The easiest and most versatile way to add great photo effects—for free

Perfect Effects 8 Free Edition gives you the best way to add subtle to striking effects to your photos instantly or take complete creative control and transform your images into uniquely stylized images. It's also the easiest and most versatile way to add effects when you're using Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom®, Apple® Aperture®, or Perfect Effects 8 Free by itself as a standalone application.

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Perfect Effects 8 Free Edition

Perfect Effects 8 Free does not apply any watermarks nor impose a limited time on usage. Works with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Aperture, and as a standalone application.

Free Photo Effects for Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements and Aperture

Designed specifically for photographers, you'll find intuitive and powerful tools that make it easy to add effects that can be difficult or time-consuming to create in Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, or Aperture.

Adjustable Filters

Create the popular look of HDR or retro Vintage, develop a stunning black and white image, or add borders, textures, and glow with the adjustable filters in Perfect Effects 8 Free. Each filter includes its own options that can be adjusted—giving you absolute creative control.




Combine Effects

Design a look all your own by combining, stacking, and blending any combination of presets and filters. Add each effect as its own layer that you can adjust and fine-tune. Your creative options are endless.

Paint-in Effects

Add any effect to or remove it from a specific part of your image with a simple brush stroke. You can even paint in enhancements such as brightness, contrast, and detail—wherever you want to fix common photo problems.

Perfect Brush

Turn on the Perfect Brush and Perfect Effects 8 Free will recognize the areas you're working on so you won't go "outside the lines" as you apply or remove adjustments.

Save and Share Presets

Create an effect you love? Save it to use again and again. You can even share it with others and import presets created by others.

Works Seamlessly with Popular Software

Perfect Effects 8 Free integrates seamlessly into your workflow no matter what tools and software you use. It works as a plug-in so you can easily add effects to your photos when you're using Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, or Apple Aperture. You can also use it on it's own as a standalone application.