A free, extensive and precise OpenEXR image reader and writer for Adobe Photoshop.
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Exr-IO

Exr-IO is a free, extensive and precise OpenEXR image format reader and writer for Adobe Photoshop. It imports all image channels from OpenEXR file into separate Photoshop layers. Unlike existing solutions, Exr-IO supports all latest OpenEXR standards and specifications.

 

VRay5 Cryptomatte EXR Tutorial

VRay5 Cryptomatte EXR Tutorial

Exr-IO 2.02.00 Update In this tutorial, Alex from VRaySchools is going to check VRay Cryptomatte. One render element that can bring all VRay Passes into Photoshop. Check his latest tutorial here:

Cryptomatte Arnold Workflow (japanese)

Cryptomatte Arnold Workflow (japanese)

Our CGI Partner in Japan, Indyzone, has created an awesome and cute tutorial about Maya-Arnold and EXR_Cryptomatte workflow in Photoshop. Check the tutroial (japanese language)

Exr-IO V_2.04.00 Free Update

Exr-IO V_2.04.00 Free Update

Exr-IO 2.04 released The latest version of Exr-IO comes with additional improvements, features and fixes: Automatic Layer grouping (Layer Groups) is available again. All "prefix.(dot)renderpass-name" can be automatically added into "prefix-name" layer group in...

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What is Exr-IO?

Exr-IO is an Adobe Photoshop plugin that loads and saves OpenEXR images. It is a robust and exact solution for dealing with multi-layer EXR pictures: Exr-IO loads all image channels from OpenEXR files into separate Photoshop layers, while preserving exact values, transparencies and dimensions. Features like Cryptomatte and mapmaps and ripmas are supported.

Exr-IO supports all latest OpenEXR standards and specifications.

Advantages of Exr-IO compositing

For years Photoshop artists have envied those doing professional compositing in Fusion and Nuke. The Photoshop handicap of not being able to extract the individual layers, high quality details and bit depths from EXR files was an everlasting fog of war in the workflow.
With Exr-IO artists now have limitless access to all image channels coming from the 3D department or special camera formats.
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Exr-IO Features

Exr-IO Features

Exr-IO supports all OpenEXR features and provides workflow optimizations for Photoshop:
• Open and save all channels of the OpenEXR file
• Support for Photoshop layer features like blending and opacity
• Cryptomatte support
• Reading and writing of mipmaps and ripmaps
• Deep data sample import
• Accurate support for chromaticities and color formats
• Support for OpenEXR display window specification
• Extensive load and save options
• Adobe Photoshop 32 and 64 bit versions support (Windows)
• Free of charge
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Free OpenEXR tools for Photoshop

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