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ACD Systems' logo. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: ACDSee Releases Update to Professional Photo Workflow Software, Offers Free Storage Upgrade

VICTORIA, British Columbia – May 12, 2010 – With a free update for current users and a storage upgrade offer, photographers who use ACDSee Pro™ 3 can now get even more functionality out of the leading digital imaging software that quickly processes RAW images, accelerates workflow and makes image sharing easy.

ACD Systems has released a second, free Pro 3 update that provides additional flexibility when processing digital images and publishing those images online. The update, which includes a Facebook®1 upload tool, is now available to current users at www.acdsee.com.

In addition, professional photographers who purchase Pro 3 before June 7 will receive a free upgrade to 15GB of online storage on ACDSee Online for one year, as well as 15 percent off fotoflōt® prints until Sept. 9, 2010.

Program enhancements
Among the list of refinements in the latest ACDSee Pro 3 update are the following new capabilities:

  • Interface display theme switching: Two display themes are now available on ACDSee Pro 3’s newly refined interface. In addition to the Charcoal theme available since initial release of the product, a Silver theme is also available.

  • Option for additional icons Users now have the option to turn on icons in the Edit pane in Process mode, and in the Category pane in Manage mode.

  • Netbook compatibility: To enhance functionality for popular and lightweight netbook computers that have display resolutions of less than 1024x768, some dialogs have been redesigned to make the interface compatible with resolutions of 1024x600 and higher.

  • Improved RAW processing performance: Processing large RAW files now makes more use of the background task engine, which allows the user to move to the next image or mode more quickly.

  • View original: Users will have the option to see their original, unprocessed image in View mode.

  • Workflow customization: Users will have the option to permanently commit Develop settings or Edit adjustments to selected images.

Online enhancements
In addition to new product features, the latest update includes added enhancements for ACDSeeOnline.com. ACDSeeOnline.com is accessible from the Online mode of ACDSee Pro 3, which allows photographers to easily store and share images online without leaving the application and connects users to a free 2 GB account. ACDSee Pro 3 users will see these new capabilities available on ACDSeeOnline.com:

  • Print with fotoflōt®: The first printing service available through ACDSeeOnline.com allows for high-quality prints displayed using a magnetic mounting system without the need for glass, frames or matting. Available in North America only.

  • Crossloaders: Users can easily transfer images in ACDSeeOnline.com to other sites, beginning with the leading social networking community, Facebook.

  • One-stop sharing: Users can e-mail or crossload images in one central location.

  • RSS: Visitors can subscribe to the latest photos that have been made public on ACDSeeOnline.com. Subscribe by author, album, tag or to all new photos.

  • Private messages: Logged-in users will be able to send each other private messages. Users will receive these messages in ACDSeeOnline.com.

  • Sorting: Users can sort the photos they upload so they display in their preferred order. Sort by title, date uploaded, size or by number of public views.

  • Full-size image download: Users can choose to allow their friends/clients to have access to the largest available images that have been uploaded to the site. This feature allows print-quality photos to be shared.

  • Add keyword tags: Users can now add keywords to photos in ACDSeeOnline.com. When these photos are downloaded back to a computer through Transfer mode by an ACDSee user, this metadata will be read as ACD database keywords.

Introduced in September 2009, ACDSee Pro 3 emphasizes four areas of activity – manage, view, process and online – that optimize photography workflow from start to finish in one application. Building on its reputation as a leading viewer, browser and organizer, Pro 3 brings new speed to the editing and online stages of photography workflow. ACDSee Pro 3 is available in English, German, Japanese and French. All four language editions are compatible with Windows® 7.

ACDSee Pro 3 is available for a free 30-day trial and for purchase at $169.99 (USD) by visiting www.acdsee.com. Free upgrade offer to 15GB of storage for one year on ACDSeeOnline.com is available through June 7, 2010.

About ACD Systems
Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. is one of the world’s leading developers and marketers of digital imaging software, including the renowned ACDSee image management tool and Canvas, an advanced technical illustration and graphics program. ACD Systems has millions of consumer and business users and more than 33,000 corporate customers, including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit www.acdsee.com.

ACD and ACDSee are trademarks of ACD Systems International Inc. and may be registered in Canada, the United States, the European Union, Japan or certain other jurisdictions. Canvas is a trademark of ACD Systems of America, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems of America, Inc. are used under license by ACD Systems International Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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  1. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

(First posted on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 16:14 EDT)

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