Perfect Effects 8 now permanently free

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Poki, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Hey guys,

    just discovered Perfect Effects 8 is now free - forever. You can download the full, standalone software right here. It even comes with Aperture and Lightroom Plug-Ins.

    Perfect Photo Suite 9 already is released, but as far as I've looked, it doesn't seem as Perfect Effects 9 would be a lightyear ahead of what its predecessor could do.

    Why do I even mention this? Because Perfect Effects is one of my favorite tools for editing landscapes. Just as a warning: The included presets are not very good. But the individual effects are endlessly stackable and VERY adjustable. Took me multiple hours to create some of my presets, but after you've done that, it speeds up your work dramatically. Plus, the results are as high quality as it gets.

    Some photos I've edited in big parts with Perfect Effects 8:

    <a href="" title="Luminous by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14780920257_ec0eed9f3d_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Luminous"></a>

    <a href="" title="Maze by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14765741889_ea00629dee_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Maze"></a>

    <a href="" title="Perpetual by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14883933205_70a35aca73_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Perpetual"></a>

    <a href="" title="A Million Dreams by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 13548069345_3967c6cde8_b. "1024" height="683" alt="A Million Dreams"></a>
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  2. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Nice set! I like them all, maybe the second one is my favorite!
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thank you! Btw, already posted all of those images here, just thought they might be nice examples of what you can do with the software.
  4. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    Thanks Poki for the link.
    Is there any reason why we shouldn't wait until Perfect Effects 9 Free is released in November?
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Will they release Perfect Effects 9 Free? Even if so, you could use version 8 until then. ;) 
  6. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue Subscribing Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Oh, thank you. Didn't even read this line. :O

    Still, it's free, so why wait?
  8. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Just a short update: tried the free version today at work since I didn't have my key ready, and it's NOT the full version. Not even close. No presets, and only a fraction of the effects the full version offers. Still, gives you a taste about how it handles. Not what it can do though, unfortunately.
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