ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 is a digital photographic workflow suite that allows complete control of image creation, layered editing, and a tranche of further options.
A Digital Photography Studio
Without any need for chemicals or a dark room, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 provides image makers with just about every technique analogue photographers have used for years, plus a few more that are entirely built around the digital age. The makers, ACD Systems International Inc. Software, already offer a complete package of photography software, from their Photo Editor to their Video Converter and Video Studio software. As such, Ultimate 2018 is very much part of a wider family of programs, each focused on a specific area of image creation. In this package, users get a great deal of control. For example, there are extensive tools for finding, sorting, and organizing images. Once everything is put in its place, then it becomes child's play to share it. For instance, you might want to organize sample images to share with clients, or to provide wedding images for a portfolio of your work. Essentially, everything you need for complete control of your photography workflow is included. In addition, the package allows you to pair individual layers from differing snaps to create a new one, like a video dissolve. RAW formats from all of the world's leading digital camera manufacturers are supported too, such as Olympus, Panasonic, and Canon, to name but three. Non-destructive editing is provided so you can experiment safe in the knowledge that you are not messing up anything that you'd like to later go back on.
Using a Virtual Studio
Thanks to its GPU-accelerated adjustment layers, ease of use with RAW editing, and an array of digital asset management tools, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 constitutes a fully professional package. The makers have put an emphasis on providing tools for a multimedia professional, who captures both stills and video, and who is likely to be using their images in an online environment. However, the software is just as useful for traditional portrait and wedding photographers as it is for the Instagram generation. What makes the program stand out from competitor products is the number of methods there are to take control of your photo manipulation. There isn't one right way of doing things. Experimenting with its flexibility means being able to be truly creative. Having said that, many of the suite's tools facilitate greater productivity, so it is just as much about speeding things up as it is experimentation and play. Modules such as 'Develop' are way ahead of some other products on the market, which are supposedly specialists in what they do. If that were not enough, with the ACDSee Mobile Sync addition, you can access your virtual studio from any handheld device that has downloaded the app. This is great for field photographers who need to get their images to photo editors fast!
Worth Snapping Up?
More than a simple retouching editing suite, this package is for professionals who make eye-catching images that will stand out from the rest. It is able to be bought for a lifetime usage fee, but the package comes with a handy 30-day trial free of charge, so there's nothing to stop you trying it out.