- 134 individual filters
- Thousands of customizable presets
- Simulation of Tiffen glass camera filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects
- Presets for 288 different color and black and white still photographic film stocks, motion picture film stocks and historical photographic processes
- Rosco and GamColor Gel libraries
- Rosco and Gam Gobo libraries for lighting effects
- 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
- Color management using ICC profiles
- 8, 16, 32 bit image processing
- Exchangeable Image File Format (Exif)
- Camera RAW, TIFF, JPEG as well as Kodak Cineon and DPX file formats
- Multi-processor acceleration
- GPU Acceleration
Full list of filters
Ambient Light, Auto Adjust, Black and White, Black/White Looks, Black Diffusion/FX®, Black Pro-Mist®, Bleach Bypass, Blur, Bronze Glimmerglass®, Center Spot, Chromatic Aberration, Close-Up Lens, Color Correct, Color-Grad®, Color Infrared, Color Looks, Color Shadow, Color Spot, Cool Pro-Mist®, Cross Processing, Day for Night, DeBand, DeBlock, DeFog, DeFringe, DeNoise, Depth of Field, Diffusion, Dot, Double Fog, Dual Grad, Edge Glow, Enhancing, Eye Light, Faux Film, Film Stocks, Flag, Flashing, Fluorescent, Fog, F-Stop, Gels, Glimmerglass®, Glow, Glow Darks, Gobo, Gold Diffusion/FX®, Gold Reflector, Grain, Halo, Haze, HDTV/FX®, High Contrast, HFX® Star, Ice Halos, Infrared, Kelvin, Key Light, Lens Distortion, Levels, Light, Low Contrast, Match, Mono Tint, ND-Grad, Night Vision, Nude/FX®, Old Photo, Overexpose, Ozone, Paint, Pencil, Photographic, Polarizer, Printer Points, Pro-Mist®, Rack Focus, Radial Exposure, Rainbow, Rays, ReLight, Selective Color Correct, Selective Saturation, Sepia, Sharpen, Sky, Silver Reflector, Smoque®, Soft Contrast, Soft/FX®, Soft Light, Split Field, Split Tone, Star, Streaks, Strip Grad, Sunset/Twilight, Telecine, Temperature, Texture, Three Strip, Tint, Two Strip, Ultra Contrast, Vari-Star, Vignette, 812® Warming, Warm Black Pro-Mist®, Warm Center Spot, Warm Polarizer, Warm Pro-Mist®, Warm Soft/FX®, Water Droplets, Wide Angle Lens, and X-Ray.
Select from a variety of different pre-made borders or create your own.
Converts the image into a cartoon.
Using multiple colors, Colorize Gradient colorizes the image according to the
image’s brightness values.
Detail presents a new technique for performing selective sharpening, detail
enhancement and edge aware smoothing.
Provides useful developing controls for globally adjusting the color and tonal
scale of your images.
Adds film dirt, hair, scratches, stains, splotches, vignetting and grain as well as
gate weave and flicker on video/film hosts–all to make your pristine image look
like damaged film.
Invented by Robert S. “Bob” Harris of Kodak, the Harris Shutter was originally
a strip device with three color filters used for making color photographs with the
different primary color layers exposed in separate time intervals in succession.
Our digital version of the Harris Shutter uses separate images for the red, green
and blue channels. In the case of a time interval between images used for the
red, green and blue channels, this will generate a rainbow of color around any
object that moves within the frame.
Converts the image into pastel artwork.
Pearlescent® / Black Pearlescent®
Creates a subtle new look with a slight softening of contrast and a luxurious
pearlescent halo around highlights. This filter aids cinematographers in taking
the edge off the image from modern lenses and cameras, especially with 4K
Black Pearlescent® offers all the benefits of the Pearlescent® filter in a more
subtle form. Highlight flares are controlled and contrast is lowered for a more
Tints the image using multi-color, radially graduated filters.
Satin® / Black Satin®
Designed with modern digital lenses and camera sensors specifically in mind
to enhance the natural beauty of talent with minimal signs of filtration. This filter
gently adds a minimal flare to highlights and reduces contrast while
suppressing facial blemishes and wrinkles.
Black Satin® offers all the benefits of the Satin® filter in a more subtle form.
This filter gently controls highlights, reduces contrast and adds a grittier look
than regular satin filters, while suppressing facial blemishes and wrinkles.
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.
Photo Plug-in and Standalone
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.
• Added Hue and Saturation to the Shadows, Midtones, Highlights groups.
• Added Temperature and Cyan/Magenta to the all group.
Diffusion/FX, Glimmerglass, HDTV/FX
Edge aware smoothing algorithms are now used in Diffusion/FX,
Glimmerglass, and HDTV/FX to smooth out fine image details. This is
especially useful for smoothing skin. The result is targeted image smoothing
with greatly simplified operation.
Added Horizontal and Vertical Strip to the Type menu.
• Added 93 historical photographic processes and 30 motion picture film stocks.
• Added Curves adjustments to the Dfx interface.
Dfx is now accelerated with OpenCL using your graphics card resulting in
dramatic speed increases.
Floating Point Precision
Dfx can now process in either 32 bit or 16 bit floating point precision. The
benefit of float, for instance in the Standalone when working with camera RAW
or HDR images, is the ability to have a non-destructive workflow. In conjunction
with Dfx’s superior masking tools, floating point precision gives users full
access to the image’s dynamic range on a selective basis without having to clip
Retina Display Support
Support for Mac Retina displays has been added.
A Mode menu has been added to select how the tint is applied to the image.
Choices are Normal, Tint, Hue, Darken, Lighten.
User Interface – New Preview Size
A 4096 pixel size was added to the Dfx user interface Preview Size preference.
Images can be now be previewed at 1024, 2048 and 4096 pixels.
Photo Plug-in and Standalone
Brackets Keys for Paint Brush Sizing
You can now use the brackets  for paint brush sizing.
Save Format Preference
A new Save Format preference has been added which preselects the file type
save format. You can choose from Auto, JPG and TIFF. Auto preselects the
image’s original file type as the save format.
TIFF Now Saves Dfx Setups Along With Image
When saving to the TIFF file format, you can optionally save the Dfx setup
(filter, layer and mask information) along with the final file. If you then open up
the saved TIFF file, you are able modify the filter, layer and mask information.
OFX Plug-in Support
Dfx now supports the OFX plug-in format. The following hosts are supported:
Nuke, Resolve, Scratch and Vegas.
• Moved Color Correction related filters from Image to a new Color group
• Moved Contrast filters from HFX Diffusion to Color.
• Moved Fog filters from Special Effects to Diffusion.
• Moved DeFog from Special Effects to Image.
• Moved Enhancing from Special Effects to Color.
• Moved Polarizer from Special Effects to Image.
User Interface Style Changes
• Tabs, sliders, buttons and icons have a flatter, more pleasing look.
• Selected Presets have a green outline around them.
• Filter and Preset imgnail text wraps onto to lines.
• Filter and Preset imgnails have a mirrored drop shadow.
Selection Group Renamed
The Selection group has been renamed to Matte.
When the A/B Comparison button is selected, a Show Other View icon now
appears. Clicking it cycles through the images.
The View Snapshot icon only appears now once the Snapshot icon is enabled.
Camera RAW Image Loading
When camera RAW images are loaded, a Develop filter is automatically applied
as the first layer. Double-click on the bottom, Develop layer’s image imgnail
to edit the camera RAW settings for the image which will appear in the
Setups with HDR Images
If you load a setup that contains Develop settings when using a camera RAW
image, you are given the choice to override the current Develop settings.
Crop Crash – Windows
With the Magnifier open, if you load an image, crop, and then hit the main Reset
button, Dfx stopped responding and shut down.
Full Size Image in Magnifier
If the entire image fit in the magnifier at 100%, Dfx would skip rendering.
If you rotated the image from horizontal to vertical, used Save And Resize (from
large to smaller), the image would stretch horizontally.