It’s not every day that a high-quality photo editing app that normally costs $100, becomes available completely free of charge. But today, and for a limited time, onOne is offering just such a deal with its Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition. The software comes as a standalone package and as a plugin for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, and Lightroom.

Update: The promotion will last until May 12. onOne confirms this morning (Pacific Time) that there have been ,”Website issues due to the huge amount of traffic being sent to us,” and thus problems with downloading the software.

Perfect Effects is just one of eight modules included in the company’s Perfect Photo Suite 8, which is sold separately. This is a fully licensed version that won’t time out.

Perfect Effects 8 offers an extensive library of presets, filters and tools that help give images a boost, or perhaps a special mood. These filters let you paint in effects anywhere on the image, create and reuse your own presets, and stack and blend filters into unique combinations.

Perfect Effects 8 offers an extensive library of presets, filters and tools that help give images a boost, or perhaps a special mood. These filters let you paint in effects anywhere on the image, create and reuse your own presets, and stack and blend filters into unique combinations. 

Screen Shot 2014 05 06 at 5.10.54 PM 730x509 onOne offers its handy $100 Perfect Effects 8 Premium photo software for free until May 12 [Update] The plugin opens in its own interface with numerous adjustable presets and filters.

Filters come in a vast variety of effects such as Adjustable Gradient, HDR Look, Photo Filter, and Portrait Enhancer. Presets include Movie Looks, Grunge, Black & White, and Antique.

Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition requires 8GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system, Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. See system requirements for additional information. If you have the Perfect Photo Suite 8 trial or beta version installed, the company recommends you uninstall it before installing this version.

➤ onOne Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition | Digital Photo Review

Update: It’s been reported that folks have been unable to access the software in recent hours. onOne has confirmed these issues. This link does appear to work  for now. Sorry for the inconvenience.