ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. Furthermore, images can be shared on social websites or your own space on the developer’s website.
The interface of ACDSee is quite well-organized and clean. Navigating and editing pictures is so much easier now, and its response time is much faster. You are welcomed by multiple panels which enable you to view a folder structure, selected pictures and metadata, as well as preview images. There are also some buttons, a menu bar and a few tabs which enable you to easily access all available options with ease, namely “Mange,” “View,” “Edit” and “365.”
Manage, label, import and convert pics
In the Manage tab you can select the images you want to view and edit. Labeling them is also possible, in order to prioritize files and easily spot them in folders. If you select an image without a label and switch to View mode, this program will throw in all images found in the same folder as the one selected by you.
You can also import image files from external drives, batch convert, rotate or resize them, instantly create a slideshow, rate images, and others.
Enhance your images, view and share them with others via Facebook
The Edit section is the one that encourages your creativity. Here you can perform photo corrections, such as red-eye and blemish removal and color adjustments for a natural look. Special effects include a wide selection of artistic filters that you can instantly test on the image, thanks to thumbnail preview. You can give your images a special touch with the aid of the built-in frames and borders.
The View panel is pretty self-explanatory, while the last tab enables you to log in to your ACDsee365 account and share your work here or to other social networking platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter.
Conclusion and performance
All in all, ACDSee makes quite the image enhancer. There are upsides such as the image displaying speed (it’s outstanding for large files), but there are downsides as well, such as the complicated sharing process.
Nevertheless, the interface is suitable to all types of users, the computer’s performance is not going to be hampered at all, and the utility did not freeze or crash in our tests.
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