ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 7.1

Release Notes

Build 7.1.2020


  • Control-click can now be used to set a Repair tool source point, in addition to right-click.
  • Control-click can now be used to erase brush adjustments in the Develop Brush tool, in addition to right-click.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the Batch Rename tool where a user could not change the number of digits for a counter.
  • Resolved a bug that affected the “Batch Set Info” function and “Status Bar” display where if the user selected a folder path, the resulting folder location was not displayed.
  • Fixed a Map issue where the pin color was red if selected and viewed on map.
  • Removed an unnecessary dialog that could appear when browsing an iOS device.
  • Fixed an issue where HEIC files could not be dropped onto the ACDSee app icon.
  • Fixed a display issue in Develop mode where in some cases white spots appeared on an image in places where the repair tool was used, when the image was zoomed out.
  • Fixed an issue where applying repairs to a RAW image could change the brightness/saturation of parts of an image.
  • Fixed an issue where Light EQ canvas tool could target incorrect pixels after applying geometry changes to an image.
  • Fixed an issue in Develop mode where the Contrast adjustment hotkey was incorrectly triggered by Command-C (Copy keyboard shortcut).
  • Fixed a display issue in Develop mode where an Exposure effect applied via the Gradient tool to a Raw image disappeared from the preview when the image was refreshed by various methods (change tab, making an adjustment, resize window).
  • Fixed an issue in Develop mode where the application occasionally froze when saving as a new file and Color EQ was applied.
  • Fixed a crash that may occur on Apple M1 machines when doing a Map operation or embedding ACDSee metadata into multiple items.

Known Issues

  • In the File List pane, file type icon is missing if file type is .afphoto.
  • Assigning metadata via the Batch tool fails if preceded by a Move or Copy action.
  • Embedding ACDSee Metadata may fail if file type is PNG.
  • When embedding ACDSee Metadata, or writing GPS or Reverse Geocode info to many files, a delay may occur before the operation begins.
  • Search by EXIF Shutter Speed Value returns incorrect results. Workaround: search by EXIF Exposure Time.
  • 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.
  • Restore Database will not begin if the database to be restored is currently open. Workaround: close all apps that are using the database to be restored.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 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).
    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.
  • Tag, Rating, and Label icons are present at the top of the Organize pane if the file selection contains item(s) excluded from the database (or no items are selected).


  • 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.
  • In macOS 10.15 and above, 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.
  • ACDSee writes metadata to a sidecar file in a hidden subfolder relative to the original file if filetype is HEIC.
  • 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 Intel® processor or Apple M1 Chip
4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)

macOS Mojave (10.14), macOS Catalina (10.15) or macOS Big Sur (11)


Date: 2020/11/18
File Size: 49.7 MB
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