Quick Start for Config Authors

Get started by following the Installation instructions. Note that if you want to try out the new OpenColorIO v2 features, you’ll need to build from source. You will want to make sure to build the command-line tools, so you should install OpenImageIO before building.

Grab the available configuration files (and the sample images, if you want) from Downloads so you’ll have some examples to study.

Try using the command-line tool ociochecklut to send an RGB through a file in the “luts” sub-directory of one of the configs you downloaded. Try using the ocioconvert tool to process an image from one color space to another. Try using ociodisplay to view an image through a color space conversion.

Look through the Overview to get a sense of the big picture.

Study the descriptions in the Configurations section of the example configs.

Check out Upgrading to v2 for an overview of the new features in OCIO v2.