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Perfect Effects will bring out the "WOW" in your images with its transformative power. Its extensive library of one-click presets, adjustable filters, and powerful tools make it easy to bring out the best in your image. Get stunning results instantly or take complete creative control as you add subtle to striking enhancement to your image, create a vision that you have in your mind's eye, or immerse yourself in freeform creativity. With Perfect Effects 8, you can do it all.

What's New

Version 8.5.1:


  • Multiple, re-editable Masking Bugs
  • General performance and stability improvements
Known Issues
  • Perfect Effects 8 is not optimized for high-dpi (Retina) displays. It functions correctly but does not take advantage of the high pixel density so the image will not appear more detailed or sharper like it does in native more...


  • OSX 10.7 or later
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Core 2 Duo, Xeon, or faster processor
  • OpenGL 2.0 capable video card with 256 MB dedicated VRAM 1280x720 or higher
  • Optional:
    • Adobe Photoshop CS5 or later
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 or later
    • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 or later
    • Apple Aperture 3.4 or later

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Hawke5501 Member IconReview+54

After looking at this program I found information relating to the use of a program called PRO-Tector 6b that acts like a root kit. The poster was unable to put his computer to sleep and he mentioned issues of not being able to spin down the drives. The program was installed at the root level of the Mac and caused all kinds of problems. I know this company uses this scheme and it is dangerous. About 10 years ago Sony came up with a system like this and hosed the PC world.

Check out this post:

If you start having problems with your computer check to see if you have the file in your start up items.

Not good

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Version 4.0.4

No problems here running Mavericks. iMac sleeps and hard drives spin down with onOne plugins installed. I think your info from 4 years ago is outdated.


My aim was to inform users of past problems in case issues popped up again. The scheme they continue to use has caused problems in the past and may be an issue in the future. My program is running well but I keep an eye on the demon running in the background so if there is a problem, I know where to look first. The software works great but I am not so sure about the company.


@Hawke5501, then maybe you should revise your post as a comment rather than a 1/2-star review. Especially since you state that "My program is running well..." and "The software works great..." If you have installment issues or questions, you can contact there tech support here: http://www.ononesoftware.com/contact-ts/

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Version 2.6.2
R1000m Member IconReview+109

I got this when registering Photoshop CS5, and am underwhelmed with its functionality.

Note that this version comes with nalpeirond6 version 6.1.0, an anti piracy/software license daemon that not only always runs in the background (whether you're using Photoshop or not), but also will prevent your Mac from going to sleep. Supposedly fixed in 6.1.2, but that's not what's installed with PhotoTools.

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Version 2.5.4
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Downloads 7,136
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License Demo
Date 09 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $99.95
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