Optics 2021 - Version History

Optics 2021 - 7/20/20

Sapphire Filters
75 curated, Emmy award winning Boris FX Sapphire filters let you create stunning organic looks unmatched by any host native filters. Used by the top visual effects artists around the world on critically acclaimed feature films and television shows. Sapphire’s superior image quality and control paired with
more presets than can be counted offers massive time-savings–allowing you to focus on what matters most, delivering creative impact to your photos. For more information on the Boris FX Sapphire set of filters, please visit: Boris FX Sapphire Filters

The following Sapphire filters are included in Optics:
S_Aurora, S_Autopaint, S_Beauty, S_BleachBypass, S_BlurChannels, S_BlurChroma, S_BlurDirectional, S_BlurMotion, S_Brush, S_Cartoon, S_CartoonPaint, S_Caustics, S_ChannelSwitcher, S_Clouds, S_CloudsColorSmooth, S_CloudsMultColor, S_CloudsPerspective,
S_Crosshatch, S_DigitalDamage, S_DogVision, S_DuoTone, S_EdgeAwareBlur, S_EdgeRays, S_Etching, S_FilmDamage, S_FilmEffect, S_FlysEyeCircles, S_FlysEyeRect, S_FlysEyesHex, S_FreeLens, S_Glint, S_GlintRainbow, S_Glow, S_GlowDarks, S_GlowEdges, S_GlowRings,
S_Grunge, S_HalfTone, S_HalfToneColor, S_HalfToneRings, S_HotSpots, S_InfiniteZoom, S_Kaleido, S_KaleidoPolar, S_KaleidoRadial, S_LaserBeam, S_LensFlare, S_LightLeak, S_Luna, S_MuzzleFlash, S_NightSky, S_ParallaxStrips, S_PseudoColor, S_QuadTone, S_RackDefocus, S_Rays, S_RomanTile, S_Sparkles, S_SparklesColor, S_SpotLight, S_Streaks, S_Threshold, S_TriTone, S_TVDamage, S_Vignette, S_VintageColor2Strip, S_VintageColor3Strip, S_WarpChroma, S_WarpFishEye, S_WarpMagnify, S_WarpPolar, S_WarpTransform, S_Zap, S_ZapFro, and S_ZapTo.

Halo Filter
In the Diffusion/Blurs category, a new Halo filter glows highlights, reduces contrast and softens facial imperfections while retaining image clarity.

Search for a filter using the Search icon at the top left of the Filters window.

Viewer > Preview Resolution
The Preview Resolution defines the default working resolution. Choices are 1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, Full. However, when the image is saved, Optics always processes at full size.

Filter Changes
Deleted Filters
F-Stop, Printer Points, Telecine, Temperature The video oriented F-Stop, Printer Points, Telecine, Temperature filters were removed from the Optics photo version as they can be replicated in the Color
Correct filter.

Duplication With Sapphire Filters
The following filters were removed since they can be replicated by the newly added Sapphire filters: Bleach Bypass, Cartoon, Film Damage, Glow, Glow Darks, Glow Edges, Grunge, Lens Flare, Rack Focus, Rays, Streaks, Three Strip, Two Strip, Vignette and Wide Angle Lens.

Lens Flare Based Light Filters
The following lens flare based Light group filters were removed since they can be replicated in the Sapphire Lens Flare filter: Chroma Bands, Fan Rays, Hot Spot, Radial Streaks, Random Spikes, Spikes, Spiral Rays, Star and Water Droplets.

Relocated Filters
Blur was moved from the Lens group to Diffusion/Blurs.

Depth of Field
Depth of Field was moved from the Lens group to Diffusion/Blurs.

Rack Focus
Rack Focus was moved from the Lens group to Diffusion/Blurs.

Split Field
Split Field was moved from the Lens group to Diffusion/Blurs.

Overexpose was moved from the Film Lab group to Light.

Looks was moved from the Special Effects group to Film Lab.

Renamed Filters and Groups
The Multi-Star filter was renamed to Star.

Diffusion Group
The Diffusion group was renamed to Diffusion/Blurs.

Special Effects
The Special Effects group was renamed to Stylize.

Magnifier Removed
The Magnifier was removed since the Viewer can now be set to full size.

Preview Size Preference Renamed
The Preview Size preference was renamed to Preview Resolution.

Bug Fixes
Match Filter & 16 Bit Sources
Match crashed if you loaded a 16 bit image as the match source.

Optics 2021.1 - 7/22/20

Bug Fixes
S_LensFlare Old Presets
There were some out of date S_LensFlare presets included by mistake.

S_LensFlare Thumbnails Missing - Windows
As a result of an installer error, the S_LensFlare were missing on Windows.