ACDSee Photo Studio Beta 6 Release Notes

New Features

  • Image thumbnails can be added to parent folder thumbnail without browsing into folder
  • Added the ability to manage orphaned database items (obsolete references to files or folders)
  • Beta support for restoring databases created by ACDSee Mac Pro 3 (Note: this feature is still under development. If you encounter any issues, please provide feedback on the Forum.)
  • Improved visibility of image thumbnails in Manage mode.
  • Added Previous/Next buttons to Develop mode Filmstrip

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where appending IPTC keywords via Batch Set Information destroys existing keywords
  • Fixed an issue with ACDSee Photo Studio for PC's reading of ACDSee metadata embedded by ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac
  • Fixed an issue where the application cannot be installed in a non-default location
  • Fixed an issue where custom sort in a Smart Folder removes all file list contents from view
  • Fixed an issue with Smart Folders displaying results when File List is in List view
  • Fixed an issue where thumbnail disappears after renaming a folder in a Smart Folder
  • Fixed an issue with folders not remembering Custom Sort option is applied
  • Fixed an issue where selecting an item in the File List after search causes all files in the database to be displayed
  • Fixed an issue where assigning non-numeric input to an IPTC field that expects numeric input silently fails
  • Fixed an issue where Catalog Folders can't read certain embedded ACDSee metadata (tags, categories, keywords) for files on a network share
  • Fixed an issue where Catalog Folders can't read embedded sub-keywords
  • Fixed an issue where images cataloged via Catalog Folders may not be visible until app is restarted
  • Fixed an issue with Calendar double-counting developed encodable images
  • Fixed an issue with ACDSee metadata dates failing to save
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect metadata may be shown for developed encodable images on Browse or Refresh (Note: This fix prevents the issue from occurring with newly cataloged images, but does not fix the issue for such images cataloged in previous Beta releases)
  • Fixed an issue where output is saved in wrong location after Batch Adjust Timestamp, then Change Format or Resize (removing source file), if the source image is a Developed JPG.
  • Fixed an issue where Refresh command removes display of information from the Manage mode Properties pane
  • Fixed an issue where Cancel Batch Resize of RAW images doesn't apply to entire batch
  • Fixed a crash when flipping a Developed encodable image
  • Fixed a crash when applying IPTC Core metadata
  • Fixed memory leak when applying Develop settings to images in Manage mode
  • Fixed iOS device image thumbnail quality
  • Fixed an issue in Develop mode where slider value is reported as -0 when increasing value from less than zero via dragging
  • Fixed an issue where some menu items (e.g. About, Check for Updates, Preferences) are greyed out when cancelling a metadata edit
  • Fixed an issue where using ACDSee to rename an already scanned folder triggers re-scanning of folder
  • Fixed an issue where rotating a locked or read-only image rotates the image and thumbnail displayed in ACDSee, but not the actual file


  • "Go > Enclosing Folder" (aka "Up") default keyboard shortcut set to Cmd-Up
  • "View > Fit Height" default keyboard shortcut changed from Cmd-Up to Cmd-Right.
  • Although we strive to maintain backward compatibility with previous Betas, please be aware this is Beta software. Future changes may occur which break compatibility with the current Beta release.

You can be a part of making this product better!

  • Connect with other Beta testers
  • Discuss your thoughts with the ACD Product Team
  • Report any issues you encounter

System Requirements

  • Mac computer with an Intel® processor
  • 1GB RAM minimum, 2GB recommended
  • 100MB free hard drive space for installation
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12