ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate

+ New feature
o Enhancement
!! Bug fix

Version (20/September/2023)

+ AI Keywords, effortlessly organize and search for your photos using AI detected keywords for your images.
+ Embed ACDSee Keywords and Categories into IPTC Keywords and Supplemental Categories. Easily transfer your Keywords and Categories from ACDSee into IPTC and vice versa.
+ Filter the ACDSee Categories and Keywords lists in the Properties pane to quickly find what you want.
+ Automatic Import Options, import your options from ACDSee Photo Studio 2022 or newer.
+ AI Select Sky, Subject, and Background in Develop Mode for non-destructive editing.
+ New Masking Group in Develop Mode, find all your masking tools in one convenient place.
+ Copy and paste masks in Develop Mode, as well as duplicate masks, and convert masks into a Brush mask.
+ AI Sky Replacement in Edit Mode, replace your skies with a single click, and take your skies from simple to stunning.
+ AI Object Selection in Edit Mode, use the power of AI to effortlessly select objects in images without the need to make meticulous selections.
+ AI Select Background in Edit Mode, easily select the background of any image with a single click.
+ AI Face Edit in Edit Mode, new Eye Directions and a new Skin Group.
+ Brush Settings for Flow, Opacity, and Jitter in Edit Mode.
o AI Select Sky has been improved to handle reflections, and enhanced performance.
o AI Select Subject has Improved performance and accuracy.
o AI Face Edit has improved performance for zooming and panning.
o In People Mode, added an option to display a thumbnail and customizable metadata fields when hovering over a face thumbnail.
o Overhauled the Embed ACDSee Metadata process. Simplified the options and added the ability to skip the options and summary page.
o Added RAW support for 21 new camera models.
o Added or updated 150+ cameras and lenses in the Lens Correction feature.
o Improved Auto Category for ISO by increasing its ISO max range up to 102401+.
o Improved performance for Category Browsing: Selecting “include subcategories” no longer makes browsing run considerably slower.
o Improved performance when Expanding All on a large ACDSee Category or Keyword list.
o Improved HDR to remember the last preset used.
o Added support for Display P3 color profile on HEIC/HEIF images.
o Improved support for Google Pixel DNGs.
o Improved support for HEIC and added support for HIF files.
!! Fixed an issue where Imported Date was not visibly read-only.
!! Fixed an issue where the results from Advanced Search were being unnecessarily re-scanned.
!! Fixed an issue where page orientation settings wouldn’t be saved after printing.
!! Fixed an issue in Photomerge – Panorama where clicking Auto-Crop would also select the checkbox for Remove Vignetting.
!! Fixed an issue when after uploading to Flickr, a Page not Found error would appear.
!! Fixed an issue that would cause uploading to SmugMug to stop working.

Version (2/November/2022)

!! Fixed an issue where on first launch on a non-English locale OS, the application did not launch correctly.
!! Fixed an issue where Quick Search Options Import from 2022 to 2023 always turned off ‘Include ACDSee Metadata’ and ‘Include ACDSee Keywords’ options.
!! Fixed performance issues under specific circumstances while browsing local OneDrive folders.
!! Fixed an issue where the Properties pane displayed incorrect date if a file was missing Database Date.
!! Fixed an issue where Media mode panes were hidden after restarting the application.
!! Fixed an issue where Media mode navigation arrows were unable to go to the previous group in a certain scenario.
!! Fixed an issue where local adjustments made in Develop mode using Pixel Targeting on Raw files did not show up in other modes.
!! Fixed an issue where hitting the Done button in Face Edit filter didn’t exit the filter at certain DPIs.
!! Fixed an issue where the sliders in Face Edit filter disappeared while resizing the application window.
!! Fixed a resource allocation issue in Pixel Targeting.

Version (27/September/2022)

!! Fixed an issue in AI Face Edit involving eye whitening, wrinkles/crow’s feet, and makeup on certain RAW images.
!! Fixed an issue in AI Face Edit that could cause parts of the image to shift when certain edits were applied on certain RAW images.

Version (21/September/2022)

+ 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, as well as apply Makeup to the subject of your photo.
+ Edit mode AI Actions, allow you to perform complicated procedures like removing or blurring the background, selecting the subject or the sky, or giving your subject a black and white background with a single click.
+ Shape Selection Tool, use the Shape Selection Tool to make complicated selections with curves and corners.
+ 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.
+ Advanced AND/OR Search, choose from numerous search criteria, including ACDSee Metadata and EXIF & IPTC fields. Built-in logic for AND/OR states let you narrow down results to a microscopic level.
+ With the newly designed Quick Search, you can now quickly perform more complex searches. Select from a variety of search types such as Contains All, Contains Any, or Starts with and Ends with.
+ ACDSee SendPix™, share your photos with family and friends.
+ Import Options, import your options from ACDSee Photo Studio 2022.
o Added RAW support for 18 new camera models.
o Added the Properties pane to Media mode, allowing you to assign and read ACDSee Metadata, EXIF, and IPTC. Also made other UI improvements.
o MS OneDrive™ and ACDSee integration improvements: Keep your OneDrive™ files online until you are ready to view or edit them, then download individual files or whole folders.
o MS OneDrive™ and ACDSee integration improvements: Easily move files from your PC into OneDrive™, and control whether OneDrive™ keeps local copies or offloads them to the cloud.
o Added New Develop mode Presets for Food photography and Vintage styling.
o Improved Quick Search and Advanced Search performance. Now faster than ever!
o WebP file format, added support for transparent and animated WebP files.
o Added support for different types of RAW files from the Nikon D6.
o Improved support for TIFF files including fixing blue and yellow color swap in some cases.
o Added 100+ cameras and lenses to the lens correction feature.
!! Fixed a grouping bug in Media mode; images and videos without EXIF Date/Time Original now fall back to grouping by Date Modified.
!! Fixed an issue where HEIC files appear blurry in a slideshow.
!! Fixed a bug with the New Image dialog would prompt an incorrect error message.
!! Fixed an issue where ACDSee did not decode Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV RAW files with the square setting.
!! Fixed a bug where the comma in the GPS coordinates is stripped out after you reload the same search.
!! Fixed a bug where you couldn’t delete a snapshot for certain file types after you develop the image.
!! Fixed a few random crashes in Develop mode.
!! Fixed a bug where clicking and dragging a preview in Develop mode while rotated results in a crash.

Version (13/April/2022)

!! Fixed keyboard shortcuts not working after the Map pane is opened.
!! Fixed a rare crash in People mode while grouping unnamed faces.
!! Corrected color display for the midtones color picker in Edit mode Levels filter.

Version (23/March/2022)

o Added RAW support for 3 new camera models.
o Added support for lossless compressed shooting mode with the Sony a1.
o Updated the Map pane, in-app cart, and in-app user portal to use Microsoft Edge WebView2 in place of Internet Explorer.
o Improved output of Noise Reduction on Windows 8.1, 8, and 7.
!! Fixed a color issue with certain .tif files.
!! Fixed an issue that prevented certain multipage .tif files from displaying all pages in View mode.
!! Fixed a crash related to People mode thumbnail generation.
!! Fixed an issue where database backup could fail if backing up a large amount of face data.

Version (22/September/2021)

+ 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.
+ Support for SVG file format has been added to ACDSee Photo Studio 2022. Only supported on Windows 10 and 11.
+ Channel Selection, make selections based on an image’s Color Information Channels.
+ Channel Filtering, modify a targeted color channel and blend the edit with an image’s existing color channels.
+ Selection Basket, store selections and apply them as a layer mask or active selection at any point.
+ Pixel Targeting in Develop mode allows for the selection of distinct tones, colors, and skin tones.
+ Color Wheel has been added to Pixel Targeting, allowing for precise adjustment of an image’s colors.
+ Squareness slider added to Radial Gradients for customizing the shape of the radial gradient selection.
+ Luminance Range targets luminance for the selection of distinct tones, colors, and skin tones.
+ Added Noise Reduction to the Develop mode Develop Brush for brushing noise reduction on parts of an image.
o Added RAW support for 17 new camera models.
o ACDSee 2022 can now decode and develop compressed Fuji X-S10 RAW file.
o High ISO support added for Canon, Nikon, Pentax & Sony.
o Selection Preview Button, preview the selection mask with one click.
o Improved High-Dynamic Range (HDR), a more flexible and powerful HDR tool for producing high-quality merged images that no longer rely on external image data.
o Improved Focus Stacking produces merged images with sharper details and fewer artifacts.
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 Added more cameras and lenses to the lens correction feature.
!! Batch Rename default preset uses the name from the first file in the batch.
!! Fixed a problem with Fuji X-3 RAW file appearing to be a bit darker in Develop mode.