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  • Version:
    20.3 build 611
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 01, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.99 to buy (Buy it now)
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  • Product ranking:
    #30 in Photo Editors

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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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 20.3 build 611
  • 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
    Release Date September 21, 2016
    Date Added March 01, 2017
    Version 20.3 build 611
    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-cnet.exe
    Total Downloads 7,485,174
    Downloads Last Week 117
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $59.99

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