The Photoshop® Action Exchange and Plug-In Review

Welcome to Action Central, the oldest and most visited site for free Photoshop actions, now including reviews of popular plug-ins for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and Aperture.


Most recently posted actions

  1. Luminosity Masks, Howard Owen
  2. LumZone, David Dollevoet
  3. Edges Select, David Dollevoet
  4. Sky Select Action v2, David Dollevoet
  5. Sharpening for a Natural Look v2, David Dollevoet

Most downloaded actions over the past month

  1. Draganizer, Sharon Lee Core
  2. Velvia Portrait, Shannon Beauford
  3. Canon Soft Recovery, Andrea Walter
  4. Carnival Action, Michelle Nicole
  5. Bruce's HighKey Action, Bruce Neville

Important Notice: ATNCENTRAL is closing within the next few days. Please download whatever actions you wish to keep. It has been out pleasure to provide this service since December, 2003. Thank you for eleven great years. 

Discounts and Special Deals

Topaz Labs offers a 15% discount when you use the discount code "atncentral".

OnOne Software offers a 15% discount when you use the discount code "atncentral".

HDRSoft, developers of the popular Photomatix Pro and Photomatix Essentials HDR imaging software, offers a 15% discount when you use the discount code "AtnCentral".

Feedback and Action Submission

I welcome feedback or submissions via email.  If submitting actions or presets, please send the file, a brief description, and, if possible, before and after examples. This site began as an outgrowth of discussions on dpreview in which participants were emailing actions to each other. Nine years later, I remain ready to share your great creations with other users.

Special Acknowledgment

The template for this site is based on a designe by Pat Geary of Genealogy Web Creations. Pat also taught me how to migrate my original site from FrontPage to Expression Web. In upgrading this website in mid-June, I encountered a small problem which I offered to pay Pat to solve. Instead, she sent me the code. Thank you, Pat, and if you every try to design your own site, I highly recommend Pat's site. I stand in awe.

Last Website Update Feb 14, 2014