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Digital Asset Management & Productivity
Face Detection & Facial Recognition
The Face Detection & Facial Recognition tool will find the humans in your photographs so you can name them for quick searching. ACDSee will immediately learn which names to put to which faces and suggest possible matches when needed.
Import Face Data
Import face data from Lightroom™ and Picasa™ and save the effort of renaming everyone in your images. Facial Recognition will then find any matching faces in your ACDSee database.
Filter Keyword & Category Lists
Narrow down your long keyword and category lists quickly and easily by Starts with or Contain All. You also have the option to expand or collapse all keyword and category lists in Manage mode.
Improved Metadata Management
Continue to save hours by copying and pasting metadata from one file to many. Now you can also easily remove EXIF, IPTC and ACDSee metadata from your images with the click of a button in Manage mode.
Improved Develop Mode Interface
Access Develop Presets, edit History, image Snapshots, and an Info Palette in Develop mode from the convenient new right-hand side pane.
Improved View Mode
Use View Mode to display images in full resolution, one at a time. You can view image properties, display areas of an image at varying magnifications, or rotate images. New to View mode is the “Show Original” button, the ability to preview image Snapshots you took in Develop mode, and a handy Info Palette added to the Filmstrip pane.
Improved HEIC Support
In addition to viewing HEIC files, you can now save files in the HEIC file format to allow for more compression and better image quality than JPG. ACDSee also now writes all metadata (EXIF, IPTC, ACDSee) directly to HEIC files rather than using an XMP sidecar file.
Use SendPix™, integrated into Photo Studio, to send your photos to friends and family. ACDSee will automatically convert your RAW images to JPEG so everyone can view them everywhere. Use the web, desktop, or mobile applications to easily access your images wherever you need them.
Improved Video Thumbnails
A single frame can only show so much. Get a better glimpse of your video with 4-frame preview thumbnails.
More Slideshow Transitions
Turn your images into a captivating Slideshow using fun new transitions such as Water Drop, Crosswarp, or Dreamy.
Photo Studio for Mac is a Universal app that runs natively on Macs with an Apple Silicon chip, such as the M1, for widespread performance gains.
Efficiently organizes assets while your computer is idle, keeping the ACDSee database up-to-date automatically.
ACDSee Mobile Sync
Wirelessly and instantly send photos and videos directly to ACDSee Photo Studio from your mobile device. The app is available on iPhone and Android.
Preview multiple images in a filmstrip along with a full-size view of single photos using the Filmstrip View in Manage Mode.
Zoom in to an image and easily pan around it for up-close viewing and editing using the Navigator Window.
Zoom Lock Button
Lock your zoom level while browsing images in View Mode with the click of a button.
“Live Text” Compatibility
ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of the macOS “Live Text” feature and integrate it into your ACDSee workflow.
Add Ratings and Labels
Add ratings and labels by dragging and dropping or with one click, by checking a checkbox.
Special Items Folder
Easily find certain items like videos, untagged files, or uncategorized files to help optimize your asset management.
Find undo and redo buttons at the top of the pane to speed up your process as you perfect your edits in Develop Mode.
ACDSee comes pre-loaded with a variety of usable keyword sets. You can also create sets of related categories and switch between them. Save countless hours of manual entry by importing established keyword lists. Export keyword lists and share them with other users.
Get direct access to your iCloud drive from within Manage mode to easily back up and share files.
Immediately launch any supported file type in Quick Look directly from within ACDSee, including videos, PDFs, and documents.
Easily access all of the photos meeting criteria you specify with powerful saved searches you can click at any time in Manage mode.
View multiple folders at once, or search combinations of metadata fields simultaneously with the Easy-Select indicators.
Copy & Paste Metadata
Save hours by copying and pasting metadata from one file to many.
Find, move, and sort your files and access organizational tools in Manage Mode.
Fine tune, adjust details, and fix the geometry of your images with the professional processing tools found in Develop Mode.
Find duplicates across a variety of folders and locations. Rename or delete detected duplicates to keep your file collection under control.
Use the image basket to gather and hold images and media files from all over your hard drive and use them to easily view, edit, or share their content.
Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts
Whip through your management process with customizable hot keys available in Manage and View Modes.
Efficiently modify multiple files at once and automate tasks that you frequently do, such as renaming files with your last name or converting your images to another file format.
Adding metadata prompts ACDSee to automatically advance to the next image, allowing you to organize entire folders without moving your hands from the keyboard.
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.
View your image in full screen in View and Develop Modes.
View up to four images side by side to help you highlight both the similarities and the differences in the images you select.
Flip your images horizontally or vertically from within Manage Mode.
You can resize a group of images by specifying their dimensions in pixels, specifying a percentage of their original size, or by constraining them to a physical print size.
Enjoy comprehensive support for all of the most popular image formats. ACDSee also provides comprehensive color management.
Customize print size, create a Contact Sheet, export your image as a PDF, or create a Print Preset for effortless printing in ACDSee.
Start editing your images right away! Upon launching ACDSee, it displays all of the folders on your computer, connected USB devices or CDs/DVDs, and shared network places, so no importing is required.
External Editor Support
You can configure ACDSee Photo Studio to work with a variety of image editors. Specify a default image editor and open images in your external editing applications from within ACDSee.
Multiple Database Support
ACDSee allows you to create multiple databases and switch between them at any time. Use separate databases for separate clients, keep work and personal files separate while working on the same machine, or experiment with a new keywording and labeling system without losing an established system.
Photo Editing Tools
More Develop Presets
Over 50 new Develop presets have been added for extra creative looks and stylish wedding photography.
Apply a wide range of unique effects with a single click using Color LUTs. Choose from 8 default Color LUTs or import new ones for unlimited potential.
Select a range of colors using the Color Wheel and completely change the Hue, Saturation, Brightness, and Contrast. Perfect your color selection even further by adjusting the selected color saturation range.
User-friendly tone wheels make split-toning highlights, midtones, and shadows easy.
Restore contrast, detail, and lost color to your images. This tool is especially useful for images that have been captured through a haze.
Use the Skin Tune tool to even tone and restore glow in your subjects, as well as brighten and smooth.
Clone Repair Tool
Remove image flaws using the Cloning Brush for strong, simple textures or uniform colors.
Heal Repair Tool
Remove image flaws using the Healing Brush on complicated textures like skin or fur.
By selecting pixels based on color, brightness, or a combination of the two, the Smart Brush helps you select the precise area for edits. It works hand-in-hand with the Magic Mouse and Trackpad allowing you adjust Nib Width and Feathering with ease.
Develop Brush Tool
Brush on exposure, saturation, fill light, contrast, and clarity adjustments in parts of your image without affecting others.
Develop Gradient Tool
Apply exposure, saturation, fill light, contrast, and clarity adjustments in gradual progressions using a linear or radial gradient.
Selective Adjustment Presets
Save your precise adjustments made with the brush and gradient tools as presets for easy repeat application to other images.
Red Eye Tool
Automatically remove red eyes from the faces in your photos.
Heal colored fringes on the borders of high contrast areas with the Chromatic Aberration tool.
Achieve the results of a diffusion lens filter by using the Soft Focus tool to reduce harsh lines and intensify colors.
Claim your work as your own with adaptable watermarks. Save time by batch applying your watermark to several photos with a single click.
Add a border to your favorite photos. Customize the color, texture, and thickness to suit your shot.
Add & Remove Vignettes
Add a vignette and adjust the size, color, and opacity to perfectly complement the mood of your photo. Alternatively, you can also remove unwanted vignettes created by your camera lens.
Rotate & Straighten
Rotate your images at preset angles or adjust the horizontal angle of your image using the Straighten tool. You can save your settings as a preset for future use.
Use the Crop tool to remove unwanted parts of your images, or to reduce the image canvas to a particular size.
Easily adjust the perspective of your photo so large or far-away objects are the correct size.
Correct barrel, pincushion, and fisheye distortion in your photos.
Use the Exposure tool to correct overexposed or underexposed images.
Use the Highlight Recovery tool to recover detail in overexposed areas of the image.
Brighten the darkest areas of your image using the Fill Light tool.
Increase or decrease the difference in highlights and shadows using the Contrast tool to enhance or mute details in your images.
Change the tonal range of your image using the Curves tool. Select the RGB color channel to adjust the entire range of the image, or select a specific color. You can also delete points on the Tone Curve, giving you full control.
Adjust areas in your image that are too dark or too light, without affecting other areas of the photo. You can also simultaneously brighten dark areas that are too dark, and darken areas that are too bright.
Instantly give your photos more warmth or coolness, or use the White Balance tool to remove unwanted hue from your images.
Use the Color EQ (hue, saturation, and brightness) tool to adjust overall colors in your image or each color individually. The advanced tools can subtly fine-tune and enhance colors, or completely change individual colors in your images.
Adjust your image’s color saturation without affecting skin tones using the Vibrance tool.
Black & White
In Black & White mode, increase or decrease the contrast of each individual color, and specify the brightness range that the contrast adjustment will target.
Sharpen your photos by enhancing medium and high contrast edges.
Reduce noise in your photos while preserving details that you want to retain.
The Clarity tool adds subtle definition to the details in your image. Use it to enhance the contrast of midtones in your images, without overpowering the shadows and highlights.
Give your photos a retro look using the Cross Process Effect. You can adjust the strength of the effect to achieve a distinct look.
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4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended)
GPU with Metal support (see Mac computers that support Metal)
macOS Big Sur (11), macOS Monterey (12), or macOS Ventura (13)
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