ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac is packed with features to help you manage, search, view and develop your photos.

Learn more about these features below.

Photo Studio for Mac 10

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Organize & Search

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.

Migrating from another software?
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.

 People Mode

AI-driven mode for identifying and managing people in your portfolio. Photographers from all walks of life will enjoy the ease of merging, renaming, or deleting faces in People Mode; plus, quickly accept or deny batch labelling suggestions from the AI assistant for speedy naming of similar unnamed faces.

Keyword Management

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.

Add ratings and labels by dragging and dropping or with one click, by checking a checkbox, to further organize your photos.

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.

Saved Searches

Easily access all of the photos meeting criteria you specify with powerful saved searches you can click at any time in Manage mode.

Location Data

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.

Special Items Folder

Easily find certain items like videos, untagged files, or uncategorized files to help optimize your asset management.

Easy-Select Indicators

View multiple folders at once, or search combinations of metadata fields simultaneously with the Easy-Select indicators.

Auto Advance

Adding metadata prompts ACDSee to automatically advance to the next image, allowing you to organize entire folders without moving your hands from the keyboard.

Management & Workflow

Media Mode

Streamline your folders using ACDSee’s database-driven Media Mode, which only displays folders you’ve cataloged and previously browsed in Manage Mode. Sort, group, or filter your files in any combination, as well as assign and read ACDSee Metadata, EXIF, and IPTC.

Duplicate Finder

Find duplicates across a variety of folders and locations. Rename or delete detected duplicates to keep your file collection under control.

Metadata Management

Continue to save hours by batch copying and pasting metadata from one file to many. Easily remove EXIF, IPTC and ACDSee metadata from your images with the click of a button in Manage mode.

Speedy tip!
Whip through your file management process with customizable keyboard shortcuts available for every stage of your workflow. Use batch functions to manage multiple files at the same time.

Batch Tools

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.

No Importing

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.


Efficiently organizes assets while your computer is idle, keeping the ACDSee database up-to-date automatically.

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.

“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.

Universal App

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.

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.


Enjoy comprehensive support for all of the most popular image formats. ACDSee also provides comprehensive color management.

View & Share

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. Use the “Show Original” button to preview image Snapshots you took in Develop mode.

Compare Images

View up to four images side by side to help you highlight both the similarities and the differences in the images you select.

Filmstrip View

Preview multiple images in a filmstrip along with a full-size view of single photos using the Filmstrip View in Manage Mode.

File Viewing

Immediately launch any supported file type in Quick Look directly from within ACDSee, including videos, PDFs, and documents.

Image Basket

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.

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.

Zoom Lock Button

Lock your zoom level while browsing images in View Mode with the click of a button.

Navigator Window

Zoom in to an image and easily pan around it for up-close viewing and editing using the Navigator Window.

HEIC Support

In addition to viewing HEIC files, you can save files in the HEIC file format to allow for more compression and better image quality than JPG. ACDSee also writes all metadata (EXIF, IPTC, ACDSee) directly to HEIC files rather than using an XMP sidecar file.

Cloud Access

Get direct access to your iCloud drive from within Manage mode to easily back up and share files.

SendPix™ Integration

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.

Print Settings

Customize print size, create a Contact Sheet, export your image as a PDF, or create a Print Preset for effortless printing in ACDSee.

Selection Tools

Smart Brush

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.

Repair Tools

Red Eye Tool

Automatically remove red eyes from the faces in your photos.

Skin Tune

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.


Use the Crop tool to remove unwanted parts of your images, or to reduce the image canvas to a particular size.

Perspective Correction

Easily adjust the perspective of your photo so large or far-away objects are the correct size.


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.


Flip your images horizontally or vertically from within Manage Mode.

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.

Distortion Correction

Correct barrel, pincushion, and fisheye distortion in your photos.

Chromatic Aberration

Heal colored fringes on the borders of high contrast areas with the Chromatic Aberration tool.

Lighting Tools

Light EQ™

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.


Use the Exposure tool to correct overexposed or underexposed images.


Increase or decrease the difference in highlights and shadows using the Contrast tool to enhance or mute details in your images.

Highlight Recovery

Use the Highlight Recovery tool to recover detail in overexposed areas of the image.

Fill Light

Brighten the darkest areas of your image using the Fill Light tool.

Color Correction Tools

Color Wheel

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.

Tone Wheels

User-friendly tone wheels make split-toning highlights, midtones, and shadows easy.

Color EQ

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.

Color LUTs

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.

Tone Curves

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.

White Balance

Instantly give your photos more warmth or coolness, or use the White Balance tool to remove unwanted hue from 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.

Creative Tools

Cross Process

Give your photos a retro look using the Cross Process Effect. You can adjust the strength of the effect to achieve a distinct look.


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.

Add Border

Add a border to your favorite photos. Customize the color, texture, and thickness to suit your shot.


Restore contrast, detail, and lost color to your images. This tool is especially useful for images that have been captured through a haze.


Sharpen your photos by enhancing medium and high contrast edges.


Reduce noise in your photos while preserving details that you want to retain.

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.

Soft Focus

Achieve the results of a diffusion lens filter by using the Soft Focus tool to reduce harsh lines and intensify colors.

Editing Workflow & Productivity

Add Watermark

Claim your work as your own with adaptable watermarks. Save time by batch applying your watermark to several photos with a single click.

Develop Presets

Access over 50 Develop presets for extra creative looks and stylish wedding photography.

Selective Adjustment Presets

Save your precise adjustments made with the brush and gradient tools as presets for easy repeat application to other images.

Develop Mode Interface

Access Develop Presets, edit History, image Snapshots, and an Info Palette in Develop mode from the convenient right-hand side pane.

Easy Undo/Redo

Find undo and redo buttons at the top of the pane to speed up your process as you perfect your edits in Develop Mode.

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For 30 years, ACDSee has been committed to developing software that makes your life easier. This year’s release of ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 10 is no exception.


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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.

Mac computer with an Apple silicon or Intel® processor
4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended)
GPU with Metal support (see Mac computers that support Metal)

macOS Monterey (12), macOS Ventura (13), or macOS Sonoma (14)



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