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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.

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.


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:

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.

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.


Searching Within ACDSee Pro 7

2013-10-22 21:42:55 GMT

There are a number of ways to search your computer for files and folders. With ACDSee Pro 7 you can use the Search pane to search by file name, keywords, or image properties. You can create advanced searches to locate files that fall within a date or rating range and then save and name the search to use later. You can also use the Duplicate Finder to locate and manage identical files.

Using the Search Pane
The Search Pane contains several areas to help you manage your searches, Saved Searches, Files and Text, and the Properties area. When you create a search, remember that the search tool will only return files that match ALL of the criteria that you specify.

In the Saved searches area, you can save a complex search to use later, select a search to run again, or delete a saved search.

To search for files or folders type a portion of the name of which you want to search, or select a previous search term from the drop-down list. When you click Start at the bottom of the pane, the search results are listed in the File List pane.

Saved searches are also listed on the Catalog pane, from where you can run them with a single click on the Saved Search name.

To save a search, click the Save icon, and then Save or Save As to save or overwrite a saved search. When the Saved Search dialog opens, type in a name for the search. If you use a descriptive name, it makes it easier to remember the criteria in your saved search.

Deleting a search is easy too. Select a search from the drop-down list then click the Delete icon. Click Yes to confirm the deletion, when the prompt opens.

In the Files and Text area, you can identify what you are searching for, and where you want to search for it.

Go ahead and type a portion of the file or folder name for which you want to search, or select a previous search term from the dropdown list. You can also use wildcards to search for file name patterns. To exclude all non-image files, click the right-arrow button beside the field and select Images only.

When you search by both file name and a keyword or phrase, an item is included in the search result only when it includes BOTH criteria.

To specify what parts of the database you want to search, and indicate how to treat the text you type in the field, click the arrow next to the field and select any of the following options:

  • Find all words: Only returns files that match all the words you enter.
  • Find whole words only: Only returns files that contain the entire word, exactly as you typed it.
  • Search in Caption: Searches the Caption field of files in the database.
  • Search in Keywords: Searches the Keyword field of files in the database.
  • Search in Notes: Searches in the Notes field of files in the database.
  • Search in Categories: Searches the Category assignments of files in the database.
  • Search in Folders: Searches in the name of folders in the database.
  • Search in Labels: Searches the labeled images by color.

In the Properties area, you can identify file properties that you want to search for, and specify ranges of valves to include or exclude from your search.

To Use the Properties Area:

  1. Below the Search file properties field, click Add.
  2. In the Add Search Criteria dialog box, select one or more properties on which to base your search.
  3. Click Ok.
  4. In the Properties area, click the hyperlinks to define conditional statements for each property.
  5. Click Start to perform the search.

Lose the chaos with these 7 ways to organize your photo storage

2013-10-10 23:30:26 GMT

It gets a little crazy when your photos start getting up in the tens of thousands. When this happens you sometimes don’t know where to start to get everything organized. Here are 7 ways in ACDSee Pro 7 that you do to can lose the chaos!

  1. Cataloging
    Categories are an easy way to organize your files into context-related sections. In ACDSee Pro 7 your categories can be simple or complex and use any names you choose. There are different icons to use for different categories to help you identify them at a glance.

    One way to assign files to a category is to select and drag one or more files from the file list and drop them onto the category. Any file that is assigned to a category has a blue tab above its thumbnail in the file list. A file can belong to multiple categories, but it will only have one blue tab.

    Once your files are in categories, you can search, sort, group, and find them by category.

  2. Color Labels
    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.

    Begin by creating a label set so you can quickly select and assign specified labels.

    - In the Catalog pane, click the Labels settings buttons and select Edit Label Sets.
    - Enter names for your labels and click the Save icon.
    - Click Save As from the Save Label Set dialog box.
    - Enter a name for your new label set.
    - Click OK.

  3. Properties Pane
    The Properties Pane is divided into three tabs: Metadata tab, Organize tab, and File tab.

    The Metadata tab displays the rating, category, IPTC, EXIF and ACDSee metadata stored with a photo. The ACDSee metadata fields are available for you to enter the caption for your photographs as well as date, author, and notes. The keywords field is display-only and can be entered in the Organize tab. The label field can be entered here or selected from the Labels section in the Catalog pane. IPTC information is automatically embedded into your image, while ACDSee Metadata is not embedded in your files, but instead is held in the database.

    The Organize tab displays a tree of categories and a tree of keywords. The Category tree context-menu (right-click) allows you to add and delete categories and sub-categories. You can create category sets to quickly categorize your files. Right-clicking the keyword tree also allows the same options.

    The file tab displays detailed file information and image attributes for a selected file or files. You can set or change the Read-Only and Hidden properties of a file or folder, and view a summary of any EXIF contained in a file.

  4. Adding Metadata
    You can add information to your images using IPTC and ACDSee Metadata. IPTC information is automatically embedded into your image, while ACDSee Metadata can be embedded into your file, or stored in the database. You can add this information to one or multiple files at a time.

    Follow these steps to add metadata to one or more files:
    - In Manage mode, select one or more files in the File List pane.
    - In the Properties pane, select the Metadata tab.
    - Enter information into the metadata fields.
    - Click Apply or press Enter to apply your changes.
  5. Map Pane
    Use the map pane to add photo locations from anywhere in the world to your photos. You can then recall and view that information for reference at any time. Use the map to select groups of files for further workflow steps, and select photos for display in View mode.

    The location of files displayed in the Map pane is based on the latitude and longitude information in the file properties. If you have a camera with geotagging capabilities, the geographic location is automatically conveyed visually on the map. You can also add map coordinates to files by dragging them directly onto the map and pressing the Save All button.

    Geotagged images are indicated on the map with pins. You can click a pin on the map select files within a geographic location for viewing or processing.

  6. Hierarchical Keywords
    You can keyword your files in a hierarchy and maintain these groups in the keyword tree.

    To create keywords you must go to the properties pane, located to the right of the File List pane, and do one of the following:
    - Right-click Keywords in the Organize tab, and then select New Keyword.
    - Type a keyword into the field of the Keyword groups and press Enter.

    To establish a hierarchy, do one of the following:
    - In the keyword field, type the lesser or more specific keyword, followed by the less than symbol, followed by the greater or more general keyword.
    For example: Owl > Bird or Madrid - Right-click an existing keyword, then select New Keyword. The new keyword will automatically become a child to the existing keyword.
    **Note** When assigning multiple keywords to a file, it is important to note that separating keywords with commas will not generate a hierarchy.

  7. Copy & Pasting Files
    You can cut or copy files to the clipboard, and then paste them into another folder without losing your ACDSee metadata!

    To cut and paste files:
    - Go to Manage mode, in the File List or Folders pane, select one or more files or folders.
    - Click Edit | Copy or Cut.
    - In the Folders pane, browse to a new location.
    - Click Edit | Paste to place the files or folders into the new location.