ACDSee Photo Manager

ACDSee Photo Manager

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Date Added:
October 17, 2007
Free to try (30-day trial); $49.99 to buy
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Windows 2000/XP/Vista
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Editors' review

The latest version of the well-established ACDSee Photo Manager offers easy uploading to Flickr, virtual calendar integration, the ability to create PowerPoint presentations, and localized effects to help bolster the expansive suite of tools. Other features include a convenient built-in burner, file transfer, a long-awaited tool for creating movies and VCDs, batch editing, and plenty of new editing gadgets, filters, and effects.

The installer still asks for an e-mail address to unlock the 30-day trial, but now lets you opt out of the developer's offers and newsletters. The program itself retains its attractive and functional interface. We found it easy to control the size, the exposure, the color, and other aspects of an image (or a batch of images). Though the array of panes and buttons might seem intimidating, the help file is thorough and well written. Naturally, you can use ACDSee to share your images via e-mail or the Web. You also can export image data to text or database files--a particularly useful feature for design houses. Beyond that, the database feature lets you catalog images to reduce load time.

The search tool, however, could stand improvement. Given a fragment of a filename, it did a good job finding files but a poor job locating subfolders. That flaw aside, ACDSee's power and professionalism elevate it well above most of its competitors.

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    out of 221 votes

    • 5 star: 116
    • 4 star: 34
    • 3 star: 21
    • 2 star: 18
    • 1 star: 32
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    out of 36 votes

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    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 4
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  • 1 stars

    "Thanks for the virus."

    June 02, 2014   |   By JoeCool32

    Version: ACDSee 17 17.1.68


    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.


    It came with it's own virus.


    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

    Version: ACDSee 17 17.1.68


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


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


    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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