ACD Systems International Inc.

ACD Systems International Inc.

May 02, 2007 13:52 ET

Photographers Help Design Their Own Solutions in ACDSee Pro 2.0 Beta

Professionals test-drive powerful RAW processing and new "darkroom" features, provide direct input to software developers

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 2, 2007) - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA) is inviting users to test a beta version of ACDSee™ Pro, the industry's most powerful software platform for viewing, processing, editing, organizing and publishing images. Interaction between software developers and photographers, as well as user input posted at ACDSee's online forum through June, will shape the next version of Pro, which is anticipated for release this fall. The beta version is compatible with Windows Vista.

Known as the best workflow manager for today's photographers, ACDSee Pro has grown to become a valuable tool for quickly processing the ever-expanding variety of RAW formats from digital camera manufacturers, especially for the new generation of DSLRs. With a distinguished pedigree as the Internet's first and fastest image browser, ACDSee has helped photographers view, edit and share images quickly and easily for more than 13 years.

"Our software development starts and ends with the needs of today's photographers," said Mark Franklin, executive vice president of ACD Systems. "It's very important to us to invite feedback at this crucial stage, especially as an increasing number of photographers demand a high level of control in RAW processing."

Photographers and members of the public can participate in the beta testing of ACDSee Pro 2.0. The public beta is available for download at, with user forums posted at The full version of ACDSee Pro 2.0 is anticipated for release this fall. Beta testers and users of the previous version will receive a 30 percent discount. For new users, the cost will be $129.99 (USD).

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 Digital Negative Specification (DNG) and the latest RAW formats, RAW processing capability, batch IPTC editing, powerful color management functionality and professional publishing options.

Selected Formats Supported by ACDSee Pro

For the complete list of RAW formats supported by ACDSee software, visit

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

Pricing and Availability

The public beta of ACDSee Pro 2.0 is available free for download at It will expire at the end of the beta test period on September 30, 2007. The full version of ACDSee Pro is available in English for $129.99 (USD). Beta testers and registered owners of ACDSee Pro will receive a 30 percent discount on ACDSee Pro 2.0, available in Fall 2007. For more information, visit

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 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 International Inc. or its subsidiaries in Canada, the United States, the European Union, Japan or certain other jurisdictions. Canvas is a trademark or registered trademark of ACD Systems of America, Inc. in Canada, the United States, or certain other jurisdictions.

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