ACDSee Pro 8

ACDSee Pro 8

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 53 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.0.0.262
File Size:
1.16MB
Date Added:
September 25, 2014
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $199.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 7/8
Total Downloads:
1,133,469
Downloads Last Week:
7,432
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

ACDSee Pro 6 is the photo editing software of choice for many professional photographers. It offers powerful image editing and cataloging tools with secure online storage capabilities that let you store and access massive RAW images for editing and processing wherever and whenever you want or need them. ACDSee is oriented toward maximizing your workflow, too. The fully featured ACDSee Pro 6 is free to try for 30 days. It's not cheap, but it's hardly expensive as image editing software goes. It's well within the budget of sophisticated amateurs, and the price includes online storage space.

ACDSee Pro's installer lets you choose three options for handling file associations: 1) all image file types; 2) only unassociated types; and 3) custom settings that let you choose which file types ACDSee handles one by one. To use ACDSee's online tools and storage space, you'll need to create an account, though that's easy to do, and users who have registered for an account with the freeware version or one of ACD's other products can simply sign in with their existing user name and password, and ACDSee Pro will automatically link to your account. A Quick Start Guide popped up as soon as we logged on to our account. We recommend spending a few minutes clicking through this brief, well-illustrated guide. ACDSee Pro's user interface bears a strong resemblance to other top-quality image editors, with white fonts on a slate gray background. It has an efficient layout that you can customize to suit. ACDSee Pro's features are too extensive to list, but this program seems to have pretty much everything a pro photographer needs to develop, edit, and manage digital images. It also handles slideshows, image audio, screen capture, and external editors.

Both the 32-bit and 54-bit versions of ACDSee Pro 6 performed flawlessly: We even installed the 32-bit version in 64-bit Windows in Compatibility Mode with no issues. While novice photographers might not need (or want) all that ACDSee has on offer, serious photographers will like this full-featured editing and storage program.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of ACDSee Pro 6. The trial version is limited to 30 days.

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  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star: 31
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 1 stars

    "If you are a true professional dont waste your time"

    July 14, 2014   |   By frankb3ll

    Version: ACDSee Pro 7 7.1.164.0

    Pros

    great for quickly viewing raw files, assuming you are not a professional shooter

    Cons

    This is a great program and i have been a loyal paid user for many years. It's lousy when a new Nikon pro camera comes out and you have to wait 3+ months for raw support to be added. It happened with the D3, D3S, D4 & now d4S. The camera came out march 2014 and i still cant view raw files. If you are a nikon pro shooter i recommend you choose a different program

    Summary

    They call the program pro, but it is far from professional, i have emailed digital river countless times, and they can give me no time frame, no info, and they say they are waiting for additional requests. It's been 3 or 4 emails, and 4 months, and nothing. Adobe adds new cameras to their raw plugin and Lightroom, within a week or less.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good programe"

    June 13, 2014   |   By ayejit

    Version: ACDSee Pro 7 7.1.164.0

    Pros

    Good programe

    Cons

    Good programe

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  • 5 stars

    "Great workflow design."

    April 10, 2014   |   By hobartquitman

    Version: ACDSee Pro 7 7.1.164.0

    Pros

    With ACDSee Pro 5 I can completely process a Digital Picture into a Publishing Quality Masterwork within minutes. ACDSee Pro 5 is much more intuitive than any other Photo Processing Software that I have tried

    Cons

    The "Sharpening" and "Shadow" adjustments are exceptional too.

    Summary

    Features like the "Light EQ" and now the "Color EQ" in ACDSee Pro 5, make enhancing Digital Photos so easy, intuitive, and fun.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worthwhile Program"

    July 25, 2013   |   By Charro2012

    Version: ACDSee Pro 6 6.3.221

    Pros

    Easy to use, with excellent features

    Cons

    None apparent

    Summary

    The Program meets all my requirements.

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  • 3 stars

    "OK but better programs out there"

    May 10, 2013   |   By Wings92126

    Version: ACDSee Pro 6 6.0.169

    Pros

    Quick workflow.
    Many functions.
    Much smaller file size than Lightroom 4.
    Great to preview photos.

    Cons

    The little batch processing functions are a buggy nightmare.
    No before/after functionality makes it easy to mess up badly.
    Can't back out of many functions. If you mess up, too bad.

    Summary

    Not yet ready for prime time. I can't believe pros actually use this. If it were free, I'd probably keep it to preview pictures.

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  • 4 stars

    "Some faster on 64 bit system"

    March 23, 2013   |   By anyport

    Version: ACDSee Pro 6 6.0.169

    Pros

    Speed has increased

    Cons

    None discovered so far

    Summary

    I haven't used this enough to find of there are any lurking bugs, but I have noticed an increase in speed with the 64 bit install. I mainly bought because of their $35 promo price. I'm not sure the increased functions from ACDSee 15 are very significant, but I haven't tried it on raw files yet.

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  • 1 stars

    "At one time a premier program. Not worth the money now"

    September 08, 2012   |   By derblaue52

    Version: ACDSee Pro 3.0 build 355

    Pros

    Great cataloging and converting capabilities.

    Cons

    Database continually crashes and display not respond messages.Shutting program and restart takes forever. Not worth the frustration.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Picture Manager Software"

    August 21, 2012   |   By Jedi2155

    Version: ACDSee Pro 5 5.2.157.0

    Pros

    + Easy to Use
    + Very Powerful
    + FAST
    + Lots of USEFUL shortcuts

    Cons

    - Expensive but you get a lot for what you pay for

    Summary

    I've been using variants of ACDsee for well over a decade now and their latest incarnation maintains what is best about the software, fast and easy to use with countless wonderful features.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Program"

    June 24, 2012   |   By DEEBEE2012

    Version: ACDSee Pro 5 5.2.157.0

    Pros

    Does a great job - Keeps pictures crisp - has great features.

    Cons

    Difficult to learn at first! But, works well after learning.

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  • 1 stars

    "This program is not for professionals"

    December 27, 2011   |   By silverfox4646

    Version: ACDSee Pro 5 5.1.137.0

    Pros

    When the program works it is a dream.
    Does lots of things that makes the work flow easy
    Easy to learn

    Cons

    I had 1800 character so I will cut it down to this
    Program crashes and locks up all the time
    I am a pro and have the latest computers 16 gigs of ram huge storage and fast vidio card.
    You can not get customer service on the phone and it took them 2 days to get back to me with their same old answer take the program off and reload it. They make you feel like your are the only one to have these problems until I went to a workshop or convention and found out everyone was having the same problem of crashing and locking up. I have used the product from pro 3 and just don't have to have to go through the learning curve with a new program. Plus I keep thinking they must have fixed these really bad problems in the newer version only to find out I was wrong. Now I am thinking they would have to do to much back tracking to fix it so they can't at this point as it would cost to much so they keep hoping they sell it to newbee with out much demand for large files of 3 to 3 hundred images.

    Summary

    If you can put up with the crashing,locking up frustration of never speaking to a customer service person and don't mind being treated like a mushroom --kept in the dark and fed a bunch of poop You will probable love the program as I said if it worked as it is sold it would be wonderful but that has not been my experience and I have had the program from Pro 2 and bought all the newer versions and the older programs worked better as they were simpler and not trying to do everyithing. But like a fool I keep buying the newest, thinking; in this version they muct have solved these very bad problems of crashing and locking up just to find out no the are still in the program and get pissed at my self but I know the program so well I just don't want to have to go through a new learning cruve with a new program. however If I was starting from scratch I would go to ADOBE LIGHTROOM from the start.

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