For a while now professional photographers and amateur enthusiasts alike have been spoilt for choice when it comes to the program they use to process and edit their images. Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are both thought to be industry leaders, but a common frustration felt by users of the two Adobe programs is the constant need to hop from one program to the next. One company that knows about this is frustration is ACD Systems and, for a while now, they’ve been working hard to offer photographers a complete solution: an all-in-one alternative to both Photoshop and Lightroom. With ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018, they may have cracked it.
ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 is a complete solution that enables users to organize and view their images, and edit them on Windows. As well as offering the complete solution to photographers, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate is available for a one-off payment of $149.99, rather than paid for monthly through a subscription service, like the Adobe products. There is plenty that deserves attention from ACD Systems’ offering, but the bottom line always comes down to quality. Is ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate good enough for professional photographers? The short answer is yes. For the long answer, please read on.
Smooth and Stable Image Editing
Ultimate 2018 adds Photoshop-like photo editing to ACDSee and handles the task admirably. Through the dedicated use of the machine’s GPU, ACDSee is able to smoothly handle all manner of photo manipulation, right down to pixel level. Features include digital asset management tools, adjustment layers, and a whole array of RAW editing tools like a frequency separation tool, which makes it easier than ever make portrait edits.
If there are unwanted objects in the photos being edited, Ultimate 2018 makes it a quick and simple process to retouch or remove them completely. As well as this, the new Pixel Targeting system means that color and luminosity masks have never been simpler to deal with.
Without doubt, these pro features alone make Ultimate 2018 a worthy option for digital photographers. The true ace in the hole that ACDSee holds, however, is the ease of use it offers by allowing users to process raw files, organize and store them, and then edit them directly within the same program. Let’s have a look at then at what Ultimate 2018 offers on top of photo editing.
Makes Photos Easy to Find on Any Device
ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 makes it very easy to organize photos and then find them again without delay. There is a simple search box, but on top of that is Photos mode, which provides an overview of the entire photo collection. It is possible to scroll through tiny date-stamped thumbnails and collections, and then zoom in and out for greater detail. In essence, ACDSee shows the entire photo collection as if laid out on one giant workbench and then makes it very easy to go through it all.
Another great feature is ACDSee Mobile Sync, which facilitates an efficient workflow across numerous devices. The free app allows users to select and wirelessly send their photos to ACDSee Photo Studio. The app features multiple selection options and configurable filenames and subfolders. The ease with which they can access their work and display it is unparalled by similar programs.
A Powerful Tool for a One-Off Price
Many photographers have turned their backs on the Adobe suite since it switched to a subscription-based model. We’re sure there are many more users considering it and for those users we’re happy to say that ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 offers an excellent alternative to both Photoshop and Lightroom, all in the same package.
Ultimate 2018 simplifies pro workflow management and makes cataloging and archiving easier than ever. On top of that, ACDSee also makes sending photos via email or creating CDs, DVDs, slideshows, or PDFs a simple process. With a fully customizable workspace and powerful features, like Pixel Targeting, SeeDrive, layer editing, raw file processing, and digital asset management, it is easy to understand why sites like Tech Radar are calling ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018:
“The most efficient and versatile suite of tools money can buy.”
We have to agree with Tech Radar and think that anybody on the lookout for a new photo editing suite should consider ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate. What they’ll be getting if they do is a powerful, yet easy–to-use, editing suite that stands up against much more expensive programs and, in many respects, surpasses them.
Give it a try now!