New Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 from ACDSee

The company also announced that its online photo sharing and storage site is now free.

Big Picture

ACD Systems has announced two photo-editing and management products: ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14. Both products now include: customizable color labels, drawing tools, and new special effects (including Polaroid-like collages, Lomographic photo effects, and Orton softening effects).

New features for ACDSee 14 include: new map view and geotagging support, a new metadata panel, and the ability to upload local files using Sync to Web folders. Price: $79.99.

ACDSee Pro 5, for professional photographers, adds: Dodge and Burn, the traditional darkroom effect to digitally apply saturation and vibrancy; Split Toning, to selectively adjust the saturation of specific hues in shadows and highlights; Advanced sharpening tools, especially useful for raw-conversion workflow; and the ability to Remove Metadata, to ensure that images are “socially safe.” Price: $239.99.

The company also has announced that its online photo sharing and storage site,, is now free.


View more from this Big Picture issue