ACD Systems International Inc.

ACD Systems International Inc.

November 02, 2006 13:00 ET

ACDSee Pro Photo Manager Gives Professional Photographers Total Control Over Their Workflow With Public Beta RAW Format Support

Professional software helps photographers confidently manage their workflow

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2006) - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA), today announced a public beta software release which updates ACDSee® Pro Photo Manager, adding support for the newest RAW formats.

Developed specifically for the professional photographer, ACDSee Pro will be showcased from November 2-4 at PhotoPlus Expo, Booth #1212, in New York. ACDSee Pro delivers advanced functionality designed to streamline the workflow of professional photographers, while incorporating the speed and organizing capabilities synonymous with ACDSee software solutions.

"Once again, our commitment to working closely with professional photographers yields support for the newest digital cameras," said Doug Vandekerkhove, CEO of ACD Systems.

The enhancement delivers RAW format support for more than 30 new cameras from major manufacturers including:

- Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi

- Sony DSLR-A100

- Nikon D80 and D2Xs

- Pentax K100D and K110D

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

The ACDSee RAW update beta also includes support for cameras from Creo Leaf, Olympus, Leica, Samsung, and Fujifilm. For the complete list, see below or at

ACDSee Pro is a single platform where professional photographers view, process, edit, organize, catalog, publish and archive their growing digital photo collections. Key features include advanced workflow functionality, support for DNG (Digital Negative Specification) and the latest RAW formats, RAW processing capability, batch IPTC editing, powerful color management functionality and professional publishing options.

Visit the ACDSee Booth #1212 during PhotoPlus Expo, November 2-4, for detailed information and product demonstrations, or visit

Pricing and Availability

The RAW format beta update for ACDSee is available immediately as a free update to registered users of ACDSee Pro at

Supported Formats Newly Added

Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi Sony DSLR-A100
Creo Aptus 17 Nikon CoolPix 8400
Creo Aptus 22 Nikon D80
Creo Aptus 65 Nikon D2Xs
Creo Aptus 75 Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Creo Cantare Fujifilm FinePix S9600
Creo Leaf HDR Olympus SP 350
Creo Valeo 6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Creo Valeo 11 Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1
Creo Valeo 17 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1
Creo Valeo 22 Pentax K110D
Creo Volare Pentax K100D
Leica V-LUX 1 Pentax ist DL2
Leica D-LUX 2 Samsung Pro 815
Leica D-LUX 3
Leica Digilux 3
Leica DMR

About ACD Systems

Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA) 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 has delivered value to a global marketplace through Internet distribution and through partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer and business users and over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit us at our corporate web site:

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

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on the estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements were made and the company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if conditions or opinions should change.

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