Saturday, July 6, 2013

ACDSee Pro 6.2 – Total Photography Control

ACDSee Pro 6.2 - Total Photography ControlACDSee Pro 6 is a professional way to edit photos which allows you to enhance productivity by photo editing, organizing, viewing, and sharing. It includes powerful photo editing tools that let you securely store images online and process them whenever you want. It is developed for expert photographers, but novices can also make it purposeful with a quick start guide that has enough editing techniques.

As ACDSee Pro 6 is a professional version, the complete software should be purchased for $149.99, an expensive one but worth trying. A 30-day trial subscription is also offered which contains the software’s full features. The pro version is a bit expensive, but you will get the bonus online storage space which many photo editors can’t manage to offer. The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of ACDSee Pro 6 are compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP with no issues.

The installation offers three options for handling file associations – all image file types; only unassociated types; and custom settings to choose file types. You need to create an account or sign-in with existing username and password to access online tools and storage space. A quick startup guide will illustrate briefly about the application’s tools and features.

ACDSee Pro 6.2 - Installation

The interface resembles the top photo and image editors featuring a sophisticated alignment. The main interface is divided into five main sections – Manage, View, Develop, Edit, and Online. You can browse for images or drag and drop method through ‘Manage’ section. You can filter, group, sort, and select images by rating, labels, file name, size, image type, etc. In the ‘View’ section, you can add, rotate, magnify, scroll, or zoom pictures to the image. You can even set captions, access external editing tools, view slideshows, insert audio, set file associations, and more. The Developing tools hold advanced settings such as lighting, advanced colors, highlight hue & saturation, shadows hue, balance & saturation, and tone curves.

ACDSee Pro 6.2 - Interface

You can apply special effects and editing tools such as watermark, text, red eye reduction, collage, orton, crop, sharpen, blur, noise, dodge, perspective correction, exposure and lighting, vignette and burn. In the ‘Online’ section, you can create password-protected albums and folders on the developer’s website and share them with others.

New Features:

  • Improved Workflow – The new version has super fast performance, hierarchical keywords, enhanced color management, Blu-ray burn support.
  • Photo Developing – You can make non-destructive adjustments to get the look precisely you want. The improved noise reduction and sharpening rescues your high ISO images to get more natural results.
  • Black and White mode makes high-quality non-destructive hue-based brightness adjustments and saturation-based tinting.
  • New processing tools and Advanced Color Improvements.
  • Photo Editing – Add brush effects on specific area of your photo and apply the new Smart Blur filter in Edit mode.
ACDSee Pro 6.2 - Advanced Color Improvements

Main Features:
  • Streamlined Digital Asset Management increases the speed and performance of the workflow.
  • You can take control of all your digital image assets with an organized collection and metadata.
  • You can find any image in your collection with the ‘Powerful Search Tools’ based on metadata, file properties, date, event, rating, keyword, and many other attributes.
  • Display your photos in real-time i.e. precisely the way you want, from their original locations. You can see your images at full resolution with a single click.
  • Make your edited photo even better with non-destructive adjustment brushing techniques, tuning your images, reducing noise, sharpening images smartly, creating stunning HDR images and turning on to black and white mode.
  • You can edit multiple photos at once using ‘Batch Edit’ mode. You can rotate, crop, resize, add watermarks, and perform several operations simultaneously.
  • Instantly preview the applied effects.
  • Apply more than 45 unique effects including the create Collage and Orton effects.
  • Your free account includes 10 GB of online storage, so that you can backup your images easily and share them with Facebook and Twitter contacts.
ACDSee Pro 6.2 - Fast and Flexible Viewing

You need to have minimum 1 GB RAM and 1 GB hard disk space with 1280x1024 screen resolution to install the application. A CD/DVD Burner is required to burn images to CDs and DVDs if you wish to. Coming to the software requirements, you require at least Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, DirectX 9.0c, and Windows Media Player 9.0.