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.
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.
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.
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.
With GPU-accelerated adjustment layers, RAW editing, and an arsenal of professional digital asset management tools, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 is perfectly positioned as the only software you need to satisfy any part of your digital photography workflow. Now featuring even more ways to take control of your photo manipulation, flexible mobile importing, tools facilitating productivity, and much more, Photo Studio Ultimate makes it easy to get speedy, stunning results.
April 05, 2017
Version: ACDSee Ultimate 10 10.1.0.867
I've used both Adobe Photoshop Elements and ACDSee Ultimate. I prefer ACDSee Ultimate because it loads faster and is plenty intuitive as an editor. Plus its always been the best photo organizer/viewer, its a huge plus that I can now use it for most if not all my photo editing needs.
I've had ACDSee products for years and have observed that it will occasionally crash, but its infrequent enough to not be any sort of nuisance.
December 04, 2015
Version: ACDSee Ultimate 9 188.8.131.521
Easy to use. Great file management system that organizes images efficiently and effectively. Excellent editing tools. Good integration with social media. Has layers. Updates show commitment to product life cycle. Great value.
Digital river distribution shopping cart can be confusing. Have to choose between editing and developing modes. Search function is complicated and weak and lacks lacking ability to search all iptc fields simultaneously.
I have been using ACDSee Pro for over 10 years with approximately 35k images in the database. Have tried Gimp and Lightroom and keep returning to ACDSee, now up to version Ultimate 9 with layers. I like the workflow, the database, and the interface. I highly recommend it.