Perfect Effects 9 Free

The easiest way to create any look for your photos.


For Mac and Windows. Tech Specs »

New! Smart Photos

Re-edit your photos—with previous settings intact—after saving and closing them. All of your editing steps are saved with a Smart Photo, so you can make subtle (or major) changes to a photo at a later date.

Updated! Perfect Brush

Our popular Perfect Brush has been enhanced to work better along soft edges and semi-transparent objects like smoke, clouds, or hair.

New! Quick Mask Tool

The Quick Mask tool determines the areas of your photo you want to keep and creates a mask automatically. It's perfect for adding a look to part of your photo.

New Print Options

Now print your photos directly from Perfect Effects Free!

Live Previews

Easily toggle the preview on/off to quickly see how your editing progresses. Also use the Quick View Browser for a full-screen gallery view of your looks applied to your photo.

Free photo effects for Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, or 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 9 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 where you do.

Use as a plug-in with Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom®, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Apple® Aperture®, or as a standalone app.

For both Mac and PC

10.8, 10.9, 10.10 (current maintenance releases, 64 bit)
Windows 7, Windows 8 (current maintenance releases, 64 bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon or better processors(s)
8 GB
Hard Drive
1.5 GB for installation
OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB video RAM, 1280x720 resolution (OpenGL 4.0 compatible video card with 1GB video RAM, 1920x1080 resolution is recommended)
Optional Application Integration
Adobe Photoshop CS6, CC, CC 2014, or CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, 12, or 13
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, 5, or CC/6
Apple Aperture 3.5
High-speed Internet connection for activation, auto update checking, online help, content downloads and tutorials.
Supported Language(s)
English and German