Flags and Dots are rectangular and circular lighting control devices used to create shadow areas on a motion picture or photographic set. This concept has been extended to digital so that areas of the image can be selectively darkened.

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Photo by Marcelo Matarazzo on Unsplash

Glow

The Glow filter creates glows around selected areas of the image.

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Photo by Pascal Muller on Unsplash

Glow Darks

Glows and grows the darks areas of the image.

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Photo by Ariel Lustre on Unsplash

Glow Edges

Glow Edges isolates lines and edges in an image and then adds glow only to these areas resulting in a stylized look.

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Photo by Jan Senderek on Unsplash

Hot Spot

Utilized in most lens flares, glow ball simulates the circular glow created when a light source interacts with a lens.

Hot Spot

Ice Halos

Ice halos are created when small ice crystals in the atmosphere generate halos by reflecting and refracting light. Most notably, circles form around the sun or moon as well as rare occurrences when the entire sky is painted with a web of arcing halos.

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Photo by Ales Krivec on Unsplash

Key Light

Using Key Light, an image can be relit by with either a directional or point light. The result looks natural even though the relighting is done without computing any scene geometry.

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Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

Lens Flare

Lens flares are produced by the scattering or flaring of light within a lens when pointed into a bright light. Although an image aberration, lens flares can be added for dramatic effect and are created by combing the following elements: Caustic, Chroma Bands, Chroma Ring, Circle, Circles, Disc, Edge Streak, Ellipse, Fan Rays, Hot Spot, Polygon, Polygons, Radial Streaks, Random Spikes, Ring, Spikes, Spiral Rays, Star, Star Caustic, and Stripe.

Lens Flare

Light

Light can be added to a scene where none existed before just as if you were adding light at the time of shooting. Realistic lighting and shadow is introduced using digital versions of lighting gobos.

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Photo by Julia Komarova on Unsplash

Multi-Star

User definable multi-point star patterns are generated on highlights in the image.

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Photo by Pawel Bukowski on Unsplash

Radial Streaks

Short radial streaks emanating from the center point.

Radial Streaks

Rainbow

Recreates arced rainbows of spectral colors, usually identified as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, that appear in the sky as a result of the refractive dispersion of sunlight in drops of rain or mist.

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Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

Random Spikes

Generates asymmetric radial rays.

Random Spikes

Rays

Creates stunning and realistic light ray effects quickly and easily. Known as volumetric lighting in computer graphics or crepuscular rays in atmospheric optics, this dramatic effect adds polish and style.

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Photo by Filipe Dos Santos Mendes on Unsplash

Reflector

One of the oldest and still most popular means of lighting an exterior set is by taking a reflective surface and redirecting sunlight or artificial light exactly where it is needed. Our silver and gold reflectors allow you to add white or gold light into shadow areas without the squinting.

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Photo by Alexandre Chambon on Unsplash

ReLight

Light can be added to a scene where none existed before. A complete set of light source controls allow you to adjust the light just as you would at the time of shooting.

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Photo by Blake Lisk on Unsplash

Soft Light

Provides soft, digitally diffused and virtually shadowless light.

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Photo by Chris Abney on Unsplash

Spikes

Long radial rays emanating from the center point.

Spikes

Spiral Rays

Creates spiral rays.

Spiral Rays

Star

A star pattern similar to those created by lens flares.

Star

Streaks

The Streaks filter creates horizontal or vertical streaks around highlights in the image.

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Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

Water Droplets

Simulates the circular, rainbow colored optical effects produced by tiny water droplets in clouds, mist and fog.

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Photo by Peter Hershey on Unsplash

Borders

Select from a variety of different pre-made borders or create your own.

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Photo by Tradd Harter on Unsplash

Cartoon

Converts the image into a cartoon.

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Photo by Ilya Yakover on Unsplash

Color Infrared

Color Infrared simulates infrared filters used in conjunction with infrared sensitive film or sensors to produce very interesting false-color images with a dreamlike or sometimes lurid appearance.

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Photo by Karsten Wurth on Unsplash

Color Shadow

Creates a high contrast image overlayed with a gradient.

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Photo by Emre Karatas on Unsplash

Day for Night

Day for Night simulates a technique used for shooting exteriors in daylight made to look like they were photographed at night.

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Photo by Daniel Bowman on Unsplash

Harris Shutter

The Harris Shutter filter uses separate images for the red, green and blue channels or offsets the individual channels of a sequence in time. Harris Shutter -Before Harris Shutter -After

Infrared

Infrared simulates infrared filters used in conjunction with infrared sensitive film or sensors to produce very interesting black and white images with glow in highlight areas.

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Photo by Fab Lentz on Unsplash

Looks

Looks is a unique filter meant to simulate a variety of color and black and white photographic/film looks, diffusion and color grad camera filters, lighting gels, film stocks and optical lab processes.

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Photo by Mickey O'neil on Unsplash

Night Vision

The Night Vision filter creates the effect of a Night Vision lens--that green, glowy, grainy look.

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Photo by Thomas Shellberg on Unsplash

Pastel

Converts the image into pastel artwork.

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Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash

Pencil

Pencil converts your image to a pencil sketch.

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Photo by Ludde Lorentz on Unsplash

Texture

Applies textures to an image for a stylized look.

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Photo by Luke Braswell on Unsplash

Time Blur

Time Blur mixes frames together to create interesting motion effects. This filter is also useful for smoothing out film grain and video noise which can cause problems when pulling a key or generating a matte.

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X-Ray

Simulates the look of X-Ray images.

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Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

DFT v1 Downloads

Customers upgrading to DFT v1 will receive a new activation code. Product codes from other products will NOT activate DFT.


User Guide and Tutorial

The above software contains a 15 day fully functional trial for both photo and video/film versions.

Note: Please download and test the software on your machine before purchasing. Once a permanent license has been issued, your order can not be refunded.

The software will be converted to a permanent version by purchasing a license.

Internet access required during activation / deactivation and to get a trial license.

Version 1.0.1 (Mac Only) Released 09/05/2017

Feature
  • Multiple GPU Support
    DFT now runs on Macintosh computers with multiple GPU's

Version 1.0 released 09/05/2017

  • Initial Release