Your Photography Companion
For the home photographer, ACDSee Photo Studio Home 2021 lets you take your photography and your image organization to the next level. For 2021, you get access to new filters and features that optimize your workflow and editing process so you can make your images award winners.
Digital Asset Management & Productivity
Now with up to 100% faster launching, up to 50% faster mode-switching, up to 100% faster working with keywords & categories, up to 20% faster RAW decoding, and up to 40x faster database maintenance, ACDSee let’s you focus on the task in hand.
Improved Batch Resize
Batch resize lets you take multiple images and resize them to any dimension, particularly useful for multi-image projects.
Improved Batch Rename
An improved process for renaming multiple images in response to customer feedback. The options are almost endless.
Improved Watermark Tool
Add watermarks with more accuracy – particularly beneficial for applying watermarks to a batch of images.
Improved Quick Search
New toggle options for Quick Search makes finding images in large databases much faster.
Added GoPro Support
Work directly with GoPro RAW images, and perfect your adventures.
Improved ACDSee Mobile Sync
Wirelessly and instantly send photos and videos directly to ACDSee Photo Studio from your mobile device by scanning the QR code on your monitor! The app is available on iPhone and Android.
Find the help you need as you work with our new context sensitive online help. Press F1 while performing any function in ACDSee to be taken to the relevant online help page.
Import Face Data (64-bit)
Import face data from Lightroom and Picasa and save the effort of renaming everyone in your images. Facial Recognition will then find any matching faces in your ACDSee database.
Facial Recognition & Face Detection (64-bit)
The Face Detection & Facial Recognition tool will find the humans in your photographs so you can name them for quick searching. ACDSee will immediately learn which names to put to which faces, and suggest possible matches when needed.
ACDSee now comes pre-loaded with a variety of usable sample quick keyword sets. Export keyword lists and share them with other users. Save countless hours of manual entry by importing established keyword lists.
Find duplicates across a variety of folders and locations. Rename or delete detected duplicates to keep your file collection under control.
Multiple Image Baskets
Create up to five image baskets to gather and hold images and media files from all over your hard drive. Name individual image baskets and use them to easily view, edit, or share their content.
Get files from the team over Dropbox ™ or OneDrive ™ or back up existing work with direct access to cloud sync root drives within Manage mode.
Adding metadata prompts ACDSee to automatically advance to the next image, allowing you to organize entire folders without moving your hands from the keyboard.
ACDSee Photo Studio is completely customizable. For enhanced workflow efficiency, you can tear off, move, stack, dock, and hide panes and toolbars anywhere you like.
View your entire image collection by date using Photos mode. Cataloged images are displayed by the date they were taken, as indicated in the images’ EXIF data.
Use View mode to simply view your images in a slideshow, pan around large images, play video and audio files, detect faces and assign names, and much more.
Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts in Manage Mode
Whip through your management process with customizable hot keys available for every stage of your workflow.
Add photo locations from anywhere in the world to your photos. You can then recall and view that information for reference at any time. Use the map to select groups of files for further workflow steps, and select photos for display in View mode.
Take full control of your RAW images with built-in support for over 500 camera models.
Enjoy comprehensive support for all of the most popular image formats. ACDSee also provides comprehensive color management.
Support for HEIF
Decode HEIF files – a high efficiency media container format type for images and image sequences – in ACDSee Photo Studio.
Photo Editing Tools
Use the Color EQ (hue, saturation, contrast, and brightness) tool to adjust overall colors in your image or each color individually.
Split Tone allows you to tint shadows and highlights with non-destructive edits.
Improved Crop Tool
Improved crop tool with relative positioning functionality allows you to crop multiple images in seconds.
Red Eye Tool
Automatically remove red eyes from the faces in your photos.
Non-destructively smooth away blemishes and flaws without strenuous, targeted color corrections or blending.
Add a border to your favorite photos. Customize the color, texture, and thickness to suit your shot.
Add a vignette and adjust the size, color, and opacity to perfectly complement the mood of your photo.
Instantly transform your photo with special effects that can turn images into a pencil drawing, collage, Bob Ross-style painting, and many more unique looks.
Use the Tilt-Shift effect to create emphasis on specific subjects in your photos, or make your photos look like miniature landscapes.
Rotate your images at preset or custom angles in Edit mode. You can save your settings as a preset for future use.
Flip your images both vertically and horizontally in Edit mode.
Resize your image by adjusting its dimensions in pixels, percentage, or actual/print size. While resizing, you can also choose an aspect ratio and a resampling filter to adjust your resized image’s appearance.
Use the Exposure tool to automatically or manually adjust your image’s exposure, contrast, and fill light. Target specific areas of your image using the Edit Brush or Gradient tool to limit where the exposure adjustment occurs.
Use the Levels tool to precisely adjust the contrast and light levels in your images.
Automatically correct the exposure levels of your images. Auto Levels makes the darkest image pixels darker, and the brightest pixels brighter.
Change the tonal range of your image using the Curves tool. Select the RGB color channel to adjust the entire range of the image, or select a specific color. You can also delete points on the Tone Curve, giving you full control.
Adjust areas in your image that are too dark or too light, without affecting other areas of the photo. You can also simultaneously brighten dark areas that are too dark, and darken areas that are too bright.
Instantly give your photos more warmth or coolness, or use the White Balance tool to remove unwanted hue from your images.
Black & White
In Black & White mode, increase or decrease the contrast of each individual color, and specify the brightness range that the contrast adjustment will target.
Use ACDSee’s built-in Color LUTs to seamlessly color grade your images, or import and apply LUTs as non-destructive filters.
Sharpen your photos by enhancing medium and high contrast edges.
Apply different kinds of blur to your photos.
Add or remove noise in your photos while preserving details that you want to retain.
The Clarity tool adds subtle definition to the details in your image. Use it to enhance the contrast of midtones in your images, without overpowering the shadows and highlights.
Edit Mode Brush
Brush on adjustments in parts of your image without affecting others, or apply them in gradual progressions using linear and radial gradients.
Polygon Selection Tool
Select around edges and irregular shapes in your photos with the Polygon Selection tool.
Add text to your image. Customize font, size, color, style, justification, opacity, and much more.
Blend Modes & Opacity
Use a Blend Mode while applying your edit. Choose from 25 Blend Modes, like Overlay and Multiply, and adjust the opacity of that Blend Mode to affect your final image.