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ACDSee Pro (Mac)
ACDSee Video Converter
acdGO Online Backup
acdONE Antivirus+ Total Security
ACDSee Photo Editor
ACD Systems International Inc. is one of the largest and most respected independent digital image editing and management provider in the world. The company was founded in 1993 in Texas by Doug Vandekerkhove. He foresaw the importance of the convergence of analog and digital (print, photos, scans, video and metadata) in the 80's, revolutionizing how analog and digital information was used in pre-Web applications.
ACD Systems has offices in the United States and Canada, supported by a team of global channel partners. With a product family that includes ACDSee Pro 6, ACDSee Pro 2 (Mac), ACDSee 15 photo editing and management solutions, and Canvas technical illustration software, the company serves millions of consumers, small and medium sized businesses, government agencies and educational institutions, and corporate customers.
Today ACD holds seven patents, and millions of ACDSee products are in use throughout the world. The company’s advanced technology is based on over twenty years of research:
- Patented LCE (Lighting Contrast Enhancement) Single exposure HDR (high dynamic range) technology lets users drastically improve the quality of their photos by correcting lighting and exposure problems, including high contrast and backlit scenes, insufficient flash, dull images, and under and overexposure. (The alternative multi-exposure HDR results in motion blur, as well as process and capture complexity).
Representative markets for ACD Systems' products include AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), insurance, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, government, architecture/construction, education, gaming, technology, bio/health and oil/gas/energy. Customers include General Motors, Caterpillar, Boeing, The New York City Fire Department, NASA, CNN and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ACDSee software was used in the making of the movie Titanic because the filmmakers recognized that only ACDSee could provide the illustration, editing and management tools required for their large scale, complex development tasks and image management requirements.
Image Editing and Management
- ACDSee - Users can organize their collections by categories, hierarchical keywords, and other metadata. ACDSee 15 contains easy-to-use editing tools and effects, as well as sharing capability through the ACDSee Online cloud, Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail.
- ACDSee Pro- This product allows users to carry out digital asset management and photography workflow tasks, from import to final presentation. ACDSee Pro 6 comes with a powerful RAW processing engine, improved color management, and non-destructive processing tools - all running in a native 64-bit application.
- ACDSee Pro 2 (Mac) - This pro-level photo editing and management solution offers real-time operation and customizable, linked batch presets, a powerful RAW processing engine, and a kit of non-destructive editing tools.
- ACDSee Photo Editor 6 - Ideal as a companion to ACDSee or ACDSee Pro, or used on its own, Photo Editor 6 packs plenty of power. Correct lighting issues, fine-tune color, transform your shots with artistic effects, and combine various elements with the freedom to customize any detail you wish. 
Technical Illustration and Design
- Canvas 14 Awarded the 2012 CNET Download.com Editor's 5 star rating for outstanding software product, Canvas is a technical graphics professional and engineers' illustration and communication software. Minimum precision levels and object illustration and image editing tools ensure that the accuracy of data is maintained from import to publication. Canvas includes tools for facilitating collaboration and streamlining technical illustration workflows from initial import and design to final presentation.
- ACDSee Video Converter - This product allows users to convert video between a wide array of popular media formats at high speed and quality, to share on YouTube and Facebook, and to extract audio and still images. Its Pro counterpart, in addition to these functions, also serves as a DVD burning and ripping application.
Antivirus and Security
- acdONE Antivirus+ Total Security - acdONE Antivirus + Total Security provides safety when users explore, bank, shop, work, game and socialize online, by providing antivirus protection and parental controls.
Online Backup and Storage
- acdGO - acdGO protects users against digital disaster, including a crashed hard drive, a lost, stolen or destroyed computer, corrupted or accidentally deleted files, or virus attack. acdGO is a cloud-based file backup and storage system used to ensure that the user's data is kept safe and up-to-date on cloud servers, where it can be remotely accessed at anytime, from anywhere.