ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 5.1

Release Notes

Build 5.1.1130


Added the following customizable keyboard shortcuts (default shortcut in parentheses):

  • Move focus to the Quick Search bar (Command-S)
  • Move focus to the ACDSee Keywords input field (Command-K)
  • Move focus to the IPTC Keywords input field (Shift-Command-K)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in which the output file size after batch resizing an encodable image with the “Remove source files” option enabled was the same as the original file size.
  • Fixed an issue in which the height of the Map and Image Basket could be reduced to zero.
  • Fixed an issue in which selecting a Map pin doesn’t focus the File List if Folder pane has focus.
  • Fixed an issue in which the text cursor was missing in the View mode Properties pane input fields.
  • Fixed an issue in which the image dimensions could be off by one pixel after adding a Border.
  • Fixed the most frequently occurring crashes.

Known Issues

  • Disconnecting an iOS device while importing will crash ACDSee.
  • Move to Trash will not work on images stored on cameras.
  • Batch Copy and Batch Move will not work for images stored on cameras.
  • PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) not supported.
  • Cannot save Batch Preset with export destination folder defined relative to source folder.
  • Develop mode changes are not remembered when group is deactivated.
  • No method available to view RGB values while using Eye Dropper to set White Balance.
  • Cannot copy read-only EXIF metadata values to the clipboard.
  • Cannot read any ACDSee metadata embedded in BMP, CUR, DDS, EXR, GIF, HDR, ICO, JP2, MEF, PBM, PSD, or TGA.
  • Batch Copy operation hangs when Place in subfolder option enabled, “Date” token added to the Name, and date format includes slash character (“/”). Workaround: In System Preferences > Language & Region > Advanced… > Dates, remove “/” from the desired format.
  • Import ignores video portion of Live Photos.
  • Keyword/Category assignment may fail if target is unscanned image basket item.
  • ACDSee will not function correctly if the ACDSee database is locked or read-only.
  • ACDSee does not support multiple clients connecting to the same database. ACDSee will become unresponsive if trying to connect to a database that is already open in another instance of ACDSee.
  • Status bar count may be wrong if empty smart folder selected.
  • Watermark tool Center button doesn’t center watermark for all images in the Batch if images are different sizes.
  • Running Batch Add Watermark while an unsupported image is in preview does not apply watermark.
  • Compare Images Active View is empty if selected image is an orphan.
  • Startup time may be impacted if Image Basket contains many items.
  • External Editors feature does not support images on cameras.
  • Encoding metadata to HEIC files is not supported.
  • Keyboard shortcuts assigned to commands that can be renamed, (such as Categories, Batch Presets, External Editors), need to be re-assigned if command is renamed.
  • On macOS 10.14, writing a Spotlight Comment fails with error “Source file not found” if ACDSee does not have permission to control Finder. Workaround: in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy, select Automation, and check the box to allow ACDSee to control Finder.
  • Adding media files (e.g. audio, video files) to Image Basket is not supported.
  • The folder tree fails to refresh after Cut-Paste or drag-and-drop Move operations. Workaround: View > Refresh Folders Pane (option + command + R).


  • When importing a previous version’s database, please ensure the previous version of the application is closed.
  • Importing a previous version’s database may cause the Date Modified timestamp to update but does not modify the actual contents of the database.

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 Intel® processor
4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)

macOS Sierra (10.12), macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Mojave (10.14) or macOS Catalina (10.15)


Date: 2019/10/02
File Size: 41.1 MB
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