by John Roper in Scripts and Addons

Color Grading In Record Time

ColorMaster is the only full workflow for color management inside of Blender. ColorMaster adds a convenient image-based  GUI to Blender's color management tools. It allows you to import your own looks as well as edit existing looks by using controls such as view transform, exposure, gamma, and curves. On top of this, you can save your entire setup as a preset for later use. ColorMaster is compatible with both Blender's built-in color profiles as well as Troy James Sobotka's Filmic Blender looks.


v1.0 - Initial release.

v1.2 - Added other grading tools from color management.

v1.5 - Updated the preview images to make them load faster.

v1.7 - Added look name captions.

v2.0 - Added left/right buttons and a considerable speed boost.

v2.2 - Added presets and fixed bug where image preview would not update if the look was changed. Also fixed errors with the Republic and Kodak Gold 200 looks.

v2.5 - Added 7 presets that come with the addon.

v3.0 - Added the ability to import your own cube LUTs.

v3.5 - Replaced the old preview images with newer images that are more clear and added two new looks, Faded Mute, and Wonderland.

v4.0 - Added Troy James Sobotka's Filmic Blender looks and also added the reset settings button and the random settings button.

v4.1 - Cleaned up certain looks that did not work correctly in the addon.

v4.2 - Fixed errors from the last release and added new options for look importing.

v4.3 - Updated Filmic Blender and various fixes and improvements.

v4.4 - Added custom LUT preview generation as well as the option to reload all preview images also various bug fixes and speed and UI improvements.

v5.0 - Refactored to work with Blender 2.79. Expanded the look import options to support more LUT types. Fixed a number of bugs related to the UI and new Filmic presets in Blender.

v5.1 - Fixed bug where the previews could not be found on Linux or non-standard blender installation locations.


The installation is done exactly the same way as any other add-on in Blender:

  1. Open Blender's User Preferences (from the File menu or using Ctrl+Alt+U)
  2. In the Addons tab, click the Install from File button at the bottom and select the .zip file you already downloaded
  3. You should now see the ColorMaster add-on, so simply check the box to the right of the add-on name. If you don't see the ColorMaster add-on, you already had it installed - just search for it's name and it'll show up
  4. To make sure the add-on stays enabled the next time you run Blender, click the Save User Settings button at the bottom left
  5. Choose which look set you want to use (Blender or Filmic Blender)
  6. Then, click the button that says Add More Looks
  7. After they have installed, follow the prompts and restart Blender

If you want, after the looks have been installed, you can re-install them or uninstall them by using the buttons

Can I import my own looks?

Yes you can! Looks can be imported in the form of .cube, .spi1d, and .spi3d LUT (look-up-table) files.

Is ColorMaster compatible with the Filmic Blender look set?

Yes, Troy James Sobotka's Filmic Blender looks were added to ColorMaster in v4.0 and can be accessed as usual in Blender.

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  • michaelprostka over 2 years ago

    This is a superb product! Really speeds up the color grading workflow, and having the Filmic sets included is extremely thoughtful. I love it!

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