Sony Pictures Imageworks has announced making the code of its color management tool OpenColorIO available to the open source community. The tool is widely used by the company to make animation movies like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Hotel Transylvania 3.
Sony Pictures Imageworks has passed the code of OpenColorIO to the Academy Software Foundation, a Linux Foundation-backed project devoted to increasing the use of open source software in the movie industry. The color management tool has been shared under a BSD-like license.
By handing the code to the Academy Software Foundation, the studio said “hopes that it is the community who will help see this advanced tool used to its fullest potential”. According to Sony executive Michael Ford, “developers and companies that use it every day will guide the project roadmap”.