Create keyword and category sets, comes pre-loaded with usable sample keyword sets
Saved Searches available in the Organize pane with one click
New Special Items (search for images with Embed Pending, No Keywords, or for Videos with one click)
Copy and paste metadata
Rebuild Thumbnails and Metadata tool
Embed Pending Flag identifies files with metadata to embed
Easy-Select arrows in Manage mode make it possible to select multiple folders at once, and search combinations of metadata fields at once
App launch time is faster
Folder browse performance is faster
File list scrolling performance is better
Quick Search performance is faster
Display thumbnails of PDFs
Display thumbnails of Affinity Photo .afphoto files (Affinity Photo required)
Search by file metadata, such as file size, location, type, date modified, date created
In the Batch Copy tool, copy to a subfolder within the original folder
Recently used destination folders are remembered in Batch, Import tool
Manage Batch Presets from within the Batch Workflow window
Full screen available in Develop mode
Copy and delete files in Develop mode
Show/hide the Filmstrip in View and Develop mode
Better handling of keyboard shortcut conflicts
Tap the spacebar to view selected files in Quick Look
Press Command + right arrow key in the Properties pane to apply metadata and advance to the next photo in a single motion (or left to go to previous)
In the ACDSee Metadata Properties pane, the Keywords input field auto-complete feature now supports hierarchical keywords
Assign custom keyboard shortcuts to newly created commands (e.g. run a Batch Preset or apply a Develop Preset) without app restart
Fixed an issue where metadata could not be written to sidecar file if HEIC file format
Fixed an issue where modifying, then running a saved batch preset would modify the saved preset
Fixed an issue where the display format of certain metadata values (e.g. Exposure Time) was incorrect for some images
Fixed an issue where commands were disabled after renaming a file
Fixed an issue where file size reported by ACDSee was calculated differently than in Finder
Fixed an issue where the Map would only show pins of geotagged images for a single folder even if multiple folders were selected
Fixed an issue where opening an image in View or Develop mode would fail if the image was on a removable drive and previously detected as offline
Fixed an issue where the output file size of a Batch Resize operation may be larger than necessary
In the File List pane, file type icon is missing if file type is .afphoto.
Assigning metadata via the Batch tool fails if preceded by a Move or Copy action.
Embedding ACDSee Metadata may fail if file type is PNG.
When embedding ACDSee Metadata, or writing GPS or Reverse Geocode info to many files, a delay may occur before the operation begins.
Search by EXIF Shutter Speed Value returns incorrect results. Workaround: search by EXIF Exposure Time.
Image doesn’t fit display when app moved to another monitor and Full Screen enabled.
File List items are sorted by name if items are uncataloged and sort method is based on EXIF or IPTC metadata.
Find Duplicates tool doesn’t work with iCloud Drive.
Restore Database will not begin if the database to be restored is currently open. Workaround: close all apps that are using the database to be restored.
Disconnecting an iOS device while importing will crash ACDSee.
Move to Trash will not work on images stored on cameras.
Batch Copy and Batch Move will not work for images stored on cameras.
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) not supported.
Develop mode changes are not remembered when group is deactivated.
No method available to view RGB values while using Eye Dropper to set White Balance.
Cannot copy read-only EXIF metadata values to the clipboard.
Cannot read any ACDSee Metadata embedded in BMP, CUR, DDS, EXR, GIF, HDR, ICO, JP2, MEF, PBM, PSD, or TGA.
Batch Copy operation hangs when Place in subfolder option enabled, “Date” token added to the Name, and date format includes slash character (“/”). Workaround: In System Preferences > Language & Region > Advanced… > Dates, remove “/” from the desired format.
Import ignores video portion of Live Photos.
Keyword/Category assignment may fail if target is unscanned image basket item.
ACDSee will not function correctly if the ACDSee database is locked or read-only.
ACDSee does not support multiple clients connecting to the same database. ACDSee will become unresponsive if trying to connect to a database that is already open in another instance of ACDSee.
Status bar count may be wrong if empty smart folder selected.
Watermark tool Center button doesn’t center watermark for all images in the Batch if images are different sizes.
Running Batch Add Watermark while an unsupported image is in preview does not apply watermark.
Compare Images Active View is empty if selected image is an orphan.
Startup time may be impacted if Image Basket contains many items.
External Editors feature does not support images on cameras.
Keyboard shortcuts assigned to commands that can be renamed, (such as Categories, Batch Presets, External Editors), need to be re-assigned if command is renamed.
On macOS 10.14 and 10.15, writing a Spotlight Comment fails with error “Source file not found”.
Adding media files (e.g. audio, video files) to Image Basket is not supported.
The folder tree fails to refresh after cut/paste or drag-and-drop Move operations. Workaround: View > Refresh Folders Pane (option + command + R).
PSD files cannot be placed on the Map.
It’s highly recommended to embed ACDSee Metadata prior to importing or restoring a database from a previous version of ACDSee.
When importing a previous version’s database, please ensure the previous version of the application is closed.
Importing a previous version’s database may cause the Date Modified timestamp to update but does not modify the actual contents of the database.
In macOS 10.15 Catalina, apps require permission before directly accessing files in certain folders and external volumes. Please allow ACDSee to access files when prompted, or as follows: go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Files and Folders, find ACDSee, and check the applicable boxes.
ACDSee writes metadata to a sidecar file in a hidden subfolder relative to the original file if filetype is HEIC