[v15.0, v8.1] ACDSee – Prestigious all-in-one digital photo viewer, editor & organizer

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ACDSee (now called: ACDSee Photo Studio) was ever one of the long-standing (first released in 1994), most popular image browsing software that came with friendly UI, simple & humanized operation, high-quality and very fast image decoding method, comprehensive image formats support and powerful graphics file managing functions. All this won and accumulated the most users around the world for it (it basically was must-have especially for architecture and image processing related industries, including photography enthusiasts and professional graphic designers.

Now, however, ACDSee has evolved into a heavyweight, bloated all-in-one digital asset management (DAM) solution (including photo editing, audio file playback, video processing, etc.) that supports more than 50 kinds of commonly used multimedia formats. Obviously, the reason ACDSee to do so has always been to narrow the gap between it and some professional photo & image processing software. But this is the worst development trend of software we don’t want to see – all-in-one or full-featured!

Here, we hope everyone understand two things: First, AppNee is reluctant to share it (so I don’t have any interest to introduce its latest features, but talked much history of it), just in order to respond some requests from visitors of AppNee; Second, we believe that, for any developers who attempt to make their software become all-in-one, full-featured, their final path is the only and similar one that loses their original intention and themselves (and eventually, their situation is going to be like this: make a step forward, it’s not possible to catch up with the leaders in the same industry; take a step back, they can’t satisfy their existing users). In other words, it can only go broke or choose to be acquired by others at last.

Anyway, AppNee finally published this post. But if I could have more spare time, I will try to get and release ACDSee’s more older versions that comes with higher performance. Especially the ACDSee 9.0, which is considered to be the most classic version in the whole series – with small file size, also was regarded as the most powerful picture viewer in terms of function and interface.

// Key Features //

  • Develop Mode
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Non-Destructive Editing with Adjustment Layers
  • Automate with Ease
  • Distortion Doctoring with Lens Correction
  • Strong and Agile
  • Advanced Lighting Technology
  • Spectrum of Color Control
  • Your Blank Canvas
  • Secondary Monitor Support

// Working Modes //

Mode Features
Manage Mode
  • Fluid Folder Viewing
  • No Importing
  • Whip up a Batch
  • Metadata
  • No More Senseless Searching
  • Collections
  • Mapping
  • Easily Convert from Lightroom to ACDSee
Photos/View Mode
  • Windows Touch Gestures
  • Auto Lens View
  • Commitment-Free Auto EQ
  • Secondary Monitor Support
  • Photos Mode
  • Resolution Revolution
  • Clear Viewing
Develop/Edit Mode
  • Pixel Targeting
  • Edit Mode Fill Tool
  • History Window
  • Apply Some Magic
  • Heal and Clone
  • Color EQ
  • Gradient Flexibility
  • Sharpen Smarter
  • Split Toning
  • Extended Editing Capabilities with Photoshop Plugin Support
ACDSee 365
  • Command the Cloud
  • SeeDrive
  • Camera Contents
  • Database Detail
Plus More
  • PicaView
  • Set and Walk Away
  • Color Management
  • Archiving
  • Share Seamlessly

// Official Demo Video //

// System Requirements //

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable Packages
  • Apple Bonjour

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate/Pro Edition full installers, universal unlock patches, reg key file, unlocked files and universal keygen for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, as well as pre-activated versions for Mac.

// Universal License Keys //

Version License Key (for English)

// Installation Notes //

for v14.0:

  1. Download and install ACDSee Photo Studio
  2. Copy the unlocked file to installation folder and overwrite
  3. Run program, and click ‘Offline activation
  4. Run keygen, copy the “License Key” to offline activation window, and click ‘Next
  5. Copy the “Request Code” to keygen, and click “Gen Unlock
  6. Go back to offline activation window, click ‘UNBLOCK‘, paste the unlock code, and click ‘VERIFY
  7. Done

for v13.0:

  1. Download and install ACDSee Photo Studio
  2. Copy the unlocked files to installation folder and overwrite
  3. Double click the reg key file to import license info
  4. Done

*** You may need to block this program with your firewall.

for v12.1:

  1. Add the following line to your hosts file:
    • acdid.acdsystems.com
  2. Download and install ACDSee Photo Studio
  3. Run program, and click “Offline Registration
  4. Use the following license key and unlock code to finish registration
  5. Done

for v10.x/v11.x:

  1. Download and install ACDSee Ultimate, do not run it
  2. Copy the unlock patch to installation directory
  3. Run the unlock patch as administrator and click ‘Patch
  4. That’s all, enjoy!

for v9.x:

  1. Download and install ACDSee Ultimate
  2. Run the unlock patch as administrator
  3. Select “ACDsystem ACDSee Ultimate v9” from product list, click ‘Patch Host File‘, and copy the “License Key
  4. Run program, click “Offline Registration“, past the license key, and click ‘Continue
  5. Copy the “Request Code” to unlock patch, click ‘Gen Unlock‘, and copy the “Application Unlock Code
  6. Go back to offline registration window, and click ‘Enter Unlock Code
  7. Paste the unlock code, and click ‘Verify
  8. All done

for v7.x/v8.x:

  1. Download and install ACDSee Ultimate/Pro
  2. Add the following line to your hosts file:
    • acdid.acdsystems.com
  3. Run program, select “Enter your license key“, and use the corresponding license key above to register
  4. Just close program (or click “Register later“), you do not have to register an ACDSee account
  5. Done

for v6.x:

  1. Download and install ACDSee Pro
  2. Add the following line to your hosts file:
    • acdid.acdsystems.com
  3. Run program, and use the corresponding license key above to register
  4. Just close program (or click “Register later“), you do not have to register an ACDSee account
  5. Done

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

License Version Download Size
Ultimate Edition v10.4 reserved 150 MB
v11.0 reserved 161 MB
v12.1 reserved 219 MB
v13.0 reserved 244 MB
v14.0 reserved 253 MB
v15.0 64-bit 260 MB
Old but Classic Versions
Pro Edition v6.3 reserved 70.0 MB | 58.7 MB
v7.1 reserved 61.3 MB | 65.8 MB
Ultimate Edition v8.2 reserved 73.2 MB
v9.3 reserved 99.5 MB
for Mac
Ultimate Edition v8.1 61.2 MB


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