ACDSee 15.0 Build 169 Release Notes

New Features

  • Edit Brush
  • Hierarchical Keywords
  • New Noise Reduction
  • Clarity – Mid-tone contrast adjustment
  • Smart Blur – Added to Edit mode Blur filter
  • Red Eye – improved


  • Color Management
    • Basic color management added – images not in sRGB will be correctly displayed on your monitor
  • Metadata Improvements
    • Lens model information supported added for select manufacturers
    • Lens model added to Auto Categories
    • Detailed White Balance information can now be found in the EXIF section of the property panel
    • Flash Bias information can now be found in the EXIF section of the Properties panel
    • Added support for Sony and Panasonic maker notes
  • Blu-ray disc support added to the Burn Basket
  • Increased width of various controls in Edit mode to amplify usability (adjustment sliders and curve control)
  • Can now set rating and color label from status bar in View and Edit modes
  • Improved video playback supporting HD formats*
  • Added Expand All and Collapse All commands to the context menu of both the Category and Keyword trees


  • Fixed an issue that prevented database backup names from being longer than 16 characters
  • Fixed an issue that would not allow the preservation of Unicode file names when burning to optical media
  • Fixed an issue that would not allow use of the space bar to pan an image when zoomed in while in the Edit mode Sharpen filter
  • Fixed an issue that caused video files to not be correctly detected during Import when camera connected directly to computer

Trimmed Functionality

During the life of a software product, there are times when some functionality needs to be retired rather than maintained. The following functional points have been removed in ACDSee 15.

  • In the database backup wizard, the ability to backup database and files to optical media has been removed
  • Removed ability to burn a slideshow to optical media at end of Create Slideshow wizard
  • Removed HighMAT, MPV and HTML Slideshow options from burn basket
  • Removed Create Video or VCD wizard
  • Removed Publish to TiVo
  • Removed Device Detector

Known Issues

  • Content of iPhone and other WIA devices does not display correctly when browsed directly with ACDSee

Not Supported

  • ACDSee does not preserve the transparency in GIF and PNG files.
  • ACDSee does not preserve layers in PSD and TIFF files.
  • ACDSee does not preserve EXIF and IPTC metadata when a PSD file is edited.

More Information

For information about ACDSee 15 and to access additional resources, please visit the Product Support and Resource page online. Additional information and resources include:

  • software updates
  • supported file formats
  • supported camera RAW formats
  • community site, including peer-to-peer product forums
  • ACDSee knowledge base
  • support

* Only supported on Windows® 7 and Windows® 8