I have used ACD for many, many years, from the days it was essentially a fast image library. Bugs generally get ironed out as the software evolves, and crashes are reduced – the product now is very reliable, fast and intuitive. I am still discovering new tools and tricks. For a dedicated amateur photographer, this is a a very useful go-to app. One of my favorite things is the windows-pane file structure. Images come up fast. It has a good range of pre-installed settings to try, which can be tweaked. I have other photo software products, but this is the one I revert to.