PALETTE – Modular Physical Controller for your Photoshop

PALETTE is a new Kickstarter project which brings a new type of customizable physical controller. It is based on buttons, dials or a sliders which you can connect together to control different software including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom as well as video editing software (and even music mixing and other application).

Update (2015): the above video is a new, shorter video added after the original was removed for some reason.

PALETTE – a physical modular interface


The two developers (engineers Calvin and Ashish) created a software which allows users to map Palette to commonly used functions in different software (so you can create different functions in different software). This should help users improve their workflow (think for example about using physical sliders in camera raw or Lightroom to manipulate your image).

PALETTE – adjusts to your needs


In a world where physical controllers are disappearing in favor of touchscreens it is good to see a product which brings the real tactile feedback back to the user.

PALETTE – for editing your images


The PALETTE is on its way to reach its $100k goal and you can order one for just under $100 (a pro kit is available for about $400). You can order it on the project’s Kickstarter page.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.