ACDSee has recently announced the introduction of Photo Studio Mac 9, which the company describes as both a fully-featured Digital Asset Management (DAM) application and a non-destructive editor.
Products manufactured by ACD Systems include ACDSee Ultimate, ACDSee Professional, ACDSee Home, ACDSee Photo Editor, ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac, and ACDSee Luxea Video Editor. ACD Systems is one of the largest independent digital image editing and management firms in the world.
A review of a separate layered editor called ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor 12 was published on PetaPixel in the previous year. This editor allows RAW-level processing with multiple documents and non-destructive tools.
The manufacturer claims that Photo Studio Mac 9 is an improvement over the previous version of the platform because it has a new function called Face Detection and Recognition that enables editors to keep track of certain persons in groups of photographs. In addition, there is now a Development pane in the editor that can be used to access three brand-new features. These are Develop Presets, History, and Snapshots.
Editors have the ability to easily store and apply settings thanks to the Preset function. The editors themselves are able to create their own presets, but ACDSee also comes with more than fifty different settings that are pre-installed.
This same feature is one of the best “quality of life” capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, and now it’s available in ACDSee Photo Studio. History allows editors to see all of the changes that have been made to a photo and also easily step back to any of those processes. History is pretty much what it sounds like, and it allows editors to see all of the changes that have been made to a photo. Snapshot is a feature that gives editors the ability to store a set of changes and then preview or apply those changes to a picture at any time.
ACDSee Mac 9 comes with a set of user interface adjustments and tools such as the Info Palette, which provides helpful metadata about a selected image; and improved menu options, which the company says allows editors to “do more at once” while at the same time having greater control over tools. These new features are in addition to the ones that are listed above.
“Mac 9 is another significant upgrade for ACDSee that provides you with greater power and control when it comes to organizing and editing the images you take as well as the people who appear in those photos. This high-performance tool will allow your imagination to go wild and will bring your memories back to vivid life, according to Frank Lin, CTO, and COO of ACDSee.
As its name implies, ACDSee Photo Studio Mac 9 is exclusively compatible with Apple Mac computers and can be purchased for a price of one hundred dollars.