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ACDSee Pro 8 & ACDSee 18 Sneak Peak

2014-09-15 19:46:00 GMT

With the release of ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 just around the corner we wanted to share What’s New with you!

Pre-order your copies of both ACDSee Pro 8 & ACDSee 18 Today!

ACDSee Pro 8 
ACDSee Pro 8 is packed with everything you need to bring out the best in your images, and to proudly share them with the world. Managing your growing photo collection has never been this painless. Experience effortless digital asset management and zoom through all the essential tasks of your photography workflow with one complete, amazingly fast solution.

Pixel Targeting
Selectively adjust pixels with a variety of Edit mode tools by targeting specific colors and tones within the image. Even target skin tones! Combine Pixel Targeting with the Edit Brush for the ultimate in precision editing.

Agilely preview your files through you OS’ context menu, without having to open them in an application. Take a sneak peak at the EXIF information, and painlessly launch images in ACDSee for further editing.

1-Step EQ
Experience the ease of effortless automatic exposure adjustment with 1-Step EQ. ACDSee’s patented LCE (Lighting and Contrast Enhancement) technology makes intuitive improvements as you open the image.



Smart Indexer
To maximize efficiency, the ACDSee Smart Indexer catalogs folders and adds them to the ACDSee Database when your computer is idle. The Smart Indexer knows when you’ve made changes and automatically keeps everything up-to-date, enabling you to get the most out of your overall ACDSee experience.

Fill Tool
Use the Edit Mode Fill tool to select a color to enrich with your chosen background color for speedy enhancements.

And lots of RAW updates which can be found here.

ACDSee 18

Auto Lens View (Also available in ACDSee Pro 8)
Freely preview what your images will look like with a variety of filters on the fly with the ACDSee View mode lens.

ACDSee SeeDrive (Also available in ACDSee Pro 8)
Access and manage your online images quickly and easily, control privacy settings, and share with your family, friends, and the world - all from the convenience of Manage mode, with ACDSee SeeDrive.

Evocative Embellishments(Also available in ACDSee Pro 8)
For that oft-needed dash of quirkiness or nostalgia, apply a variety of brand new effects without needing to go through a cumbersome, technical multi-step process.

New effects include:
  • Dramatic
  • Bob Ross
  • Cartoon
  • Childhood
  • Blue Steel
  • Purple Haze
  • Seventies
  • Somber

Improved features for both ACDSee Pro 8 & 18:
Fluid Folder Viewing
Selection Tool

You’re in luck!

Offer ends September 25th, 2014

Upcoming RAW Updates

2014-09-11 20:44:00 GMT

As you all may have heard by now, the launch of ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 is quickly approaching!

Here are some of the most anticipated RAW updates coming your way:

Sony Alpha A5000 
Sony Alpha A6000 
Sony RX100M3 
Sony SLT-A77 II
Leica D-LUX 6 
Nikon 1 V3 
Nikon CoolPix P340 
Nikon P7800 
Nikon D810 
Nikon D4S
Nikon 1 J4 
Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
Fujifilm FinePix S1

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.



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.


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 and our Facebook page regularly for the next contest!

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.