Overview

Established photo enhancement and management solution, ACDSee Pro 9 not only stands the test of time, but continues to take on an ever-expanding list of improvements and new features designed to give users the stunning results and ease of use they have come to expect from this trusted software. New organizational tools, lens correction, elevated chronological viewing, new ways to track and batch apply any editing adjustment, the freedom to return to any point in development, extended creative capabilities through Photoshop™ plugin support, new light and skin adjustments, and much more, make ACDSee Pro 9 one of our strongest versions to date.


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What's New

ACDSee Pro 9 is the most complete solution for the enhancement and control of your image production. With even more ways to track and replicate your steps, accelerate your workflow, and perfect your photos, you’ll be blown away by your new process — and how fast you'll be back out behind the lens. Boasting an impressive array of effects, skin tuning, lens correction and white balance improvements, fine tuning for your digital asset management process, development snapshots, support for 4k monitors, a chronological overview of your entire collection, and more resources for precision editing and drawing, ACDSee Pro 9 is a solid addition to the ACDSee family.



ACDSee Actions — Automate with Ease

Drawing with Precision

Save your precious time on repetitive tasks with ACDSee Actions. Record literally any steps you make in Edit mode and apply them to other images, essentially recreating an entire editing process with a single click. Preview the results your recordings would have on any image before applying. Export your recordings to as many files as you like in an array of file types. While Batch Edit only contained a handful of adjustments, you can now record and batch-apply any of Edit mode's 200+ adjustments. Recreate the end result without having to take the time to go through or even relearn each step, and then share them with friends, family, or fans!


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Distortion Doctoring with Lens Correction

Correct barrel and pincushion distortion in digital photographs with the ultimate accuracy: automatic correction specific to the lens used to take the photo. ACDSee Pro 9 lists the possible lenses for your camera's make and model and applies the correction specially formulated to fix the particular distortion inherent to that lens — even fixing chromatic aberration. Map this correction to your lens and set Develop mode to correct every time, no attention required.

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Classify with Collections

Group your photos in one place for a simple take on highly complex organizing and easy searching. Create Collections to fast-track the right photos to the right workflow, such as printing, batch editing, sharing to web, developing, or accumulating for a slideshow. Build hierarchies within Collection Sets for further structure to help you drill right down to the photos you want. Or construct Smart Collections containing a search, which you can return to at any time. Utilize an extensive list of search variables, including relative dates, date ranges, metadata, and file properties. Smart Collection's search will update its findings as files are added to the database — zero effort on your part.

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Photos Mode — Your Aerial View

Experience the entirety of your photo collection by date. Gain new perspective on your memories by browsing it by year, month, or day. Conveniently locate your place in giant collections thanks to pop-up dates showing you exactly where you are in time. View it all together, or just the photo collection stored on your Microsoft OneDrive™. Quickly move from this panoramic chronoscopic view to organizing, viewing individual files, or taking them directly into Develop mode for non-destructive adjustment, or add adjustment layers in Edit mode for limitless creativity.


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4K Support — Your Resolution Revolution

Distinctive, clear, crisp. These are just a few of the words used to describe ACDSee's new high DPI support. View your images on 4k monitors in sharp, uncompromising detail no number of words can describe.


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Snapshots — Your Adjustment Freeze Frame

Develop mode now offers even more non-destructive freedom. As you make adjustments, take snapshots at any time to save your work up to that point. Continue to edit as desired, but you can return to the version in your snapshot at any time. Share your image with snapshots with other ACDSee Ultimate or Pro users, allowing them to learn how you achieved each effect.


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Dehaze — Taking Your Murkiest Images Out of Obscurity

When dust, smoke, vapor, or other particles becloud the clarity of your image, look to the Dehaze tool to restore contrast, detail, and lost color. Particularly prevalent in the sky, a haze can take the focus away from your subject and overshadow fine detail. Give your images clear skies, and your subjects the spotlight they deserve.

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Skin Tune — Flawless and Radiant

Forget the concealer. Forget the foundation. Forget the painstaking color targeting and precision repair work. All you need now is the Skin Tune tool, which targets skin tones so you don't have to. Avoid messing with the other colors in your image. You can use the Skin Tune tool to even skin tone, restore glow, and smooth away blemishes and flaws without a lot of messing around. No makeup. No expense. No hassle.


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Extended Editing Capabilities with Photoshop™ Plugin Support

Expand your creative scope with the ability to import and apply Photoshop™ plugins to your Edit mode adjustment workflow. Effectively create your own filters and use them in combination with best-in-class photo editing tools, special effects, and targeted repairs for limitless opportunities.

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New Filters — Apply Some Magic

Take any old photo and turn it into something extraordinary. With an ever-expanding roster of brand new effects to choose from, it's easy to give the mundane a splash of mystery, mood, or otherworldliness without having to go through a long list of complex steps.

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Painless Color Matching

Pick up that exact shade you need with the Eye Dropper tool. Populate the outline and fill of your drawn shapes with any color from inside your photo or from outside the app itself.

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Easily Convert from Lightroom™ to ACDSee

Is it time to make that big transition? Tired of importing your photos into an application instead of the application just reading them straight off your hard drive? Well, we can make that change over a little smoother, a little less painful, and a lot less work. A few clicks and your Lightroom™ database will begin importing into ACDSee, keeping your Lightroom™ collections intact, viewable and editable in ACDSee's Collections tool, and allowing you to maintain and still benefit from your long hours of rating, keywording, and labeling even after you've transitioned to ACDSee.


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Gradient Flexibility

Create a gradual blend of multiple colors across your image or drawn shapes. With linear and radial gradients now added to your drawing tool arsenal, you can shade in a straight line or blend outward in a circular path from a central focal point. Adjust opacity and choose from a long list of blend modes for complete creative flexibility.

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RAW Update — The Latest and Greatest, Including Fuji X-Trans

ACDSee Pro 9 now adds another 33 camera models to its lengthy list of supported RAW file formats, including 12 coveted Fuji X-Trans models.


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Microsoft OneDrive™ Integration — Your All-Access Pass

With your OneDrive™ folder now integrated as a root node, you can instantly access your cloud content from Manage mode, Photos mode, and from 365 mode. This allows you to organize, view, edit, and share, any of your image collection no matter where it's stored, without moving it out of the cloud. Include the entirety of your OneDrive collection alongside your hard drive collection when viewing by date in Photos mode.

 

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Improved


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New Pressure-Active Brush

Expertly adjust the sensitivity of the brush with the new pressure setting. Use different stress strengths for different areas of your image. Combine this with the nib width and feathering slider for completely nuanced brushing, available with a wide variety of effects.


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A Finer (White) Balance

Accurately tweak the color temperature of your photos in the Edit mode White Balance tool. Harmonize red and green casts in your image with the Tint slider.

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Full Spectrum

Quickly access standard and custom color options with the new Color Picker window. Choose background and foreground colors in the palette, and get exactly the one you want by hue, saturation, and luminosity values, or by RGB values. You can even store colors as favorites to streamline your design project.


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Features



Manage Mode

Folder Tree

Folder Tree

Fluid Folder Viewing

ACDSee seamlessly displays your files in the same style as you see them in your OS’s folder tree, which means no adjusting to change, and no undue searching.

(No) Importing

(No) Importing

For an Instant Start

Connect directly to the folders on your computer — no importing into a separate library. Organize and catalog your photos as you get them from your device for increased speed and performance. Customize your workspace to suit your style, switch between multiple databases, and access external editors with seamless simplicity.

Batch

Batch

Whip up a Batch

Perform a range of workflow steps on batches of images at once, including edits, converting formats and color space, resizing, naming, and much more. Easily save them as presets to work even faster the next go around.

Metadata

Metadata

Get into the Nuts and Bolts

Enjoy full support for EXIF, IPTC, and XMP metadata. Save time by creating presets for ongoing use or for sharing, and copying and pasting metadata on the fly. You can also strip out valuable details to keep your proprietary information private.

Search

Search

No More Senseless Searching

Find images based on metadata, file properties, date, event, keyword, rating, color label, and GPS location. Build and save detailed searches. Enter single words or phrases, search only specific folders, narrow it down by your camera's file information, or find that one special image with the Quick Search bar.

Organize

Organize

Your Slick System

Add ratings, hierarchical keywords, categories, and location data to your images. Quickly identify photos for further processing with visual tags or customizable color labels.

Map

Map

Global Grouping

Find and organize your photos by location, instantly view the location of images from GPS-enabled cameras, or quickly fill in the information yourself. Select a pin on the map, choose “Reverse Geocode”, and ACDSee will write the matching location details into the corresponding IPTC fields.

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SeeDrive

See Clearly, Even into the Cloud

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.

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View Mode

Gestures

Gestures

Quite the Gestures

Browse through your photo collection with a flick of the finger. ACDSee Pro 9 now features support for Windows Touch Gestures™-enabled devices.

Auto Lens View

Auto Lens View

Through Each Lens

Freely preview what your images would look like with a variety of filters on the fly with the Auto Lens View.

Auto EQ

Auto EQ

Commitment-Free Exposure Enhancement

Experience your images with an instant exposure boost as you view them with Auto EQ.

Secondary Monitor Support

Secondary Monitor Support

Double Up

With support for a secondary monitor, you can see a large preview of any image you select, making the review process feel even faster.

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Develop/Edit Mode

Pixel Targeting

Pixel Targeting

Aim Your Edits

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.

1-Step EQ

1-Step EQ

Responsive Brightening

Experience the ease of effortless automatic exposure adjustment with 1-Step EQ. ACDSee’s patented Light EQ technology powers 1-Step EQ’s intuitive improvements right as you open the image.

Edit Mode Fill Tool

Edit Mode Fill Tool

Get Your Fill

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

History Window

History Window

Turn Back Time

View your adjustment history with the Edit mode History Window and return to a specific adjustment, regardless of how many changes you’ve made since. You can also undo all of your changes at once.

Filters

Filters

Evocative Embellishments

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.

Improved Selections

Improved Selections

With a streamlined GUI designed for efficiency, the Selections and Drawing tools are now more accessible than ever, allowing you to focus your adjustments exactly where you want them, and add drawing assets as you work.

Navigation Window

Navigation Window

Get up Close and Personal

The improved Edit mode Navigator automatically takes the guesswork out of zooming into the smaller details.

Advanced Color

Color EQ

A Whole Spectrum of Color Improvements
(Non-destructive editing available)

Adjust individual or overall color with Color EQ tools. Subtly fine-tune or dramatically change the hue, saturation, and lightness.

Gradients

Gradients

Progress the Punch
(Non-destructive editing available)

Apply a radial or linear gradient— while correcting lighting, saturation, fill light, contrast, clarity, add effects, and more — to gradually progress outward from a center point or subtly across your photo.

Sharpening

Sharpening

Sharpen Smarter
(Non-destructive editing available)

Suppress sharpening halos, soften noise and texture, target edges, control the amount of sharpened pixels around each edge, and specify the lightness value the pixels within an edge must be before they are sharpened.

Geometry/Repair Tools

Geometry/Repair Tools

Fix It Up Just How You Like It
(Non-destructive editing available)

Reduce red eye, adjust geometry, and fix perspective, distortion, and lens vignetting with full control over pixel size and resolution.

Lighting

Lighting

Take Your Lighting out of the Dark Ages
(Non-destructive editing available)

Get amazing HDR results by adjusting 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 in one click, adjust individual sliders, and change the tonal range and color balance.

Brush

Brush

Selectively Adjust
(Non-destructive editing available)

The versatile Edit Brush allows you to subtly or dramatically apply any editing effect to a very specific part of your photo. Correct exposure, change the color, adjust fine details, or add trippy special effects here and there. Dynamically alter your brush size and feathering amount as you go.

Split Toning

Split Toning

Tone it up
(Non-destructive editing available)

Take complete control over the balance of tones in the shadows and highlights of your image with Split Toning. Tint your highlights with one color, and your shadows with another to create a vivid toning effect. Make hue-based brightness adjustments to your monochrome images, and add a specific hue back to black and white images with saturation-based tinting.

Heal and Clone

Heal and Clone

Picture Perfect
(Non-destructive editing available)

Erase flaws, blemishes, and other unwanted objects with the dynamic Heal and Clone options. You can even copy and paste an adjustment — such as the removal of sensor-related dust spots — onto multiple similar images.

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365 Mode

ACDSee 365

ACDSee 365

Command the Cloud

Fully integrated with ACDSee Pro 9, ACDSee 365 provides you with hassle-free access to other innovative software solutions, sharing, cloud-based photo management, and storage. Backup, store, and stay organized — your photos are ready for you, whenever you need them. Access ACDSee 365 directly through Manage mode with the ACDSee SeeDrive pane.

SeeDrive - NEW

SeeDrive

See Clearly, Even into the Cloud

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.

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Plus More

PicaView

PicaView

Right-Click with a View

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

Smart Indexer

Smart Indexer

Set and Walk Away

To maximize efficiency, the 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.

Color Management

Color Management

ACDSee's color management system resolves color matching issues that can occur between different devices with accurate color matching and high quality results.

Archiving

Archiving

To Preserve and Protect

Safeguard your digital valuables. Archive your collection to .zip folders, DVD, or Blu-Ray discs, and backup to external hard drives or ACDSee 365.

Sharing

Sharing

Share Seamlessly

Distribute your shots through e-mail, upload to flickr™, SmugMug™, and Zenfolio™, and send to Facebook™ in a snap. Conveniently optimize and upload images to web spaces you manage through FTP. Design and present slideshows of your images.

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System Requirements

To activate your software, to validate your subscriptions, or to access online services, you will need a valid email address and an internet connection.

Hardware

  • Intel® Pentium® III / AMD Athlon processor or equivalent (Intel® Pentium® 4 / AMD Athlon XP or equivalent recommended)
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM recommended)
  • 310 MB free hard drive space (1 GB recommended)
  • High Color display adapter at 1024 x 768 resolution (1280 x 1024 recommended)

Software

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1 & Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 9+
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c
  • Windows Media® Player 9.0

 

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