pe8box

Terms and Conditions
  • This is a 1-user lifetime, for home and business use
  • No free updates; if you update the program, you may lose it
  • No free tech support
  • Can be installed or re-installed whenever you want, as long as you download the installer and get your license key before the offer is over
  • May not be resold
  • No refunds and exchanges; if you are having trouble activating or registering, please ask for help
Technical Details
  • Developed by onOne Software
  • Version is v8.1.0
  • Download size is 264 MB (Windows), 244 MB (Mac)
  • Supports Windows 7 and 8 (64-bit), Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9 (64-bit), and requires 8GB RAM
  • VirusTotal scan results: N/A -- too large for VirusTotal

Windows & Mac Full VersionMar 29, 2014

Free Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition (100% discount)

$99.95 Free!

Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition is a powerful photo manipulation tool designed for professional photographers that allows you to easily transform and touch up photos by adding dozens of filters and effects with one-click. You can use Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition as a standalone program or as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and Apple Aperture.

Please note Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition is available for 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, and Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9; 32-bit versions are not supported and Windows XP and Vista are not officially supported (although you are welcome to try it on 64-bit versions of XP and Vista if you want… just don’t complain if it doesn’t work).

This sale has expired, sorry! See Active Sales list for more free and discounted Windows software.

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Note: You are allowed to use this program or service only within the laws of your country/region. SharewareOnSale and its staff are not responsible for any illegal behavior. We did not develop this program or service; if you have an issue with this program or service, contact the developer.

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Comments

  1. Enkde

    Reply to this comment#119

    [@mrnews54] So, in the end it is not the SoS fault, but the official producer of Perfect Effects Premium who mislead with/without intention the SoS community!

  2. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#118

    [@feienkde]

    “official page”: there’s the problem. The procedure for obtaining this program involved going through SharewareOnSale, NOT OnOne Software. Once I “purchased” this freebie through SharewareOnSale, I received an email from OnOne Software with an order #, download link, AND a full license number. Downloaded the installer from the link in the email, installed, ran program, entered license number: good to go. I’m not sure what “official page” you refer to, but all my purchases, initiated via the SharewareOnSale purchase cart, have always gone smoothly, if accomplished before the expiration date which Ashraf notes in each listing. I’m sorry you were not able to get this freebie, but perhaps it will be offered again.

  3. feienkde

    Reply to this comment#117

    [@mrnews54] Dude, this sale was already expired on the offical page of the program with 2 days before sale ended on SharewareOnSale website! Understood?

  4. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#116

    It is amazing how many people just simply cannot figure out the correct process of “purchasing” these offers. I have downloaded & installed about a dozen of these freebies over the past 5 months, and have not had a single problem. If you have an active account with SOS, and follow all download/installation/activation instructions “to the letter,” (and read the Terms, and Technical Details FIRST), there should be no problem. If you end up with a “trial” version when the giveaway was a “full” version, then you likely downloaded the wrong thing from the wrong place. (The software developers own website is for information ONLY, not downloading.) Sheesh…..

  5. BillN

    Reply to this comment#115

    Yep – totally waste of time – never got a license code – never answered my emails – therefore all their email offers go straight into the Trash bin
    A perfect exercise in “bad will” – well done Perfect Effects – the name has certainly had an effect on me

    Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. m

    Reply to this comment#114

    This deal was absolute useless. After about 4 days it said my trial expired and now it only throws an error when trying to open the program. So much for a “Lifetime” license; waste of time and hard dive space.

  7. Papillon

    Reply to this comment#113

    How come everyone’s looking for Serial No to register and there’s none! I’ve got the same issue!

  8. astork

    Reply to this comment#112

    I’ve downloaded and installed PE 8 but am having trouble registering. I have the registration number, but License Manager just says ‘get service update from publisher’. To manually register, I need an install ID #. Where do I find that?

  9. mishasin

    Reply to this comment#111

    Thanks (again) Ashraf for this nice giveaway.
    Best regards

  10. bob mccandless

    Reply to this comment#110

    I downloaded Perfect Effects 8 from
    Softwareonsale, installed, I have An install ID number – 134809789412, NO License Number or Unlocking Code – help please

  11. LLA

    Reply to this comment#109

    [@mrnews54] Thx :-(

  12. BBOS

    Reply to this comment#108

    thank you very much !! :D

  13. Bill Nuttall

    Reply to this comment#107

    Please can you send me a License Key for your free offer. I downloaded the software but every time I click the link from the email that you sent me it say that I already have a free version.

    I don’t as I never got the key

    Please help

    Regards

    Bill Nuttall

  14. MrZebulon

    Reply to this comment#106

    The special offer for Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition ($99.95 value) has expired.!!
    Official Site!! :-(

  15. hdiver

    Reply to this comment#105

    Did not get a Licence but do not seem to need it; works fine without!

  16. Jerry

    Reply to this comment#104

    I keep getting “unknown Error”and then it closes. I reloaded it but did not help.

  17. lin bel

    Reply to this comment#103

    Merci beaucoup :-) xxx

  18. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#102

    [@Enkde] What are you talking about? The offer is still live and kicking as I type this.

  19. Enkde

    Reply to this comment#101

    Offer Expired on the official page, so, no use!

  20. CathL

    Reply to this comment#100

    Thanks very much! Having a nice time playing with the different WOW effects on my photos. I got the
    license after clicking on the request download button and waiting/refreshing the page, almost half an hour but it’s worth it. Even the download is a huge 264MB and it’s free!

  21. Bob Gostischa

    Reply to this comment#99

    What happened to the license ??? The program isn’t much good without it. I’ve now tried this twice and never received a license.

  22. Sabrina

    Reply to this comment#98

    Ashraf, thank you so much, I am truly enjoying ever aspect of the software. Also thanks for the quick attention to the earlier email as I would have missed this one too.

  23. grumpy

    Reply to this comment#97

    Whenever I try to download the software, I get this message:
    C:\Users\TESTER\AppData\Local\Temp\Uo0hOnm7.exe.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.
    Try again later, or contact the server administrator.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

  24. p

    Reply to this comment#96

    I did not get a license. The window closed prematurely after I clicked on Get Started. When I try to ask for the license again I get a message “We’re sorry, you have already requested your free copy of Perfect Effects 8.” How do I get the license at this point?

  25. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#95

    [@LLA] This program will NOT perform well (if at all) with 2GB RAM. It uses a ton of RAM, and a fast processor (and HD) helps too. OnOne’s tech specs cite 8GB minimum RAM with good reason.
    :-\

  26. Ena Taunu

    Reply to this comment#94

    Great product highly recomended

  27. Sabrina

    Reply to this comment#93

    Help, I cannot find my password email you sent me with the last free software and I must have wrote it down incorrectly, could you send it to me again? Please, I would really like to get this one.

    Thank you,

    S~

  28. Spotmom

    Reply to this comment#92

    Got this in the last giveaway. Very nice program, simple download, install and use. Get it! You won’t be disappointed.

  29. DonP

    Reply to this comment#91

    This is an excellent program from an excellent manufacturer. The “thumbs down” ratings must mostly be from people with download & registration problems. Do a YouTube search for “Perfect Effects” and you will find several excellent tutorials. I’d recommend you download and install this program if you do any work with photos at all.

  30. LLA

    Reply to this comment#90

    I’m sad that I don’t have 8GB for this software. Can install this with 2GB only?

  31. susanpr

    Reply to this comment#89

    Very Disappointed. When I clicked on the link in the email it took me to the offer page. When I clicked the getting started button, I got a message “you have already requested your free copy’ and nothing else happens. I have not received this offer in the past, and was very excited about it. cCan you help me resolve this problem

  32. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#88

    As I noted last time this one was offered, this is an EXCELLENT program, and I have considered paying to buy their entire Suite. (Decided not to because it doesn’t plug in below Adobe CS5, only as a standalone.) You will need lots of RAM and speed for Perfect Effects, but the features, and results, are amazing. Way better than most of the cheesy offshore photo enhancement gunk. And OnOne Software has lots of training vids (and live sessions) available. I was even able to download and add several packages of image enhancement presets, despite having a free version of PE8. This one’s a keeper!

  33. m

    Reply to this comment#87

    Very nice offer, thank you.
    The only thing I did not care for was the inability to change the install drive. This should be changed as many people do not care to have applications installed on their OS drive.

  34. Bill

    Reply to this comment#86

    More trouble than it’s worth.
    Took ages to download – got an email with instructions to get the key – when I clicked on the link in the email I got a message “you have already requested your free copy” – so no key no trial no wormy

    Pity

  35. John

    Reply to this comment#85

    Great offer – than you.

    Its an excellent program that I have been using for a while but its stopped working so I will use this to re-install

  36. turan malkoç

    Reply to this comment#84

    Thank You

  37. Amir

    Reply to this comment#83

    I have got my licence key

  38. ghokke

    Reply to this comment#82

    Fantastic offer. Downloaded and installed without problem. Thank you, Ashraf!

  39. elsa

    Reply to this comment#81

    Download link is freezing. I am not able to download the program. Thx for checking

  40. Brian

    Reply to this comment#80

    This link still works
    Larry – Jan 27, 2014 – Reply to this comment – #58 – OLD COMMENT

    I can’t get the free license key. I clicked on “Get Started” button which took me to http://www.ononesoftware.com/store/pe8offer which is a blank page.

  41. bunnyb0y

    Reply to this comment#79

    OK, nice program. I haven’t had much time to play with it yet but seems well thought out. Installation was a bit irritating as it does not allow you to choose installation path (bad for those who have small SSD primary hard drives) and it seems to use the C: drive for temporary (paging/cache) files as well with no way of changing that setting. On a positive note, it did automatically detect Photoshop plugin’s and linked to the appropriate directory.

  42. Colin

    Reply to this comment#78

    I follwed the download and install instructions and had no problems whatsoever. I copied and image, applied a few filters (which enhanced the image IMHO) and saved it without difficulty on Win 8.1 64-bit.

    Looks well worth the download, and I look forward to seeing what it can do given a little time to get to grips with the program.

  43. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#77

    This giveaway is back!

  44. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#76OLD COMMENT

    @Everyone having issues with the program: First, I’d check to make sure your computer meets all the system requirements of this program. System requirements are very, very high. Secondly, if the program used to work for you but doesn’t anymore, that means you’ve installed something that is conflicting. Try uninstalling the new programs you’ve installed. Lastly, if all else fails, drop an email to the ooOne Software. Who knows, maybe they will help.

  45. Vic

    Reply to this comment#75OLD COMMENT

    Installed Perfect Effects 8 with free licence. It worked fine for about 3 weeks. Now, when I start the P E 8 program I got the error below. Anyone has the same problem? and the solution?
    Perfect Effects 8 has stopped working
    A problem caused the program to working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution available.

  46. Marc S

    Reply to this comment#74OLD COMMENT

    [@Jack]

    I’m having the same issue: Program works great until I try and save my work and the program crashes and I lose my edits.

  47. Bill

    Reply to this comment#73OLD COMMENT

    [@Jack] I have the same problem as Jack. Played around – but no resolution. Actually does the save before crashing. Any solution?

  48. Eazy

    Reply to this comment#72OLD COMMENT

    This is a very nice full-featured program. The sheer number of filters and effects is mind blowing, plus the fact that it can be used as a plugin for Photo shop is awesome. Furthermore, a simple to use GUI, great speed in applying effects and the option to create a copy of the original to apply effects on is brilliant. Add to that a good library of online video tutorials/how to and this program is beyond impressive =)

  49. webgalpat

    Reply to this comment#71OLD COMMENT

    [@Webgalpat] Thank you so much for emailing me my license. It is very much appreciated!

  50. PM

    Reply to this comment#70OLD COMMENT

    I downloaded the software, but can’t get through the download page of the free license key. After hit that download button the page keeps indefinitely idle and doesn’t load properly. Probably I won’t get that license in time. Maybe their server is too overloaded with the so many requests by now. Hope there is/will be a solution somehow.

  51. Arno

    Reply to this comment#69OLD COMMENT

    Thanks, a lot for the great giveaways and offers on your homepage.

    Today is the giveaway already finish.

    Best wishes and greethings
    Arno

  52. Wilson

    Reply to this comment#68OLD COMMENT

    Me too…I can’t get the free license key also.

  53. Cathy Feig

    Reply to this comment#67OLD COMMENT

    I was so excited that something cool is made for a MAC – thank you. But, I also see that it is for 10.7 and above. I have 10.6.8. Would I have any trouble loading this?

  54. Dom

    Reply to this comment#66OLD COMMENT

    Program won’t start. I get a different error message each time (USB error, installation not valid, unknown error, etc.).

  55. dss

    Reply to this comment#65OLD COMMENT

    [@MujerAlta]
    Instalation unfortunately stops… Being paranoid too, I confirmed that in the System I have 64 bit :) Then I tried running the instaler in compatibility mode and selected Win 7. Guess what – it worked!

  56. paul

    Reply to this comment#64OLD COMMENT

    I have a hard time to get a license key from the link that you send me I have downloaded the software but was unable to activate for my Mac mini. Can you help?
    thanks

  57. nasilyapicamtr

    Reply to this comment#63OLD COMMENT

    Thanks ,I downloaded the program but has failed and has opened???

  58. aalt

    Reply to this comment#62OLD COMMENT

    cant get license already had they said but no regards aalt

  59. Ronald

    Reply to this comment#61OLD COMMENT

    Site link when selecting get offer goes to a php page that is not found with an HTTP error of 500 and then I get an p8error saying that I already had downloaded the file and can not get any further. Currently have no license or anything else but the file downloaded in trial mode wanting activation. HELP!

  60. KDHM

    Reply to this comment#60OLD COMMENT

    “We’re sorry, you have already requested your free copy of Perfect Effects 8.”
    NO I never got a code or downloaded from them before I even tried from firefox and chrome and two compters. Not sure why they think that but makes the whole company look bad when stuff like that happens when I get false info on a website I have to ask about how the products are or how safe it would be to pay for something. Maybe it is just too many people are taking advantage of the offer and they were not prepared.

  61. Webgalpat

    Reply to this comment#59OLD COMMENT

    Can’t get free license key either!

  62. Larry

    Reply to this comment#58OLD COMMENT

    I can’t get the free license key. I clicked on “Get Started” button which took me to http://www.ononesoftware.com/store/pe8offer which is a blank page.

    How can I get the free license key?

  63. Raymond Hubbard

    Reply to this comment#57OLD COMMENT

    There is no option to get the free license key. When I follow instructions it says I have already downloaded and it won’t give me a license key

  64. HK

    Reply to this comment#56OLD COMMENT

    Is it absolutely not possible to install it on Windows 7- 32 bit?

  65. sky1

    Reply to this comment#55OLD COMMENT

    In a hurry, I wrote several details wrong. It was not AVG but Webroot’s Secure Anywhere which showed twice threat of malware group W32.Backdoor.Gen during installation of PE 8 exe, I have screenshots to prove, but cannot post them here. Also, it was IOBit Malware Fighter which alerted of Startup Modification which I blocked and this is why probably the downloaded files could not be joined. As I wrote later, none of this happened when I downloaded the SW from the producer’s order page, though!

  66. Mitesh

    Reply to this comment#54OLD COMMENT

    can not get to page to get license key after click the “Request Download” cannot get to form “Place My Order”

  67. MujerAlta

    Reply to this comment#53OLD COMMENT

    [@okarra] Try closing the program and opening it again. Sometimes the fact that it’s licensed doesn’t show up in “About” immediately.

  68. MujerAlta

    Reply to this comment#52OLD COMMENT

    [@sky1] Out of habit, I right click>scan every Zip file, every installer, every msi file and every exe file I download with both Kaspersky and Malwarebytes before doing anything with them. Perfect Effects 8 had no malware. You must be getting a false positive.

  69. sky1

    Reply to this comment#51OLD COMMENT

    Surprise surprise. I opened the promo page in IE, instead of Opera and I could get the buttons and the code as described and when I downloaded the SW (still with IDM) from the download link given on that order confirmation page, there were no malware warnings during download nor during installation and activation was successful, too and it works. I know some sites do not work well in Opera, but I still don’t understand why I got all those problems with the SoS downloads and not with the on-site one.

  70. sky1

    Reply to this comment#50OLD COMMENT

    Well, I tried to download it again with exactly the same warnings & result. Additionally, I went to the promo page and clicked on the Get Started button and was taken to a page with no Request Download button but a button to buy the SW, which led me to their store with full prices. A second attempt showed a page with: “We’re sorry, you have already requested your free copy of Perfect Effects 8.”, probably caused by them registering my IP address. So, even if the SW would install correctly, how do I get the code? I did download the 30 day trial copy, but I am sure this is not the same as the promo offer and I have no code anyhow. Anyone can help? Btw, did everyone install this with the w32backdoor.gen malware?

  71. okarra

    Reply to this comment#49OLD COMMENT

    Installed program and activated it with the given license code using the program license manager. Activation is comfirmed. However, About shows license as trial. What is wrong???

  72. Ernie F

    Reply to this comment#48OLD COMMENT

    What a great giveaway. A quality professional product. Thanks

  73. sky1

    Reply to this comment#47OLD COMMENT

    First, I tried to download this SW at the same time with the other offer from today, the Fastone one and after 10-20 seconds, my PC crashed with a blue screen and the screen info was that I better deactivate all anti-virus SW and uninstall all recently installed backup SW. I did neither but restarted as normal and did a reg. cleanup and (forgetting about the Fastone forever), then started to download the above SW. But right at the beginning, I was warned about a registry startup modification which I blocked (not sure if this SW was the cause) and then halfways, I got a Malware threat warning (backdoor.gen type) from AVG, which was blocked (hopefully automatically) and then at the end, my download manager (licensed IDM which works perfectly) said that it could not join the parts, I should reboot and resume download. Did that, still, error messages and unable to join messages and address refused to download, etc, etc. After several attempts, I give up. What is going on? Any ideas?

  74. -

    Reply to this comment#46OLD COMMENT

    I can see why Ashraf gets desperate, frustrated and — at times — he plainly cannot check his anger!
    @Ralph Honey & D3XTROIT
    The Licence Number will appear on the promotion page of “onOne Software” after you have submitted your own details and you have clicked on the “Place My Order” button. The next page will show you all you need. Pretty much as soon as that page came up, I also received an eMail from “onOne Software” which included the very same information.
    In other words, it’s up to you to have completed the procedure of filling out the form and clicking that button. Wait till you see the refreshed page; only if that one does come up, you’re sure to also receive an email. But my advice is to first copy the info from the web page – in any case you won’t have to rely on any single eMail.
    P.S. I am just an ordinary visitor here, like anybody else. Unrelated to this or any other site.

  75. Ralph Honey

    Reply to this comment#45OLD COMMENT

    Installed program but NO license shows up in my email. Not in SPAM either![@freeware]

  76. D3XTROIT

    Reply to this comment#44OLD COMMENT

    i cant see my license for activate this software ?
    how to fix it ?

  77. thegreenwizard

    Reply to this comment#43OLD COMMENT

    This program is genial! Thank you, boss!

  78. Jack

    Reply to this comment#42OLD COMMENT

    I installed ok on my laptop and program appears to work correctly until I try to save a file then it crashes with windows notify that program has stopped working and will notify me when a solution is available. Tried re-booting and no luck. Still the same.Looks like a good program. Can anyone offer help. Running on Win 7 64 bit hp laptop.

  79. freeware

    Reply to this comment#41OLD COMMENT

    [@Robert] I hope that there will never be a day that developers stop making programs for 32 bit systems but developers like these make me wonder.

  80. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#40OLD COMMENT

    [@Curly]
    Dude, just above on this page: “…32-bit versions are not supported and Windows XP and Vista are not officially supported (although you are welcome to try it on 64-bit versions of XP and Vista if you want… just don’t complain if it doesn’t work).”

  81. MujerAlta

    Reply to this comment#39OLD COMMENT

    [@dss] dss – At the point where the message appeared, did the installation stop? Sometimes these messages are just information and not warnings and the installation will continue after you click “OK” on the message. Personally, being somewhat paranoid, I’d first go to Control Panel>System to confirm that the computer is 64 bits. Next, if the computer meets ALL of Perfect Effects minimum system requirements, I see how many of the Recommended system requirements it meets. Most of us know that Minimum Requirements tell you what it takes to buy the program while Recommended Requirements let you know what it takes to run the program.
    http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/effects8/specs/

  82. freeware

    Reply to this comment#38OLD COMMENT

    [@Ralph Honey] Did you check your spam folder.

  83. freeware

    Reply to this comment#37OLD COMMENT

    [@dss] I’m in the same boat we need to upgrade to a 64 bit motherboard but that a serious upgrade. I’m not going to buy a new computer or replace the mother board that I already have just so I can run 64 bit programs.

  84. Curly

    Reply to this comment#36OLD COMMENT

    ?Why is it that Vista is mentioned above when I tried to install the program I received a popup that says that this program is only for windows 7 and higher systems only.This is clearly not supported thank you at leaving me in the cold.

  85. MujerAlta

    Reply to this comment#35OLD COMMENT

    Thanks, Ashraf, for making this program available to other SOS followers. I got the email offer from OnOne and downloaded and installed this 3 days ago. It’s a fantastic filter stacking program and Adobe program plugin. It’s a lot more than a simple “apply a filter to a photo” program. Everyone who installs Perfect Effects should make the time to watch the webinars and tutorials and learn how to use it. I love being able to adjust filters as I apply them, stack them up and then save them as presets to use again. This is a solid, well-thought-out program.

  86. dss

    Reply to this comment#34OLD COMMENT

    I have 64 bit Win7, received licence key, unfortunaltelly the installer tells me: This product requires 64 bit Windows 7 or newer. Any ideas?

  87. C

    Reply to this comment#33OLD COMMENT

    How can the drive destination be changed for the installation? It only wants to install to c:\ I cannot see an option to perform a custom installation. Thanks

  88. Bill

    Reply to this comment#32OLD COMMENT

    [@Ashraf] [@Name *]

    I followed the instructions in the email and get to the “Request Download” page but clicking on the button just repeatedly takes me back to the same page irrespective of whether I use Chrome, Firefox or IE11. Yes my machine meets the spec. 64 bit Win 7 8Gb RAM. All caches cleared to no avail. Any suggestions gratefully recevied.
    Cheers
    Bill

  89. Name *

    Reply to this comment#31OLD COMMENT

    [@Ralph Honey] + [@Horst Dammer]
    Follow these very simple steps:

    Open the eMail “Download is ready: Perfect Effects …etc.” – sent to you by SharewareOnSale. Locate (in about the middle of it) the underlined paragraph “Click here to go to the promotion page – and DO so!
    Fill out again your details – or use a different eMail address; fear not, there won’t start any automatic download of the software. Click on the confirmation button (sorry, I can’t remember if it read “OK” or something else). A fresh page will appear [... ononesoftware.com/store/confirmation], with info such as Order -& Customer- Number, plus your Licence Number — in clear, bold digits.
    Good luck to both, and… don’t rush your mouse-gripping hand!
    -
    [@Ashraf] Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to move to “higher” effects, i.e. from my version 4 to v8. :-)

  90. sgrams

    Reply to this comment#30OLD COMMENT

    [@Ralph Honey] [@Ralph Honey] its on the purchase confirmation page

  91. sgrams

    Reply to this comment#29OLD COMMENT

    This looks like pretty amazing stuff alright, everything went smoothly but did I miss an option to install to another drive other than C: drive?

  92. DAN BAGLIONE

    Reply to this comment#28OLD COMMENT

    While not a professional photographer, I have been an amateur for 67 years, since I was photographer for the class of 1948 yearbook. I am very impressed by the ease of use and the many possibilities for enhancing my photographs this software provides. Thanks very much.

  93. c0riEn

    Reply to this comment#27OLD COMMENT

    [@Dave]

    It’s not the problem of Open GL 2.0 i think, the problem may be that the program requires 256 MB dedicated video RAM.

    Use GPU Caps Viewer to see the capabilities of your GPU:
    http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/

    Or the Wikipedia entry here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Intel_graphics_processing_units#Sixth_generation

    Here is a guide that shows you how to increase dedicated video RAM:
    http://www.pvladov.com/2013/10/increase-intel-hd-graphics-dedicated-video-memory.html

    And maybe update your GPU drivers.

  94. Ralph Honey

    Reply to this comment#26OLD COMMENT

    Have downloaded the Program and as I am a member I thought the License key would show on the web site (as stated) but it does NOT and it has not appeared in any email!

    Please enlighten me as to steps to take to have access to License Key,
    Thank you
    R Honey

  95. Frank Hsiao

    Reply to this comment#25OLD COMMENT

    I think it is an EXCELLENT software and will make my photos become better, but have to upgrade my system/ram to meet this.

  96. mrnews54

    Reply to this comment#24OLD COMMENT

    Grabbed this one on last giveaway, and it is an EXCELLENT program. Huge array of endlessly tweakable (and layerable) filters, special effects, frames, etc. But check the program specs AND your computer specs first: this needs a lot of RAM, speed, and video processing power to work smoothly. It does NOT work as a plug-in below PS CS5, but can be fine as a standalone. Just review the Tech Specs on the developers webpage before downloading. Overall, this is a most impressive piece of software.

  97. Horst

    Reply to this comment#23OLD COMMENT

    [@Horst Dammer] I forgot to mention:
    When I click the “Request Download” button, I get the message: And the download reference is:

    Horst

  98. Dave

    Reply to this comment#22OLD COMMENT

    downloaded perfect effects 8 but then my video card will not accept gl2.00…..my card is intel (r)hd graphics 3000
    on laptop hp pavilion 6.is there anyway round this

  99. Horst Dammer

    Reply to this comment#21OLD COMMENT

    I downloaded the installation Program Perfect_Effects_8.1.0_PE.exe and installed it. Obviously I am to stupid to get the license now. Can you please help me.

    I think it is a great program. To use it, I still have to increase my RAM and update my graphic card or by a new one.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Regards Horst

  100. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#20OLD COMMENT

    [@bertie11] [@Paul] Welcome! Glad to hear it worked.

    [@Robert] Is it really so hard to read? I mean, come on. I can understand if we didn’t tell you but we explicitly stated in two places on this page that 32-bit is NOT supported… and you come here to tell us how you can’t run it because you don’t have 64-bit? Seriously? Thanks for the great insight!

  101. Paul

    Reply to this comment#19OLD COMMENT

    [@Ashraf] Your suggestion worked a treat, thankyou.

  102. bertie11

    Reply to this comment#18OLD COMMENT

    OK got it! I use Comodo Dragon (normally fine) but when I went back to try again in IE because I already had the file I wasn’t allowed to try again. But following your suggestion re pop-up blockers I ‘allowed’ the onOnec site and I got through again with IE and got the form.
    Many thanks Ashraf. Why can’t browsers all work to the same end? sob.

  103. Robert

    Reply to this comment#17OLD COMMENT

    I downloaded but it will not run as it says I need 64bit system. I an running windows 8

  104. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#16OLD COMMENT

    [@bertie11] [@Paul] What browser are you two in? Do you have any ad blockers or script blockers? Odd that you are both getting the same error. Try clearing browser cache + cookies or try it in a different browser.

  105. Elben

    Reply to this comment#15OLD COMMENT

    I don’t have a 64-bit pc. What a pity.

  106. Paul

    Reply to this comment#14OLD COMMENT

    how do i get the license key for this? have followed the instructions but just said already downloaded this software!

  107. bertie11

    Reply to this comment#13OLD COMMENT

    Yes, I went to onOne site, clicked ‘Get Started’ and ‘Request Download but no form appeared for me to fill in.so I downloaded it anyway. I then received a mail from SOS telling me I can now download the file (which I already had). So, like I said, I screwed up but not seeing the form.

  108. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#12OLD COMMENT

    [@George Gramor] Welcome! Thanks for the feedback :-)

    [@bertie11] Hmmm? I’m afraid I don’t understand what you are saying. Did you go to onOne’s website and go through all the steps? If so, they will have emailed you your license in addition to giving it to you on screen. Otherwise, I’m not exactly sure where you downloaded it from.

  109. bertie11

    Reply to this comment#11OLD COMMENT

    Looks like I screwed up. I didn’t see any form to fill in but downloaded the file. If I go back to start again to look for the form I’m told I already have the download (true). How can i get the licance key from here?

  110. George Gramor

    Reply to this comment#10OLD COMMENT

    Thanks a lot, it looks quite professional with a multitude of photoshop-style (preset but editable) effects offering you subtle varieties with preview of each effect, coupled with an Explorer to select the photo you want to edit and it handles the common jpg format among others. Remember to add an Extra layer for each additional filter you want to apply before finalising (saving) your edits.
    Although it is quite user-friendly it is certainly more demanding than one-click optimisation programs if this is what you are after but once you master it is powerful.
    The automatic registration did not work for me (-75 failed to connect to Server I think) but the manual activation worked – you have to type in, in addition to the s/n you get by email, the installation id (this is what the program shows on the registration window) to get an unlocking code.

  111. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#9OLD COMMENT

    [@patara] WTF, I thought I fixed that when Daniel pointed it out. OK, fixed for real this time :-) Thanks!

    [@Gde] Welcome! Glad you like it :-)

  112. patara

    Reply to this comment#8OLD COMMENT

    [@Ashraf]
    The link is correct Ashraf under Technical Details-Developed by – but the Link text still shows as Ashampoo my end.

    Great deal. I have the whole suite, version 7. Can highly recommend it. Will grab this for my laptop. Thanks.

  113. Gde

    Reply to this comment#7OLD COMMENT

    Wow, you outdid yourself on this one Ashraf!
    To anyone hesitating about this deal, don’t wait. I already own and use the entire onOne Photo Suite, it is a great companion to both Photoshop and Lightroom, but even as a standalone this is powerful software. Perfect Effects is a serious, professional tool with a short learning curve and IT WILL deliver incredible results. It is so much more than the typical “giveaway” photo editing software, I really can’t stress that enough.
    No, I don’t work for them, but I’ve used the software professionally since version 4. There’s an active online community of professional photographers and graphic artists that develop and share fantastic presets and onOne has great support if you ever need it. Thanks SoS and onOne.

  114. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#6OLD COMMENT

    [@Leo] As far as I know, it can be used as a plugin for only the software listed in the description.

  115. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#5OLD COMMENT

    [@Daniel] Thanks, fixed.

    [@Jimmy] Welcome!

  116. Daniel

    Reply to this comment#4OLD COMMENT

    @Leo I dont think so

  117. Leo

    Reply to this comment#3OLD COMMENT

    Can this be used as a plugin with zoner photo studio?

  118. Jimmy

    Reply to this comment#2OLD COMMENT

    Thank you for the giveaway

  119. Daniel

    Reply to this comment#1OLD COMMENT

    You may wanna update the developed by line – you got the wrong vendor down.

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  • This is a 1-user lifetime, for home and business use
  • No free updates; if you update the program, you may lose it
  • No free tech support
  • Can be installed or re-installed whenever you want, as long as you download the installer and get your license key before the offer is over
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