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ACDSee 7.0 Released

Photo-management software includes RAW support

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ACD Systems has released the latest version of its popular photo-management software"?ACDSee 7. The new version offers several upgrades, including RAW image support, advanced search capabilities, and more.

For professional photographers, the big news is that ACDSee allows users to examine images in their native RAW format. It supports RAW from most major camera manufacturers, including Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Kodak, and Minolta. And its advanced search capabilities allow users to view their entire collection at once, as well as search for specific criteria from folders, categories, and calendar dates.

Other features of ACDSee 7 include: the ability to view, browse, and convert images to JPEG 2000 format; side-by-side comparison of images; optimized workflow with the context-sensitive toolbar; interacting with EXIF data; sharing images via cell phones, Flash, and PDF slide shows, and an image-rating system.

The ACDSee 7 PowerPack includes ACDSee 7, ACD Photo Editor 3.1 (for quick edits), and ACD FotoSlate 3.1 (to create greeting cards, calendars, and contact sheets). ACDSee 7 is available for $49.99 for the full version; $39.99 for the upgrade from ACDSee 6. ACDSee Power- Pack is $79.99 for the full version; $49.99 for the upgrade from 6. (ACD Systems: www.acdsystems.com)

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