For a few years now, I've been using ON1 products for my photography. The latest version of their entire collection of apps, ON1 Photo 10, is now a key part of my workflow. The full version includes Browse, Effects, Resize, Portrait, Enhance, and Layers.
But this week, the team at ON1 decided to release a free version of ON1 Effects 10 packed with features. The free version includes a good selection of the effects of the full version.
Here's what they say:
ON1 Effects 10 FREE includes a select number of stackable effects (filters, presets, borders, and textures) from the full version of ON1 Effects 10. In all, over a hundred photo effects are included.
Two of the most popular ON1 filter categories have been added in the latest release. These are the Dynamic Contrast Filter and the HDR Look Filter. New preset categories for Color Grading, Faded and Matte Looks, and Haze Reducing are also available.
Effects 10 FREE includes the ON1 Perfect Brush technology. The edge detection in the Perfect Brush allows users to brush their effect(s) on specific areas of a photo.
The masking tools allow users to selectively mask or paint in effects on parts of photos. Add any effect to or remove it from a specific part of a photo with a simple brush stroke. The set of masking tools are easy to use and perfect for local adjustments, such as brightness, contrast, and detail.
The Filter Stack allows users to combine different effects to create and customize their own looks. Each effect can be applied to its own layer users can adjust and fine-tune.
ON1’s Perfect B&W module is also integrated into Effects 10 FREE, which lets users apply the included filters—including the popular Dynamic Contrast effect—to monochrome photos.
That last one is the killer for me and I can't believe they include it in the free version. ON1’s Perfect B&W module is incredible. If your work includes black and white photography you definitely need to check it out. Highly recommended.
You can get ON1 Effects 10 FREE from here.