When it comes to working with images, it would be easy to delegate different tasks to different applications. You could use one app to import images from your camera, another to organise and search for images, another to preview images and view slideshows, and yet another to edit images you are not entirely happy with. But with ACDSee Pro installed on your Mac, all of these tasks and more are catered for with a single application.
ACDSee Pro can be used in three different modes, each tailored to specific things you might want to do with your images. In manage mode you can browse, search and organise your images, while in View mode it is possible to zoom in on images to see all of their detail. Switch to Process mode and a variety of non-destructive image editing tools are available for use.
Your images can be quickly catalogued within the app, making use of ratings, tags, and location to make it easier to track down what you are looking for. ACDSee Pro integrates with Quick Look to allow for easy previewing of images and videos – this can be used to view single or multiple items, or to browse through a slideshow of images.
Any who uses their digital camera seriously or professionally is likely to find that they often perform the same tasks with their images. To help speed up common tasks, ACDSee Pro allows for the creation of automated workflows that can be used to quickly resize, rename, add properties to, and copy a series of images in one action.
Of course, ACDSee also allows for individual editing of images, and there is an impressive array of tools placed at your disposal. In a few simple steps you can adjust colour and light settings, tweak distortion and geometry, and apply a number of effects to enhance your shots. Any changes you make are entirely no-destructive, so you are free to experiment with a number of different ideas, saving changes as presets that can be reapplied to the same image, or applied to others.
ACDSee Pro may appear to be a little on the expensive side, but it replaces numerous other tools and may well be the only image related application you ever need.