ACD Systems ACDSee Pro 6
ACD Systems is one of the largest and most respected independent digital image editing and management companies in the world. The company was founded in 1993 in Texas by technology and imaging visionary Doug Vandekerkhove. Doug foresaw the importance of the convergence of analog and digital (print, photos, scans, video and metadata) in the 80’s, revolutionizing how analog and digital information was used in pre-Web applications. Today ACD holds seven patents, and millions of ACDSee products are in use throughout the world.
ACD Systems has offices in the United States and Canada, supported by a team of global channel partners. With a product family that includes ACDSee Pro 6, ACDSee Pro 2 (Mac), ACDSee 16 photo editing and management solutions, and Canvas technical illustration software, the company serves millions of consumers, small and medium sized businesses, government agencies and educational institutions, and corporate customers.
Representative markets for ACD Systems' products include AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), insurance, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, government, architecture/construction, education, gaming, technology, bio/health and oil/gas/energy. Customers include General Motors, Caterpillar, Boeing, The New York City Fire Department, NASA, CNN and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ACDSee software was used in the making of the movie Titanic because the filmmakers recognized that only ACDSee could provide the illustration, editing and management tools required for their large scale, complex development tasks and image management requirements.
- Windows 8 Ready
- Patented LCE
- Native 64-bit Support
- Hierarchical Keywords
- Non-Destructive Adjustment Brush
Total Photography Control
Packed with new features requested by professional photographers and advanced amateurs, ACDSee Pro 6 has everything you need to perfect your images, fast. Carry out digital asset management and all the essential tasks of your photography workflow, from import to final presentation, in one complete solution. Add in a powerful RAW processing engine, improved color management, and more non-destructive processing tools - all running in a native 64-bit application - and you’ll quickly see the difference in your images. Achieve stunning results, stay organized, save time. ACDSee Pro 6 gives you total photography control.
What's New in ACDSee Pro 6
So many new features. So much time
saved. Make your best photos even better, with time to spare, thanks to a host
of new features that deliver the precision your photos deserve.
Super Fast Performance
High resolution images require high amounts of
handling power. Speed up your image processing and zoom through your workflow
tasks, thanks to ACDSee Pro 6’s native 64-bit support for Windows operating
Save time and stay on top of your growing
collection by creating keyword hierarchies that span from the general to the
very specific. For example, say you’ve created this structure: Transportation |
Cars | Vintage. When you assign an image of a Model-T to the Vintage keyword
with a check of a box, it automatically gets added to the higher keyword levels.
Click on a keyword in the Catalog pane or use Quick Search to display all of the
files assigned to that keyword. Create as many levels as you need to fully and
accurately classify your assets.
Improved color management
Achieve a consistent color workflow. Reworked
from the ground up, ACDSee Pro 6's color management system resolves color
matching issues that can occur between different devices with much more accurate
color matching and higher quality results. Plus, multi-monitor support is now
Burn to Blu-Ray
Quickly and easily archive your images to Blu-Ray
discs, directly from within ACDSee.
Non-destructive adjustment brush
Make non-destructive adjustments to select
areas of your images using a versatile brush to precisely get the look you
want. Subtly or dramatically correct exposure, add clarity, boost vibrance
Use the scroll wheel on your mouse to
increase or decrease the size of your brush while applying it.
Improved noise reduction and sharpening
Rescue your high ISO images with ACDSee's
significantly improved noise reduction technology to get smoother and more
natural results, while retaining as much edge detail as possible. Plus, the
new Detail slider adds control over the sharpening process by feathering or
softening the sharpening halos.
Better black and white
Take your monochrome images to a whole new level
of creativity with the dedicated black and white mode. Make high-quality
non-destructive hue-based brightness adjustments and experiment with
saturation-based tinting that allows you to add a specific hue back to a black
and white image.
New processing tools
Target midtones to make intuitive adjustments to
your images – give a little extra definition to details with the Clarity tool,
or get dreamy with Soft Focus. Use Cross Process to add a surreal, retro look.
Or draw attention to a cropped portion of your image with Post-Crop Vignetting,
complete with feathering, radius and roundness controls. Plus, you can now
non-destructively reduce red-eye.
Advanced color improvements
Adjust individual or overall color in your images
with improved Advanced Color tools, built on a higher quality algorithm that
uses modern color models for higher quality and more perceptual color
adjustments. Add in more intuitive controls, and you can subtly fine-tune or
dramatically change the hue, saturation, and lightness, for remarkably better
Brush on edits
Quickly brush on any editing effect or
adjustment to a specific area of your photo, complete with size and
feathering controls. For even more flexibility, combine your edits with
different blend modes for the ultimate in control and creativity.
Apply the new Smart Blur filter in Edit Mode
as a creative effect, or to reduce the noise in your image. Smooth out the
grain and noise patterns between edges while still retaining the sharpness
and important details of your shot.
- Intel® Pentium® III / AMD Athlon
processor or equivalent (Intel® Pentium® 4 / AMD Athlon XP or
- 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM recommended)
- 310 MB free hard drive space (1 GB
- High Color display adapter at 1024 x
768 resolution (1280 x 1024 recommended)
- CD/DVD Burner - for creating CDs and
- Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service
Pack 3, Windows Vista® or Windows® 7, or Windows® 8 operating
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7+
- Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c
- Ghostscript 8.0 - for PDF support
- Windows Media® Player 9.0