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ACDSee Releases Photo Studio for Mac 8 Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

12 November 2021

ACDSee has released Photo Studio for Mac 8 featuring faster performance, user-friendly GUI improvements and a customizable Indexer that organizes assets while the computer is idle.

The update also includes color-related enhancements like Color LUTs, Color Wheels, Tone Wheels, Dehaze, Skin tune and the addition of Contrast to the Color EQ.


New features in this release include:

  • Universal app running natively on Macs with an Apple Silicon chip.
  • ACDSee Mobile Sync app wirelessly sends photos and videos directly to ACDSee Photo Studio 8 from your iOS or Android mobile device
  • ACDSee Indexer indexes assets while the computer is idle
  • Filmstrip View provides a full-size view of your photos in Manage mode while you browse and organize
  • Navigator zooms into an image and quickly pans around it in View and Develop modes
  • The Color Wheel in Develop mode targets adjustments to specific color ranges in your image
  • Tone Wheels in Develop mode split-tone highlights, mid-tones and shadows.
  • Choose from eight default Color LUTs or import new ones for unlimited potential
  • Dehaze in Develop mode restores contrast, detail and lost color
  • Skin Tune in Develop mode evens tones by brightening, smoothing and restoring your subject's glow
  • Color EQ Contrast/Balance in Develop mode further manipulates image contrast using the new Contrast and Contrast Balance adjustments in the Color EQ tool

In addition, the new release offers a few improvements:

  • Color picker tools in Develop mode now display RGB color values of pixels for precise color selection
  • Improved performance when cataloging a folder with many subfolders via the Catalog Folders tool
  • Added a Zoom Lock button in View mode to lock zoom level while browsing images in View Mode
  • An improved and modernized GUI that fits seamlessly into the macOS environment for better visual consistency and usability
  • Encodable images edited by ACDSee on Windows or iOS devices and sent via Mobile Sync are now recognized, allowing the edits to be reverted or committed

For more information see the release notes.


Hardware system requirements are:

  • Mac with an Apple M1 or Intel processor
  • 4-GB RAM (6-GB RAM recommended)
  • GPU with Metal support

Software system requirements are:

  • macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 11 Big Sur or macOS 12 Monterey


Photo Studio for Mac 8 is available now directly from ACDSee for and introductory price of $69.95 (regularly $99.99) through noon PT on Nov. 24 with a 30-day money back guarantee. A free trial is also available.

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