ACD Systems has announced beta versions of its ACDSee Pro image workflow software for both Mac and PC. The forthcoming beta of version 4 for PC features metadata viewing and managing tools aimed at speeding workflow as well as improved geotagging support and enhanced raw conversion. Meanwhile a beta of version 1.4 for Mac is now available.
Sneak Preview: ACDSee Pro 4 Beta
Expands Metadata Tools, Adds Map
Public beta testing begins Fall 2010 on the next generation of ACDSee Pro software and also features improved processing and viewing capabilities
VICTORIA, British Columbia – Following the successful redesign of the ACDSee professional photography workflow software last year, ACD Systems International Inc. sets its sights on expanding the application’s fast and flexible capabilities even further with the launch of the beta test version of ACDSee™ Pro 4 this fall. The company expects thousands of professional photographers to participate in the ACDSee Pro 4 beta period and provide feedback in the development process, similar to the 10,000 testers who helped shape the current version.
“The top themes we continuously hear from our users during beta tests revolve around saving time and customizing workflow, so those will again be top priorities for Pro 4,” said Cam Carmichael, product manager for ACD Systems. “Beta testing is the best way to gather feedback to make sure we are continuing to deliver on our promise of a fast and flexible workflow tool at a tremendous value.”
When ACDSee Pro 4 beta testing opens this fall, photographers will be invited to evaluate these new features:
Workflow-Accelerating Metadata Tools
- Metadata Working Group compliance.
- New, workflow-accelerating tools for viewing and managing metadata.
- Greater interoperability of metadata.
Map View with Geotagging
- New map view available in both Manage and View mode.
- Map view enables users to easily geotag items, view items on the map, use the map to select groups of files for further workflow steps and use the map to select images for display in View mode.
Improved RAW Processing
- Improved performance and quality of RAW processing
Improved Processing of All Image Files
- Wider color space for best possible color preservation.
- Improved performance and usability enhancements.
- Vignette correction.
- Chromatic aberration correction and defringing.
ACDSee Pro 4 beta testing will launch in Fall 2010.
ACDSee Pro for Mac Enters
Final Beta Testing Before 2011 Release
Latest beta of ACDSee Pro for Mac, which has been tested by 10,000 photographers, introduces non-destructive editing and an improved graphical interface
VICTORIA, British Columbia – Beta testing of ACD Systems International’s ACDSee™ Pro Photo Manager for Mac is heading into its final phase and introduces professional photographers to one of the software’s most robust features: non-destructive editing.
Beta 1.4 downloads of ACDSee Pro for Mac, which gives photographers a faster all-in-one photography workflow system, are now available. To date, more than 10,000 Mac users have participated in the beta program and have offered feedback in 153 forum topics to ACD Systems developers. The final version is anticipated for release in early 2011.
“This final beta phase is an opportunity for photographers to test the features that will make ACDSee Pro for Mac a powerful workflow tool, particularly the non-destructive editing capability,” said Tarjin Rahman, product manager for ACD Systems. “Testers will be able to edit images without needing to save new files, which is a huge time-saver.”
Other notable additions to the beta 1.4 version include:
- An improved graphical user interface for Process mode.
- The ability to easily copy and paste processing settings from one image to another.
- Metadata is compliant with the Metadata Working Group (MWG) and supports IPTC Core, Extended and IIM.
- Support for XMP sidecar files
- A Custom Metadata pane allows for presenting a specific set of data that is most important to the user.
Between the beta 1.4 test period and the final release date in early 2011, Simon Tipler, project manager for ACD Systems, said the company’s developers will be implementing user feedback, adjusting features and performance to streamline the workflow process, and performing quality checks.
“We know photographers who use Mac systems are eagerly anticipating Pro for Mac because they have been integral to its development,” said Rahman. “They will be very pleased when they see the final product.”
Pricing and availability
ACDSee Pro for Mac is in beta testing. The full release of the product is anticipated in early 2011. At that time, ACDSee Pro for Mac will be available for a free 30-day trial and for purchase at $169.99 (USD) by visiting www.acdsee.com.
|Bald Eagle by anisah|
from Features - lips/mouth
|heron and fish by APenza|
from A Big Year - birds
|Cows Cowering Under Rare California Super Cell by RBFresno|
from -The Old Cows-
The new iZugar 3.25mm F2.5 super fisheye lens offers an insane 220-degree angle of view. That means it can basically see behind itself... good luck keeping your feet out of the shot.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll remember that time you took a picture of the frozen pizza baking directions.
A Craigslist poster has discovered the worst possible way to photograph a car: taking pictures of pictures displayed on a cracked and scratched up smartphone screen.
With the iPhone X coming out soon, the title probably won't last, but the iPhone 8 Plus is officially the best smartphone camera DxOMark has ever tested, and the iPhone 8 is second.
Kodak's new Facebook Messenger chatbot is trying to bring back the 'Kodak Moment' by digging up your old social media photos and trying to sell you prints and custom coffee mugs.
Affinity Photo for iPad was touted as "the first full blown, truly professional photo editing tool to make its way onto the Apple tablet." This update makes it that much more convenient.
Yashica has released a new teaser video, and this one claims they'll be releasing an "unprecedented camera" in October on Kickstarter. Ready... set... speculate!
Storage solutions company Synology has just released its very first 6-bay NAS tower. Combined with the DX1215 expansion units, it can hold and control up to thirty drives.
We're always expanding our collection of product overview content, and we've just added videos for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, the EOS Rebel SL2 and EOS M6.
The venerable Canon PowerShot G1 was announced seventeen years ago this week, marking the start of a line of enthusiast-focused compacts that's still alive and kicking.
Super macro photographer Can Tuncer captured these incredible close-ups of a single peacock feather using a special setup and three different microscope lenses.
After successfully crowdfunding the Biotar 75mm F1.5, Oprema Jena is at it again. This time they're bringing back the Biotar 58mm F2: the world's only lens with a 17-blade aperture.
Adobe's move to a subscription model is treating it very well indeed. The company has posted record revenue for the second quarter in a row, hauling in a mind-boggling $1.84 billion.
More details have emerged about the potential sale of Blackstone's 45% stake in iconic camera brand Leica.
Popular mobile editing app Snapseed just got a major update that includes a new interface and 11 new presets for both Android and iOS, as well as adding the Perspective tool to the iOS version.
It might sound like a strange idea, but taking macro photos of boiling water can actually result in some really cool photographs. A good photo experiment for a rainy day.
The database was created to "break with the narrow lens through which history… has been recorded" by equipping those who commission photography with "the resources to discover photographers of color available for assignments.
Lensbaby has released two new optics for their special "optic swap system." The Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic gives you that trademark sweet spot of focus, while the Creative Bokeh optic gives you 9 different drop in aperture plate options to play with.
TechCrunch has already posted their review of the upcoming iPhone 8 (not yet the iPhone X), and they're calling it "a look into the augmented future of photography."
Affinity Photo is a $50 photo editing software with no subscriptions. That's it – pay for it once and you're done. And we think it's actually pretty darn good.
Instagram is currently testing a major change to the app's profile layout: replacing the 3-photo across grid with a 4-photo grid... and some users are NOT taking the news well.
A report by USSRPhoto is shedding some light on the return of the famed Zenit camera brand. It seems the full-frame mirrorless camera they're working on will be made in part by Leica using components from the Leica SL.
According to a reliable Korean report, Samsung is developing a smartphone sensor that's capable of super slow motion. Translation: Samsung's next batch of Galaxy smartphones may be able to shoot 1,000fps.
This simple photograph of a seahorse and Q-tip has taken the internet by storm. We spoke to photographer Justin Hofman about how it was captured, and what it means to him.
After a massive leak last week, Profoto has officially debuted the Profoto A1: the company's first on-camera flash system that they're calling "the world's smallest studio flash."
"When the first hyperfocal distance charts were designed, someone decided that an acceptably sharp background contained some blur — enough to notice in a medium-sized print [...] After that point, nearly every other hyperfocal chart followed suit."
The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (also known as the EOS 200D) is the company's impressively compact entry-level DSLR. Packing a 24MP APS-C sensor, DIGIC 7 processor and Dual Pixel AF, it promises a lot of bang for the buck. And while not mind-blowing, it handles most tasks very well.
Correct these four common composition mistakes and your photos will be more balanced, tell a better story, and lead your viewer's eye where you want it to go.
The rugged, compact 360° action camera Kodak unveiled at Photokina in 2016, the Kodak PixPro Orbit 360, is finally available in the United States.
iOS 11 launches tomorrow, and it'll save all of your pictures in a new high efficiency image format called HEIC. Fortunately, there's now a converter that will let you turn those photos back into JPEGs.