PLogLin node

This documentation is for version 1.0 of PLogLin.


Convert between logarithmic and linear encoding.

This method uses the so-called “Josh Pines log conversion” or “printing density transform” (as described in, which is based on a single gray point, rather than the white and black points in the Cineon formula (as implemented in the Log2Lin plugin).

Log to Lin conversion: xLin = linRef * pow( 10.0, (xLog * 1023. - logRef)*density/nGamma )

Lin to Log conversion: xLog = (logRef + log10(max( xLin, 1e-10 ) / linRef)*nGamma/density) / 1023.


Input Description Optional
Source   No
Mask   Yes


Parameter / script name Type Default Function
Operation / operation Choice Log to Lin
The operation to perform.
Log to Lin: Convert the input from logarithmic to linear colorspace (usually after a Read node).
Lin to Log: Convert the input from linear to logarithmic colorspace (usually before a Write node).
Linear Reference / linRef Color r: 0.18 g: 0.18 b: 0.18 Linear value of the reference gray point. Set this to the linear value that corresponds with the log reference value.
Log Reference / logRef Color r: 445 g: 445 b: 445 Log value of the reference gray point. Set this to the log value that corresponds with the lin reference value.
Negative Gamma / nGamma Color r: 0.6 g: 0.6 b: 0.6 The film response gamma value.
Density / density Color r: 0.002 g: 0.002 b: 0.002 Density per code value. The change in the negative gamma for each log space code value. This is usually left to the default value of 0.002.
(Un)premult / premult Boolean Off Divide the image by the alpha channel before processing, and re-multiply it afterwards. Use if the input images are premultiplied.
Invert Mask / maskInvert Boolean Off When checked, the effect is fully applied where the mask is 0.
Mix / mix Double 1 Mix factor between the original and the transformed image.