OnOne Perfect Effects 8
Perfect Effects has its fair share of film filters, but also modern ones designed to mimic HDR or make an image ‘pop’. Glows, smoothing effects and lens blur options add some punch too. Whichever preset you pick, you’ll be able to adjust virtually every parameter.
You can brush in effects to target specific image areas, while the edge-detecting Perfect Brush makes masking easy. Filters can also be stacked on separate layers.
Perfect Effects is great value, but spend $30 more and you can team it with an extra seven plug-ins courtesy of onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 8.5.