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Update Submitted 20 Nov 2012
ACDSee Review:

Professional photo organizer and editor

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ACDSee is a professional tool to organize photos. The photo manager packs in a lot of power and features a very intuitive graphical user interface with access to some of the most modern tools, giving you access to some of the cool features and tools the experts use.

Upon installation, you will be given the option to install the toolbar. Since this is a commercial product and quite expensive at that, we were a little disappointed to find out that ACDSee comes with this as a default installation option. We highly suggest unchecking the addon. You will also be asked for your email address and full name to activate the 7 day trial when the program first starts.

After getting ACDSee running, you'll automatically be taken to your My Pictures folder and from there, you can view the files in there. For our testing, we just decided to stick to this folder.

The Photo Manager can list photographs by several different parameters. You can list them by rating, album, places and people. By accessing the information about photos stored by digital cameras, you can view photos by a huge slew of different options. Some of the more common ones ACDSee Photo Manager will list are by shutter speed, image type, aperature, focal length, filesize and more (available under "Commonly Used"). Other photo properties ACDSee can list by are more technical in nature and include camera brand, camera model, ISO speed ratings, shutter speed, white balance, white balance based on brand name, GPS data and many more.

Editing photos is also surprisingly easy. You can edit photos in many ways like adding text to photos, borders, special effects, exposure and lighting, colour balance and basic geometry like rotate/flip/crop/resize.

ACDSee Plugins are made available generally from ACDSystems, mainly image quality and effects adjustment though there are also third-party plugins available if you're willing to do a little bit of research. And though ACDSee is pretty easy to use, there are also a number of ACDSee tutorials floating around the web which teach you how to pull off different effects.

All-in-all, ACDSee will conveniently save all of your photo information in a compact database, making it easy to keep track of-, finding and editing photos easily.

Do note that after the 30-day trial period has ended (which allows you to run ACDSee effectively as a full version), you're require to obtain a serial in order to continue using the program.

From ACD Systems:

ACDSee download 8 Photo Manager: Organize your photos like an expert. Get razor-sharp search tools that let you sift through thousands of pictures effortlessly, find the best ones, and sort them into intuitive categories. Find your one photo in a million, and easily manage the rest. Count on powerful organizing tools - like customizable folders- that make it fast and easy to manage, preserve, and enhance the memories you hold dear.

ACDSee 15.0.169 is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends. ACDSee is available to all software users as a free download (Shareware) with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

ACDSee Virus and Malware Tests:
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ACDSee Awards:
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Publisher: ACD Systems
License: Shareware
OS/Platform: Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XP
Filesize: 71.77 MB
Filename: acdsee.exe
Cost (Full Version): $69.99 (USD)
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