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Digital Film Tools Ships Ozone for Photoshop

Plugin offers luminance-based color manipulation By Dave Nagel
Digital Film Tools has released its Ozone plugin for Adobe Photoshop. DFT is an offshoot of Los Angeles-based Digital FilmWorks, a studio that produces visual effects for feature films and television. Their new plugin is a filter that allows for manipulation of color based on an image's luminance values.

Ozone uses a system that the company refers to as "the Digital Zone System." Essentially, the software reads the luminance values--as well as R, G, B, C, M and Y--in an image and divides them into 11 separate zones using proprietary "image slicing" algorithms. (Each zone in the system is twice as bright as the preceding zone.) Then the user can adjust each zone independently for color and brightness. The software works in RGB, CMYK, Lab and grayscale color spaces.

Ozone is available for Macintosh (including OS X) and Windows systems equipped with Photoshop 5.0 or higher. It sells for an introductory price of $50. For more information, visit

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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