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ACDSee Releases Photo Studio Ultimate 2022 Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

24 September 2021

ACD Systems has released the 2022 edition of its flagship Windows software ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022 featuring two new modes, Media mode and People mode and a number of other improvements.

People Mode. AI-drive facial identification leads the new features.


Highlights of the new release include:

  • People mode. Put a name to a face with an AI-driven mode for identifying and managing people in your portfolio.
  • Media mode. Browse and filter with ACDsee's new database-driven view for accessing previously browsed folders in Manage mode and cataloged folders.
  • Support for SVG file format has been added to ACDSee Photo Studio 2022 on Windows 10 and 11.
  • Channel Selection to make selections based on an image's Color Information Channels.
  • Channel Filtering to modify a targeted color channel and blend the edit with an image's existing color channels.
  • Selection Basket to store selections and apply them as a layer mask or active selection at any point.
  • Pixel Targeting in Develop mode allows for the selection of distinct tones, colors and skin tones.
  • Color Wheel has been added to Pixel Targeting, allowing for precise adjustment of an image's colors.
  • Squareness slider added to Radial Gradients for customizing the shape of the radial gradient selection.
  • Luminance Range targets luminance for the selection of distinct tones, colors and skin tones.
  • Added Noise Reduction to the Develop mode Develop Brush for brushing noise reduction on parts of an image.


Among the other improvements are:

  • High ISO support added for Canon, Nikon, Pentax & Sony
  • Selection Preview Button, preview the selection mask with one click
  • Improved High-Dynamic Range, a more flexible and powerful HDR tool for producing high-quality merged images that no longer rely on external image data
  • Improved Focus Stacking produces merged images with sharper details and fewer artefacts
  • Improved Noise Reduction, a new algorithm under the hood, plus Luminance and Tone sliders for greater results
  • Improved Curve Control with precise curve control through numerical display of curve points
  • Improved Gradient Control with greater control over linear and radial gradient edges
  • Batch Rename default preset uses the name from the first file in the batch
  • Fixed a problem with Fuji X-3 Raw file appearing to be a bit darker in Develop mode
  • ACDSee 2022 can now decode and develop compressed Fuji X-S10 Raw file
  • Added more cameras and lenses to the lens correction feature


System requirements to run the new release include:

  • Windows 8 (SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit editions
  • Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support
  • Intel i5 or better processor recommended
  • 4-GB RAM (8-GB RAM or more recommended)
  • 512-MB Video RAM
  • DirectX 10 compatible graphics adapter
  • 1280x800 display resolution (1920x1080 recommended)
  • 2-GB of available hard disk space


Photo Studio is available now directly from ACDSee for $8.90/month or $89/year Home plan by subscription or $149.99 for a lifetime license. A Personal plan that can be installed on two machines rather than five and with 10-GB of See Drive cloud storage instead of 50-GB is available for $6.90/month or $69/year. There is also a free trial version available for download.

ACDSeeHas Released the Latest Edition of Their Flagship Software, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022

VICTORIA, B.C. -- ACD Systems International has launched the 2022 edition of its flagship software ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022. Featuring two brand new modes, Media mode and People mode, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022 complements an already robust array of Digital Asset Management and Layer Editing modes. To continue elevating the creative possibilities for photographers of all levels, numerous updates are included in Ultimate 2022.

"Photo Studio Ultimate 2022 is your ticket to a future where Artificial Intelligence will help elevate your vision," said Frank Lin, COO & CTO.

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022 will go on sale Sept. 22. Photographers of all levels are encouraged to advance their craft by taking advantage of this important release.

Top Features:

  • Two new modes: Media mode for streamlined digital asset management and People mode for AI-powered facial recognition.
  • New Selection Tools: Incredibly versatile selection tools use channels and filters for a greater degree of precision.
  • Improved Pixel Targeting: Added color wheel improves functionality for surgical, pixel-based selections.
  • Brush-on Noise Reduction: Noise reduction can be applied via the Develop mode brush.

ACDSee has a loyal following for its Photo Studio products. ACDSee Photo Studio with its superior Digital Asset Manager have been an industry leader for decades. The Ultimate 2022 edition is proud to carry on this tradition by continuing to capitalize on the success of some of their most loved features, including:

  • Light EQ
  • Frequency Separation
  • Path text
  • Pixel Targeting
  • Color Wheels
  • Tone Wheels
  • Liquify Tool
  • and more!

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