ACDSee Pro 8 User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good and mature"

    June 26, 2015  |   By Alex Corso

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 8.1.0.270

    Pros

    All in all, it's a powerful and mature tool with nearly all you need to edit photos.
    Set of tools and adjustments is perfect.
    RAW conversion is great.
    Cataloging is good.
    Quite simple to use.

    Cons

    The main problem is that it's unstable. Crushes too often. This needs to be improved as soon as possible.
    Batch processing is poor.
    Pricing is a bit high.

    Summary

    I would recommend it to advanced photographers - the product has everything they would need.
    The only misleading thing about the product - it pretends a professional tool, but it's not.

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  • 1.0 stars

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

    July 14, 2014  |   By frankb3ll

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good programe"

    June 13, 2014  |   By ayejit

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 7.1.164.0

    Pros

    Good programe

    Cons

    Good programe

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great workflow design."

    April 10, 2014  |   By hobartquitman

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worthwhile Program"

    July 25, 2013  |   By Charro2012

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 6.3.221

    Pros

    Easy to use, with excellent features

    Cons

    None apparent

    Summary

    The Program meets all my requirements.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "OK but better programs out there"

    May 10, 2013  |   By Wings92126

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Some faster on 64 bit system"

    March 23, 2013  |   By anyport

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 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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  • 1.0 stars

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

    September 8, 2012  |   By derblaue52

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Picture Manager Software"

    August 21, 2012  |   By Jedi2155

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program"

    June 24, 2012  |   By DEEBEE2012

    Version: ACDSee Pro 8 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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