Download Visual Effects - Best Software & Apps

  • Adobe After Effects

    4.3.0.260

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create stunning professional special effects

    7
    3720 votes
    • PROS: Integrated with other packages in CC suite, Huge selection of effect templates, Logical structured workflow, Collection of handy plug-ins, Incredibly powerful
    • CONS: Takes a lot of learning, Some video formats not supported, Requires monthly subscription to CC
  • VSDC Free Video Editor

    5.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    VSDC Free Video Editor Can Make Videos Shine

    6
    596 votes
    • PROS: Editing in a non-linear way., DVD burning tool., Catalogue of visual effects.
    • CONS: Just a few tools shy of big-name equivalents.
  • adidas Snapshot

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Can you kick it?

    8
    13 votes
    • PROS: Record and save your improvements, See how hard/fast you are kicking a soccer ball, Slick interface once you are set up, A good tool for those who need its feedback, There are some nice visual effects you can add to the ball
    • CONS: Tricky to set up, Only for those in training
  • Grammarly Lite

    for Chrome 2.62

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The smart spellchecker

    5
    15 votes
    • PROS: Looks good, Integrates well into lots of fields, Nice visual effects
    • CONS: Doesn't work with all web tools
  • ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects

    2.0.0.65

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Improve video chats with webcam visual effects

    6
    320 votes
    • PROS: Supports all popular IM clients, Helps you improve image quality in video chats, Wide variety of filters and effects to choose from
    • CONS: It takes a while to understand how the program works, Depends on other apps - not a video chat program by itself
  • FxGuru:  Movie FX Director

    2.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Add effects to videos

    6
    48 votes
    • PROS: Add visual effects to videos
    • CONS: No long term use
  • Visual Pinball

    9.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    For pinball lovers everywhere

    7
    116 votes
    • PROS: Large variety of pinball layouts to choose from, Fun sound effects, Good pinball physical movement during play
    • CONS: Some pinball layouts have different key commands than others
  • The Swapper

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    The perfect science fiction game

    6
    68 votes
    • PROS: Great atmosphere, Amazing visual and sound effects, Ingenious puzzles
    • CONS: We couldn't find any!
  • Homeworld Remastered Collection

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Returning home

    8
    46 votes
    • PROS: Still provides intuitive control of a complex task, Certainly a visual upgrade, with improved textures and effects, Proves how good the original was, with only a few gameplay tweaks making this feel completely modern
    • CONS: Really, the 3D combat is an illusion (shh, don't tell anyone), Looks good, but not as awe inspiring as the low-res version did back in 1999
  • Houdini Apprentice

    Beta 9.5.134

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Pro 3D animation and visual effects

    5
    11 votes
    • PROS: Powerful effects, Node-based workflow, Autodesk FBX Export
    • CONS: Some limitations, Requires 64 bit processors
  • Jahshaka

    RC4 2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open source special effects editor/player

    7
    60 votes
    • PROS: Cheap solution to video editing, Relatively easy to use, Great morphing tool
    • CONS: Prone to bugs and crashes still, Limited compared to major video editors
  • G-Force

    (Winamp) 5.1.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Visualizer plug-in for media players

    6
    59 votes
    • PROS: Impressive visual effects, Lots of configuration options
    • CONS: Requires annual subscription
  • ZombieBooth 2

    1.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The app that turns you into a zombie has risen

    7
    23 votes
    • PROS: Share zombies on Facebook and Twitter, Very realistic visual effects, You can interact with zombies, Convert people or animals into zombies
    • CONS: Not suitable for some audiences, Somewhat slow
  • Add Effects To Multiple Images Software

    7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Add visual effects to several images.

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    No votes yet
    • AVSEQ

      1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fun and entertaining visual sequencing game for personal computers

      5
      1 vote
      • PROS: An visually alluring point-and-click game for personal computers, The number of audio effects is nearly infinite
      • CONS: There is currently no version of this game available for mobile phones, Some users may find the gameplay a bit repetitive over time
    • Grammarly Lite

      for Firefox 1.80

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The smart spellchecker

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Looks good, Integrates into lots of tools, Nice visual effects
      • CONS: Doesn't work with all web tools
    • Houdini Apprentice

      Beta 9.5.134

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Pro 3D animation and visual effects

      6
      7 votes
      • PROS: Powerful effects, Node-based workflow, Autodesk FBX Export
      • CONS: Some limitations, Requires 64 bit processors
    • Race to White House 3D - 2020

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free Game for Fans of Politics

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Unique game with lots of twists, Great graphics and visual effects
      • CONS: Heavy emphasis on in app purchases, Levels can be rather tough to complete
    • Flock VR

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A psychedelic VR simulation where you see lights and patterns

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Pretty colours and fancy patterns , Flock VR has weird visual effects
      • CONS: The music gets boring and repetitive , You get a headache within fifteen minutes
    • Across The DeskTop

      1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Screensaver with various visual effects for you desktop

      7
      8 votes
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