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ACDSee 20

$59.99
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Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 224 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    20.0
  • Total Downloads:
    7,481,843
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 21, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    127
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #30 in Photo Editors

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Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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4 stars

"A great program"

July 30, 2016  |  By sof.down

2016-07-30 08:57:40  |  By sof.down

 |  Version: ACDSee 19 19.2.0.486

Pros

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Cons

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4 stars

"Good program for photo management and editing"

March 21, 2016  |  By millenys

2016-03-21 01:47:00  |  By millenys

 |  Version: ACDSee 19 19.2.0.486

Pros

Useful options of photo editing and organizing. Easy to use and nice interface.

Cons

Frequently crashes.

Summary

Good program, but it would be better if it doesn't crash so frequently.

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1 stars

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

October 01, 2014  |  By walkerbarren

2014-10-01 09:06:52  |  By walkerbarren

 |  Version: ACDSee 18 18.0.0.226

Pros

I love its UI, easy to work with

Cons

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.

Summary

Useless for X Fujifilm cameras files

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1 stars

"Thanks for the virus."

June 02, 2014  |  By JoeCool32

2014-06-02 15:44:46  |  By JoeCool32

 |  Version: ACDSee 17 17.1.68

Pros

I don't know. I uninstalled it as soon as my anti-virus software detected a virus or malware being installed, along with your software.

Cons

It came with it's own virus.

Summary

I had also tried to download a different photo editing software package that night, only to have it try to install a virus/malware, too.
I won't be using cnet.downloads ever again.

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4 stars

"Good. Could be better."

May 26, 2014  |  By GreyClaw

2014-05-26 14:57:22  |  By GreyClaw

 |  Version: ACDSee 17 17.1.68

Pros

This (paid) version has been much more stable and noticeably more responsive than recent versions especially when parsing RAW images.

Cons

Still too... desperate to be the "Jack of All trades", and still slow and prone to freezing/hanging.

Summary

The amount of formats that are supported and the overall polish still the selling point and the reason I keep coming back. Been a customer since ver 2 and this (paid) version has been much more stable and responsive than the previous version that I had bought (ver. 12 and 15).

I find that the feature creep/bloat is the main annoyance for me and many other users. I have never wanted my image-organizer to play media files, or display font files, as I have other programs that perform those functions well.

Boot up is now about 16 sec--slow, but still much better than v.15 . That is while parsing My Pictures Library (which spans 2 external drives).

I would be exceeding happy with a stripped-down, we-just-organize-images "portable" version.

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3 stars

"Too many crashes and conflicts"

November 08, 2013  |  By chiappy

2013-11-08 09:37:36  |  By chiappy

 |  Version: ACDSee 17 17.0.41

Pros

Easy to use very user friendly

Cons

Unfortunately crashes and locks up the machine cannot work well ADOBE PRODUCTS like Photoshop or lightroom

Summary

Best for file management but lacking. NO TECH SUPPORT to sort out the conflicts freezing and crashing problems. Constantly optimizing does not help

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5 stars

"Very nice and easy to use"

May 17, 2013  |  By BronnyBear

2013-05-17 05:07:03  |  By BronnyBear

 |  Version: ACDSee 15 15.0.169

Pros

- Batch processing of the images!

Cons

- Sometimes hangs the computer and needs restarting (win xp)

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3 stars

"Bad Upgrade Policy"

September 26, 2012  |  By sblakeok

2012-09-26 14:38:56  |  By sblakeok

 |  Version: ACDSee 15 15.0.169

Pros

None. There are free products that do much of what this program does.

Cons

I purchased Version 14 and 15 days after I installed it, Version 15 came out. I requested a free upgrade since it had only been 15 days and they asked $19.99 for an upgrade. Customer service is via email and their automated response indicates it takes 2 to 3 days for a response.

Summary

I feel it was unethical to sell a product when a new version was less than 30 days away. Most software companies gladly provide a free upgrade in cases like this.

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1 stars

"Seriously TICKED. Must Register Even to TRY!"

July 26, 2012  |  By B00kWyrm

2012-07-26 07:27:08  |  By B00kWyrm

 |  Version: ACDSee 14 14.2.157.0

Pros

I was unable to find any.

Cons

Unable to even try the product without registering.
Not willing to register on a product that I am only trying.

Summary

This practice is very outdated.
Most publishers do not do this.
ACDSystems should wake up and join the 20th Century,
Better yet join the 21st!
If your product is good, people WILL come back and register ...
WHEN the trial runs out... after all, by then they will have seen that they want it enough to buy it.
Until then, you don't need any of our personal information,
and we don't need your emails.
I'll be looking elsewhere!

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5 stars

"Just love it"

June 19, 2012  |  By dwoodland

2012-06-19 14:31:27  |  By dwoodland

 |  Version: ACDSee 14 14.2.157.0

Pros

Have liked it for many year. It is getting a little bit better for every new version.

Cons

None that I can think of.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 20.0
  • New look and feel! Updated GUI, tear off, move, stack, and dock more toolbars and panes than ever before.
  • You can now show and hide mode switching buttons for a new compact view. Improved Noise Removal. Added Preserve Detail and Preserve Detail Threshold slider.
  • New blend modes.
  • New Fill tool, click on a pixel to shade every pixel of that same color value with your selected color.
  • New Gradient tool allows you to draw gradients across your image.
  • New Borders added to the Edit Mode Borders tool.
  • ACDSee Dashboard, access and browse file, camera, and database statistics.
  • There's now even more ways to filter Photos mode to display photos from specific areas of your hard drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or your entire collection.
  • General
    Publisher ACD Systems
    Publisher web site http://www.acdsee.com
    Release Date September 21, 2016
    Date Added September 21, 2016
    Version 20.0
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.25MB
    File Name acdsee.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 7,481,843
    Downloads Last Week 127
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $59.99

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