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ACDSee Pro 2.0 Public Beta

May 7, 2007

I’ve long been a fan of ACDSee, even figuring out how to upload pictures to Fotki while retaining the category work I’d done in ACDSee.

Well, now there’s a public beta for ACDSee Pro 2.0 available for download.  I’ve not tried it yet, but I have downloaded it and intend on giving it a go very soon.

Some of the features are:

  • New in Public Beta: Works on Windows Vista
  • RAW Viewing and Editing
  • View your RAW images with lightning-fast image previews and support for most RAW formats from DSLR cameras including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Olympus, FujiFilm, Leica, Leaf, Panasonic and Kodak. View the full list of supported RAW formats. New in Public Beta: Even faster viewing, better quality and more non-destructive RAW editing features. With new background RAW processing, continue your workflow while ACDSee Pro completes your RAW editing. Get better image quality and detail with improved demosaicing and white balance. Speed up your workflow by cropping or rotating your RAW images, and copying RAW settings to multiple images.
  • New in Public Beta: Channel Mixer
  • Adjust each color channel independently with ACDSee Pro’s new Channel Mixer capabilities.
  • Sorting & Tagging
  • Save editing time by quickly sorting and selecting preferred photographs. Includes adjustable thumbnail views, quick side-by-side compare, and rating functionalities.
  • Fastest Image Browser
  • Use keywords and the Quick Search bar to find your photos almost instantly. New in Public Beta: ACDSee Pro 2.0 automatically categorizes your images based on data from your camera, including date, camera model, aperture, and more. Extended browsing capabilities also include Filter By, Group By, Private Folders and the convenient Calendar View.
  • Batch Processing
  • Edit thousands of photographs at once to save you the trouble of doing it individually. Batch resize, rotate, and rename your files to get tedious work done faster. Make the same changes to hundreds of images at once. New in Public Beta: Export your RAW photos to multiple folders and multiple formats in one step.
  • Editing
  • Easily fix common lens distortions such as perspective, barrel, pincushion, and fish-eye. New in Public Beta: ACDSee Pro’s patent pending Local Contrast Enhancement feature allows you to easily and quickly correct underexposure and suboptimal lighting conditions found in the majority of digital photos.
  • Image Compare
  • Compare up to four images side-by-side to pick your best shots.
  • IPTC Support
  • Get support for IPTC core fields with XMP. New in Public Beta: Shift time stamps on multiple images at once.
  • Watermarking
  • Mark your photographs with graphics or text to reflect copyright and ownership laws, or to overlay business-related information on specific photographs.
  • Customizable Features
  • Browser layouts, short-cut keys, and metadata that meet your personal requirements and streamline your workflow.

Online photo editors – an overview

February 4, 2007

The good folks over at TechCrunch have put together a short overview highlighting each of the more well known online photo editors.

Highlighted are:

For gaming, does it get any better than this?

February 2, 2007

Let’s see, if one $600 card does well, and two $600 cards do really well, how do three $600 cards do?  We may just find out.

SLI x3

Flickr putting limits on tags…and contacts?

January 31, 2007

Having been acquired by Yahoo, Flickr is now going through some changes. According to, Flickr and Yahoo are being more tightly integrated, and as part of the merge, Yahoo is limiting the # of tags and contacts you can have to maintain performance.

Another source

Say it with me… Fotki