ACDSee adds support for the latest DSLRs and mirrorless cameras


posted Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM EST

If ACDSee Pro 6 or ACDSee 15 forms the heart of your Windows-based digital darkroom, or you're looking for a new image editing and management package to go with a new camera purchase, there's good news for you from ACD Systems this week. Both applications have just received updates that add support for a wide  variety of digital SLRs and mirrorless cameras, as well as a some fixed-lens cameras including a couple of premium compacts. The updates also fix a variety of bugs, and bring some new and improved features.

Available immediately, ACDSee Pro 6.1 and ACDSee 15.1 now support raw files from all of the following cameras:

Editing an image in ACDSee 15.

There are two new capabilities in ACDSee 15.1: support for compressed DNG raw files, and on the Windows 8 platform only, for MTS and M2TS video files. Additionally, support for EXIF maker notes in DNG raw files is said to have been improved.

For ACDSee Pro 6.1 only, there's also a step forwards in performance for the Develop Brush, if you apply multiple local adjustments.

Bug fixes for ACDSee 15.1 are as follows:

  • Brought back the option to delete images from source device during import

  • Brought back the option to confirm on file delete

  • Crash in Edit mode main menu when 's' key pressed

  • Crash with ID_Font plugin when decoding TTF files

  • Stability issue in Edit mode when using undo/redo in certain filters

  • Keyword tree in Organize tab of Properties Pane would be truncated after 2037 keywords

  • Image became pixelated in Exposure filter of Edit mode when turning off the Edit brush

  • Converting a native DNG file to TIFF would lose EXIF metadata

  • Preview in Edit mode Borders filter didn't always work correctly

  • Space bar wouldn't work in Edit mode Add Text filter if mouse was hovering over the image.

ACDSee 15 being used to review an image.

Meanwhile, ACDSee Pro 6.1 fixes all of the above, as well as the following:

  • Sliders of Standard Mode in Advanced color would be incorrect after pressing reset button

  • Rare issue with JPGS when applying highlight recovery and develop brush exposure adjustment in Develop mode

  • Advanced Color settings for images developed in Pro 3 or earlier were not applied using legacy algorithms

  • Noise reduction settings applied in previous versions of ACDSee were poorly approximated using the new algorithms

ACD Systems' product line includes imaging applications for both Windows and Mac.

As noted, both ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 are Windows-only applications. If you're on the Mac platform, ACD Systems' nearest equivalents are ACDSee Pro 2 and ACDSee 2, respectively. ACDSee Pro ordinarily costs US$100 on both platforms, while ACDSee has a list price of US$50 for Windows, and $30 for Mac.  Through December 10th, all four apps are available at a discount. The Windows versions have a $10 discount, ACDSee 2 for Mac carries a $15 discount, and the Mac flagship app, ACDSee Pro 2, can be picked up for $45 off list pricing.

More details on the ACD Systems website.