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ACDSee 17 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I love it"

    October 28, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    I use ACDSee to manage both my photos at the hospital and my family photos. It has all the features that I need. ACDSee7 is a nice upgrade; I like the slideshow features & image well. Keep it up!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great upgrade to an excellent product"

    October 28, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    This is a big improvement over the previous release. I have tons of photos on my hard drive and this gives me much faster access. It is just what I needed to make my job easier.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best-of-class product for media buffs..."

    October 28, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    In my business I deal with a lot of digital assets produced for my clients, and for a number of years I have been looking for a product that would effectively organize my madness. Finally I have a found it! It is fast, easy to use, and saves me from launching Photoshop everytime I need a minor tweak. I am not thrilled with the license manager they have in place, but if you are patient and get past it you won't be disappointed. Read the rest of the reviews and I am not sure these folks were looking at the same product I was.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best release yet"

    October 27, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    This version is a big step forward for ACDSee. It adds power features like the image comparison and image well and improves ease of use with the context sensitive toolbar. But for those of us that are taking lots of photos, the improved speed make it a must-have upgrade. I'm surprised that some users have complained about stability; it hasn't crashed once on me. It seems super-stable.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "what have they done?"

    October 27, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    ACDSee 7 is a big disappointment.The worst thing is the new database : yes it's fast BUT in previous versions it was waaaaay smaller than this one's (it's about half the size of your images....so if you've got 7GB of images you'll have 3GB of database).Bad Bad Bad.I would recommend this program only if you've got a lot of hard disk space to waste.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Why did they make this"

    October 17, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    I have version 2.41 and it is still the best programme they made.
    All these upgrades are really not needed.
    I have tried them all and the worst of them all has to be version 4 followed really closely by version 5.

    Why do they keep trying to improve a perfect product.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Never got it to work!"

    October 14, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    I downloaded the trial version here. I never was able to use it since the program would freeze on me. The first time you use the program it wants to connect to Internet to finish the installation aparently. At that point half way there it would freeze. There is no way getting around that so I was never able to use the program.
    I was glad I tried the trial version first instead of buying it right away as I intended to do first.
    I use Windows XP home on a 5 months old computer which never gave me problems so far so it wasn't a hardware thing.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "New Version Bloatware from ACDSystems"

    October 13, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    Lots of nice features and a slicker interface, yes. But still unstable (although not as bad as v.6 which was a real mess), tends to eat large amounts of memory if you have more than 2000 images to manage, thumbnail generation is very, very slow especially if video files are in a directory, seems to not load an image whenever it feels like it (blank window), no way to easily turn off the database function and just depend upon the underlying OS' capabilities, and requires using Task Manager to shut it down most of the time because it will not exit intelligently. Installer still leaves lots of lint around your system if you dare to uninstall it. But, hey, the editing tools are a little better! ACDSee Classic was still their best effort at software. Someone is going to step up to the plate and build a real competitor for these guys soon. (Don't waste your time unless you have a fully dedicated box to manage your images with.)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Why I like it"

    October 12, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    I switched from v5 and found:
    1. Mandatory lossy thumbnail compression - now every thumbnail of drawing (e.g. image which include fine curves) will look jaggy. I like jaggy thumbnails.

    2. More space between images - even for "Thumbnail spacing" set to the minimum position I have more space between the images than with v5.
    As consequence I have 8 images in a row, compared with 9 for v5 (with the same layout). I like to waste space on my monitor.

    3. Small font for the image size (under the thumbnails) - now to differentiate several identical images wich differ only by the image size I will need a good eye (maybe glasses).
    Of course I'll put glasses if v7 requires them ...

    4. Hard to distinguish image types - thanks to the new similar overlay icons and the missing color highlight (compared to v5) now it is harder to distinguish the type of images (e.g. jpg, png, gif, ...).
    Of course the image type doesn't matter - whether I see png or jpeg it is the same picture.

    5. Less working space - again thanks to the ergonomic v7 interface I have less space for the tree view, preview and the thumbnails.
    As I said - I like to waste space.

    6. Painful upgrade - the new version offer me to convert my old v5 database with thumbnails (~921 MB). I said yes, of course. After 1+ hours (maybe 2h - I don't know exactly) the conversation finished.
    Then I began to browse my images and found that v7 rebuilds the thumbnails. I have Gbs of images in hundred (in fact several thousand) of folders ...
    I tried to import the new ImageDB.ddf file (supposed to be the converted v5 database) but acdsee say that it is corrupted.
    I like the jokes.

    7. Brieft help - the real detailed help (the manual) is independent product offered for sale ($9.99). Very nice - I like to spend money.

    Conclusion: I like the new version, because there is no reason to not like it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "ACDSee user since version 3. They have a good product again."

    October 6, 2004  |  

    Version: ACDSee 17 7.0

    Summary

    I have been using ACDSee since version 3 & & very happy with version 7 now.

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