Perfect Effects 3 Free Edition

onOne Software, Inc.announced the availability of Perfect Effects 3 Free Edition. Based on the award-winning Perfect Effects 3 engine, Perfect Effects 3 Free is a robust photography effects software program for image enhancement and creative stylization. It may be used as a standalone application, as an external editor for Apple Aperture, Adobe Lightroom or as a Photoshop plug-in, including the new Lightroom 4 and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Beta.

Perfect Effects 3 Free provides photographers with select content and capabilities from the full- featured edition, while maintaining core functionality and without restrictions of a traditional 30-day timed trial or the addition of watermarks to images. Perfect Effects 3 Free also includes onOne Software's Perfect Layers module that photographers can use to create and edit multi-layered files directly from Lightroom or Aperture.

Key benefits of Perfect Effects 3 Free Edition:

Library of Professional-grade, Photographic Effects: Perfect Effects 3 Free offers more than two-dozen photographic effects that can be used individually or combined, providing photographers with many options to achieve their photographic vision. The library includes effects to recreate the look of HDR, black and white and cross processing. It also includes effects that create stylized and vintage effects with just one click.

Live Preview: Photographers can now preview each effect on their image in real time before applying it, saving them time and giving them a great way to explore their creative options. This is made possible with the new effects engine developed from the ground up for Perfect Effects 3.

Effect Stacking: Effects can be combined and stacked on top of each other, resulting in unique looks, just like stacking filters on a camera lens. The strength and how each effect blends may be controlled, giving photographers the same functionality as Photoshop's opacity and blending modes.

Masking Controls: Perfect Effects 3 Free includes the same masking tools from the standard edition of Perfect Effects 3, giving photographers the greatest amount of control for where effects are applied. The Masking Brush can be used to hide or reveal an effect in a specific area of the image. The Masking Bug, an elegant, adjustable gradient mask tool, can be used to create vignettes and graduate filter looks.

Includes Perfect Layers: Perfect Effects 3 Free also includes Perfect Layers as a free module that allows photographers to combine multiple images from Lightroom, Aperture, or any application, into a single layered file. Perfect Layers can be used to blend exposures, swap heads, or replace skies before creative effects are added. It includes basic tools like cropping, moving, and spot retouching, and also allows control of layer size, position and blending mode.

Supports Any Workflow: Perfect Effects 3 Free integrates seamlessly into a photographer's workflow of choice. It works as a plug-in to both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, as an external editor for Lightroom or Aperture, and may be used as a standalone application.

Additional Effects: Additional effects may be purchased in preset packs from the onOne Marketplace at


Perfect Effects 3 Free is now available at no cost as a download from onOne Software. It may be downloaded from Owners of Perfect Effects 3 or Perfect Photo Suite 6 already have the full functionality of Perfect Effects 3 Free and should not install this free edition.

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To me, this is better than Photoshop. Perfect effects, is well, makes your image perfect. - Texas Lending