ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 10

Release Notes


New Features

  • People mode: putting a name to a face just got easier with an AI-driven mode for identifying and managing people in your portfolio.
  • Media mode: browse and filter at lightning speed with ACDSee’s new database-driven view for accessing previously browsed folders in Manage mode and cataloged folders.

Bug Fixes 

  • Fixed an issue in the Import tool where the date format of the day was not zero-padded when importing to a subfolder based on today’s date. 

Known Issues

  • Image doesn’t fit display when app moved to another monitor and Full Screen enabled.
  • File List items are sorted by name if items are uncataloged and sort method is based on EXIF or IPTC metadata.
  • Find Duplicates tool doesn’t work with iCloud Drive.
  • 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 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 is 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. Workaround: use ACDSee Mobile Sync.
  • 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.
  • Watermark tool Center button doesn’t center watermark for all images in the batch if images are different sizes.
  • Startup time may be impacted if Image Basket contains many items.
  • 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.
  • Writing a Spotlight Comment fails with error “Source file not found”.
  • PSD files cannot be placed on the Map.
  • Clone/heal effect is temporarily removed from view if you adjust Exposure or White Balance and image is RAW.
  • If the exposure of a clone/heal source point has been adjusted via brush or gradient, the exposure of the target point will also be adjusted.
  • Dragging keyword tokens from the Properties pane Keywords input field to the Search bar fails to return matching items if the keyword is hierarchical. Workaround: drag the keyword from the keyword list.
  • Color LUTs fail to apply if LUT size is greater than 128.
  • Writing EXIF User Comment to PSD or TIFF fails. Workaround: use IPTC.
  • Remove Metadata fails to remove metadata written by ACDSee Photo Studio 8 or earlier if filetype is HEIC.
  • Clicking the SendPix button still opens the SendPix website rather than the SendPix app if the SendPix app was just installed. Workaround: restart ACDSee.
  • Thumbnails in Media mode may have incorrect aspect ratio if the item is auto-rotated and the database was converted from a previous version of ACDSee. Workaround: browse to the item in Manage mode and let ACDSee re-scan it.


  • It’s highly recommended to embed ACDSee Metadata prior to importing or restoring a database from a previous version of ACDSee.
  • 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.
  • Apps require permission before directly accessing files in certain folders and external volumes. Please allow ACDSee to access files when prompted, or as follows: go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Files and Folders, find ACDSee, and check the applicable boxes.
  • On first run, the Import Databases tool offers to import the default database of previous versions. If you wish to import a custom database you created in a previous version instead, please close the Import Databases dialog and then use the Restore Database tool (in the Tools menu) and select the database you wish to restore.


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 Apple silicon or Intel® processor
4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended)
GPU with Metal support (see Mac computers that support Metal)

macOS Monterey (12), macOS Ventura (13), or macOS Sonoma (14)



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