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ACD Systems launches ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee v14

Sep 27, 2011 at 07:06 GMT

ACD Systems has announced the launch of ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee version 14. Pro 5 builds on the software's database and organization heritage by gaining image editing tools such as Dodge and Burn, split toning and sharpening tools. This is in addition to its Raw conversion capabilities. Meanwhile, ACDSee v14 adds geotagging options, improved metadata tools and the special effects and drawing tools that are also new to Pro 5. Alongside the launches, the company has announced ACDSee Online, a Raw-capable cloud-based storage and archiving service that doesn't require ownership of the company's software.

Press Release:

NEW ACDSEE PHOTO EDITING AND MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS DELIVER BEST COMBINATION OF FEATURES AND COST

New Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 Products Give Pro and Amateur Photographers Capabilities Normally Found By Combining Traditional Products

Seattle, WA and Victoria, Canada – September 27, 2011 – ACD Systems International Inc. today announced two photo editing and management products which provide the richest combination of capabilities and value available.  Both ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 incorporate the company’s patented technology and user-focused design which have made ACD the products of choice for over 50 million users worldwide. 

ACDSee Pro 5 is the most complete solution for the enhancement and control of image production for professional photographers.  Pro 5 is the only solution that allows photographers to carry out the essential elements of the photography creative process and distribution in one place.  The standard version, ACDSee 14, gives sophisticated amateurs the high end tools they need to produce professional quality results and easily manage their library of images.  Both products provide professional quality features normally found across multiple traditional products such as Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom, at a much lower cost.  They also offer users the ability to share images via social media networks and on the company’s free online photo sharing service, ACDSeeOnline.com.

“The declining cost of digital cameras has enabled better image capture, however the cost of software has not fallen dramatically,” said Doug Vanderkerkhove, Founder and CEO of ACD Systems.  “While great cameras are more accessible to both pros and amateurs, the second part of the process—enabling more creativity, better control and accessibility of the photos taken--has lagged far behind for everyone but the elite.  ACD Systems is striving to change that.  Democratization of quality photography tools is something that we feel very strongly about.  ACD System’s commitment to this has engendered incredible loyalty around the world.  These new products symbolize a renewed dedication to both professional and amateur photographers, and to the art of photography.”

Both ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 new features include:

ACDSee Pro 5, the newest Pro product, offers new editing and management features, including:

ACDSee 14 gives dedicated amateur photographers pro-quality tools including:

And Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 will continue to provide industry-leading features including:

The company also announced today that its online photo sharing and storage site, ACDSeeOnline.com, is now free, so anyone can create beautiful photographs then use ACDSee Online’s cloud-based environment to store and share images.  ACDSee Online users can easily archive any file format (including RAW formats), email photo albums, post albums on Facebook and Tweet links to albums.  ACDSeeOnline.com is safe and secure and does not require purchase of any ACDSee product.