Get back out where you belong faster in the field, behind a lens. ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021 combines GPU-accelerated layers, RAW editing, and world-class digital asset management with enough agility to swiftly satisfy your creative graphic and photography needs. Ultimate is armed with HDR, focus stacking, blended cloning, the ability to create your own color adjustments, improved facial recognition, more control over text and layers, and much more to give you the flexibility to create the composites, manipulations, and innovative graphics you’ve been fantasizing about.
High-dynamic-range imaging (HDR) is a trick in digital photography that is designed to achieve a wide dynamic range of luminosity by merging multiple images. Combine a series of images with different exposures to produce a single image with the maximum range of details in their shadows and highlights with the HDR tool.
Sometimes, no matter what you do, it’s impossible to get every detail in your image sharp. With focus stacking, you can combine a series with different focal distances to create one image with a greater depth of field than a single exposure would allow.
Improved Face Detection & Facial Recognition
Organizing has never been this personal. Ultimate 2020’s 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 even will suggest possible matches. Control the queue of images to be scanned for faces. Save hours of tedious manual skimming by searching photos by unnamed, auto-named, and suggested names. Keep photos distinguished by client, family member, or person of interest, then embed face data in your photos for safe keeping.
Have the Last Word
Add text as layers. Customize font, size, color, style, justification, opacity, and much more, while layering, blending, and adding effects for the ultimate composites.
Broaden Your Horizons
Resize the canvas to expand around your layered content or add solid backgrounds for limitless photo manipulations.
Rule of Thumb
Customizable rulers and guidelines make placing layers, text, and objects foolproof. Snap layers to guidelines. Lay as many guidelines as you like. Control the unit of measure, color, and visibility.
Handle Any Geometric Imperfection
Snap objects, text, and images to the top, bottom, sides, or corners of your canvas while moving. Display a grid for precision situating.
Add inner glow, shadows, a bevel, an outline, or blur between your image and text layers. Save as a .acdc file and continue editing your layer effects at a future date.
Blend of the Clones
Use the Blended Clone tool to copy pixels from a source area to a target area. ACDSee analyzes the pixels in the target area and blends them with the copied pixels for the most seamless repair yet.
Align and Blend Your Layers
Auto-align or auto-blend layers of images taken in a burst to achieve one optimal version of the subject.
Pull groups of images into the Layers pane and select one, some, or many.
Develop your own LUTs using an infinite combination of colorful adjustment layers. Use your LUTs as Edit mode filters, Develop mode filters, or additional adjustment layers.
Seamlessly color grade your images by importing and applying LUTs as non-destructive filters.
Flip through your PDF and Microsoft Office documents even sheets on multi-tabbed Excel documents. Rank your digital assets based on importance. Discard and back up accordingly.
Adaptability & Security
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.
Put Your Files in Many 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.
Improved Duplicate Finder
Find duplicates across a variety of folders and locations. Rename or delete detected duplicates to keep your file collection under control.
Improved Batch Convert
Convert masses of files into other formats from one convenient, accessible dialog.
Improved Keyword Management
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.
Effortless Digital Asset Management
Finding, sorting, moving, organizing, and sharing everything you need for complete mastery over your photography workflow is right here, at your fingertips. Add ratings, hierarchical keywords, categories, and location data to your images. Quickly identify photos for further processing with visual tags or customizable color labels.
Visionary Layered Editing
You can use the Layered Editor to fearlessly innovate using parametric photo manipulation. Add layers designed to achieve individual adjustments and effects, and go back in to tweak them at any time. Pair individual layers with any Edit mode filter or adjustment for complete image manipulation liberty.
Comprehensive RAW Editor
Make the most of your RAW images with Photo Studio Ultimate’s built-in support for over 500 camera models. For ultimate freedom, start with the rough data captured by your camera’s sensor and non-destructively transform it into whatever you want using exposure, contrast, color, repair, sharpening, and other detail-based tools.