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Editors' Review

ACDSee Ultimate 8 offers pro photography features like workflow management, cataloging, and archiving. It also sends email and creates CDs, DVDs, PDFs, and slideshows. A fully customizable workspace is organized around Modes: Manage, View, and Edit/Develop, plus 365 Mode, which integrates ACDSee Ultimate 8 with related software. New features include Pixel Targeting, PicaView, 1-Step EQ, Smart Indexer, and SeeDrive.

Pros

Quick setup: ACDSee Ultimate 8's Quick Start Guide helps you convert databases, set preferences, catalog files, or learn more.

Extensive editing: While the app excels at organizing and managing your image catalogs and databases, it's also a top-quality image editor with layers, palettes, and filters, plus quick fixes for issues like red-eye.

SeeDrive: The new SeeDrive manages your cloud folders and shares, including privacy settings, from a sidebar window. Like ACDSee Ultimate 8's other windows and sidebars, the SeeDrive window can be closed, minimized, undocked, or floated.

Rights management: ACDSee Ultimate 8 manages pro-level EXIF metadata, such as Intellectual Gene, IPTC Code, Job Identifier, Credit Line, Copyright Notice, and Rights Usage Terms.

Cons

Registration and activation: Some of ADCSee's features require an active account, but you shouldn't have to provide a phone number to create one. Initially, ACDSee Ultimate 8 wouldn't recognize our new account when we tried to activate it.

Bottom Line

ACDSee Ultimate 8 brings a lot to a crowded software sector. This powerful and easy-to-use suite challenges tools that cost more -- sometimes quite a bit more.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of ACDSee Ultimate 8.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.1.0.1272
  • Smart Erase: select unwanted objects for removal and use the Smart Erase function to fill in the area with a matching background.
  • Liquify tool: allows you to distort objects in images without compromising quality.
  • ACDSee Mobile Sync: wirelessly and instantly send photos and videos directly to ACDSee Photo Studio from your mobile device.
  • ACDSee Actions Browser: manage recordings, and batch apply any of 125+ pre-loaded recordings to multiple images at once.
  • Lens Correction now available in Edit Mode.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: optimize your workflow with predefined and customizable hot keys.
  • Frequency Separation: smooth out flaws without losing texture.
  • Pixel Targeting: select and mask by targeting specific brightness ranges and colors within the image.
  • Grain tool: give your images an old, film grain look.
  • Polygon Selection tool: select around edges and irregular shapes.
  • New Adjustment Layer Ã????Ã???Ã??Ã?¢?? Split Tone: non-destructively tint shadows and highlights respectively.
  • Chromatic Aberration in Edit Mode: heal colored fringes on the borders of high contrast areas.
  • WIA 2.0 Scanner Support. (64-bit support only)
  • Improved Import: avoid uploading the same photos repeatedly with an import tool that remembers your previously imported photos.
  • Digital Asset Management improvement: Keywords and Categories on their own respective panes allows for proper space to manage growing hierarchies.
  • Upload to Facebook in the background.
  • ACDSee Photo Studio now comes pre-loaded with over 100 new borders and textures.
  • New History Window as a pane.
  • New Clone tool pressure slider.
  • View Mode Slide Show can now play videos.
  • You can now browse your iPhone or Android phone in ACDSee Photo Studio.
  • Fixed an issue with uploading to Flickr.
  • And other bug fixes.
General
Publisher ACD Systems
Publisher web site http://www.acdsee.com
Release Date January 24, 2018
Date Added January 25, 2018
Version 11.1.0.1272
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.17MB
File Name acdsee-ultimate-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 31,993
Downloads Last Week 59
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $149.99
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