ACD Systems International Inc, makers of ACDSee photo management
software and Canvas technical illustration software, announced today
the release of ACDSee Photo Editor - an innovative photo editing
application that offers memory keepers and photo enthusiasts
the tools and guidance needed to turn their digital photos into
something truly special and unique.
ACDSee Photo Editor helps photo enthusiasts of all levels turn their
creative inspiration into photo perfection.
For people just starting out with photo editing, Photo Editor offers
unique tools designed to make usually complex tasks much easier to
accomplish. It does so by providing users with a sense of confidence
and direction right from the very first time they use the application,
so they can learn while doing, guided by the program itself.
Some of the major features in the programs that make photo editing easy
and enjoyable for users include:
- How-tos: Offer guided walk-throughs of projects that teach
you how to be creative with your photos step-by-step, from start to
finish. That way, users can easily create CD covers, albums, and other
great creative projects from the very first time they open the
- Vignette Tool: Creates stunning portrait-style photos in
one simple action - streamlining and facilitating a process for new
users that would normally require more advanced techniques.
- Adjustment/Filter Variations: Simplifies the creative
process by displaying up to eight different previews of your original
photo, right on screen, each preview showing a different variation of
the effect, adjustment, or filter you're applying.
- Text Support: Simplifies the process of adding clever,
descriptive text to your creative projects and provides the option to
wrap text into thought bubbles or curve your text with a simple click.
- Batch Process: Saves time by allowing users to perform
certain processes like applying an adjustment/filter, copying objects
such as logos, clipart, or images, or creating vignettes to more than
one photo at a time with just a couple of clicks.
- Cookie Cutter Tool: Crops your creation into fun shapes
like letters, numbers, animals, or shapes, or add distinctive borders
to your projects with a simple click.
Photo Editor also contains deeper features that meet the needs of more
advanced users. Advanced users can create complex projects in Photo
Editor's object-based environment using selection tools, gradients,
masking techniques, blending modes, and in-depth vector object support.
"Photo Editor is the next step in our strategy of offering
exceptional products at a reasonable price for specific audiences,
said James Latham, vice president of marketing for ACD Systems. "The
product is made for the population of creative individuals without the
time or inclination to master such complex products as Photoshop, but
who nevertheless have the desire to imbue their photos with creativity.
Pricing and Availability
The full version of ACDSee Photo Editor is available in English for
$69.99 (approximately £38) , $49.99 (approximately
£27) for the upgrade from ACDSee Photo Editor 3.1, ACDSee
PowerPack, or FotoCanvas. For more information, visit www.acdsee.com