OnOne Software is certainly not a new name to the retouching world. Building software since 2005, OnOne has brought us a long line of Photoshop plugins and Lightroom presets. Continuing their goal to make retouching a far less painstaking process, onOne Software has decided to give away their flagship Perfect Effects 8 software for free, but only for the next few days. But what exactly is onOne Perfect Effects 8?
Perfect Effects 8 works much like Totally Rad’s RadLab or Alien Skin Exposure software (Which I absolutely love). Using built in previews and selective masking, Perfect Effects 8 allows you to add presets to your photos selectively, and make adjustments using masks and on-click technology.
Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of Perfect Effects 8 is that it works seamlessly with all of your retouching software. Adobe Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and even Apple Aperture are on the compatibility list, and if you can’t find your preferred application, you’re still able to use the software as a standalone.
As for how great it truly is, I’m not sure yet. I’ve honestly never used the software. But for the nice price of free, what do you have to lose?