ACDSee Pro
ACDSee Pro
3.7

3.1

ACDSee Pro free download for Mac

ACDSee Pro3.7

02 October 2015

Fast and effective image viewer and browser.

Overview

ACDSee Pro can accelerate your photography workflow. Manage and view your images with speed and ease. ACDSee Pro is the photography software with the flexibility to adapt to the way you work; helping you optimize every aspect of your workflow.

Unlike catalog-based photo applications, you don't need to spend valuable time importing files that are already on your hard drive and connected devices.

ACDSee Pro automatically detects your devices, including cameras, photo frames and external memory. Browse these devices directly, and simply drag and drop to copy the images onto your hard drive.

Access folders and files live, in real time. When you browse a folder, ACDSee Pro instantly populates the file list with thumbnails of your photos.

What's new in ACDSee Pro

Version 3.7:
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39 Reviews of ACDSee Pro

Trance
18 August 2009
Version: 1.1

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is the price a misprint? ....i find that hard to believe they would ask for $169 for this app. I tried the last version and it was obvious it was written by windows developers. At the moment it's rubbish, it might improve .....but i would not even pay $20 for it, there are much better alternatives at the moment
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zlazkow
21 July 2019
Version: 3.7
what is ACDsee Photo Studio ? I get their emails with promotional price $50 for PhotoStudio 5.
How it compares to GraphicConverter or Acorn ?
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chikega
28 May 2018
Version: 3.7
ACDSee Pro is at version 4.2 (744) and works well with High Sierra. It's a familiar layout if you work with the PC version.
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tvalleau
09 December 2017
Version: 3.7
ACDSee version 4 is out. Works fine with High Sierra, and is a pretty good replacement for LightRoom, at least as far as indexing images goes.
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neils1958
02 January 2017
Version: 3.6
Acdsee PRO for the MAC OS, does not work on the latest version of the OS. Here is the post and the response I have gotten from Acdsee. This was posted in November 23, 2016. They are still selling the product, that does not work, the Beta that they referred to for version 4, is still not available. They suggested that they would have it out before Christmas, they did not make it. Here is the link for the site where you can buy the product that does not work. Note there is no disclaimer that it wont work with the current MAC OSX. http://www.acdsee.com/en/products/acdsee-pro-3-mac I have been very patient waiting for this new version (Of note: Mac OS 10.12.1 Sierra, was released September 20,2016. As a software developer, they should have had it in their hands to verify that it worked before then). We are now in 2017, and it is still not supported. By not supported, what I really mean is it does not work. Not even to just view the pictures you have on your Mac. Any idea when Acdsee will work on a Mac? I have Acdsee MAC Pro 3.7.201 and Mac OS 10.12.1 Sierra. This doesn't work and the answer from support was ... NOT SUPPORTED. Yet, they are still selling this software. $29.95 with no disclaimer that it doesn't yet work with the latest software. I have been a customer since the '80's. Started out with PC's and moved to Mac about 10 years ago. I upgraded my OS about 2 months ago, shortly after that noticed that Acdsee was not working, called support and they said that I should sign up for the Beta for Acdsee Mac Pro 4.0, of course that is not yet available.
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0.5
incrzr
25 March 2014
Version: 3.6
ACDsee is an annoying spam-producer. Never subscirbe to their newsletter. You will not be able to get rid of them.
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2.5
Workinman
02 December 2013
Version: 3.0
A guy in my digital photo club kept going on and on and on and on about how great ACDSee was. So when I saw it on sale for $49 instead of Aperature's $79, I said okay I'll give it a go. Silly me, I didn't try the demo and I listened to this Windows-user's ranting and raving and just bought it. What a mistake. For starters, it offers me nothing in correction features that were all that much different than iPhoto. Second, the "dark" look just feels cheap. It's not well-implemented like Apple's and Adobe's apps are. Third, the responsiveness sometimes lags, and I'm on a MacPro with 16GB of ram. It's not a lot, but enough to be noticeable. Finally, the interface just feels… wrong. I don't know how to describe it. It's just frustrating and I can't put my finger on why. Really wish I had saved the money and put it toward Aperature. I don't think ACDSee was worth $49, let alone $99. (And they tried to tack on these extra subscription things when I went to purchase.)
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Andy-Hewitt
27 May 2013
Version: 3.0
I've just tried the Demo of V3 (preparing for whether Aperture continues or not), but can't say I've warmed to this at all. It seems to have less features than even the free offerings from 'darktable' and 'RawTherapee', has nothing in the way of auto corrections (I like to use as a starting point), no second display support (RawTherapee does for free), and no hardware profiles (darktable does, also for free). I think you realise how good Aperture is once you try out the alternatives. For me, this has nothing to offer over the free Raw packages, image quality was not visibly any better, and certainly nothing to convince me to migrate from Aperture. Probably worth considering if you're starting out, or only have a small library, but for me, I think darktable or RawTherapee are better choices if you don't want to spend out on Aperture or LightRoom.
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0.5
Macaros
02 August 2012
Version: 2.1
If you have a large collection of photos as you move the mouse wheel it behaves like a beta program.
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0.5
Frodo8
08 March 2012
Version: 1.9
The current version 1.9 is not much better than the early beta. It is still bug ridden and has minimum image correction tools. It chokes on large tasks. The online manual was ported over from the PC side and does not represent the Mac version in many cases. It was in beta for almost a year and gathered a good following that sent in a huge amount of corrections and suggestions most of which were never implemented or ignored. This version has been out for over a year without any changes or updates. The original following has essentially all fallen away from sheer disappointment and lack of dialog from the developer ACD who remains mum on anything. Many originally spent $170 for the app which has dropped to just $70 to try to get someone to buy it. This could be a great program if ACD paid attention to it but they may do the same thing they did with Canvas for Mac - get people to buy it then drop all development and support.
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0.5
Coolapic
30 November 2011
Version: 1.9
Years ago ACDSee used to make a pretty good product (Canvas) but it's now going from bad to worse... Even worse, once they have your money they may well stop developing it, like they already did with Canvas, and you may then be in big trouble next time Apple releases a new system... My advice : Stay away from all ACDSee products, this no longer a serious company !
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2.5
octavc
09 November 2011
Version: 1.9
I'M using the windows version, which works like a charm, however the mac version is rather disapointing. First of all the batch is not working, no matter what i try, it just keeps saying "Batching 1 items" and there it stays. I'm a web graphic designer and I use the batch processing for resizing or renaming photos, and none of those are working. Instead I tested a freeware version of a program called XnViewMP, which looks and feels like Acdsee and damn it works right out of the box
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umaromc
08 June 2011
Version: 1.8
...MAYBE if they ported this to Mac OS before Graphic Converter came into existence...
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0.5
Somnus
14 April 2011
Version: 1.7
Maybe this is the first mac app that I've ever seen which cannot run in any other language environment except English...
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
16 February 2011
Version: 1.7
Well, now that it's out of beta it should be no surprise they want money for it. Which would be fine if they didn't still list it as free on Mac Update. The listing should be changed to reflect the commercial status of the app now. That said, it's certainly less expensive than other premium photo workflow editors; whether it's as good as Adobe Lightroom or Capture One remains to be seen. I haven't seen a review of the finished product yet - and reviews of the beta are out of date.
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Xenos
15 February 2011
Version: 1.7
is this the way we are supposed to going in the future ? this app is labelled "free" without any announcement of different feature levels (trial full). the point is, as soon as you start the installation, you are asked for a license code !! is this the next station after the overwhelming mankind development represented by the Mac App Store ? WHERE ARE WE GOING ???
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
05 October 2010
Version: 1.4
Release notes would be helpful. Otherwise, it's all but impossible to know what has changed from the previous version. In preliminary tests it no longer crashes on my Canon RAW files, however, so that much, at least, has improved. However, though there is a decent selection of editing tools, the sliders lack any fine adjustment capability. All you can do is drag the sliders; you cannot move them with the arrow keys in controlled increments or manually enter a value. These are essential options, without which ACDSee Pro will remain a crude imitation of real pro software.
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Bigdave56
05 October 2010
Version: 1.4
Previous versions of ACDSee created some controversy IIRC by including in the license EULA conditions that restricted the type of images (presumably pR0n) that could be managed with the app. While that is not an issue here, I would never even consider an app that told me what photos I could or couldn't use it with (it's a free-speech issue.) Has this policy been changed?
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
21 June 2010
Version: 1.3
Well, ASDSee Pro is finally taking shape. It now has a respectable selection of image adjustment tools, conveniently arrayed in a left-hand side column/pane, in the Process mode. There are two other modes available: The Manage mode has a file browser column/pane on the left of a thumbnail image grid display, and an Organize/Properties column/pane on the right; and the View mode displays the selected image with a film strip thumbnail pane below. These modes imitate two of the modules from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, splitting the functions of Lightroom's Library module into two separate modes - no doubt to avoid copywriter infringement issues. Be warned, though, that ACDSee does not handle RAW images well, bogging down with every operation you try to apply. In fact, it cannot handle RAW XMP data at all. So, if you take pictures in RAW, ACDSee Pro is not for you. If you shoot JPEGs or TIFFs it will handle those respectably. ACDSee Pro has limited metadata editing capabilities, keeping track via a database rather than the image side-car (XMP) file that Lightroom and other RAW image processing apps use. As a result, as with Photoshop, editing is not lossless and you need to save a processed file as a copy if you don't want to overwrite the original when you save the file. ACDSee does not compete directly with Graphic Converter, which has a different tool set entirely, more like Photoshop lite. Nor will it compete with Aperture or Lightroom since it cannot (at the moment at least) handle RAW files, even though it imitates their editing capabilities to some extent. Unless RAW image handling capability is added, it's hard to see what niche ADCSee Pro intends to fill. Even iPhoto can handle RAW files - and it comes free with every new Mac. Of course ACDSee has the advantage, in my opinion, of not using a proprietary image catalogue, so that your files may be easily accessed with other applications. Like Graphic Converter and Adobe Bridge, it basically uses the Finder's file system to manage your photos. Given that OS X has native support for the RAW format, it should not be too difficult to have ADCSee piggyback on that ability. Given the importance of the RAW image format to professional and serious amateur photographers, ACDSee will not deserve the Pro label until it can handle RAW. As it stands, it can be said that it has serious potential; it remains to be seen if that potential will be realized. And then, once it's out of beta, price will determine how widely it is adopted. Under $100, with support for RAW images, ACDSee will be an attractive option. It it costs much more than that, Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture will be the better choice. ACDSee Pro can fill a useful place in the market in that it can edit images in the manner of Aperture, Lightroom and iPhoto but utilizes a Finder-like file management model like Graphic Converter and Bridge. As far as I know, no affordable program fills that niche, accept, perhaps, Photoshop Elements. Though Elements can handle RAW photos using the Adobe RAW plug-in, just as Photoshop does, workflow with the plug-in architecture is not as fluid as in Lightroom and Aperture. So ACDSee can be a unique and useful application - once it develops RAW file support.
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Donmontalvo
20 May 2010
Version: 1.2.203
Wow, I remember we bought ACDSee a while back for a graphics department at Morgan Stanley. They wanted something that could be used on Windows and Mac. I didn't think it was any better than the Mac only options (GraphicConverter), but it was usable. What the heck happened? Why is it so expensive - and lacking so many fundamental features? FAIL Don Montalvo, TX
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mpiekielnik
20 May 2010
Version: 1.2.203
At the current state, this is just some early draft of a 'pro' photo manager application. It got no more features than Finder+Preview combo... Oh, I am sorry! You can actually crop, resize, annotate or fine tune colors, brighness, levels, sharpness etc. in PREVIEW, and you can't do this in 'ACDSee Pro' (except limited batch operations). It is also definitely NOT faster than iPhoto when you want to browse large libraries (at least on my Macbook Pro and my 15k+ photos collection). And please don't blame for my sarcastic review - I was happy user of a few generations of ACDSee some years ago, when 'I was a PC'. I know, that you can do better.
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Umijin
20 May 2010
Version: 1.2.203
Still a beta?? Please label this clearly. If it's not a beta, then you need to indicate the apps price.
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Trashie
16 January 2010
Version: 1.2.202
I think your pricing will make it hard, if not impossible, to get a grip here with so much established competition. If that is indeed the final price. Why should mac users support you ask yourself this? You offer NOTHING we don't already have. Your app is good but there is better here already. Big on win does not mean osx users will flock to you or the user base here is the same. Maybe all those ex win users or the hard working people trying to use two os's on your forums are to blame...selling you niche ideas as mass ideas. Then the little turn coats when they see osx apps fly away.... Start a low price here and then up as features turn up (evolve not conquer). That way you may build a long term user base. $20 of course is being a bit silly though lol. :p Even in it's beta form it is worth more than $20 surely? ;) I just don't think your app is important enough to be a cross platform player like Adobe and MS are. But best of luck.
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M85
15 January 2010
Version: 1.2.202
This needs to be compared to Photo Mechanic, not Aperture, Lightroom, iPhoto, etc. It's for EDITING to find your best photos - browsing, tagging, prioritizing, and captioning. If you're a serious photographer that shoots a lot, this might be a cheaper alternative than Photo Mechanic. I love Photo Mechanic and I haven't tried this software (heard good things about the Windoze version). I just noticed the comments from people that don't seem to understand the worth in doing the above-mentioned things really well WITHOUT creating whole new catalog libraries.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
12 January 2010
Version: 1.2.999
This may turn out to be an excellent app. However, if you already have Adobe Bridge CS3 or CS4, ASDSee Pro might be redundant. If you don't have or use Photoshop, however, or Adobe Lightroom (or Aperture), then this may be a good alternative - and certainly less expensive, whatever the price may eventually turn out to be. The other caveat is whether or not you use iPhoto. Like Aperture and Lightroom it uses a proprietary catalog system that makes it difficult to access your images with another app (except for those few that take advantage of Apple's built-in Media Browser function). For me, the ability to manage my files independently of an application catalog is a plus. But that brings with it the responsibility to set up my own organization scheme. That will approach will not appeal to everyone. How strong ADCSee Pro becomes may depend on what image editing features it eventually incorporates. These days iPhoto does a pretty good job of that and includes many of the most necessary editing capabilities. So the competition is stiff.
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prLab
12 January 2010
Version: 1.2.999
Oh, great, another image viewer. Better alternative: bring back Canvas.
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Chas-m
04 December 2009
Version: 1.1
Let's clear up a few misconceptions, shall we? 1. This is a unfinished beta of an incomplete product. Many more features are planned for than are present in this beta. 2. Final pricing has not been set. The price you see above is the retail price of the WINDOWS version of this product. 3. This is an all-new, built-from-the-ground-up, Apple-technology-leveraging Mac product. Not a port in any way, shape or form. It is INSPIRED by, but not a slave to, the existing Windows version. So if you'd like to see something roughly akin to what we hope the final product looks like, try out the free trial of ACDSee Pro 3 for Windows. We would hope for something like that, but much more Mac-centric and with features unique to Mac and Mac users. 4. We are VERY keen to build this product to be its own entity and NEED feedback from the Mac community on what features they'd like to see in it. This all-new product effort is the direct result of ACDSee Windows customers switching to Mac, so let's encourage it and make it a real Mac product this time, whaddya say? 5. Saying things like "I wouldn't pay $20 for this" = not helpful. You don't have to pay a single penny for it, it's free in beta. What we want to do is build a product so much better than what you have available now that you WILL want to pay (whatever the price turns out to be) for the final product, but we can't do that without your input. 6. So the thing to do is to download this FREE beta, and then give the ACDSee community forum (http://community.acdsee.com, look for the three "Pro for Mac" forums) your feedback. I'll keep an eye here too, but if you want to get your comments in front of people who will actually be in a position to make those changes, you want to be there. 7. Just as an FYI, ACD Systems is a large company employing many people. There is a whole team working on the Mac product, of which I am but one of the most minor players. 8. Finally, to those about to ask: no plans to bring Canvas back at present. BUUUUTT, if the Mac community will come help us shape this thing into an awesome photo manager so that it does well in the Mac market, we'd certainly look at doing other Mac products .... he said, dangling a carrot out there ... :) Cheers Charles Martin Evangelist, ACDSee Pro for Mac
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Pintofguinness
29 August 2009
Version: 1.1
The price for the Mac version has not been set yet because it is still in beta.
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Umijin
18 August 2009
Version: 1.1
This is a very popular and powerful media organizer for Windows and this is the first Mac version. It's worth giving it a try, though expensive. The developer also produced an excellent Mac graphics app (Canvas) which combined bitmap and drawing. Unfortunately, this developer bailed on Canvas for Mac a few years ago to focus solely on Windows apps. One would hope they won't do the same for ACDSee Pro.
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Trance
18 August 2009
Version: 1.1
is the price a misprint? ....i find that hard to believe they would ask for $169 for this app. I tried the last version and it was obvious it was written by windows developers. At the moment it's rubbish, it might improve .....but i would not even pay $20 for it, there are much better alternatives at the moment
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Tofi
18 August 2009
Version: 1.1
I wouldn't use this crap not even for free. ACD is the one that abandoned the mac when they dropped the development of the wonderful Canvas for the mac. The interface of that ACDsee Pro has nothing to do with Mac.
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Bhoff
18 August 2009
Version: 1.1
They want HOW MUCH for this??
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Anonymous
30 November 2003
Version: 1.6.5
Bad it is. Graphic Converter use you must. Image Browser cool too is.
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2.75
Anonymous
23 June 2003
Version: 1.6.5
The Windows version is great, but this seems like a perfunctory attempt at a mac port. A Classic installer?? It's pretty slow, it's pretty ugly, it's grossly overpriced. If you're looking for an image viewer/browser, don't bother with anything but ViewIt.
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2.5
Anonymous
22 June 2003
Version: 1.6.5
Well I've tried acdsee because I use Windows version. It seems stable so far, but it is slow. Slower than Graphic Converter. I too own a G3 900 MHz and several G4 dual. It is impossible to work with 200 / 300 pictures or more, it takes ages to display thumbnails. I can't imagine the hassle with 1000 pics. Nice try but it is unusable.
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Anonymous
22 June 2003
Version: 1.6.5
This text is missing from my review: There are a lot of bad Windows port, especially games, but ACD See is a good one.
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4.5
Anonymous
22 June 2003
Version: 1.6.5
I don't understand these bad comments. ACD See is the best viewer on Windows, that's a fact. The OS X version is great too. I use ACD See 1.6.5 with OS 10.2.6 (iBook 900 / 256 Mo), it is fast. Maybe you have a slower computer, but on a new model ACD See performs very well. The only problem is that the installer needs to launch Classic... to install OS X version! Anyway, once you have the app on your drive, you can copy the folder to reinstall it later, so it is a minor fault. The GUI is not as nice as iPhoto's, not a true Aqua style, but it is efficient when you work with 100, 1000 or 4000 pictures. IMO this browser is the best to display and sort pictures, with Canon Image Browser. Faster than Graphic Converter (which is better to edit and modify files). I like the way ACD See manages thumbnails: cache files are stored in a separate folder, they are not added to the image as a resource. I've worked with 4000-5000 files, stable so far. There are a lot of bad ... especially games, If you have one app to buy, go for Graphic Converter. But if you need more tools, try ACD See, I am sure you will like it too.
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Anonymous
16 June 2003
Version: 1.6.5
Has Problems with MacOSX 10.2.6. Browser component doesn't always recon pictures. when you have small icons selected only shows a few pictures. When you open a picture makes one window, when you open another doesn't reuse the window. Handling and icons not useful under jaguar.
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2.25
Anonymous
27 January 2003
Version: 1.6.5
bof, Apercu (preview) that come whit mac os X or classic is fine, and this is a window port, so.....
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2.5
Anonymous
16 November 2002
Version: 1.6.5
Clunky Windows Port. Cannot select and Rotate multiple images in slide view mode: must open inidividually and rotate one at time: makes the unsuitable for use with film scanners.
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$99.99

3.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase
Application is not under development & not supported.

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