ACD Systems, the makers of the popular ACDSee image organization and editing desktop application, has decided to take its imaging expertise mobile with the ACDSee iPhone app. It's a camera and editing app all in one, equipped with a collage function and selfie mode that automatically uses your device's front camera and applies a skin softening effect to the image.

In editing mode the app provides comprehensive control over exposure, color and tonal range. In camera mode it makes use of the manual camera settings offered in iOS 8. You can manually control exposure, focus and white balance and there is a shutter priority mode. Special shooting modes include Flash Fusion which, similar to what we have seen on the latest version of the Microsoft Lumia camera app, takes one photo with flash and one photo without. Both exposures can then be merged to for an optimized lighting balance. HDR Fusion works like most HDR modes and combines three photos taken at different exposures, using ACDSee’s patented LCE technology for tone-mapping.

The ACDSee iPhone app works with the iPhone 4S and newer models, but is optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus running iOS 8.1 The app is available now for $1.99 in the Apple App Store. Expert users can purchase the optional ACDSee Pro Pack add-on which comes with additional features including Split Toning and Denoise. The Pro Pack will set you back another $4.99.