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NEW - ACDSee Packs - Check them out!

2014-04-11 16:37:03 GMT



ACDSee Edit Pack
What it includes: ACDSee 17 & ACDSee Photo Editor 6.

Discover your inner photo genius and edit your shots like a pro with the ACDSee Edit Pack.

  • One License key unlocks both ACDSee 17 and ACDSee Photo Editor 6 
  • Apply stunning effects and filters
  • Correct common photo flaws and make advanced edits
  • Share your best through the cloud and social media




ACDSee Pro Pack
What it includes: ACDSee Pro 7 & ACDSee Mac Pro 3.

Work from anywhere on both Mac and Windows platforms with the all new ACDSee Pro Pack.

  • One License key unlocks both products!
  • Everything you need to manage, process, and share your images.
  • Achieve stunning results, stay organized, save time.
  • ACDSee Pro Pack delivers total photography control no matter your platform.
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They’re here! New RAW Support

2014-03-24 17:39:15 GMT

Every so often we like to update the ACDSee programs to accommodate the latest cameras for RAW processing. As of today we have updated almost the entire ACDSee product line up (with the exception of ACSee Photo Editor 6). Click here to see support the following camera RAW files:

Panasonic DMC-GM1 
Sony ILCE-7R
Sony DSC-RX10
Sony ILCE-7
Olympus Stylus1
Nikon D610
Nikon D5300
Nikon 1 AW1
Nikon P7800
Nikon Df
Pentax K-3
Panasonic DMC-ZS40/DMC-TZ60/DMC-TZ61 
Nikon D3300
Olympus E-M10 
Samsung NX-30

Click here to access your acdID for updates or download the latest version from the support page here.

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Speed Up Your Workflow!

2013-12-31 19:30:01 GMT

When you’re trying to perfect your images in a timely manner for your family, friends, and clients to see, you want to do what you can to keep the process speedy and efficient. Here are a few ways to help:

Presets.
With ACDSee you can edit your photo to meet your needs and save the settings as a preset to use on all similar photos. With ACDSee Pro 7 you can use presets in all modes, View, Edit, and Develop.

LCE
Improve areas that are too light or too dark with ACDSee’s patented LCE (Lighting and Contrast Enhancement) technology. This tool instantly lightens shadows, reduces highlights, and can change the tonal range and color balance with ease.

Organized Digital Photo Storage
There are a number of ways to keep your photo storage organized. You can add metadata, ratings, keywords, categories and location details to your images. Quickly identify photos for further processing with visual tags and color labels. You can use these search tools to find photos based on almost any criteria.
Metadata: Metadata refers to any information embedded within a file. For example, digital photos can contain information about the type of camera, flash speed, time of day, image size, and so on.
Keywords: Within ACDSee you can keyword your files in a hierarchy and maintain these groups in the Keyword tree. All you have to do is select the Organize tab in the Properties pane to create, rename, delete, and move your keywords.
Location: ACDSee uses the latitude and longitude information embedded in your photos to lookup the nearest readable address or place name. Simply select a pin on the map, choose “Reverse Geocode” and ACDSee will write the matching location details into the appropriate IPTC fields.
Tags & Color Labels: Tags and color labels are useful for naming and quickly identifying your processing plans for your images. Different colors can be used to represent different stages of your workflow. For example, as you review your photos you can quickly label files to upload, print, reject, review, or sharpen, or any other term that matches your workflow needs. Once your files assigned to that label. You can also use color labels in combination with the Group by, or Filter By features to refine your list. Color labels, like tagging, categories, and ratings, are a way to set aside, organize, and group your photos without moving them into different folders.


Copy & Paste Metadata
This new feature can save you time by copying and pasting all the metadata information from one image to another. You can easily select among IPTC, GPS, and ACDSee metadata.

Keyboard Shortcuts
There are pre-defined keyboard shortcuts for commands that you use frequently in Manage mode and View mode. You can change pre-defined shortcuts, or create keyboard shortcuts for commands that do not currently have shortcuts.

Batch Processing
In ACDSee Pro you can make one type of edit to many images, make multiple edits to multiple images, and save a batch of images to a variety of outputs quickly and easily with the Batch function.

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Macro Photography - A quick how-to.

2013-12-10 18:01:04 GMT



Macro photography is photography magnified. It is generally recognized as “macro” when you are increasing the size of an object in your picture from about half life-size, as represented on the image sensor, to five times life-size.

What you’ll need:
  • DSLR with a bright optical viewfinder.
  • Special purpose macro lens, not necessary but would be nice.
  • A close-up attachment. This is a filter-like lens that mounts to the front of your normal lens and allows you to focus more closely.
  • Ring flash or a flash unit if shooting at a low aperture. It is impractical to use your camera’s built-in pop-up flash because the length of the lens, with or without the macro attachments, will cause a shadow from the camera’s flash.
  • Tripod


Rules:

  • Your f-stop should be no wider/larger than f/16 to get most of the subject in focus.
  • Narrow depth of field. This is unavoidable.
  • Use the fastest shutter speed possible to prevent unwanted subject motion/blur.
  • Autofocus doesn’t always work well when shooting extreme close-up photography. Switch to manual focus and you’ll get more consistently sharp macro pictures.


Be Creative:

  • Shoot from unexpected angles.
  • Try front lighting for deeper color saturation and side lighting to highlight texture.
  • Experiment.
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Need a break? Check out these funny photo apps

2013-12-05 22:27:21 GMT

In a world full of cell phones and tablets, taking photos is super convenient, but when it comes to editing and enhancing right from the source your choices are limited. There are basically only 4 features available: rotate, enhance, red-eye, and crop. These are nice to have, but they’re nothing special.

Now you’re looking for something to make your photos a little more fun and silly (why not right?). check out this list we compiled of our favorite and funniest photo apps!

1. AR Pho.To Cartoonizer
One of the unique things about this app is that you can apply realistic emotions to a face and then animate them. You can even turn yourself into an alien or troll just for fun!



2. ToonPaint
This app doesn’t just convert your images and apply filters, it also allows you to color in your images by painting with your fingers, letting you create different variations of the same photo.



3.Paint FX:
This is an advanced app with filters, effects, enhancements, and more that can be applied to any parts of your image with just a tap or swipe. Meaning, you can pick and choose which parts of the photo you want to change.



4. Artwork Studio
Artwork Studio isn’t just about sketches, you can also transform your photos into oil paintings, comics, and pop art - in just one click.



5. Animal Head Photo Mashup
If you want to amuse your friends and family with a giggle, this should do it! With this app you can superimpose an animals head onto your photo. The app includes 17 animal faces.



6. FacePLANT
You might be thinking this is just another “face-swapping” app, but this one stands out because of its extra features. Additional features include the addition of hats, glasses, and word bubbles, and you can adjust the lighting and color.

7. PhotoFunia
How about putting your face on a billboard or a stamp? This app can do that, and make it look realistic. PhotoFunia finds your face in the photograph and melds it with one of the app’s 300 scenes.

8. Tiny Planet Photos
Turn your world into a tiny planet. This nifty app turns any photo into a convex or concave sphere. Keep in mind that this feature works best with landscapes, properly lined up to create a perfect little planet.

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