ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2018 is a photo workflow and editing suite that sits between the Ultimate and Standard versions of the program. It is aimed at both professional and semi-professional image makers who want to work in a creative virtual studio, but also in a productive manner with tools that operate intuitively.
Digital Editing and Image Manipulation
Although you don't get all of the system functions that you do with the Ultimate version by ACD Systems International Inc. Software, the Professional version still offers a lot of functions for the price of the suite. Part of a wider range of image editing and rationalization software systems, ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2018 is designed to streamline editing and organisational processes. In addition, users tend to opt for it so that their image development is given a competitive, professional edge that just makes photos look more appealing at first glance. This can be achieved, for example, by using the RAW editor. No less than 500 separate camera models are compatible with the package, so it is highly likely that your preferred digital image device is going to be supported. There is a handy Smart Erase function that allows you to remove unwanted objects, people, or even shadows from an otherwise perfect picture. If you want to give your snaps a professional but old-fashioned feel, then you can opt for the Grain tool, which makes it look as though you have shot your image on an old stock of film. Pixel editing is allowed for, as well. You can use the multimedia package to select and mask any blemishes you notice by targeting specific brightness ranges and colors. Crucially, this can be done with skin tones, something that is very handy for portrait photographers. The Polygon Selection tool helps you to target any areas of a picture you are working on without applying your changes to the rest of the image where it is not needed.
How Productive is It?
Thanks to the Import tool, ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2018 is able to stop you from accidentally importing the same images time and again. Your device will only give you what is new, thereby helping users to focus their efforts on what needs to be done. This is great for professionals who take lots of images. Categories and Keyword panes are included, which will help you to find the right image to edit even if it is months since you took it. Furthermore, the entire program has been built with a large number of keyboard shortcuts. This means that you get faster at operating the digital editing package the more you use it. Every stage of any workflow has a keyboard shortcut assigned to it, so you are not constantly needing to click with your mouse on sub-menus. Experimentation is the key to many an improved image. Thankfully, your photography can be pinched, bulged out, or shifted within moments, and then restored to the original if you don't like the results. You can even download the mobile app and access your images from a smartphone whilst you are out and about.
A Truly Professional Package?
The professional version of ACDSee's Photo Studio is free to trial so you can make your own mind up whether it is for you without cost. Most semi-professional and serious amateur image makers will find there is more than enough for their photography to be vastly improved.