Requires: Pentium III processor or faster, Windows 2000, XP or Vista, 100MB free hard disk space, 256MB RAM
I have used the ACDSee for viewing, processing, minor editing, organizing, cataloging, occasionally publishing, and archiving photo collections for a number of years. I've reviewed several incarnations of the product. The last couple of versions have been a massive improvement over earlier versions. In this review I won't dwell on all the image browsing features that we've covered so many times. ACDSee is one of the best image viewing and image management tools I've used. It is also one of the simplest. In this version it is still fast, but ACD Systems has also added all sorts of useful features aimed at professional level photographers.
The addition of support for Adobe's Digital Negative (DNG) file format and more comprehensive RAW image file format support brings ACDSee fully into the realm of professional tools. However, while support for DNG is good, it's far from perfect. I found several DNG files which were not viewable, but which were through Adobe Bridge and Adobe's other tools. Having said that, there were also actually some RAW files I could view in ACDSee Pro Photo Manager, but which could not be read in Bridge or Photoshop. This would seem to indicate that the DNG format itself is not yet finalized.