In the 1980s, imaging visionary, Doug Vandekerkhove foresaw the convergence of analog and digital media, and in 1993 he founded ACD Systems International Inc. to answer the call of photographers everywhere. Today, ACD Systems holds seven patents, has products translated into eleven languages, and has produced millions of ACDSee products in use in every corner of the globe. ACD Systems develops revolutionary software in offices in the United States, China, and Canada.
ACD Systems became a public company in 1999. It was first listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2000, and then became a private company in 2007.
Also born in the 80s, Deneba Software created Canvas for the Mac platform. In 1993, Deneba released the first Canvas for Windows, and it was a runaway success. In 2003, ACD Systems and Deneba merged.
In recent years, ACD Systems has branched into image editing apps on a variety of mobile platforms. Each year we continue to augment our ever-expanding product family with solutions for professional and amateur photographers, businesses, graphic artists, technical illustrators, and everyone in between.
Your Creative Environment
Fast-track your photo editing with software that skips straight to the fun part. Load images into ACDSee Photo Editor 11 and jump straight into GPU-accelerated layered editing with pixel-based precision targeting tools, filters, and adjustments. Photo Editor 11 is now stocked with RAW support for over 600 camera models, blended cloning, the ability to create your own color adjustments, enhanced control over text and layers, and dozens of new features to give you the flexibility to actualize composites, manipulations, polished photography, and compelling graphics with ease.
Visionary Layered Editing You can use the Layered Editor to fearlessly innovate using parametric photo manipulation. Add layers designed to achieve individual adjustments and effects, and go back in to tweak them at any time. Pair individual layers with any filter or adjustment for complete image manipulation liberty.
Blend of the Clones Use the Blended Clone tool to copy pixels from a source area to a target area. ACDSee analyzes the pixels in the target area and blends them with the copied pixels for the most seamless repair yet. Blend away blemishes, telephone wires and poles, flash flares, lens scratches, water droplets, and general distractions and imperfections.
Have the Last Word Add text as layers. Customize font, size, color, style, justification, opacity, and much more, while layering, blending, and adding effects for the ultimate composites.
Liquify Retouch portraits by moving pixels, not changing them, for limitless photo manipulations.
Rule of Thumb Customizable rulers and guidelines make placing layers, text, and objects foolproof. Snap layers to guidelines. Lay as many guidelines as you like. Control the unit of measure, color, and visibility.
Handle Any Geometric Imperfection Snap objects, text, and images to the top, bottom, sides, or corners of your canvas while moving. Display a grid for precision situating.
Copy / Paste Masks Copy color images and paste them as luminance masks on other layers, including adjustment layers.
Pixel-Perfect Selections Use Pixel Targeting to direct selections and masks to exact colors, brightness values, and even skin tones.
Import / Export Actions Share your Actions with other users by exporting them as convenient, compressed packages, or receive Actions made by friends, enjoying the limitless creative potential of recorded Actions.
Luminosity Selection Create selections based on the brightness in your images. The brighter a pixel is, the stronger a selection will be on that pixel.
Endless Creativity Develop your own LUTs using an infinite combination of colorful adjustment layers. Seamlessly color grade your images by importing and applying LUTs as non-destructive filters.
Visionary Layered Editing You can use the Layered Editor to fearlessly innovate using parametric photo manipulation.
Add layers designed to achieve individual adjustments and effects, and go back in to tweak them at any time. Pair individual layers with any filter or adjustment for complete image manipulation liberty.
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (2 GHz or faster)
2 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)
512 MB Video RAM (VRAM)
DirectX 10 compatible graphics adapter
High Color display adapter at 1024 x 768 resolution (1280 x 1024 recommended)