Ultimate Creative Freedom


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ACDSee becomes ACDSee Photo Studio — ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 continues the ACDSee Ultimate legacy

Ultimate Photographic Vision

With GPU-accelerated adjustment layers, RAW editing, and an arsenal of professional digital asset management tools, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 is perfectly positioned as the only software you need to satisfy any part of your digital photography workflow. Now featuring even more ways to take control of your photo manipulation, flexible mobile importing, tools facilitating productivity, and much more, Photo Studio Ultimate makes it easy to get speedy, stunning results.

Media Buzz about Photo Studio Ultimate
The most efficient and versatile suite of photo manipulation tools money can buy

~Techradar
The Develop module actually outperforms Lightroom with more choices and welcome additions

~ Photofocus
Wedding photographers and people who work with high volumes of images will probably enjoy the ACDSee solution the most

~ Fstoppers
Other programs could learn a thing or two from the way ACDSee has set things up

~SoftwareHow
Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 is in a category of its own

~Techradar

Comprehensive RAW Editor

Make the most of your RAW images with Photo Studio Ultimate's built-in support for over 500 camera models.

For ultimate freedom, start with the rough data captured by your camera's sensor and non-destructively transform it into whatever you want using exposure, contrast, color, repair, sharpening, and other detail-based tools.

Visionary Layered Editing

You can use the Layered Editor to fearlessly innovate using parametric photo manipulation.

Add layers designed to achieve individual adjustments and effects, and go back in to tweak them at any time. Pair individual layers with any Edit mode filter or adjustment for complete image manipulation liberty.

Effortless Digital Asset Management

Finding, sorting, moving, organizing, and sharing—everything you need for complete mastery over your photography workflow is right here, at your fingertips.

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

Erase and Replace

Take what you want from your photos, and integrate the rest. Select unwanted objects for removal and use the Smart Erase function to fill in the area with a matching background.

This content-aware tool will produce a natural result even while extracting elements like telephone poles, crowds of strangers, imperfections, ominous clouds—whatever you want. Even eliminate structures and surfaces to create fantastical manipulations and image composites.

Deform and Reform

Creative image manipulation has never been so fluid. The Liquify tool allows you to distort objects in images without compromising quality.

Shift, pinch, bulge, or restore. Develop free-flowing designs, or retouch portraits by moving pixels without altering them. *Available for 64-bit only.

Mobilize Your Life

With ACDSee Mobile Sync, you can wirelessly and instantly send photos and videos directly to ACDSee Photo Studio from your mobile device! Just select and send.

Available on iPhone and Android, the ACDSee Mobile Sync app keeps track of which photos have been sent, so you don't have to. Zoom through your process with flexible selection options and configurable filenames and subfolders. Edit and transfer metadata while taking advantage of RAW support on iPhone.

What's New?

Smart Erase

Remove unwanted objects and the Smart Erase tool will fill in the area naturally.

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Liquify

Retouch portraits by moving pixels, not changing them. *Not supported on 32-bit.

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Frequency Separation

You can smooth out flaws without losing texture by separating high frequency and low frequency layers in one step.

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Frequency

Separation

You can smooth out flaws without losing texture by separating high frequency and low frequency layers in one step.

Watch tutorial

Chromatic Aberration

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

Chromatic

Aberration

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

Actions Browser

Record your editing process, categorize and manage recordings, and batch apply any of 125+ pre-loaded recordings to multiple images at once.

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Pixel Targeting

Select and mask by targeting specific brightness ranges and colors within the image— even skin tones.

Lens Correction

In Edit mode, correct barrel and pincushion distortion by applying the fix calibrated for the distortion inherent to the lens used.

Improved Performance

Brushing is now 400% speedier! Also enjoy faster undoing and redoing, as well as Drawing tools.

Improved

Performance

Brushing is now 400% speedier! Also enjoy faster undoing and redoing, as well as Drawing tools, such as the Airbrush and Eraser tool.

Split Tone

Adjustment Layer

You can tint shadows and highlights respectively with a non-destructive adjustment layer.

Polygon

Selection Tool

Select around edges and irregular shapes with the Polygon Selection tool.

Polygon

Selection Tool

Select around edges and irregular shapes with the Polygon Selection tool.

Grain Tool

Give your images an old, film grain look with the Grain tool.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Whip through your process with hot keys available for every stage of your workflow.

Keyboard

Shortcuts

Whip through your process with hot keys available for every stage of your workflow.

Brush and Mask on Precise Selections

You can use Pixel Targeting to direct selections and masks to exact colors, brightness values, and even skin tones.

Meanwhile, you can use the Brush Selection tool to accurately isolate the subject in a photo based on pixel criteria that you assign. Then easily aim color or brightness-aware lighting, effects, color, corrective, and detail-oriented adjustments.

  • Automate with Ease

    Save your precious time on repetitive tasks by recording any steps you make in Edit mode and applying them to other images, recreating the entire editing process with a single click.

  • Distortion Doctoring with Lens Correction

    Correct distortion in your photos by applying the correction calibrated to the distortion inherent to the lens used — even fixing chromatic aberration.

  • Strong and Agile

    Fly through your workflow at unprecedented speed thanks to our GPU-enhanced layers engine and Develop mode adjustments, outpacing competitors and your expectations.

  • Spectrum of Color Control

    Intuitive color adjustment tools allow you to subtly fine-tune or dramatically change the hue, saturation, and lightness.

  • Develop Mode Special Effects

    Parametrically add color overlays and photo effects to your images, and map colors to shadows and highlights respectively. Tweak the results by adjusting opacity and utilizing any of two dozen blend modes.

  • Smart Brushing

    Non-destructive option available

    Smooth on exposure, saturation, fill light, contrast, sharpness, and clarity adjustments in Develop mode, and most any tool in Edit mode, with a brush you can set to specifically target particular color and brightness ranges.

  • Your Workspace, Your Way

    Make your interface yours. Hide or customize mode buttons. Tear off, move, stack, and dock toolbars and panes, including the Edit mode toolbar and the Filmstrip. Use them on your second monitor and be blown away by your speedy new process.

  • Skin Deep

    Non-destructive option available

    No need for foundation, concealer, or precision editing. The Skin Tune tool can parametrically even skin tone, restore glow, and smooth away blemishes and flaws.

  • Advancements in Layers

    Move layers on stacks of images non-destructively. Make masks from selections. Feather and invert masks, and stay on top of what's happening with customizable mask overlays.

  • Plus More Blend Modes

    Non-destructive option available

    Use any of 25 blend modes in combination with opacity adjustments to take complete creative control over the look of combined layers.

Perfect Exposure – Every Time

No matter the lighting or weather, make your subjects pop! With our patented Light EQ™ technology, you can intuitively correct lighting and exposure by lightening shadows and darkening highlights.

You can adjust specific areas without affecting the image as a whole, achieving image-wide balance. Add Dehaze adjustment layers to remove dust, smoke, vapor, and other particles affecting clarity, for restored detail, contrast, and lost color. Even use layer masks to hide and reveal mist in choice locations.

Rearrange, Add, Remove, and Adjust Layers

Create brand new, bare images. Add text, watermarks, and image elements in layers, and customize size, bit depth, and background contents to suit your subject. Duplicate layers to work on individual parts of images without affecting others.

Get professional results by combining layers with expert editing tools and inventive effects, and add striking backgrounds to create the illusion of a wider depth of field. Control transparency with layer masks. Hide or reveal sections of photos with white or black brushes, blend images, and create layer masks from selections. Solidify your design by merging layers. Achieve one lean, trim file that won’t slow down your computer, no matter how many layers you create.

Ultimate Photographic Vision Ultimate Creative Freedom


$149.99

Upgrade Pricing starting at


$79.99
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System Requirements

To activate your software, you will need a valid email address and an internet connection.

Hardware

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (2 GHz or faster)
2 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)
512 MB Video RAM (VRAM)
DirectX 10 compatible graphics adapter
1024 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
2GB of available hard disk space

Software

Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1 & Windows® 10 (64-bit editions only)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 9+
Microsoft® DirectX® 10 or higher
Windows Media® Player 9.0

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