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ACDSee 15 and Pro 6 gain Raw support for 19 additional cameras

By dpreview staff on Mar 8, 2013 at 10:00 GMT

ACD Systems has extended the Raw support offered by its ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 software packages. Version 6.2 of the Pro version and and ACDSee v15.2 gain support for an additional 19 cameras including the Canon EOS M, Nikon D5200, Sony SLT-A99V and the Olympus E-PL5. This update also includes performance improvements.

Press Release:


Seattle, WA – March 7, 2013 – ACD Systems International Inc. today announced the availability of ACDSee Pro 6.2 and ACDSee 15.2. 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 includes Performance improvements to Hierarchical Keywords and support for RAW file formats of the following camera models:

  • Canon Powershot S110
  • Canon EOS M
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Nikon 1 V2
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D600
  • Olympus XZ-2 iHS
  • Olympus E-PL5
  • Olympus E-PM2
  • Panasonic GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II/K5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10
  • Samsung EX2F
  • Sony SLT-A99V
  • Sony Alpha NEX-6
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5R
  • Sony DSC-RX1

Release Notes:

For complete details, please see the release notes for both of ACDSee Pro 6.2 and ACDSee 15.2. ACDSee Pro 6 is the most complete solution for the enhancement and control of image production for professional photographers. Pro 6 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 15, 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,

Pricing & Availability
ACDSee Pro 6 is available online for suggested retail price of $99.99(US). ACDSee 15 is available online for a suggested retail price of $49.99(US).


Total comments: 16
By Strachen (Mar 20, 2013)

Amazingly enough. V 2 still works with win7. Not perfectly but still a great viewer.

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By Cobra2 (Mar 14, 2013)

Was about to order, till they added 25% sales tax...

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By caissam (Mar 11, 2013)

PhotoWiz wrote "I just tried ACDSEE Pro 6. It purports to be non-destructive of the original image. But when I did a Clone on one Jpeg, it made a permanent change to the original image. Is this non-destructive?"
after doing your corrections safe the pic under a new name for example pic.jpg as pic1.jpg.
And then cancel the project!
then you have both files in your working directory.

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By Photo-Wiz (Mar 9, 2013)

I just tried ACDSEE Pro 6. It purports to be non-destructive of the original image. But when I did a Clone on one Jpeg, it made a permanent change to the original image. Is this non-destructive?

By DennisCh (Mar 9, 2013)

Since "Clone" is not a term that ACDSee uses in the context, it's hard to say just what you did, but certainly it is possible to change your original image, but also there are multiple ways to avoid making changes. If you simply use Edit mode to Crop and then Save (not Save As), the Modified date of your JPEG will indeed be updated. But then go to Menu>Tools>Process>Restore to Original, the edit is reversed and the date changes back. To make the change permanent, you have to do Menu>Tools>Process>Commit Changes. THAT'S what they mean by non-destructive.

Personally, I do all my editing in RAW with rare exceptions. It's impossible to change the original RAW file (that's why I'm here: I can edit photos from my new Canon SX50 at last), the changes are applied to a new JPEG, so it's inherently non-destructive.

By Photo-Wiz (Mar 9, 2013)

Actually the term "Clone" is used in ACDSee under Repair Tool in the Edit Mode. But I think I figured out what the program does. When I save my changes to an image it replaces the original file with a new file. It moves the original file into a folder called "Originals.". Then when you wand to restore to the original file, it just moves the original back into the folder where you started.

But thanks for pointing out the menu options. I will check those out more carefully. -- No RAW support for Fuji XE1.

Scales USA
By Scales USA (Mar 9, 2013)

Yes, it saves the original in a sub folder, so you have twice the amount of disk space used. Not very efficient.

Fortunately, you can turn it off. I use ACDSEE for jpegs only when I am working on a quick and dirty image, like a craigslist photo and don't want the original version around.

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By Backstage (Mar 8, 2013)

I love the tool in addition to lightroom since version 2! Still I miss the fuji x sensor support and that turns me mad. In particular I used it for a quick preview and a complex renaming. But if it does not read fuji RAW files ...

By mpgxsvcd (Mar 8, 2013)

It isn't the best tool for the job. However, it works very well for the price and it is very easy to use. I am glad it finally got GH3 RAW support.

By Arsen (Mar 8, 2013)

Great product, I love using this for my cataloge of files, and viewer and Great for quick edits. So fast and easy to use.. I use it to launch Photoshop, Nik Software suite, Capture NX2, Ligtroom, Photomatrix and also has a great batch resize, rename capabilites.

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By macker (Mar 8, 2013)

Any chance the might do something for Fujifilm X System ??

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By Backstage (Mar 8, 2013)

I asked them and the answer was "not yet".

Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Mar 8, 2013)

color management still sucks..... useless.

By AlanG (Mar 8, 2013)

Why do you say that? The color management works fine for me and matches what I get in Photoshop, DXO, and C-1 for on-screen display using my wide gamut NEC monitor. I can't say I use it to simulate proofing on other devices.

What I think has changed over the years is that you now have to upgrade to the current version of the software to get the latest raw support. In the past you could just upload a new raw camera plugin to update even older software. So for instance I now have to upgrade to pro 6 just to get support for my Nex 6 even though none of the other new features appeal to me.

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By Falconest174 (Mar 9, 2013)

For the type of editing that I do, ACDSee Pro6 is just about all I need. I have Elements 10 and almost never use it. The ACDSee interface is easy and intuitive, without slogging through 'layers' and other multi-click operations. Basic editing on most photos can be done in 1-2 minutes and a few mouse clicks. Much faster than the same edits in p'shop.

By AlanG (Mar 9, 2013)

I agree. It is a very fast, intuitive, and powerful program... especially for the price. I think the fact that many photographers are on Macs and ACDSee was a Windows program (until recently) kept many photographers from knowing about it.

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