DFT (aka Digital Film Tools) is the definitive digital toolbox that simulates 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. Digital Film Tools features over 112 individual filters and thousands of customizable presets.

DFT is available as a standalone application, a suite of VFX plugins for film and video editing and compositing applications such as Adobe After Effects, Avid Media Composer, and many more, and as a photography filter set for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.



  • 294 different color and black & 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 & white looks


  • 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

PAINT AND MASK TOOLS (photography version only)

  • 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

COMPOSITING (film & video plugin only)

  • 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 (film & video plugin only)

  • 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


DFT is comprised of the following filters:

Ambient LightAuto AdjustBlack and WhiteBleach Bypass
BlurBordersCartoonCenter Spot
Chroma BandsChromatic AberrationColorColor Correct
Color GradientColor InfraredColorize GradientColor Shadow
Color SpotCross ProcessingCurvesDay for Night
DeNoiseDepth of FieldDetailDevelop
DiffusionDotDouble FogDual Gradient
EnhancingEye LightFan RaysFilm Stocks
Glow DarksGlow EdgesGrainGrunge
Harris ShutterHazeHigh ContrastHot Spot
Ice HalosInfraredKelvinKey Light
Lens DistortionLens FlareLevelsLight
LooksLow ContrastMatchMist
Multi-StarND GradientNetNight Vision
PencilPhotographicPolarizerPrinter Points
Rack FocusRadial ExposureRadial StreaksRadial Tint
RainbowRandom SpikesRaysReflector
ReLightSelective Color CorrectSelective SaturationSepia
Shadows/HighlightsSharpenSkin ToneSilk
SkySoft LightSpikesSpiral Rays
Split FieldSplit ToneStarStreaks
Three StripTintTone AdjustTwo Strip
VignetteWater DropletsWide Angle Lensand X -Ray.



  • 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

Host Applications:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 and up (64 Bit Only)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and up (Non-app store version)
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 and up
  • 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)
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


Digital Film Tools provides support for all registered users of its products free of charge. Priority technical support is provided via email. Email technical support allows us to provide detailed support information to you as well as enables us to send additional documentation that may help you with your specific support needs. If you can't find a solution to your problems in our Knowledgebase, you can submit a ticket at the Online Support Center. Please be as detailed and specific as possible.When submitting an email support question, please also feel free to provide a daytime telephone number and a time when you can be reached. We are happy to call you, if necessary, to assist you with your question or problem.