ACDSee Pro 6.0 Release Notes

New Features

  • Runs as 64 bit application on a 64 bit operation system*
  • Develop Brush – Apply local non-destructive adjustments to your images
  • Edit Brush
  • New Noise Reduction
  • Advanced color – Completely rewritten with updated color models
  • Clarity – Mid-tone contrast adjustment
  • Black and White Mode – Develop
  • Hierarchical Keywords
  • Smart Blur – Added to Edit mode Blur filter
  • Red Eye – Added to Develop mode and improved in Edit mode
  • Post-Crop Vignette
  • Soft Focus
  • Cross Process
  • Sharpen – Added a detail slider for more control


  • Color Management architecture completely revisited
    • Choose Microsoft ICM or Little CMS as the Color Management Engine
    • Auto-detects monitor profile (when correctly set in operating system options)
    • Easier access to Soft Proofing through menu commands and keyboard shortcuts
    • Print dialog gains direct access to color management options that influence print pipeline, including gamut warning (Little CMS only) and soft proofing
  • Metadata Improvements
    • Lens model information support added for select manufacturers
    • Lens Model added to Auto Categories
    • Detailed White Balance information can now be found in the EXIF section of the Properties pane
    • Flash Bias information can now be found in the EXIF section of the Properties pane
    • Added support for Sony and Panasonic maker notes
  • Blu-ray disc support added to the Burn Basket
  • Increased width of various controls in Develop and Edit mode to amplify usability (adjustment sliders and curve control)
  • Can now set ratings and color labels from status bar in View, Develop, and Edit mode
  • 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
  • Develop mode tools panel will scroll with the mouse wheel when hovering over the scroll bar
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Restore to Original command to fail on images developed in ACDSee Pro 2.5 or earlier

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 Pro 6:

  • 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 Pro 6 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

* Native 64 bit is not supported on WinXP. The following functionality is not supported in the x64 build of ACDSee Pro:

  • Import from Scanner
  • Various image, video and archive formats – see supported file formats for more information

** Only supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8