Color Range Masks, Tone Compressor & More
This June update packs new tools and hands-on improvements to Color.io, designed with your input and user experience in mind. As always, a huge thank you for your continued feedback and suggestions which make updates like these possible! Let's dive in and see what's new.
## New: Color Range Isolation
First up, the new Color Range and Tone Compression tool. This tool gives you the reins to define and fine-tune color range masks based on hue, chroma, and luminance values in your images. Why is this useful? Precision and control like never before! Now, you have the power to protect skin tones or other highly specific color ranges from being affected by your overall color grade. [Learn how it works.](https://www.color.io/user-guide/color-grading-tools#mask-compress)
## New: Tone Compression
Isolating color ranges is not all – the tool also provides a tone compression feature that unifies all colors inside of the color range to a color of your choosing. This is an absolute game-changer for skin tone and memory color fine-tuning!
## Out of Beta: Crop and Rotate Tool
> This tool has been enabled for a few users for a little over a month for beta testing. This update now enables the tool for all users. Thank you for your feedback!
Next in line, I'm excited to introduce the newly-minted Crop and Rotate tool, complete with common aspect ratios.
This might appear to be a simple addition, but it's these foundational tools that often have the most profound impact on your creative workflow. Now, you can seamlessly adjust your images' orientation and size without having to rely on third party tools. Access Crop & Rotation by clicking on "Edit" next to the image gallery at the bottom of the viewport. This will open the new Image Editor. This new image editing space will serve as the foundation to include more image-specific adjustments (as opposed to scene-wide color grades) in the future.
## Out of Beta: Color Space Conversion Options
> P3 color space conversions had previously been enabled for a few users for beta testing. This update now enables these new options for all users. Thank you for your feedback!
Rounding off these exciting new features, Color.io now has extended capabilities with new Color Space Conversion options, specifically designed for photography workflows. These options include new Input and Output Device Transforms (IDTs and ODTs) that allow for flawless round-tripping between applications in **Display P3 workflows**. Now, if you're working in P3 in Adobe Photoshop or other third party software, and you want that exact same image in Color.io, you're all covered! Just select the P3 profiles from the IDT and ODT dropdowns in the color space conversion category. While this may seem like a small addition, the required changes to how color management works under the hood will open up new opportunities for enhanced interoperability and workflow continuity across different platforms and software tools, paving the way for more robust and seamless color grading experiences in the future.
### Various Updates
Following your feedback, I've made some under-the-hood adjustments to enhance the usability, performance and functionality of Color.io. As always, a huge thank you for your continued feedback and suggestions which make updates like these possible!
Jonathan | Creator of Color.io