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ACDSee Photo Studio Reviews

Wanna be the best but real oldschool

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I liked AcdSee 15 years ago: for that times it was amazing quality of software. But years passing, new version of AcdSee are coming - but everything remains the same. Same codebase, same UI (that looking dirty and not ordered in 2016). They even trying to beat Lightroom and pretending to be professional level - but it's just peace of crap with 20-years codebase. Slow, not intuitive, not nice, sometimes buggy.

AcdSee, please change your codebase from the scratch. Stop riding on the dead horse! :)


ACDSee is the best image manager, and I've tried them all

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I used this site to try all the alternatives to ACDSee, and none of them come close in terms of actual image management features, such as tagging and classifying images. (Picasa's great if you're primarily sharing your images online, but that's not for me.)

The interface is sleek and simple. There's minimal image editing features, which is fine since I'd use another program for that like Photoshop. This program is almost strictly for image management and viewing. So if that's what you're looking for, give this one a try.

It's not slow or bloated. I have no idea what the other commenters are talking about. Maybe they're using 15-year-old computers running Windows 95. If that's your situation as well, try IrfanView. It even looks like it was made 15 years ago.


XnView MP is the good alternative.

Recovering Lost Images

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If you lose a drive full of pictures, there are apps to recover them.
After that, you need to sort out the junk and put the rest in some sort of order...
Enter ACDSee and the alternatives.

Sort by dimensions to eliminate thumbnails and icons.
Sort by date to get (hopefully) some semblance of order.

Yes there are some unused features, bloating the newer versions, but it's still a useful app.


I love this software...

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It's been my choice image viewing/editing software for years!
The viewer replaces Windows' one nicely and the editor is really simple yet allows me to do most of my color/contrast photo corrections is seconds (gamma curves, luminosity, saturation, etc.).

N.B. I have the 2009 version (V11), it might be time for me to update.


Acdsee for MAC not supported still being sold

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Acdsee PRO for the MAC OS, does not work on the latest version of the OS. Here is the post and the response I have gotten from Acdsee. This was posted in November 23, 2016. They are still selling the product, that does not work, the Beta that they referred to for version 4, is still not available. They suggested that they would have it out before Christmas, they did not make it. Here is the link for the site where you can buy the product that does not work. Note there is no disclaimer that it wont work with the current MAC OSX. http://www.acdsee.com/en/products/acdsee-pro-3-mac
I have been very patient waiting for this new version (Of note: Mac OS 10.12.1 Sierra, was released September 20,2016. As a software developer, they should have had it in their hands to verify that it worked before then). We are now in 2017, and it is still not supported. By not supported, what I really mean is it does not work. Not even to just view the pictures you have on your Mac.

Any idea when Acdsee will work on a Mac? I have Acdsee MAC Pro 3.7.201 and Mac OS 10.12.1 Sierra. This doesn't work and the answer from support was ... NOT SUPPORTED. Yet, they are still selling this software. $29.95 with no disclaimer that it doesn't yet work with the latest software. I have been a customer since the '80's. Started out with PC's and moved to Mac about 10 years ago. I upgraded my OS about 2 months ago, shortly after that noticed that Acdsee was not working, called support and they said that I should sign up for the Beta for Acdsee Mac Pro 4.0, of course that is not yet available.