All the New Palette Features We've Built in 2019 Based on Your Feedback & Suggestions

At Palette, we’re particularly proud of how our product keeps evolving and improving through free, unrestricted software updates.

Whether you backed us on Kickstarter or just purchased last week, the result is the same — every module becomes more capable over time, through consistent feature additions and improvements.

With this in mind, I’d like to tell you about the amazing new capabilities we’ve added in our latest update to PaletteApp. 

New Capture One Features

Support for Tethered Capture

Last December, we introduced support for post-processing workflows in Capture One 11 & later on macOS. If you missed the big news, you can read more about it here. Now — in response to huge demand — we have support for tethered capture.

Now you can use your Palette on-set to enable tethered live view, manually focus or autofocus your camera, and release the shutter.

Use Palette on-set to enable tethered live view,
focus your camera, and release the shutter.

Additionally, you can combine tethered camera controls with tonal and color adjustments, as demonstrated in this tethering profile. Imagine being able to try out different edits on-set without even touching the mouse and keyboard.

Color Balance, Vignetting, and Culling

How do Palette dials and sliders work with the color balance wheels? It’s actually very intuitive — see the below animation for an example of each separate adjustment.

Palette dials and sliders now control the Color Balance
wheels in Capture One 11 & later.

Discrete controls for hue and saturation provide far more precision than is possible using your mouse and — most importantly — allow you to keep your eyes on your work while you adjust.

Dials and sliders can now directly adjust vignetting amount.

Finally, we added more robust support for culling images. Palette buttons support assignment to a specific color or rating, toggling through colors, and increasing/decreasing ratings with each press. Plus, filtering by color is now supported.



Lightroom Classic

Context-Sensitive Adjustments

Basic Panel functions now apply automatically to
Local (Gradient, Radial, and Brush) adjustments

We believe that the best editing happens while you stay focused on your images; the best tools just follow along without adding distraction.

To help you stay in this flow state, the same Palette functions assigned to basic panel sliders now automatically map to the active brush, gradient, or radial filter.

This means no more switching profiles to enable local adjustments — your Palette dials and sliders will follow along seamlessly as you work (example above).

Upright Mode & White Balance Presets

Upright mode and white balance presets join the
long list of button features for Lightroom Classic.

All upright mode and white balance presets can now be assigned to Palette buttons.

Just like develop presets — which Palette also supports — these can’t be accessed with keyboard shortcuts. Palette enables you to pick your favorite presets without scrolling through panels or digging into menus.

Even for the most stylized images, starting from a baseline edit with correct colors and straight lines adds a degree of polish and professionalism. Why not get it right in one touch?



Preview Layout

Need a reminder?

You’ve color-coded your modules and built muscle memory, but you still periodically forget which Palette module does what. It happens, especially with big kits and multiple profiles.

Any button or dial assigned to switch profiles now shows a preview of your Palette layout and functions when it’s pressed and held (example above).



Profile Exchange

Profile sharing is now integrated into the Palette community forum, creating posts directly to our Profile Exchange. Here’s a step-by-step look at how to share your profiles.

I’m personally very excited about this for a few reasons: First and foremost, this enables a two-way dialogue around profiles and workflow. Submitted profiles are open to votes and comments.

Secondly, this allows for real-time posting, rather than waiting for a static profile page to be updated.

Finally, this puts profiles under the same searchable knowledge base as our community discussions and help articles; you can ask a question, solve a problem, and learn a workflow all in one place.




How to Update

Not sure how to get all the features mentioned above?

Simply navigate to Help > Check for Updates in PaletteApp, or visit to download our latest software version.

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