One of my favourite image browsers for Windows is now available (as Beta) on the Mac. ACDSee soon became my favourite a few years ago as it is simply the fastest rendering JPEG viewer / thumbnailer around, it also features the ability to do lossless JPEG rotations (in groups if required) and view camera metadata (EXIF exposure information). ACDSee allows you to view up to 40 different file formats...

Click here to download ACDSee Mac Beta
(Thanks to Willie Vass for locating this for me)

Here's their official press release:

Leading Digital Image Management Solution Available for Trial by Professional and Home Mac Users Including Artists, Photographers, Multimedia Types

ACD Systems International, Inc. (CDNX: ASA), the leading provider of digital imaging management solutions, today announced that the Macintosh beta version of its leading digital image management software, ACDSee, is now available.

ACDSee for Mac is a high speed, full-featured image viewer that displays digital images in high resolution and allows users to find and organize image archives, movie and sound clips. It supports over 40 popular image formats, plus provides fast viewing and playing of multimedia files using QuickTime(TM) technology including MPEGs and MP3s. ACDSee for Mac is ideal for professional or home users who do photography, graphic design or multimedia related tasks and who need to manage image, movie or sound file archives.

``This first product release to the Macintosh community is part of ACD Systems' aggressive growth strategy to increase the size of our established user base and to expand the market penetration of ACD Systems' products worldwide,'' said Doug Vandekerkhove, President and CEO of ACD Systems. ``By releasing a beta version of ACDSee for Mac to the Macintosh community, we're encouraging Mac users to explore ACDSee and become involved in creating a solution that best fits their needs by providing us with feedback.''

ACDSee for Mac follows in the tradition of ACDSee, the leading software for digital image management for Windows platform, for both high-end graphics professionals and home users. ACDSee is bundled with many leading products around the world, including those from Packard Bell NEC and HP Cartogra, and has a market penetration of over 15 million users worldwide.


ACDSee for Mac is available as a download from ACD Systems' corporate Web site,, where the company already responds to approximately 3/4 of a million download requests each month. Following the release of the beta version of ACDSee for Mac and gathering of user feedback, ACD Systems will release the first complete version of ACDSee for Mac in summer 2000.