The Bottom Line
- Easy to categorize and organize photos
- Provides simple but slick photo editing
- Back up pictures to CDs or DVDs
- Attractive and user-friendly interface
- Slow to catalog files at startup
- Can handle and process RAW files from dozens of digital camera models.
- Allows users to see a larger image in a popup when mousing over the thumbnail.
- Obtain photos from your hard drive, scanner, camera or device, and mobile phone folder.
Guide Review - ACDSee Pro 2 Photo Management Software
While Pro is in the name and there are some pro features, such as tagging photos with ISO and photographer, there are a great many features that would prove useful to any photo enthusiast.
Organizing Photos with ACDSee Pro 2
Easily the best reason for most people to get ACDSee Pro 2 is the slick and easy-to-use organization system. You can categorize pictures in a variety of ways (including categories you create).
It comes with some built-in categories like people and places. An easy quick-start setup is to create subcategories of those to list the people and places in the pictures. You could also add a date category to organize pictures depending on which month or year taken.
You can also rate pictures so that you can easily find your favorite pictures with a single click. You can also provide information by the batch. For instance, one folder could have the same basic information such as date and place until you add more details later. Having multiple methods to find a photo means you no longer have to decide whether to organize by date or subject (or single subject) alone.
Other ACDSee Pro 2 Key FeaturesFortunately, this software is much more than simply a photo organization program. You can do a wide variety of other picture functions, including:
- Editing photos
- Cataloging of all files on your computer (but expect the process to be slow for large collections)
- Batch resizing images
- Burning CDs and DVDs of pictures
- Printing single images or contact sheets
- Creating videos or slide shows
- Attaching audio clips to image files