Feature Comparison: Photo Studio Ultimate


ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022

Rapidly commit names to faces using the AI assistant and Named/Unnamed views in People Mode
Get a decluttered view of only your cataloged photos & videos in Media Mode
Make selections and masks from different channels in Edit Mode (such as RBG, saturation, or lightness channels)
Apply filters and effects like Blur, Exposure, or Color LUTs, to RBG, Saturation, and Lightness channels in Edit Mode
Store selections in the Selection Basket and apply them as layer masks or active selections any time
Use the brush in Develop Mode to apply noise reduction to specific parts of an image
Use Pixel Targeting within the Develop Brush and Gradients for perfect selections along edges
Further target pixels by luminance and color for smooth, ultra-precise brightness and color selections in Edit and Develop Modes
Apply Radial Gradients in a whole new way using the Squareness Slider
Create enhanced High-Dynamic Range (HDR) images with a new cutting-edge system
Produce focus stacked images with sharper detail and less artefacts
Support for SVG files (Not supported on Windows 7 & 8)
Support for ISO values above 200,000
Easily view a grayscale preview of complicated selections in Develop and Edit Modes with the press of a button
Reduce noise in images faster while producing better results
Click and drag to set and move nodes on an updated interface to control image Curves
Better control over Linear and Radial Gradient placement
Huge performance enhancements including: up to 100% faster start up, up to 50% faster mode-switching, up to 100% faster working with keywords & categories, and more
Add text layer on a path or within a customizable frame
Adjust hue, saturation, brightness, and contrast with the Color Wheel tool
Split-Tone highlights, midtones, and shadows with Tone Wheels
Support relative positioning while adding a watermark to or cropping multiple images with Actions
Refine selections by expanding, contracting or feathering
View the Histogram, Presets, History, and Snapshots Panes in Develop Mode from the right-hand Pane
Create presets for batch file renaming and batch image resizing; plus assign them to keyboard shortcuts
Toggle Quick Search between the database and current file list selection
Support for GoPro RAW file format
ACDSee Mobile Sync supports manually adding a target by scanning a QR code in ACDSee Photo Studio
Press F1 to instantly access online web help while using ACDSee
Import Lightroom & Picasa Face Data
Automatically identify faces in photos with Face Detection & Facial Recognition; once you have assigned a name to a face one or more times it will automatically be assigned or suggested to matching faces
Display and clear the queue of images being scanned for faces
Embed face data in images for safe keeping
Display your Cloud Sync Drives, such as Dropbox or OneDrive, as a node in the Folders pane, allowing you to navigate cloud content like any other folder
Create up to 5 image baskets
Duplicate Finder is streamlined
Comes pre-loaded with a variety of sample quick keyword sets
Import and export keyword lists
Copy pixels from a source to a target area, then analyzes the target area and blends them with the Blended Clone tool
Color grade images non-destructively by importing and applying LUTs as Develop mode filters
View, navigate, and print PDFs
View, navigate, and print Office documents—even sheets on multi-tabbed Excel documents
Select multiple layers at once & align them
Load multiple images into the Layers pane at once
Combine multiple images with different exposures to create one image with an optimal dynamic range
Combine multiple images with different focal distances to create one image with a greater depth of field
Add layer effects between image, object, and text layers
Snap objects, text, and images to the top, bottom, sides, or corners of your canvas while moving
Add rulers and guidelines for precise positioning of layers
Expand the canvas around layered content or create solid backgrounds
Brush on or grade color brightening, hue, contrast, saturation, color overlay, tone curves, vibrance, white balance
Smart Erase available in the Repair groups
Copy and paste masks
Automatically advance to the next image when adding or removing metadata
Option to automatically save in Edit and Develop mode
View adjustments made to your images in Develop mode from within Manage or View mode
Create selections based on the brightness in images
Support for HEIF files
Import & export ACDSee Actions
Import & export Edit & Develop mode presets
Control brightness and contrast on a color by color basis in Black & White mode
Print adjustments available to compensate for printer’s exposure, contrast, and sharpness handling
Manage mode keyboard shortcuts are customizable
Color grade your images by importing and applying LUTs as Edit mode filters; create your own Color LUTs out of adjustment layers
Extensive digital asset management, non-destructive precision editing, and layered editing tools available

Photo Studio Ultimate 2022



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