ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Editor 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.
Turn any shot into your best shot.
Discover your inner photo editing genius. ACDSee Photo Editor 6 makes it easy to create the photos you’ve always envisioned. Apply stunning effects and filters, work with object layers effortlessly, quickly correct common photo flaws, and make advanced edits like a pro. With ACDSee Photo Editor 6, you have the power to transform any shot into your most extraordinary one yet.
Ideal as a companion to ACDSee or
ACDSee Pro, or used on its own, Photo Editor 6 packs plenty of
power. Correct lighting issues, fine-tune color, transform your
shots with artistic effects, and combine various elements with the
freedom to customize any detail you wish.
Harness the power of LCE
Take control of the brightness and
contrast in your photos with the Advanced Lighting tool, powered by
ACDSee’s patented LCE (Lighting and Contrast Enhancement)
technology. Use the Brightening and Darkening sliders for precise
edits, or adjust the internal curves by clicking and dragging
directly on your photo. For a professional polish, you can also
adjust the contrast, or add fill light to lighten dark areas.
Fix lighting. Lightning fast.
Quickly and easily rescue photos that
are too light or too dark. Instantly lighten shadows and reduce
highlights in one click, adjust individual sliders to fine-tune
shadows, midtones and highlights, or click directly on light and
dark spots for instantly improved photos.
Colors for any wavelength
Enhance hues, or change individual
colors to completely transform an image. Subtly or dramatically
change the saturation, brightness and hue using sliders, or click
directly on precise color ranges in your photo for arresting
New mood-altering effects
Transform the mood and atmosphere of
your photos in a click, thanks to a bevy of Instagram-inspired
artistic effects. Apply the Collage effect to creatively display
your photo in a photomontage of prints; Lomo for an edgy, retro
feel; Granite for an etched-in-stone look; and Orton to give an
ethereal, pastel-like touch to your portraits and landscapes.
Photo Editor 6 supports the latest
RAW formats from the most popular camera models, so you can use your
high-resolution RAW files as objects in your photo layouts.
Non-destructively adjust color, apply effects, correct lighting
issues, and more.
You don’t have to be a technical whiz to
start editing your photos like a pro. How-to lessons take you step by step
through common editing tasks, giving you the confidence to explore your
creativity. You'll spend less time learning so you can get to the task at
hand faster: transforming your photos into something breathtaking.
Photo Editor’s work area provides a
canvas where you can arrange your photos, text, and other objects, like
shapes and lines. Layer your objects, group them, change their order,
and experiment with opacity and blend modes to create amazing photo
layouts. Selectively adjust any object, or apply changes to the entire
layout. Your originals are always safely preserved.
Layouts Made Easy
Comfortably select from among overlapping
objects, and choose the exact place where you want to paste your
elements with the Paste and Place option. Open, load and utilize brush
files to enhance your layouts. Resize, crop, rotate and correct your
photos. And easily work with drop shadows, transparencies and text, to
achieve your desired layout.
Go ahead and play
Experiment with effects with peace of mind,
knowing that your original image stays intact. With Dynamic Adjustments, you
have the luxury of freedom. Quickly modify existing effects, switch their
order for a different result, hide them, or delete them completely at any
time. It's no strings attached creative control.
Correct Photo Flaws
Correct your photos with powerful and
fast-fix tools, including Red Eye, Dodge, Burn, Sharpen, and Smudge.
Magically erase imperfections, blemishes, and unwanted objects with the
Repair Tool. Try the Auto-adjustments feature for one-click Auto Color
Balance, Auto Levels, Auto Sharpen, or Auto Contrast. Use Auto Fix to make
all the necessary adjustments for you at once, or take full control of each
adjustment using sliders.
Easily add your creative flair to photos. Try
a vignette to create polished portrait-style photos. Set your photos in
motion with the Blur tools. Take your photos back in time with the sepia
effect, or add a dash of drama with Photo Editor’s comprehensive black and
Edit in Batches
Save time by using the Batch Processor to
edit groups of photos. Fix color, lighting and sharpness issues, or apply
artistic effects, to everything all at once.
Shape your shots
Create interesting effects by combining
objects and photos. Punch out photos using an array of pre-defined shapes,
or design your own custom shapes.
Say More with Words
Add text to your photos, exactly the way you
want. Change up the font and color of all of your text or just a single word
or phrase. And why stick to straight text? Wrap your text inside a shape, or
along a custom or preset text path to add some flow to your shot.
Fast Track to Results
The Adjustments Palette gives you quick
access to all the alterations you can apply to photos, objects, and
text. It’s your shortcut to the editing and creative functions you need
Work with Metadata
Adding and editing EXIF and IPTC
information will not only help you keep track of the details, but will
also provide excellent reference to aid you in recreating that perfect
shot. For even more control over your metadata, consider a photo
management tool, such as ACDSee or ACDSee Pro.
| System Requirements|
- Intel Pentium 4-class or equivalent.
- 512 MB RAM (2 GB RAM recommended)
- 300 MB free hard disk space (1 GB
- 16-bit color or higher (True color
- 1024x768 or higher screen resolution
- Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service
Pack 3, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or