ACDSee Pro – A Complete Professional Photo Management Solution
Running on a beta test / trial test, I see a lot of benefits using ACDSee Pro, if you are an amateur or a professional photographer, then this software is a must have.
It has a complete package, an image viewer, an image editor, and an image management / organizer.
ACDSee Pro 5 is a complete photo editor and photo management solution. Designed for professional photographers and advanced amateurs who shoot DSLR and work with RAW files, ACDSee Pro 5 offers a state-of-the art RAW processor for non-destructive photo editing and RAW image conversion. With Manage, View, Develop, Edit and Online modes, it is the only solution that allows photographers to carry out all essential tasks of the photography workflow and digital asset management (DAM) in one place. ACDSee Pro 5 quickly gets you back to doing what you do best: shooting amazing photographs.
There are other image viewers across the internet, but still lack of features you need when you start as an amateur photographer.
ACDSee Pro 5 Features:
Managing and Organizing
Take control of all your digital image assets
Whether you have thousands or tens of thousands of photos, an organized collection allows you to work smarter and faster. Your foundation for an effective workflow is digital asset management. ACDSee Pro 5 can handle both catalog- and browser-based workflows so you can manage your digital assets any way you like.Why spend time importing your photos to a separate library when you don’t have to? ACDSee Pro 5 connects you directly to the live folder tree on your computer so you can browse and work on your files without delay.
Streamline digital asset management, Manage with flexibility, Find images, Ratings
Tap into ACDSee Pro 5’s powerful array of search tools to quickly retrieve the photos you want. Find images based on metadata, file properties, date, event, keyword, ratings, color-labels and GPS location data. Build and save detailed searches. Filter, group and sort your results to quickly find that one photo you really need.
Assign a rating of 1-5 to your images to help keep track of your best shots. The value you assign to your image in Pro 5 will be correctly applied in other applications you use; a 5 rating in ACDsee (the best!) is a top rating everywhere you upload.
Protect your Privacy (NEW), Present and preserve your work
Use the Remove Metadata tool to keep your proprietary information private by stripping EXIF and IPTC metadata to protect the details of your locations, camera settings and equipment choices.
Share your shots through e-mail services such as Gmail™ and Yahoo! Mail Plus, and upload to flickr™, SmugMug, and Zenfolio.
View your images, any way you want, fast
Put your photos front and center with ACDSee Pro 5’s renowned viewing speed. View mode’s flexibility lets you appreciate your images in full screen or examine the finest details at pixel level. From JPEG to RAW, you can count on ACDSee Pro to display your photos exactly the way you want, fast. And you’ll be viewing your images in real time, from their original locations.
Examine details, Tag your shots, See and sort, View them all
Get up close and personal with your photos. Study your images using an arsenal of Zoom, Navigator, Magnifying Glass, and Histogram tools. See your images at full resolution with a single click.
Accelerate your workflow by marking images for culling, processing, or further workflow steps with one-click visual tagging.
ACDSee Pro 5 supports over 100 different file formats, and RAW format support for new camera models is regularly added.
ACDSee Pro 5’s Develop mode is your non-destructive workshop where you can process your RAW images and apply non-destructive adjustments to your JPG and TIFF files. With the flexibility of ACDSee Pro 5’s non-destructive editing, you’ll arrive at your desired result quickly and safely.
Get the best RAW results
See incredibly accurate default color, contrast and exposure right from the start of your RAW processing workflow.
Tune your images
Get the correct white balance, color, exposure and tonal distribution for your images in Develop mode.
Geometry – Get it Straight
Adjust geometry, and fix perspective, distortion and lens vignetting with full control over pixel size and resolution.
Pro 5’s advanced noise reduction algorithm lets you control different aspects of noise with the luminance and color sliders.
Once your global non-destructive adjustments have been completed, add finishing touches at the pixel level to create brilliant images.
Easily remove red eye from your photos. Full controls in the Red Eye Reduction tool allow you to adjust the color and the intensity for a natural look.
Achieve the best light and color,
Rescue photos that are too light or too dark with the Lighting tool, powered by ACDSee’s LCE (Light and Contrast Enhancement) technology.
The new Split Toning tool gives you complete control over the balance of tones in the shadows and highlights of a given scene, opening up a world of creative possibilities.
Special Effects : Lomo Effect, Collage Effect, Orton Effect
Frame your work
Add vignettes to your images.
Put your photos to work for you
Using the new Drawing Tools palette to add lines and shapes such as squares, circles and arrows to draw attention to certain elements in your image.
Stake your claim
Claim ownership of your images by adding watermarks.
(Note: ACD Systems, ACDSee Pro 5 Logo/Images/Pictures has a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.)
Related Links / Articles / Entries / References / Sources :
ACD Systems Official Site
ACDSee Pro – ACD Systems Official Site
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