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.
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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I am waiting from 2013 that ACDSEE can cope with RAF files from my Fujifilm x100s. No way. It is a paid program,and free software like Faststone can read easily this type of raw files, but year after year ... Acdsee fails to manage with x-trans sensor images. Unbelievable.
May 26, 2014
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.
September 26, 2012
Version: ACDSee 15 15.0.169
None. There are free products that do much of what this program does.
I purchased Version 14 and 15 days after I installed it, Version 15 came out. I requested a free upgrade since it had only been 15 days and they asked $19.99 for an upgrade. Customer service is via email and their automated response indicates it takes 2 to 3 days for a response.
I feel it was unethical to sell a product when a new version was less than 30 days away. Most software companies gladly provide a free upgrade in cases like this.
I just had the same issue with ACEDSee Pro5- they sent me an email offer which I got a little over 2 weeks ago. Then just got the same priced offer for Pro6- I replied saying it was uncool and could I please get the Pro 6 in replacement for 5. So far, no answer.
July 26, 2012
Version: ACDSee 14 220.127.116.11
I was unable to find any.
Unable to even try the product without registering. Not willing to register on a product that I am only trying.
This practice is very outdated. Most publishers do not do this. ACDSystems should wake up and join the 20th Century, Better yet join the 21st! If your product is good, people WILL come back and register ... WHEN the trial runs out... after all, by then they will have seen that they want it enough to buy it. Until then, you don't need any of our personal information, and we don't need your emails. I'll be looking elsewhere!