Deal Alert: onOne Software is Giving Away Perfect Effects 8 for Free

© Theano Nikitas

© Theano Nikitas

It’s not often a company hands out an entire piece of $100 software for free, but today is one of those exceptions, thanks to onOne Software. As of writing this article onOne is offering a completely free download of Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition and there’s no sign of when this offer will end.

As part of the Perfect Photo Suite 8, Perfect Effects 8 includes a plethora of presets for you to apply to your images. From the classic black and white to HDR effects, Perfect Effects 8 makes use of 23 different groups of presets, with more than 100 presets in total. Beyond the presets being adjustable, you can also include adjustable gradients, adjustment brush, the ability to sharpen and add borders.


It can be used as a standalone app, as well as an Aperture, Lightroom, or Photoshop plugin, making sure it’ll fit in nicely with your workflow, whatever programs it may consist of.

It’s quite the package, especially considering it’s available for absolutely nothing. If you’d like to pick up your copy, you can do so by heading over to onOne Software’s website.

Perfect Effects 8 Offer [onOne Software via WPPI Online]

Update: It looks like onOne’s servers aren’t holding up well under the strain of the traffic we’re sending over. If you can’t access the download page, wait a little while and try again when it’s less busy.

  • Jose Figueroa

    page down. :(

  • Andrei Porfireanu

    The website is down.

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  • Spawn666949

    Awesome, can’t wait to try it.

  • 6foot4Design

    Got it. Downloaded fine.

  • Bearr

    I’m havin’ this.

  • maisafie

    Great :). Thank you :D

  • Joakim Bidebo

    Thanks PP for the info, will try this.

  • superduckz

    Got it! Thanks VERY much!

  • Martin Boss

    I got it . Cool stuff.

  • John Brian Silverio

    It works. Just got bombarded with downloads. Done. :)

  • Richard Roesler

    Worked fine for me just now!

  • irish14500

    it’s 64 bit NOT 32 bit

  • Carla M. Rodriguez

    used the wppi link (at the end of the article) and worked.

  • moonbase2

    it’s both.

  • irish14500

    Downloaded and ran installer. States it requires Win 7 64 bit. Website states it as well. That sucks!

  • Mike

    Thanks for the heads up on this! Downloading it now. FYI: Requires 8GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system, Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.

  • Vin Weathermon

    Sucks to have 32 bit anyway…if you upgraded you’d be glad you did.

  • Desiree

    how do you upgrade?

  • maisafie

    well for beginning you must have 4gb ram at least (prefered 8gb) and as far as I know you cant upgrade. Going from 32-bit to 64-bit requires a clean install.

  • ss

    not even for free…

  • [benwa]

    great PR stunt or never getting another paid download again? Only time will tell. How pissed are the people who paid $100 for this?

  • Christian Link

    It’s dead Jim.

  • Luovahulluus

    I have 2GB of ram on Win 8. Works for me.

  • Yazz

    Got it!

  • maisafie

    Well, perhaps but then win is using almoslt all your ram by itself. Perhaps you can surf the net and that’s all. No more memory hungry photo editors :D. And I think the software itself is asking for those 4gb.

  • Brad

    If only Perfect Resize was free. Now that’s a very useful program for working photographers!

  • MickO

    If only working photographers were free. They’re very useful for engaged couples and fashion magazines.

  • Greg S.

    ARGGH! 64 bit only! Next upgrade… :(

  • Chris Pickrell

    Didn’t they give this away a few months ago?

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  • photosforus

    Who uses this? (Serious question) and how does it differ from Lightroom presets?

  • Chris Cabjuan

    They did this same thing last year no? I remember getting it awhile back.

  • Luovahulluus

    I definitely could use a little more memory, but the program didn’t ask for it.