ACDSee 18

ACDSee 18

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    September 29, 2014
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    Windows 7/8

Editors' Review


ACDSee 16 is the latest version of this pro-class photo editor and collection manager. It's compatible with previous ACD Systems releases and comes with a database upgrade wizard. ACDSee 16 continues to emphasize ease of use and customer service. It still makes it easy to post and share images online, but it adds new features like the Info Palette, which collects and displays image data in one convenient spot; the Reverse Geocode feature for adding geotags; the Lens Blur tool for creating realistic bokeh effects; and Tilt-Shift for transforming images into simulated miniature scale models. Extras include slideshow, wallpaper, and screen capture tools. ACDSee 16 isn't cheap, but it's affordable, especially compared to some of the competition, and you can try it free for 15 days.

Installing and setting up ACDSee 16 takes several steps, including choosing plug-ins. We could also choose whether to associate the program with all image formats or just unassociated ones, which let us try ACDSee 16 without changing our current settings. A Quick Start Guide toured the program's features and let us set our preferences. ACDSee 16's user interface is busy but not confusing, and it bears many features common to image editors, such as the navigation sidebar with a tree view on the left, with a similar on the right for Mode-specific features. ACDSee 16 is based around four Modes: Manage, View, Edit, and Online. Four large buttons in the upper-right corner accesses each Mode with a single click. New users will need to set up a database to store their images, but if you've got an existing ACD account, you can simply log in and run the database conversion wizard (we did; it's fast and easy). Once you've loaded an image, ACDSee 16 transitions seamlessly between Modes, so that we could go directly from viewing an image to editing it to posting it online.

ACDSee 16 has more features and power than most users need, but it's well within the means of serious amateurs and those with large collections, and a bargain among pro tools.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of ACDSee 16.1.88. The trial version is limited to 15 days.

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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, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.16MB
    File Name acdsee.exe
    Total Downloads 7,404,069
    Downloads Last Week 1,744
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 15-day trial
    Price $79.99

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