Coolorus 2 Color Wheel

Coolorus is a color wheel plugin for Adobe® Photoshop®, inspired by Corel® Painter® color picker.

Coolorus is the right choice for creative people willing to improve their painting workflow. It saves time, and helps you choose better colors thanks to Color Schemes, Gamut Lock and the power of triangle HSV representation.

Coolorus 2.5 is compatible with Adobe® Photoshop® CC 2014.2.2 and above on Windows and Mac (M1/M2 Rosetta 2 required).

Coolorus 2.0 is compatible with Adobe® Photoshop® and Flash Professional® CS5 and CS6 on Windows and Mac.

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Color Sliders

6 color spaces (RGB, HSV, LAB and more), you can organize them exactly as you like.

Affects Shapes & Text Layers

Coolorus is now able to change text and solid shapes fill color. As simple as that.

Gamut Lock

Sometimes less is more. Limit your gamut to get more consistency on your color palettes.

Color Mixer

Want to keep picked colors? Or share them with others? Or just blend them? It's all possible now with new Mixers panel.


Almost every Coolorus element can be simplified. Just hover on element and press +/- on your keyboard (CS5&CS6) or use Configuration mode (CC).

And much more…

Color Harmonies
Luminosity Lock
Save/Load Mixers
Color Modes

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Lags after Windows Fall Update and/or CC2018

Wacom users:

  1. Get and install the latest Coolorus version.
  2. Open Wacom Driver Preferences and disable "Windows Ink" option under Pen ➜ Mapping
  3. Restart Photoshop

Microsoft tablets (Surface etc):
At this moment there is no fix for Microsoft Surface and other tablet types.

Dragging color markers while pressing button on Tablet Pen temporary fixes the issue. Hopefully Microsoft/Adobe will fix this soon.

Scaling issues on High DPI Displays (Win only)

Released of Adobe Photoshop CC2018 (19.1) fixes described issue. Read More

This happens when your displays have different pixel density.

Windows with "Fall Update":
  1. Right click on Photoshop shortcut or Photoshop.exe file
  2. Choose Properties and go to Compatibility Tab
  3. Enable "override high DPI scaling behaviour. Scaling performed by:" and choose "system" in dropdown menu
  4. Run Photoshop

Windows without "Fall Update":
Go to Dan Antonielli website and follow his instructions LINK

Multiple Displays Mapping issue (Win only)

Please add CEPHtmlEngine as a new mapping application inside Wacom Preferences, it should have same settings that you have for Photoshop. ".exe" file can be found in this location:[Drive]:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 20**\Required\CEP\CEPHtmlEngine\CEPHtmlEngine.exe Adding only one CEPHtmlEngine should fix all Photoshop versions.

I'm getting 'Activations limit for this license reached' error, why?

Each license key can be used to activate Coolorus on up to two machines.

To activate it on another one you have to deactivate it on the previous one. If that's impossible use 'Manage your licenses' option from the bottom of this page and follow the instructions.

Extension Manager and Photoshop CC

Extension Manager is not available for CC, you can read more about it here: HERE. Use Coolorus installer instead to install Coolorus for both CS and CC Photoshop versions.

Nothing happens after clicking "Activate" in "License" tab in Coolorus

This issue usually occurs when there is firewall enabled or any other app that prevents processed to connect to internet, to fix this firewall should allow connections from CEPHtmlEngine process or be disabled temporarly.

Extension menu is greyed out

Go to Photoshop Preferences and under Plug-ins check if options like "Allow Extensions Connect to internet" and "Load Extension Panels" are enabled. If changes are required Photoshop should be restarted as well.

What do I get purchasing a license?

Each license key can be used to activate Coolorus on up to two computers (for your personal/commercial use). All updates withing the same major version will be available for free.

No pen pressure after using native installer (Win - Wacom only)

In order to make pen pressure back again user should open Wacom Driver Preferences and disable "Windows Ink" option under Pen ➜ Mapping. Then restart Photoshop.

I'm getting 'This is trial version of Coolorus. Either your settings do not allow plugins to access internet or our servers are temporarily unavailable' error, why?

Make sure you have an internet connection, and have this option: 'Edit -> Preferences -> Plugins -> Allow Extensions to Connect to the Internet' checked.

Will Coolorus support Retina Displays?

Coolorus supports Retina Displays from the beginning. Unfortunately Adobe untill version CC hasn't support Retina flash panels, so can't have Retina Coolorus on CS6 and earlier. That's not the case for Mac version of Coolorus.

I've lost my license key!

Use 'Manage your licenses' option from the bottom of this page and use "Retrieve License Key" form.

Where I can get Coolorus 1.x?

Coolorus v1.3 can be downloaded from HERE, and version for Apple Mac (native color picker app for apps like: Pixelmator, Sketch etc.) from HERE

Report bugs or new features.

If you do find a bug, annoying behavior or you simply have an idea on how to improve Coolorus, drop us e-mail. We will reply as fast as we can.