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Lack of evidence?
I couldn't find any evidence to support that ACDSee's EULA doens't permit viewing of pornography. A similar claim is made on EULA. --Nimakha 21:19, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
- Since version 7.0, ACDSee prohibits the user from viewing pornography. Their website says nothing about this restriction, other than: Please read the license agreement that accompanies each product. By installing the software, you agree to be bound to the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement contained within the software".
- Check EULA IN ACDSEE'S INSTALLER. Again. Omega Said 00:45, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
- Ridiculous, the EULA says "display or distribution of this Software together with material that is pornographic, [...] is strictly prohibited"
- That means you cannot distribute it bundled with Pornography or other obscene or defamatory images, or distribute it from the same place that you distribute pornography. That means you can't put the software on a site as a 'pornography viewer', or bundle it with pornography for download. It says nothing about personal use. Learn to read english. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 03:32, December 26, 2006 (UTC)
- Wrong, the EULA says "...Use, display or distribution of this Software together with material that is pornographic, [...] is strictly prohibited.".
- You simply left out the most important part of that clause, maybe you should learn to read english.
- I am putting it back in the article because it is still in the EULA of the current version (10).
- If anyone doubts it, please download the trial version of ACDSee 10 Photo Manager, start the setup and look under clause 2.7 of the EULA.188.8.131.52 (talk) 00:18, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
There are different versions of the EULA. The older versions referred to bundling ACDSee with pornography, not viewing porn. For example, the licensing agreement included with version 2.43 of ACDSee Classic, from section 3.2, says: Distribution of ACD Systems’ software together with pornographic material is prohibited. — Becksguy (talk) 13:27, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
E456 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 05:09, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Why only professional versions?
Why is it that the only versions mentioned are ACDSee pro versions? All versions of ACDSee (especially 1 through 7, given that they all pre-date ACDSee Pro 1.0, and thus have no connection to any of the Pro versions) are utterly ignored, with only versions of ACDSee Pro being mentioned.
I am, personally, especially annoyed by the fact that ACDSee 2.44 or ACDSee 3.1 get no mention, even though there are many who, even now, use them ...and who find all later versions to be worse, in pretty much every aspect.--ZarlanTheGreen (talk) 13:16, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
- Agree with ZarlanTheGreen To take it further this article is named incorrectly as it is about ACDSee Pro, not ACDSee. Personally I use 6.03 as the last 'usable' version. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 12:06, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
- Correct, it should not just be about ACDSee Pro. There used to be a small section in the article which covered ACDSee Classic, ACDSee32, and older versions. I'm going to resurrect that content from the history and reinsert. The rest of the current article also reads somewhat like marketing material. - Becksguy (talk) 05:49, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
- VERY much agreed - though it has been this way since 2012. The previous page was very small so it is no wonder that none of the previous versions are lacking.
- I look forwards to you all adding the "origins" or "history" section and making this a better article :) Chaosdruid (talk) 23:15, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
- @ZarlanTheGreen, Becksguy, and Chaosdruid: The odds are good this article has been massaged by ACDSee employees, who want to promote their profitable Pro version. I've added a short section on history. This article in the past used to contain some criticism of the more bloated versions, but I couldn't find any reliable source outside forum discussions/etc. to back this 'common knowledge'. If anyone can find good reviews of old versions, or any reliable sources that discuss why some people prefer the old 2.4/3 versions from late 90s, it would be great to expand this article, but in light of such sources, we cannot add our own opinions. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 00:37, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
- I have some free time this week, so will chase up some refs and do some digging into the article history ... on a lighter note, nice to see u Piotrus :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 12:06, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
I am an employee of ACDSee and would like changes to be made to the Wikipedia page so it can be up to date. All references are sourced and referenced at the bottom.
Updates needed for the introduction section.
ACDSee is an image organizer, viewer, and image editor with layered editing, capabilities, for Windows, macOS, and iOS, developed by ACD Systems International Inc. ACDSee was originally distributed as a 16-bit application for Windows 3.0 and later supplanted by a 32-bit version for Windows 95.  Currently, ACDSee is offered as a 64-bit application for Windows 10. 
ACDSee's main features are speed, lossless RAW image editing focused on color and tone-targeted image adjustments, image batch processing, editing metadata (Exif and IPTC), rating, keywords, categories, and geotagging. Assessment of the quality of an image is fast due to next/previous image caching, fast RAW image decoding and support for one-click toggling between 100% and fit screen zoom mode anywhere inside the image. Most of ACDSee's features can be accessed via keyboard. ACDSee displays a tree view of the file structure for navigation with thumbnail images of the selected folder, and a preview of a selected image.
ACDSee started as an image organizer/viewer, but over time had image editing and RAW development (Photo Studio versions) capabilities added. The thumbnails generated by ACDSee are cached so that they do not need to be regenerated and stored on disk as a database.
ACDSee's database can be backed up, and exported/imported as XML or binary. Each database, and its associated thumbnails, can also be loaded and saved as separate entities.
ACDSee’s Photo Studio software is available in 3 versions, Ultimate, Professional, and Home, and have a range of capabilities within each program. ACDSee also has a photo editing program for Mac users, a video editing program, video converters, and mobile applications, providing a full suite of editing capabilities.
Updates needed for the History section. (There are incorrect names in the current version) History
ACDSee was first released in 1994 as a 16-bit application for Windows 3.1. In 1997 32-bit ACDsee 95 was released for Windows 95. In 1999 the company released ACDSee 3.0. Version 5.0 was released in 2002, and 7.0 in 2005.
This early version of ACDSee is sometimes known as ACDSee Classic or ACDSee 32.
ACDSee Pro was released on 9 January 2006 and was aimed at professional photographers. ACD Systems decided to separate its core release, ACDSee Photo Manager, into two separate products; ACDSee Photo Manager, aimed at amateur photography enthusiasts; and ACDSee Pro, which would target Professionals by adding a new package of feature sets.
ACDSee Pro’s development team is based out of Victoria, British Columbia and was originally led by Jon McEwan, and more recently by Nels Anvik, who oversaw ACDSee Pro 2.5 through to Pro 5. The original ACDSee software was created by David Hooper, who also added a number of features to ACDSee Pro, such as Light EQ ™ (formerly known as light correction) and Develop mode (in version 2.0). ACDSee Pro is written in C++, with the interface built using MFC.
Since 1994, ACDSee has passed many milestones. In 1997 the program was used to manage photos in the blockbuster movie, Titanic. In 2005 ACDSee began offering RAW image support for its users. In 2009 ACDSee released their first Mac software, which is continually updated to this day. In 2014 ACDSee Ultimate 8 was released. This was the first release of a digital asset manager, RAW editor, and layered editor combination. In the present, ACD Systems releases a new version of their PC and Mac products each year.  Currently “the software runs on Windows 7 through Windows 10.” 
Need to include Digital asset management section.
Digital Asset Management
ACDSee offers DAM capabilities within their PC and Mac products. The software works with the user’s computer’s filing system. In the latest versions of the PC and Mac product, ACDSee has added tools to their digital asset management feature, such as, “improved facial recognition and detection—meaning the application can identify and tag subjects in your photos based on names already in your database.”  The digital asset management tools offer a range of organizational features. “You can build galleries and albums, sort photos into categories (and file the same photo under multiple categories), make slide shows and upload the results to your own Web site.” 
Need to include RAW Support.
ACDSee offers RAW camera support in all of their Photo Studio products. (Ultimate, Professional, Home, and Mac 6). ACDSee updates their RAW file formats several times throughout the year, and now offers over 600 supported file formats.  Recently, ACDSee introduced support for CR3 file formats.  ACDSee opens and renders RAW files directly from the computer’s file system and does not need to “add the RAW files to an internal catalog.” 
Need to Include Photo studio/PC Products.
Photo Studio/Editor PC Products
ACDSee offers four products for PC, three Photo Studio products and one photo editor. They require Windows 7 to Windows 10, a 64-bit CPU, a minimum of 2GB of RAM, an Intel “i3 or better processor, 512MB Video RAM, a DirectX 10 compatible graphics adapter, 1024-by-768 display resolution, and 2GB of available hard drive space.” 
Photo Studio Ultimate 2020
ACDSee’s latest product is Photo Studio Ultimate 2020. ACDSee’s Ultimate product line includes RAW photo editing, layered editing, and digital asset management (DAM) capabilities, aimed at professional photographers.
With this latest version, ACDSee released new DAM and editing tools within the software. Editing tools include: HDR, to maximize dynamic range in high contrast situations by merging multiple exposures into a single image; Blended Clone, “designed to simplify the process of removing unwanted elements from an image by painting them away—sort of like a mix between Photoshop’s Smart Erase and Clone tools” ; and Focus Stacking, which blends multiple images of a still subject to increase the depth of field in one photo. 
In Manage mode, Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 offers Face Detection & Recognition. The program allows users to assign names to individuals to better organize their image libraries.  The 2020 version of the program will “learn” and suggest names for unassigned people in photos.
Photo Studio Professional 2020
ACDSee Photo Studio Professional is aimed at aspiring professional photographers. It provides fewer tools than the ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 product. Professional 2020 still offers photographers the necessary tools to edit and organize their photos, such as Facial Detection & Recognition, Blended Clone tool, RAW support, and more. 
Photo Studio Home 2020
ACDSee Photo Studio Home 2020 is for the hobbyist photographer. It offers basic photo editing and DAM features.
Photo Editor 10
Photo Editor 10 is considered an alternative to Photoshop for basic photo editing features.  The program offers RAW and layered editing support. 
Unlike the Photo Studio products, Photo Editor is focused on photo editing rather than digital asset management. The program offers “support for more than 600 camera models, making it compatible with most of the cameras currently available in the market.” 
ACDSee’s Photo Editor does offer some organizational aspects, such as hot-keys, “for improved productivity and [to] adjust the look and feel of the interface according to their liking. As well as, GPU-accelerated layers processing results in snappy performance and ensures that tasks get completed faster.”  Need to include Photo Editor for Mac products Photo Editor Mac Products
Photo Studio for Mac 6
ACDSee’s most recent Mac product release was Photo Studio for Mac 6. System requirements include, “an Intel processor with 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended) running macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Mojave (10.14) or macOS Catalina (10.15).” 
Photo Studio for Mac 6 is primarily a digital asset manager. Users can add searchable keywords individually or in a batch setting. The program will find duplicate images, which users can delete to save space.  “Plus, there's full control over IPTC information, custom metadata and even custom labels and tags.”  Mac 6 offers direct access to the user’s iCloud drive. The program provides some editing tools. “No fewer than eight separate color ranges. Saturation, brightness, and hue can all be adjusted using sliders in both Standard and High-Quality modes.”  Files with embedded GPS location details are “automatically recognized by the software and can be displayed on a world map” so the user can visualize where and when the photo was taken. 
Need to include Video Editor section.
ACDSee Video Editor
Video Studio 4
ACDSee Video Studio 4 is a user-friendly video editing program for beginners.  Video Studio 4 is compatible with a range of image, audio, and video formats. Users can record audio directly within the program, allowing for a simplistic and organized workflow. The software provides control within the editing process. Users can apply filters to only part of a clip and can independently adjust filters. 
Video Studio 4 offers advanced features, such as the Remove Color tool. This tool is designed to remove greenscreen backgrounds. Other advanced features include Color LUTS, Clip and Audio Speed adjustment, and blurring (Mozaic effect).  The application also provides the option to upload video content directly to YouTube or Vimeo.
Video Converter Pro 5
ACDSee’s Video Converter Pro 5 converts video at accelerated speeds without losing quality, “burn[s] and rip[s] DVDs, watch previews, and more.” 
Video Converter Pro 5 converts video and audio files into many popular formats. Users can directly upload video to YouTube from within the software.  This program is versatile and can read at least 50 different formats.  Video Converter Pro 5 offers many tools. Video can be split, and “will let [the user] make the new videos into smaller projects either by MB size or actual time.” 
Need to include mobile applications section.
ACDSee’s Mobile Sync app wirelessly shares photos from mobile phones to computers. Mobile Sync provides the option to view and select metadata while working on mobile and, users can edit IPTC information. 
ACDSee Pro for iOS
ACDSee Pro for iOS allows users to edit images stored on mobile phones. (Cooper, 2018) The app offers a range of basic edits for photos, as well as some fun options. The app also offers more advanced editing techniques, such as Tone EQ and Color EQ. 
ACDSee Pro for iOS also offers presets to achieve a consistent look throughout a set of images. The app also provides a collage tool. Once the editing is completed, users can use ACDSee’s Mobile Sync app to export photos to their computer. 
Since there are already 7 sources on the current page. I began the references at 8. References
8. ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020. (2019, October 2). Retrieved from Outdoor Photographer: https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/photography-gear/photo-editing-software/acdsee-photo-studio-ultimate-2020/
9. ACDSee Video Converter Pro 5: Everything You Need To Know. (n.d.). Retrieved from VHS Converters: https://vhsconverters.com/acdsee-video-converter-pro-5-everything-you-need-to-know/
10. Andre, L. (2019, November 23). What is ACDSee Photo Editor 10? Retrieved from Finances Online: https://reviews.financesonline.com/p/acdsee-photo-editor-10/
11. Beason, A. (n.d.). Photo Studio Professional 2020. Retrieved from ACDSee: https://www.acdsee.com/en/products/photo-studio-professional/
12. Beason, A. (n.d.). Supported Raw Formats . Retrieved from ACDSee.
13. Canon CR3 RAW File Support. (2019, December 19). Retrieved from ACDSee Community : https://community.acdsee.com/canon-cr3-raw-file-support/
14. Cooper, R. (2018, Janruary 24). Using ACDSee Pro for iOS and Mobile Sync to Edit and Manage Photos. Retrieved from Fstoppers: https://fstoppers.com/originals/using-acdsee-pro-ios-and-mobile-sync-edit-and-manage-photos-213481
15.Muchmore, M. (2018, December 12). ACDSee Photo Studio Professional Review. Retrieved from PC Mag: https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/acdsee-photo-studio-professional
16. Naryškin, R. (n.d.). ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate: Efficient RAW Workflow for Professionals. Retrieved from Digital Photography School: https://digital-photography-school.com/acdsee-photo-studio-efficient-raw-workflow-professionals/
17. Reviews. (n.d.). Retrieved from The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/2003/06/01/reviews/445603bf-dac4-4806-81de-3073570715b2/
18. Sim, L. (2019, January 18). ACDSee’s Mobile Sync is really cool. Retrieved from photofocus: https://photofocus.com/software/acdsees-mobile-sync-is-really-cool/
19. Sparrow, M. (2019, December 17). ACDSee Photo Studio 6 Helps Mac Users Catalog And Edit Photos With Ease. Retrieved from Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marksparrow/2019/12/17/acdsee-photo-studio-6-helps-mac-users-catalog-and-edit-photos-with-ease/?fbclid=IwAR1l9_m2Ve_W2QMkYKP0KVrmF--S01CTx65MaPnoPsHc-gtZ7CS34cYIoWk#133486cd35fe
20. Spring, C. (n.d.). ACDSee Video Studio 4 Review – An Intuitive, Easy-to-Use Video Editing Software. Retrieved from Digital Photography School: https://digital-photography-school.com/acdsee-video-studio-4-review/
21. Taylor, M., & Beason, A. (2019, December 19). Canon CR3 RAW File Support. Retrieved from ACDSee Community : https://community.acdsee.com/canon-cr3-raw-file-support/
22. Where it All Started. (n.d.). Retrieved from ACDSee : https://www.acdsee.com/en/about/
23. Wright, J. (2019, August 14). Refreshingly Simple Video Editing With ACDSee Video Studio 4. Retrieved from Fstoppers: https://fstoppers.com/originals/refreshingly-simple-video-editing-acdsee-video-studio-4-395591
Jessica.Edwards4 (talk) 23:55, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
- Declining for two reasons: 1) This is far too promotional and does not read like a neutral encyclopedic overview. Listing every selling point is not necessary. 2) The article currently uses inline citation templates so the added text needs to follow that format, if you create this new article in your sandbox you can more easily add inline citations using templates. You can then open another request pointing to your sandbox. Note that citation 19 is a self-published blog. – Thjarkur(talk) 01:02, 12 February 2020 (UTC)