ACDSee Pro 8

ACDSee Pro 8

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.0.263
  • Total Downloads:
    1,152,271
  • Date Added:
    October 07, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,273
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 7/8

Editors' Review

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ACDSee Pro 8 is a comprehensive tool that allows you to organize, edit, and publish your photos, all through one convenient and intuitive interface. Because it does offer so many options and features, this program is a good option for users with a wide variety of needs.

Pros

Lots of guidance: There are all kinds of resources that come with this program to help you access all the features and get everything out of it that you can. The first time you open the program, you'll be greeted by a brief but thorough walkthrough of the main app features. There are also a lot of supplementary materials to refer back to as you work in the program whenever you have questions.

All kinds of tools: No matter what type of project you're working on, you'll find the tools you need in this app. There are pixel-level editing tools, including Dodge and Burn options to selectively adjust lighting and color in specific areas of the image. You can also remove blemishes, apply filters and brush-on effects, and add text, borders, watermarks, vignettes, and other special effects. And when you're done, you can publish your finished pieces to PDF, PPT, and HTML.

Social engagement: One option, when you've added the final touches to your images, is to upload them to the ACDSee website. You can keep your photos private on here if you choose, but you can also share some with other users. And you can browse their photos and leave comments as well.

Cons

Freezing and crashing issues: We did encounter some issues with freezing and crashing while we were testing the app. In all cases, we could open the program and begin again, but this could get frustrating if it was a regular occurrence.

Bottom Line

ACDSee Pro 8 offers all kinds of options for managing and editing your photos. While you may never need all of the features included in this package, it's good to know you'll never want for anything. The app is free to try for 15 days, and the full purchase price is $199.99.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of ACDSee Pro 8.0.0.263.

 
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User Reviews
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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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 8.0.0.263
    ACDSee Pro 8:
      Pixel Targeting: Selectively adjust pixels with a variety of Edit mode tools by targeting specific colors and tones within the image. Even target skin tones! Combine Pixel Targeting with the Edit Brush for the ultimate in precision editing.
    • PicaView: Actively preview your files through you OS' context menu, without having to open them in an application, with ACDSee PicaView. Take a sneak peek at the EXIF information, and painlessly launch images in ACDSee for further editing.
    • 1-Step EQ: Experience the ease of effortless automatic exposure adjustment with 1-Step EQ. ACDSee's patented LCE (Lighting and Contrast Enhancement) technology powers 1-Step EQ's intuitive improvements right as you open the image.
    • Smart Indexer: To maximize efficiency, the Smart Indexer catalogs folders and adds them to the ACDSee Database when your computer is idle. The Smart Indexer knows when you've made changes and automatically keeps everything up-to-date, enabling you to get the most out of your overall ACDSee experience.
    • Gestures: Browse through your photo collection with a flick of the finger. ACDSee Pro 8 now features support for Window Touch Gestures-enabled devices.
    General
    Publisher ACD Systems
    Publisher web site http://www.acdsee.com
    Release Date September 25, 2014
    Date Added October 07, 2014
    Version 8.0.0.263
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.16MB
    File Name acdsee-pro-8-0-installer-win-en-cnet.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,152,271
    Downloads Last Week 6,273
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 15-day trial
    Price $199.99

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