ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate brings new smart AI features and cloud integration
ACD Systems has announced its new version of ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2023. As is the trend, it sees the addition of new AI-powered features, including AI Face Edit and AI Actions. It also offers a new Advanced Search feature with enhanced AND/OR logic capabilities as well as tighter integration with Microsoft OneDrive. A new simplified Photomerge feature allows for easy panoramic stitching, HDR and focus stacking.
The array of new and improved features is quite large and includes things such as improved .webp support, new develop presets, a lens correction update with over 100 new lenses added to the database, a camera raw update to be able to read files from the newest cameras as well as Media Mode improvements to more easily read and assign EXIF and IPTC metadata. The highlights, though, look a little something like this.
- AI Face Edit – Edit facial features such as the Face, Eyes, Nose, Mouth and more.
- AI Actions – Perform complex procedures such as selecting the sky, subject, or removing backgrounds, all with a single click.
- Advanced Search with And/Or Logic
- Improved and speedier Quick Search
- ACDSee Photomerge – Includes Panoramic Stitching, HDR, and Focus Stacking
- Shape Selection Tool
- Tighter Integration with Microsoft OneDrive™
The new AI Actions feature looks quite interesting, and a couple of samples on the ACDSee website are rather good. Like the AI-powered Selection and Sky Replacement tools found in other applications, it allows you to quickly and easily perform common tasks like blurring backgrounds to simulate shallow depth of field, removing backgrounds completely or as mentioned, sky replacements.
For a full list of the new features head on over to the ACDSee website. ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate is available as part of the ACDSee Home Plan subscription for $8.90/mo (or $89/yr) or by purchasing a perpetual license for $149.99. Nice when companies give you the choice of which way you want to go, huh? If you’re not sure if you want to put down the cash yet, you can also download a free 30-day trial.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.