ACDSee Photo Editor 11

Release Notes


ACDSee Photo Editor 11 is only available in 64-bit.

Added RAW support for the following camera models:

  • Canon 8000D (T6s, EOS 760D)
  • Canon EOS 200D (EOS Kiss X9, EOS Rebel SL2)
  • Canon EOS 2000D (EOS 1500D, EOS Kiss X90, EOS Rebel T7)
  • Canon EOS 4000D (EOS 3000D, EOS Rebel T100)
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS M100
  • Canon EOS M2
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
  • Fujifilm GFX 100 (Uncompressed RAW only)
  • Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Fujifilm X-A10
  • Fujifilm X-A3
  • Fujifilm X-A5
  • Fujifilm X-E3
  • Fujifilm X-H1
  • Fujifilm X-T100
  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • Fujifilm X-T30
  • Fujifilm XF10
  • Hasselblad CF-132
  • Hasselblad CFV
  • Hasselblad CFV-50
  • Hasselblad CFV-50c/500
  • Hasselblad CW
  • Hasselblad H3D
  • Hasselblad H5D-40
  • Hasselblad H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad L1D-20C
  • Hasselblad X1D-50c
  • Hasselblad X1D II 50c
  • Leica C-LUX
  • Leica D-LUX 7
  • Leica V-LUX 2
  • Leica V-LUX 4
  • Nikon 1 S2
  • Nikon COOLPIX B700
  • Nikon D3500
  • Nikon D7500
  • Nikon D810A
  • Nikon D850
  • Nikon P1000
  • Nikon Z6
  • Nikon Z7
  • Olympus OM-D EM-10 Mark III
  • Olympus PEN E-PL9
  • Olympus TG-6
  • Olympus Tough TG-5
  • Panasonic DC-ZS70 (TZ-90)
  • Panasonic FZ-83
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ1000M2 (DC-FZ10002)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-G9
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-G99 (DC-G90, DC-G91, DC-G95)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH5S
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX9 (DC-GX7MK3)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-LX100 II
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS80 (DC-TZ95, DC-TZ96, DC-TZ97)
  • Panasonic LUMIX ZS200 (DC-TX2, DC-TZ200, DC-TZ202, DC-TZ220, DC-ZS220)
  • Pentax K-1 Mark II
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Pentax KP
  • Samsung NX3300
  • Sony A6400 (ILCE-6400)
  • Sony A7 III (ILCE-7M3)
  • Sony A7R III (ILCE-7RM3)
  • Sony A7R IV
  • Sony DSC-HX99
  • Sony DSC-RX100M
  • Sony ILCE-9
  • Sony ILCE-3500
  • Sony RX0 (DSC-RX0)
  • Sony RX0 II (DSC-RX0M2)
  • Sony RX10 IV (DSC-RX10M4)
  • Sony RX100 VA (DSC-RX100M5A)
  • Sony RX100 VI (DSC-RX100M6)
  • Sony RX100VII (DSC-RX100M7)

ACD Systems is committed to releasing regular updates to support RAW files from new camera models, as they become available. View the complete list of supported RAW formats.

New Features

  • Smart Erase removes unwanted objects and fills in the area with a matching background
  • Liquify tool allows for object distortion in images without compromising quality
  • Frequency Separation smooths out flaws without losing texture
  • Pixel Targeting: target specific brightness ranges and colors to mask
  • Grain tool gives images an old, film grain look
  • Polygon Selection tool: select around edges and irregular shapes
  • Add Layer Effects between image and text layers
  • Produce HDR images
  • Produce images with the ideal depth of field with the Focus Stack tool
  • Add text as layers, customize font, size, color, style, justification, opacity, and much more
  • Resize the canvas to expand around layered content or add solid backgrounds
  • Added ability to display rulers and guidelines
  • Snap layers to the top, bottom, sides, or corners of the canvas
  • Repair imperfections with the Blended Clone tool in the Repair tool
  • Auto-align and auto-blend stacks of images
  • Luminosity Selection: creates selections based on the brightness in images
  • Import and apply Color LUTs or create new ones


  • Added a toggle to turn mask on and off
  • Improved all sliders
  • Improved memory usage
  • Brush tool, Eraser tool, and Selection brush tool (excluding Magic modes) all use multithreading for improved performance
  • Added Clone tool pressure slider
  • Added Heal and Clone preview in Repair tool
  • Improved Convert to Black & White tool: can increase or decrease the contrast of each individual color, and specify the brightness range that the contrast adjustment will target
  • Added ability to import and export ACDSee Actions
  • Added ability to copy and paste masks

Known Issues

  • APD file opens as a flat image, not a project file
  • Photo Editor uses the base layer’s color profile for any additional layers
  • When using Move Tool, Masks cannot be added
  • Watermark shows incorrect preview in certain scenario
  • Color images turn to black and white when added as layers on grayscale images
  • If Recording Actions dialog closed, it is hidden until the next Action recording
  • Animated GIFs do not animate in Photo Editor 11
  • Actions Browser may show a preview when there is no image loaded
  • When an image is opened with Photo Editor 11 directly from Windows Explorer, the application does not open in a maximized state


  • ACDSee Actions created in ACDSee Ultimate 2020 and Professional 2020 are supported in Photo Editor 11, and Actions created in Photo Editor 11 are supported in ACDSee Ultimate 2020 and ACDSee Professional 2020.
  • ACDSee Actions created in Photo Editor 11 are backwards compatible with ACDSee Ultimate 2019 and Professional 2019, as long as the features used were in ACDSee Ultimate 2019 and Professional 2019.

Not Supported

  • Photo Editor 11 does not preserve layers when editing PSD and TIFF files.
  • Compressed Fujifilm X-trans RAW and DNG are not supported.
  • .acdc files created in Photo Editor 11 are not supported in previous versions of Photo Editor.

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.

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
High Color display adapter at 1024 x 768 resolution (1280 x 1024 recommended)
2 GB of available hard disk space

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


Date: 2020/02/19
File Size: 103 MB
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