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5 ACDSee Tools Everyone Should Be Using

2014-08-20 19:46:11 GMT

Everyone has their favorite tools, and these 5 should top your list!

1. LCE
Improve areas that are too light or too dark with the Lighting Tool, powered by ACDSee’s patented LCE (Lighting and Contrast Enhancement) technology. Instantly lighten shadows and reduce highlights, change the tonal range and color balance, and experiment with single-exposure HDR effects.

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2. Brush-on Edits
Brush on any editing effect or adjustments to a targeted area of your photo, complete with size and feathering controls to get the exact look you want. Tune your images, sharpen, reduce noise, erase unwanted objects, and more.



3. RAW Processing
See incredibly true-to-life color representation and contrast. Get the correct white balance and exposure, and fine tune tonal distribution. Boost vibrance while protecting skin tones, and adjust saturation, brightness and hue on a color-by-color basis. Avoid color clipping during RAW conversion by leveraging your image’s histogram.

4. Non-Destructive Editing
Get set for worry-free, go-for-it creativity. ACDSee Pro 7’s non-destructive environment means your original images always stay intact. Preview your changes instantly, hide, reveal or switch up adjustments, and save different versions of your photos.

5. Batch Processing
Save an incredible amount of time. Set ACDSee Pro to perform a range of workflow steps on batches of images at once. Convert formats and color space, resize, change filenames, add watermarks, and easily save them as presets to work even faster the next go around.

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ACDSee’s Summer Photo Contest Recap

2014-08-05 18:58:22 GMT

Over the past month we have seen a number of great photos entered in the ACDSee Summer Sports photo contest. Thanks to everyone who entered we enjoyed seeing what you have all been up to so far this summer!

You can check out all the entries here.

Each week throughout the contest a winner was chosen by the staff at ACD Systems.

Here they are:

Week 1: Winner of The ACDSee Edit Pack
The Real Jersey Shore



Week 2: Winner of ACDSee Pro (choice of Mac or Windows version)
Minding the Eggs


Week 3: Winner of the ACDSee Pro Pack (includes both ACDSee Pro 7 & ACDSee Mac Pro 3)
My Beach


Week 4: Winner of the ACDSee Family Pack (includes all products in the ACDSee family)
Dock of the Bay


Congratulations to all the winners!

Be sure to check out ACDSee.com and our Facebook page regularly for the next contest!
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Photography Blog Reviews ACDSee Pro 7!

2014-07-22 20:25:15 GMT

Our friends over at Photography Blog reviewed ACDSee Pro 7!

Read their in-depth review and see how they feel it competes with the likes of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Find it here.

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ACDSee's Summer Sports Photo Contest

2014-07-08 16:59:00 GMT

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The History of ACDSee

2014-06-19 18:06:00 GMT



1994 - The first version of ACDSee (16-bit, for Windows 3.1). ACDSee 1.0 - 16 bit was sold for $15USD.

1995 - The first version of PicaView.

1997 - ACDSee 95 was released, it was the first 32-bit version of ACDSee.

1999 - Added image editing, plug-ins, video, scanner and digital camera import and online functionality to ACDSee 3.0.

2002 - Added relational database, calendar view and categories, bringing us ACDSee 3.0

2004 - LCE research begins.

2005 - ACDSee 7.0 with support for digital camera raw images.

2006 - The first version of ACDSee Pro. This was the first version of ACDSee to include LCE technology.

2007 - ACDSee 8 and ACDSee 9 - Launched in all languages.

2009 - The first version of ACDSee Mac was released.

2011 - ACDSee Pro 4, ACDSee Mac Pro 1, and new in 2011 was the introduction of ACDSee Video Converter and ACDSee Online, an online photo sharing site.

2013 - ACDSee Photo Editor 6 with stunning effects and filters and the ability to work with object layers.

2014 - 20 years of software greatness since 1994!

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