VICTORIA, British Columbia ? June 11, 2008 - ACD Systemsl Inc. today released ACDSee Photo Editor 2008, the next version of its easy-to-use digital design and layout software created especially for avid photographers and scrapbookers.
New software features of Photo Editor 2008 include:
- Faster processing time.
- More custom creative tools and options for resizing, cropping and masking.
- Quick optimization for the Web and advanced printing functions.
- Artistic effects that can be added, modified or deleted at any time.
- ?Trim to shape? feature for quick-and-easy use of design templates.
- Advanced journaling and text curving capabilities.
Powerful Layout Tools - With ACDSee Photo Editor 2008, users don?t need technical expertise or a graphic design background to design artistic layouts. Templates created by top designers Andrea Gold, Maggie Lamarre and Vicki Stegall are starting points to inspire creativity. Users can also design their own layouts to save as templates for future use.
For image creativity, users can experiment with Dynamic Adjustments, which features 70 effects including Sepia and Gaussian Blur. These effects can also be modified without making any permanent changes to the original image, providing freedom to switch the order of the effects, add new effects and delete effects. Users can also crop images with shape tools, create their own contour with the Trim to Shape feature and blend images together using masks.
Advanced Text Features - To enhance layout versatility, ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 offers a variety of options for text integration. Custom text paths allow users to use drawing tools to create paths that can follow elements within the layout.
To complete projects even faster, preset text paths in designs including brackets, flowers or spirals are just a click away. With custom text shapes, words can even be wrapped inside of more than 400 shapes, or users can create their own. They can also add large journaling blocks into these shapes with ease.
Easy To Use - Other top features included in ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 are the built-in ?How-to? guides for every activity. These guides allow users to fully utilize all of the software features with detailed and easy-to-follow instructions. The software also seamlessly integrates with ACDSee 10 Photo Manager, the company?s tool for viewing, organizing and managing growing photo and digital design collections.