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ACDSEE LAUNCHES NEW VERSIONS OF ACDSEE PRO AND STANDARD WITH NEW ACDSEE 365 MEMBERSHIP

2013-09-27 22:17:30 GMT

Seattle, WA – September 25, 2013 - ACD Systems International Inc. announced the availability of ACDSee 365, a membership-based desktop and web application that will bring together everything users need to edit, manage, share, and access their entire photo and video library in one place.

“Packed with the latest and greatest in photo editing and management software, video conversion and sharing, — not to mention the ability to organize and store in the cloud,” said Doug Vanderkerkhove, Founder and CEO of ACD Systems, “ACDSee 365 puts the most technology in your hands for the best value.”

Membership Plans
ACDSee 365 consists of three membership plans. The Basic membership gives access to ACDSee 365, and advanced stats and analytics. The ACDSee 365 Family Plan membership offers the best value; it includes the same as the Basic membership along with the most current ACDSee software, with free upgrades for one year. The ACDSee Free membership gives users unlimited enjoyment of the Family Plan for 15 days. All memberships have the option to purchase storage plans up to 100GB.

Features
Designed to act as an online extension of a user’s ACDSee application experience, ACDSee 365 securely preserves images in the cloud. Its clean, advertising-free interface puts the user’s images in the spotlight without distractions.

ACDSee 365 Family Plan allows access to all the latest in ACDSee software, including the company’s newest releases, ACDSee Pro 7 and ACDSee 17.

ACDSee Pro 7 
Professional photo management at its best, ACDSee Pro 7 empowers users with the ability to catalog, organize, perform advanced edits, and share photos — all in one complete, speedy application. Some new features include:

  • Lighting and Contrast Enhancement - Photographers are able to rescue photos that are too light or too dark with ACDSee’s patented LCE technology. This allows them to instantly lighten shadows and reduce highlights in one click, or adjust individual sliders to fine tune every aspect.
  • Non-destructive repair tool - Users will now be introduced to the ability to non-destructively erase flaws, blemishes and other unwanted objects with powerful Heal and Clone options. They can even copy and paste an adjustment — such as the removal of dust spots — onto multiple similar images.
  • Radial and Linear Gradient tools - Photographers can non-destructively apply a radial or linear gradient as they correct exposure, saturation, fill light, contrast, and clarity, to gradually progress outward from a center point or subtly across a photo. They can also copy and paste settings from one photo to another or apply in batches, and blend multiple gradients for even more compelling results.
  • Non-destructive Sharpen/Blur brush - Photographers can utilize brushes to non-destructively blur or sharpen specific areas of images. They can choose their brush size and the amount of feathering, and add a linear or radial gradient to help achieve exactly the look they want.
  • Info Palette - Users can access key shooting information while working with their photos. The Info Palette will conveniently display a host of data alongside an image, including white balance, metering mode, exposure program, and whether the flash fired. Plus the ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, exposure compensation, focal length, and more are all visible in one spot.
  • Copy and paste metadata - Users will be pleased at being able to save time by copying and pasting metadata on the fly, from one image to another. They can easily select among IPTC, GPS, and ACDSee metadata.
  • Secondary monitor support - The viewing real estate is now increased. With added support for a secondary monitor, users can see a large preview of any image they select during the review process, without missing a beat.


ACDSee 17
Photographers will now find that managing a growing photo collection has never been so easy. And with so many ways to edit shots like a professional, they will be proud to share their best. What’s new in ACDSee 17:

  • Lighting and Contrast Enhancement - Photographers can rescue photos that are too light or too dark with ACDSee’s patented LCE technology. They will find that they can instantly lighten shadows and reduce highlights in one click, or adjust individual sliders to fine tune every aspect.
  • Radial Gradient tool - Users can apply radial gradients to any editing effect to subtly progress across the photo. They can create off-center vignette effects or multiple vignetted areas, or draw focus to a specific object.
  • Switch between databases - Now users can create as many ACDSee databases as they like, and quickly and easily switch between them.
  • Improved interface - The look and feel of ACDSee has been revamped in order to showcase photos as the clear center of attention.
  • Find the unfindable - Photographers can easily search and filter for photos that have no keywords assigned to them.
  • WebP support - Users working with webP files will be happy to know that ACDSee supports viewing and converting to this new image format.
  • Better access to metadata tools - Users can conveniently access any metadata function in the new Metadata sub menu via Tools.


About ACD Systems
Founded in Texas in 1993 by imaging visionary Doug Vanderkerkhove, ACD Systems is one of the largest and most respected independent digital editing and management companies in the world. Doug foresaw the importance of the convergence of analog and digital (print, photos, scans, video and metadata).
The company’s products include ACDSee Pro 6, ACDSee 15, Canvas 14 and Canvas 14 +GIS, which helps Fortune 500 companies enhance, manage and disseminate their valuable digital assets. Customers include General Motors, Caterpillar, Boeing, The New York City Fire Department, NASA, CNN and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Today ACD holds six patents and millions of ACDSee products are in use throughout the world. In fact, ACDSee products are so popular in Asia that they are second only to Louis Vuitton in product piracy.
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Newest Version of ACDSee Continues to Set the Standard in Photo Management and Editing Software

2013-05-30 16:14:00 GMT

ACD Systems International Inc. today announced ACDSee 16 photo management and editing software for photography enthusiasts to stay organized, perfect and share images, and save time when handling their growing photo collection.

“ACDSee 16 makes it easier than ever for photographers to manage, edit, share and achieve stunning results with their photos,” said Doug Vanderkerkhove, Founder and CEO of ACD Systems. “With seamless uploading to Facebook, reverse geocoding and creative editing tools, ACDSee 16 adds incredible value to an already rich feature set that’s not available in similarly priced software.”

New features in ACDSee 16 include:

  • Facebook uploader - Upload photos directly from ACDSee to Facebook, fast. Create a new album or select an existing one, add location and description details, and specify the privacy level.
  • Reverse geocoding - Select a pin on the map, choose “Reverse Geocode” and ACDSee will write the matching location details into the appropriate IPTC fields, using the embedded latitude and longitude information to lookup the nearest readable address or place name.
  • Info palette - Access key shooting information while managing, viewing, and editing photos. The Info Palette conveniently displays technical data alongside any photo, including white balance, metering mode, exposure program, and whether the flash fired. Plus see the ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, exposure compensation, focal length, and more, all in one spot.
  • Gradient tool - Apply a gradient to any editing effect to subtly progress across a photo. It’s especially useful for images that aren’t evenly exposed, or that need fine tuning in select areas.
  • Lens blur filter - Attain a realistic bokeh effect with the Lens Blur filter. Choose the shape and adjust the bokeh frequency and brightness to emulate the pleasing visual artifacts that naturally appear around bright, out-of-focus areas of a photo.
  • Tilt-shift effect - Simulate the popular Tilt-Shift effect to transform a photo into a miniature-scale model. Rotate the lens plane, adjust the bokeh frequency, brightness, and sides, and increase saturation to get the perfect scene.


ACDSee 16 also offers these key features to help photographers organize, perfect and share their images:

  • Organize with ease - Create categories, add hierarchical keywords and phrases, and rate photos. Tag images and assign color labels, and bring them all together for further editing or sharing. Save time by organizing photos as they’re imported from a camera or storage device.
  • Find any photo - Find any photo fast. Enter keywords, search only specific folders, narrow it down by metadata, or find that one special image with the Quick Search bar. Build and save detailed searches for ongoing use.
  • View images fast - Zoom through the latest shots, examine details, and enjoy full-size views without waiting, thanks to ACDSee’s renowned speed.
  • Brush on edits - Experiment with intuitive editing tools and creative filters that deliver professional results. Use the Edit Brush to quickly apply any editing effect to a specific part of a photo. Correct exposure, enhance color, adjust details, or add a special effect.
  • Get the best light and color - Rescue photos 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 in one click, or adjust individual sliders to fine-tune every aspect. Change the tonal range, white balance, and color balance of photos with easy-to-use adjustment tools.
  • Photo sharing and backup - Drop images straight from ACDSee 16 to the ACDSee Online cloud for safe backup, storage, and sharing via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Each ACDSee Online account includes 10 GB of storage space with the option to upgrade to unlimited storage for only $39.99/year (US).


Pricing & Availability
ACDSee 16 (MSRP $69.99 US) is available online for a limited time special introductory offer of $49.99 (US). Existing ACDSee users can upgrade from $29.99 (US). A free 15-day trial, full system requirements, and more information about ACDsee 16 can be found at acdsee.com.

About ACD Systems
Founded in Texas in 1993 by imaging visionary Doug Vanderkerkhove, ACD Systems is one of the largest and most respected independent digital editing and management companies in the world. Doug foresaw the importance of the convergence of analog and digital (print, photos, scans, video and metadata).

The company’s products include ACDSee Pro 6, ACDSee 16, Canvas 14 and Canvas 14 +GIS, which helps Fortune 500 companies enhance, manage and disseminate their valuable digital assets. Customers include General Motors, Caterpillar, Boeing, The New York City Fire Department, NASA, CNN and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Today ACD holds six patents and millions of ACDSee products are in use throughout the world. In fact, ACDSee products are so popular in Asia that they are second only to Louis Vuitton in product piracy.

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ACD Systems can be found online at www.acdsee.com, on Twitter at @acdsee and on Facebook.

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