ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor

+ New feature
o Enhancement
!! Bug fix

Version (May/22/2024)

+ AI Face Edit, take your portrait retouching to new heights. Control fine details of facial features such as Eyes, Eyebrows, Nose, Mouth, and Face Shape, and apply Makeup to your photo.
+ AI Sky Replacement to replace your skies with a single click and transform your plain skies to stunning ones.
+ AI Object Selection in the Editor, use the power of AI to effortlessly select objects in images without the need to make meticulous selections.
+ AI Select Background in the Editor, easily select the background of any image with a single click.
+ New Masking Group in ACDSee RAW with new AI Sky, Subject, and Background masking options.
+ Options to copy and paste masks in ACDSee RAW, as well as to duplicate masks. Convert linear and radial masks into a brush mask.
+ Export function in ACDSee RAW to export RAW files with custom presets.
+ Panorama Stitching, combine photos into a panorama image. Use options like remove vignetting to clean up the edges where the photos meet.
+ ACDSee Photomerge, quickly combine multiple images into one using a dedicated and streamlined UI. This includes Panorama Stitching, HDR, and Focus Stacking.
+ Channel Selection, make selections based on an image’s Color Information Channels.
o AI Select Sky has been improved to handle reflections, and enhanced performance.
o AI Select Subject has improved performance and accuracy.
o Brush tools can now draw vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines.
o Added RAW file support for over 50 cameras.
o Added and updated 150+ cameras and lenses in the Lens Correction feature.
o Improved HDR to remember the last preset used.
o Improved support for Google Pixel DNGs.
o Improved support for HEIC and added support for HIF files.
o Updated ACDSee RAW Presets.
o Improved support for TIFF files including fixing blue and yellow color swap in some cases.

Version (April/13/2022)

+ Added RAW support for the Sony a7 IV.
o Added support for lossless compressed shooting mode with the Sony A1.
o Replaced the application’s embedded web browser with Microsoft Edge WebView2.
o Improved output of Noise Reduction on certain devices.
!! Fixed a color issue with certain .tif files.
!! Corrected color display for the midtones color picker in the Levels filter.
!! Fixed an issue in HDR which caused presets not to load correctly.

Version (January/19/2022)

+ Added support for RAW files from Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z9 cameras.
!! Fixed a bug where resizing an image degraded the quality of the image.
!! Fixed a bug where 16-bit images were converted into 8-bit while using adjustment layers.
!! Fixed a bug where the application would crash in certain filters.
!! Fixed some UI elements.

Version (December/08/2021)

+ New 100%, Fill, Fit buttons to zoom and pan while using filters.
o Added ACDSee Metadata Support for GSD file format.
o Performance improvements for brushing on large images.
!! Fixed a bug where Quick Actions were disabled when selecting Masks, Adjustment Layers and Text Layers.
!! Fixed a bug where Read Only Files could not be opened in Gemstone.
!! Fixed a bug where an image could not be edited if it was the only image open in Gemstone and teared off into its own window.
!! Fixed a bug that caused some filters to have a blue status changed icon when no changes were made to the image.
!! Fixed a bug where opening multiple images at once in Gemstone from File Explorer caused multiple instances of Gemstone to open.
!! Fixed a bug where no error prompt was present when opening an unsupported file.

Version (October/27/2021)

+ HDR (High Dynamic Range) Merge.
+ Focus Merge.
+ Navigator Pane.
+ Develop Mode Presets.
+ Square gradients for local adjustments in ACDSee RAW.
+ Document tabs have a new context menu.
+ Brush on Noise Reduction.
+ Gemstone file format GSD.
o Improved Noise Reduction, a new algorithm under the hood, plus Luminance and Tone sliders for greater results.
o Improved Curve Control with precise curve control through numerical display of curve points.
o Improved Gradient Control with greater control over linear and radial gradient edges.
o The User Interface has been reorganized reflecting customer feedback and supporting better workflows.
!! Fixed a bug where the filter pane got hidden behind a floating window, making the application seem non-responsive.
!! Fixed a bug where the History Window used the incorrect layer’s name.
!! Fixed a bug where the Cancel button in the Save prompt would not cancel a Close operation.
!! Fixed tooltips for incorrect shortcuts.
!! Fixed a bug where the application would crash after using the Develop Brush/Linear Gradient/Radial Gradient then switching to Geometry.
!! Fixed a bug where the “Create” option was greyed out under New Document.
!! Fixed a bug where “Select Subject” was selecting the entire image for RAW files.

Version (September/01/2021)

+ ACDSee Quick Actions: quickly access your favorite features.
+ AI Background Deletion: easily delete various backgrounds in your photos.
+ Blur Background: create a cool blur effect on your photos’ backgrounds.
+ Black & White Background: give your photos a vintage look with B&W background.
+ Select Subject: easily select different subjects with one click.
o Create Color LUTs.
o Soft Proofing feature is now working correctly.
o Import and Export ACDSee RAW Presets.
o Frequency Separation feature is now working correctly.
o Loading a file into a stack now uses the largest width and height from the set of images used as the canvas’ new width and height dimensions.
o Home Screen features a new function to clear the recent file list.
o Added an option to see the file path as a tooltip for Tabs instead of the file name.
o When an image is on the clipboard, the new image dialog grabs the dimension of that image.
o Big performance gains when working with large and complex documents.
o Faster application startup.
o Faster RAW decoding performance.
!! Fixed a bug where after loading files as a stack and closing the tab, a Save prompt was not issued.
!! Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when closing Gemstone while files were being opened.
!! Fixed a bug that occurred when clicking Maintain Aspect Ratio when resizing, which shifted the Watermark icon down.
!! Fixed a crash that occurred when closing the current image tab and clicking any tool.
!! Fixed a bug that occurred when rotating an image with a text layer which caused that layer thumbnail to be positioned differently.
!! Fixed a bug that occurred when Panes moved to custom locations did not retain their location upon application restart.
!! Fixed a bug that sometimes occurred when Undo and Redo were hidden within filters.
!! Fixed a bug where the Source preview didn’t show in the cursor in the Repair Tool.
!! Fixed a bug when the Watermark and background were transparent when Apply Transparency was selected under Options. Now only the Watermark becomes transparent.
!! Fixed a bug where all the Auto options in Levels were greyed out and non-functioning.
!! Fixed a bug where filenames with certain special characters showed up incorrectly in the title bar.
!! Fixed a bug where Filters didn’t remember their size and position after restarting Gemstone.
!! Fixed a bug where the Save prompt didn’t appear when trying to close the application with uncommitted Move/Crop tool changes.
!! Fixed a bug where the Mask Properties pane would show up incorrectly when switching tools.
!! Fixed a bug where Keyboard shortcuts did not function for images in the child view.
!! Fixed a bug where the Ruler and Guidelines disappeared when opening a filter.
!! Fixed a problem where RAW images added as a layer didn’t go through ACDSee RAW.
!! Fixed a bug where the Layers Effect pane remained open when going to the Home screen.
!! Fixed a bug related to the Info Palette UI being cut off.
!! Fixed a bug where thumbnails were cut off in the ACDSee RAW filmstrip.
!! Fixed a bug where the filter settings were not center aligned horizontally.
!! Fixed a bug where loading files into stack used the filename of the first file. Now uses “untitled”.
!! Fixed various high DPI issues.
!! And fixed many other UI, workflow, and incorrect functionality bugs in Gemstone Beta 2.

Version (June/30/2021)

+ MDI (Multi Document Interface): Have multiple documents open at the same time; view or edit in split views or child views.
+ Full layered editor: Achieve complex adjustments and effects and go back to tweak them at any time.
+ Home Screen: Initial screen for starting new projects from templates, or for continuing previously opened projects.
+ ACDSee RAW: Dedicated interface for editing RAW files using Tune, Detail, Geometry, and Repair tools.
+ In ACDSee RAW added a Presets pane.
+ In ACDSee RAW added a History pane.
+ RAW support for over 500 camera models.
+ Linking and unlinking masks.
+ Introduced Color Wheel.
+ Introduced Tone Wheels.
+ Added Path Text.
+ Added Frame Text.
+ Added Refine Selection.
+ Added GoPro .GPR file support.
o Move and Crop tools are now non-destructive.
o You can now Rotate to Crop.
o You can now pan an image without needing to zoom in.
o Improved watermark with relative positioning.
o Added more lens correction profiles.
o Big performance gains when working with large and complex documents.
o Faster application startup.
o Faster RAW decoding performance.