I had been preoccupied and just saw this last night, so I got in just under the wire; if I understood correctly, today is the last day.
I thought I would add a bit of my experiences in downloading the various free packages from Auto FX.
First: We are on DISH Network satellite service, which may or may not be a factor in this; anything I attempt to download from Auto FX using Chrome browser will try for thirty minutes or more and then fail the download; I can switch over to FireFox and it will successfully download in seconds.
Second: I had already downloaded and installed a couple of these free packages in the past and I noticed that this new download had the same title as those already in my files, read the same in properties, and only differed by a kilobyte or so in size. So, I didn't install anything; I just opened a practice file in Elements, then opened Auto FX via the filter menu, chose the HDR package (which said "Trial"), and entered my new access code that they had e-mailed me; as I sort of suspected, once I entered the code, my HDR package changed from "trial" to permanently mine and I was able to access and use it unhindered.
One very annoying inconvenience I have always had with any of their trial packages is that with each and every single filter I add, the enter an access code dialogue appears and makes me enter the code before proceeding; I can enter this code a dozen times during a session and it will still request I do so for each filter; this in itself makes the trial hardly worth the effort; am I alone in this or is this typical behavior ?
Also, if the internet goes down, Auto FX will refuse to proceed.
On a poverty-level Kentucky budget, a 24-exposure roll of film would have two Christmases and a summer vacation on it and we might have to wait another six months before being able to afford developing the film.
I still have trouble remembering that it doesn't cost anything to take thousands of pictures; it just almost seems impossible to be true.