ACD Systems International Inc.
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ACD Systems International Inc.

January 11, 2006 09:00 ET

ACDSee Pro Photo Manager Now Shipping

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2006) -

The wait is over for the fastest end-to-end photo management solution for professional photographers

ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA), today began shipping ACDSee™ Pro Photo Manager, the highly anticipated advanced version of its award-winning ACDSee photo management software. Developed for professional photographers, ACDSee Pro lets photographers view, process, edit, catalog, publish and archive their photographs with unparalleled speed and ease of use. Led by fast RAW file viewing and batch processing, ACDSee Pro's feature set is designed to increase productivity with its wealth of professional photo management and customizable workflow tools.

"ACDSee is deeply integrated with my daily photography workflow. It's flat out the easiest to use, fastest, and most natural application for the work I do," said Serge Timacheff, a professional sports event photographer. "ACDSee is the best tool for quickly organizing, renaming and viewing my photos so I can share them with clients after a shoot."

In ACDSee Pro, photographers can view their RAW files faster than ever before. ACDSee Pro's non-destructive RAW processing allows photographers to adjust the white balance, exposure, sharpness and noise, without altering the original RAW file, and save the settings as a preset to apply repeatedly to multiple RAW images. ACDSee Pro complements the professional workflow with support for DNG and RAW format support for the latest DSLR models, including the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N and EOS 5D, and the Nikon D2X. To ensure viewing and printing accuracy, ACDSee Pro also features color management support with ICC color profiles.

Packed with advanced workflow tools, ACDSee Pro allows professional photographers to get their post-production tasks done quickly. Using the Batch Processor tool, photographers can make multiple adjustments to multiple photos in a single operation, which can be saved as a preset and used repeatedly. Photographers can also set IPTC information into groups of photographs at one time. Visual photo tagging allows photographers to quickly cull photos after a shoot for fast selection and deletion. With the Compare Image tool, up to four photographs can be examined at a time, complete with histogram and exposure details display. Cataloging options in ACDSee Pro include keyword, categories, rating and notes, meaning that photographers have a powerful set of organization tools to search, sort and manage their photographs.

ACDSee Pro gives professional photographers the ability to customize workspaces, shortcut keys, metadata display and categories, and delivers instant access to the tools and information they need. In addition, photographers can protect their work by adding logo watermarks and copyright information to their photos. Professional HTML Web gallery templates are included, so photographers can choose a design, add contact information and place a company logo to match the look and feel of their business. ACDSee Pro also offers the ability to print high-quality photos and contact sheets, create slide shows set to music, and burn images to CD and DVD.

Pricing and Availability

ACDSee Pro Photo Manager for Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and XP is available now for $129.99 (USD). Upgrade pricing is available for users of ACDSee 8 and earlier versions. French, Italian and German versions of ACDSee Pro will also be available in January. For more information, to download a trial, or to purchase ACDSee Pro, visit www.acdsee.com.

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 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 www.acdsee.com.

ACD, ACD Systems, ACDSee, and FotoSlate are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACD Systems Ltd. in Canada, the United States, 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.


Contact Information

  • ACD Systems International Inc. - Media
    James Latham
    Vice President, Marketing
    (250) 544-6700
    pr@acdsystems.com
    or
    ACD Systems International Inc. - Investors
    Martin Winstanley
    Corporate Affairs
    (250) 544-6700
    (250) 544-0291 (FAX)
    ir@acdsystems.com
    www.acdsee.com