ACD Systems International Inc.

ACD Systems International Inc.

June 11, 2008 08:01 ET

ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 Enhances Creativity with New Design Options

Easy-to-use features tested by users turn digital photos into unique keepsakes

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - ACD Systems International Inc. today released ACDSee™ Photo Editor 2008, the next version of its easy-to-use digital design and layout software created especially for avid photographers and scrapbookers.

Evaluated by more than 3,700 ACDSee users, new software features of Photo Editor 2008 include:

- Faster processing time

- More custom creative tools and options for resizing, cropping and masking

- Quick optimization for the Web and advanced printing functions

- Artistic effects that can be added, modified or deleted at any time

- "Trim to shape" feature for quick-and-easy use of design templates

- Advanced journaling and text curving capabilities

"We are committed to designing products that fit the needs of our users, so we encourage them to be involved in the beta testing process," said Mark Franklin, executive vice president for ACD Systems. "As a result, ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 has all the tools, inspiration and clear instruction users need to turn digital photos into truly captivating keepsakes."

Powerful Layout Tools

With ACDSee Photo Editor, users don't need technical expertise or a graphic design background to design artistic layouts. Templates created by top designers Andrea Gold, Maggie Lamarre and Vicki Stegall are starting points to inspire creativity. Users can also design their own layouts to save as templates for future use.

For image creativity, users can experiment with Dynamic Adjustments, which features 70 effects including Sepia and Gaussian Blur. These effects can also be modified without making any permanent changes to the original image, providing freedom to switch the order of the effects, add new effects and delete effects. Users can also crop images with shape tools, create their own contour with the Trim to Shape feature and blend images together using masks.

Advanced Text Features

To enhance layout versatility, ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 offers a variety of options for text integration. Custom text paths allow users to use drawing tools to create paths that can follow elements within the layout.

To complete projects even faster, preset text paths in designs including brackets, flowers or spirals are just a click away. With custom text shapes, words can even be wrapped inside of more than 400 shapes, or users can create their own. They can also add large journaling blocks into these shapes with ease.

Easy To Use

Other top features included in ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 are the built-in "How-to" guides for every activity. These guides allow users to fully utilize all of the software features with detailed and easy-to-follow instructions. The software also seamlessly integrates with ACDSee™ 10 Photo Manager, the company's tool for viewing, organizing and managing growing photo and digital design collections.

Pricing and Availability

ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 is available for a free 30-day trial and for purchase for $49.99 (USD) at www.acdsee.com. Current ACDSee Photo Editor users and owners of other ACDSee products can purchase the program for $34.99 (USD) and users can bundle it with ACDSee 10 Photo Manager for the combined price of $79.98 (USD).

About ACD Systems

Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of digital imaging software, including the renowned ACDSee image management tool and Canvas, an advanced cross-platform technical illustration and graphics program. ACD Systems has millions of consumer and business users and more than 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit www.acdsee.com.

ACD and ACDSee are trademarks of ACD Systems International Inc. or its subsidiaries and may be registered in Canada, the United States, the European Union, Japan or certain other jurisdictions. Canvas is a trademark of ACD Systems of America, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems of America, Inc. are used under license by ACD Systems International Inc. or its subsidiaries.

All other marks, products and company names are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

  • ACD Systems International Inc.
    Genevieve Lambert
    (250) 419-6700
    (250) 419-6745 (FAX)
    Email: pr@acdsee.com
    Website: www.acdsee.com
    or
    CMD Agency for ACD Systems International Inc.
    Julie Yamamoto and Melisa Glasberg
    (503) 223-6794
    Email: acdsee@cmdagency.com