v2.1.2-2 Digital Film Tools Rays for Still Images


Digital Film Tools Rays for Still Images
Digital Film Tools Rays for Still Images

Create stunning and realistic light ray effects quickly and easily.

Known as volumetric lighting in computer graphics or crepuscular rays in atmospheric optics, this dramatic effect adds polish and style. Since the rays are only added to highlight areas, they have the effect of passing through objects and add a third dimensional quality.






Add shafts of light streaming through clouds, rays filtering through a forest canopy, beams of light on a foggy night or rays shooting out from text. Rays adds a striking and dramatic quality to any image.


  • Set the ray length and brightness
  • Control ray direction with an on-screen control
  • Customize the color of the rays using a color picker
  • Threshold control to specify where the rays will be visible
  • Add your own light source to generate rays
  • Randomize the rays
  • Add texture inside the rays for a more natural and organic look
  • Modify settings with sliders
  • Sophisticated but easy to use masking tools
  • Modify settings with sliders


  • One Rays photo plug-in license will allow it to run in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture if installed on the same machine.
  • One Rays video/film plug-in license will allow it to run in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion 5, Avid Editing Systems, Assimilate Scratch, Black Magic Resolve, Sony Vegas and The Foundry's Nuke if installed on the same machine.


Host Support

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 and up (64 Bit Only)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and up (Non-app store version)
  • Apple Photoshop Lightroom 3 and up
  • Apple Aperture 3

Operating System

  • Macintosh Multicore 64 Bit Intel® processor
  • Mac OSX 10.8 and above
  • Windows 7 64 bit and up

VERSION 2.1.2-2 RELEASED 10/17/2018


  • Installer Updated for Photoshop CC 2019 - The Installer now supports Photoshop CC 2019.

Version 2.1.2 Released 11/20/2017

Bug Fix

  • Missing Monitor Profile - macOS 10.13 Only - On some Macs, the default monitor profile does not exist. This caused a crash when the user interface opened.

Version 2.1.1 Released 10/18/2017


  • Installers Updated for Photoshop CC 2018 and Lightroom Classic CC - The installers now support Photoshop CC 2018 and Lightroom Classic CC.

Version 2.1 Released 10/09/2017

Bug Fix

  • Shimmer - Render Did Not Match User Interface - When using Shimmer, the render did not match the user interface close enough. This could also affect the video/film version when using proxy resolutions.

Version 2.0V6 Released 8/06/2015

Bug Fixes

  • OFX Keyframing
  • We fixed a problem where certain parameters were not keyframing in some OFX hosts.

What's new in version 2.0:


  • Light Source - A circular light source can now be used to enhance the generation of the light rays. It is particularly useful when the image does not have strong highlights.
  • Texture - Texture can be added to create more natural and organic rays.
  • Blur - The rays can be blurred.
  • Layers and Masking - Photo plug-in hosts now have layering and masking. Mask types include: Gradient, Spot, Path, Snap, EZ Mask, Selection and Paint.
  • OFX Host Support - The OFX plug-in format is now supported making it compatible with digital intermediate programs Assimilate Scratch and Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve, the Foundry's Nuke compositing software and the Sony Vegas non-linear editing system.
  • Retina Display Support - Support for Mac Retina displays has been added.
  • User Interface - New Preview Size - A 4096 pixel size was added to the Film Stocks user interface Preview Size preference. Images can be now be previewed at 1024, 2048 and 4096 pixels.