Software : ACD Systems : ACDSee

ACD Systems ACDSee

Version
(as of 2/21/2017)
20
Platform
LicenseCommercial
CategoryGraphics

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Manage thousands of digital photos
  • Create slideshows and share photos online
  • Search and organize images using filters and categories
  • View over 100 file formats
  • Touch-up and edit images
  • Backup and synchronize photos with external media

ACDSee is a digital photo management and image-editing program primarily used by personal digital photographers and home users. It is used to organize and touch-up photos taken by digital cameras.

ACDSee provides a Windows Explorer-like interface for managing photos and includes views for organizing, viewing, and editing images. You can search and locate photos using keywords, thumbnails, custom categories, ratings, favorites, or other image metadata. You can also sort, group, show, or hide images using categories and other filters. The program's ability to organize and search through large libraries of photos is especially beneficial if you take a lot of digital photos.

ACDSee allows you to touch-up images and add effects to photos. For example, you can apply a stained glass effect, add text, and add custom borders and drop shadows to images. It also includes tools for fixing common digital photo problems, such as blemishes, red eye, and shadows. And no matter what edits you make, the program keeps backup copies of the original images so that you can revert back to the unedited versions.

Although it does not offer as many tools as advanced applications like ACDSee Pro, ACDSee is still a quality choice. It offers an interface familiar to Windows users, supports a vast amount of file formats, and helps you manage your digital photo library. For these reasons, ACDSee is a good option for the amateur photographer who wants advanced editing tools for a reasonable price.

▶ Primary file extension

.ASW – ACDSee Slideshow Wizard File

▶ Other file extensions used by ACD Systems ACDSee 20

Supported File Types
.ABRAdobe Photoshop Brushes File
.ADTSAudio Data Transport Stream File
.APDACDSee Photo Document
.ARWSony Digital Camera Image
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.ASWACDSee Slideshow Wizard File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BAYCasio RAW Image
.BMPBitmap Image File
.CNVCanvas 6-8 Drawing File
.CR2Canon Raw Image File
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.CVXCanvas Drawing File
.DCRKodak RAW Image File
.DJVUDjVu Image
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.ERFEpson RAW File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HDRHigh Dynamic Range Image File
.ICLWindows Icon Library File
.ICNWindows Icon File
.ICOIcon File
.IFFInterchange File Format
.JBRPaint Shop Pro Brushes File
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.JPCJPEG 2000 Code Stream File
.JPGJPEG Image
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio File
.M4ViTunes Video File
.MEFMamiya RAW Image
.MIDMIDI File
.MOSLeaf Camera RAW File
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.MP4MPEG-4 Video File
.MRWMinolta Raw Image File
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.NRWNikon Raw Image File
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.PBMPortable Bitmap Image
.PCDKodak Photo CD Image File
.PCTPicture File
.PCXPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.PGMPortable Gray Map Image
.PICGeneric Picture File
.PICTPicture File
.PIXAlias PIX Image
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PPMPortable Pixmap Image File
.PSPostScript File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.PSPPaintShop Pro Image File
.PSPBRUSHPaint Shop Photo Pro Brush File
.PSPIMAGEPaintShop Pro Image
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.RASSun Raster Graphic
.RAWRaw Image Data File
.RMIRMID MIDI File
.RSBRed Storm Bitmap File
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.RWLLeica RAW Image
.SGISilicon Graphics Image File
.SNDSound File
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.SRFSony RAW Image
.SRWSamsung RAW Image
.SWFShockwave Flash Movie
.TGATarga Graphic
.THMThumbnail Image File
.TIFTagged Image File
.TTCTrueType Font Collection
.TTFTrueType Font
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WBMPWireless Bitmap Image File
.WMAWindows Media Audio File
.WMFWindows Metafile
.WMVWindows Media Video File
.XBMX11 Bitmap Graphic
.XPMX11 Pixmap Graphic
Additional Related File Formats
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AIFCCompressed Audio Interchange File
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.AISACDSee Image Sequence File
.ANIWindows Animated Cursor
.ARJARJ Compressed File Archive
.ARTAOL Compressed Image File
.AUAudio File
.CABWindows Cabinet File
.CURWindows Cursor
.DCXZsoft Multi-Page Paintbrush File
.DJVDjVu Image
.EPSFEncapsulated PostScript Format File
.EXIFExchangeable Image Information File
.FPXFlashPix Bitmap Image File
.GZGnu Zipped Archive
.INTSGI Integer Image
.J2CJPEG 2000 Code Stream
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JFIFJPEG File Interchange Format
.JIFJPEG Image File
.JPEJPEG Image
.JPEGJPEG Image
.JPFJPEG 2000 Image
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.LBMDeluxe Paint Bitmap Image
.LHALHARC Compressed Archive
.M15MPEG Video
.M1AMPEG-1 Audio File
.M1VMPEG-1 Video File
.M2AMPEG-1 Layer 2 Audio File
.M3UMedia Playlist File
.M75MPEG Video
.MIDIMIDI File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP2MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
.MP2VMPEG-2 Video File
.MPAMPEG-2 Audio File
.MPEGMPEG Movie
.MPGMPEG Video File
.MPVMPEG Elementary Stream Video File
.PSPDPhotoSuite 5 Project File
.QCPPureVoice Audio File
.QIFQuickTime Image File
.QTApple QuickTime Movie
.QTIQuickTime Image File
.QTIFQuickTime Image File
.QTMApple QuickTime Movie File
.RARWinRAR Compressed Archive
.RGBRGB Bitmap
.SD2Sound Designer II File
.SMISMIL Presentation
.SMILSMIL Presentation File
.SMLSMIL Slideshow Presentation
.SWAShockwave Audio
.TARConsolidated Unix File Archive
.TAR.GZCompressed Tarball File
.TGZGzipped Tar File
.THMVideo Thumbnail File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.ULWu-Law Audio File
.UUUuencoded File
.UUEUuencoded File
.VFWVideo for Windows
.XIFScanSoft Pagis File
.ZIPZipped File

Updated: February 21, 2017