Perfect Effects Free is a photo editing program that lets you perform simple edits as well as put filters on your photos.
If you're looking for a way to spruce up your photos, Perfect Effects Free is a great program to do just that. Think of it as Instagram for your computer, but with a lot more features and control. Import your own photos into Perfect Effects Free and you can crop, trim, and put filters on them - all with layer support. In fact, it looks and feels like a simplified version of Adobe Photoshop.
The included filters are very good and Perfect Effects Free gives you the ability to adjust the intensity of each one. Filters are also stackable, which means you can select multiple filters and create your own custom versions. Perfect Effects Free then gives you the option to save your custom filter as a preset to apply to other photos.
Perfect Effects Free performs very well, with filters showing up instantaneously. Tools like cropping and trim work just as you would expect them to. The interesting thing about Perfect Effects Free is that it can run as a standalone application or as a plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture.
Overall, Perfect Effects Free is a great program with great default filters and controls to make your photos more interesting.