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ACD Systems adds raw support for 14 cameras to Pro 5 and ACDSee 14

By dpreview staff on Jul 17, 2012 at 12:07 GMT

ACD Systems has announced updates bringing support for 14 additional cameras to ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 for Windows. ACDSee Pro v5.3 and ACDSee v14.3 both gain support for recent cameras such as the Nikon D800, Olympus OM-D E-M5, Canon PowerShot G1 X, Sony Alpha SLT-A57 and Pentax K-01. The latest builds, featuring the expanded Raw format support can be downloaded from ACD Systems' website now.

Press Release:

ACD SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES PRO 5 AND ACDSEE 14 SUPPORT FOR NEW RAW FILE FORMATS

Seattle, WA –July 13, 2012 – ACD Systems International Inc. today announced the availability of ACDSee Pro 5.3 and ACDSee 14.3. Both products incorporate the company’s patented technology and user-focused design which have made ACD Systems the photo editing and management products of choice for over 50 million users worldwide. This update adds support for RAW file formats of the following popular cameras:

  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Olympus E-M5
  • Leica V-LUX 3
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX20
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A57
  • Pentax K-01

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.

Pricing & Availability

ACDSee Pro 5.3 is available online for a suggested retail price of $129.99(US). ACDSee 14.3 is available online for a suggested retail price of $69.99(US).

Comments

Total comments: 10
peevee1
By peevee1 (Jul 18, 2012)

They did not support G1 X until now???

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marinerbc
By marinerbc (Jul 18, 2012)

Looks quite nice.

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neogeo
By neogeo (Jul 17, 2012)

What about Sony RX100 RAW support?

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chrisnfolsom
By chrisnfolsom (Jul 17, 2012)

ditto keeponkeepingon's questions - anyone know? How is there online support - will it mirror folder/albums that are local (like in picasa?).

For a real blast from the past look at ThumbsPlus.com - still being developed with some great support...

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schorscho
By schorscho (Jul 17, 2012)

There was not much improvement from 4 to 5 (still worth the 29,- Dollar upgrade price). But there was certainly a lot improvement from 2 to 5. It's certainly worth the upgrade but they have special price offers from time to time I would wait for one.

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schorscho
By schorscho (Jul 17, 2012)

Yes it's non-destructive. The Pro-Version is great IMHO it's much more stable than in past years. It's still by far the fastest image-browser I'm aware of. And it let you browse through your own file-system and still builds a database in the background, much better than in Aperture or Lightroom where you have a proprietary file-managment.
You have all important developing possibilities and they are userfriendly and fast but for more advanced developing I use either Lightroom or Photoshop.
Lightroom is more advanced with it's developing tools and the possibility of plug-ins are also an advantage.
I use three image-browser in my workflow Photomechanic for keywording, Lightroom for more advanced developing and for the use of plugins. For all the rest I use ACDSee including it's database possibilities. It's worth a look and could use in conjunction with Lightroom in a more advanced image workflow.

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Aleo Veuliah
By Aleo Veuliah (Jul 17, 2012)

Yes ACDSee Pro is very good and practical

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Alfred Molon
By Alfred Molon (Jul 17, 2012)

I'm still using version 2 of ACDSee Pro, which is quite good. Would it make sense to upgrade to version 5?

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keeponkeepingon
By keeponkeepingon (Jul 17, 2012)

Gosh. a blast from the past. Is ACDSee still around? How's this compare to lightroom? Is it non-destructive?

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Pavel Sokolov
By Pavel Sokolov (Jul 18, 2012)

not worth that money.

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