ACDSee 18

ACDSee 18

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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 29, 2014
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    Free to try (15-day trial); $79.99 to buy (Buy it now)
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    #18 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review


AcdSee 18 is a great photo management application that provides organizational, viewing, and editing tools, as well as the ability to easily upload and share your albums.


Good for beginners: Many of the professional-level solutions for photo management are difficult to figure out at first. AcdSee 18 is quite manageable, however. The four tabs across the top of the screen make it easy to switch between the Manage, View, Edit, and 365 program modes.

IPTC and EXIF editors: From the Manage pane, you can access and edit IPTC and EXIF data for your photos with ease. This is a great way to make last-minute edits before uploading photos to a permanent collection.

Editing tools: AcdSee 18 performs most of the editing functions you're likely to need. Tools like red-eye reduction and a repair tool allow you to make quick and easy alterations to a picture before publishing it.


Poor installation experience: AcdSee's standard installation auto-launches a random website upon completion. It also installed a desktop icon without asking for permission.

Bottom Line

If you don't already have a photo solution, AcdSee 18 provides you with most of what you need within a single product. Unless you need very specific tools that are only available in other programs, you should be able to completely control and manage your photo collections from within this single program.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of AcdSee 18.

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"It can't read RAF/raw files from Fujifilm X cameras"

October 01, 2014  |  By walkerbarren

 |  Version: ACDSee 18


I love its UI, easy to work with


I am waiting from 2013 that ACDSEE can cope with RAF files from my Fujifilm x100s. No way. It is a paid program,and free software like Faststone can read easily this type of raw files, but year after year ... Acdsee fails to manage with x-trans sensor images. Unbelievable.


Useless for X Fujifilm cameras files

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
ACDSee 18 - Organize, edit, and share your photos with ease.
  • Smart Indexer - NEW
    In order to maximize your overall ACDSee experience, the Smart Indexer catalogs folders and adds them to the ACDSee Database when your computer is idle. The Smart Indexer is so smart that it knows when you've made changes and automatically keeps everything up-to-date, so that you don't even have to think about it.
  • Auto Lens View - NEW
    Quickly preview your images in a variety of filters as you browse them with View mode using Auto Lens View.
  • PicaView - NEW
    Revel in the convenience of a sneak peek of your images through your OS' context menu, as you go, with ACDSee PicaView. Save time not having to open your images in an application to identify them, view their EXIF information, and launch them in ACDSee for further editing without any bother at all.
  • 1-Step EQ - NEW
    Enjoy the simplicity of automatic exposure adjustment with 1-Step EQ. ACDSee's patented LCE technology powers 1-Step EQ's intuitive corrections as you open the image.
  • SeeDrive - NEW
    Conveniently take care of all your cloud-related tasks right from Manage mode. Upload images to and download from ACDSee 365, organize, control privacy settings, and share with your family, friends, and the world.
  • Support for Windows Touch Gestures - NEW
    Motion through your viewing process quickly and elegantly on your tablet or mobile device.
Publisher ACD Systems
Publisher web site
Release Date September 25, 2014
Date Added September 29, 2014
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.16MB
File Name acdsee.exe
Total Downloads 7,416,804
Downloads Last Week 1,278
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $79.99

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