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catkins 20th October 2010 10:13 PM

ACDSee Pro 4 beta now available
 
For those who enjoy RAW editing, don't use Olympus Viewer 2, can't afford Adobe Lightroom 3, etc., etc., just to let you know that ACDSee Pro 4 beta is now available for testing at http://www.acdsee.com/offers/probeta until expiring in June 2011.
Key highlights are listed as:
  • Faster, high quality RAW processing
  • Metadata Working Group compliant
  • Faster management of metadata
  • Ability to locate images onto a map
  • Improved RAW processing including the ability tocorrect vignetting, chromatic aberration and defringing
It may be interesting for those that download and try out this beta, to put your views in this thread.
Enjoy.

OlyPaul 24th October 2010 08:15 AM

Re: ACDSee Pro 4 beta now available
 
I have to admit I have been a long time user of ACDsee (currantly ACDSee Pro3) and it has always been my prefered software for image managment.

But the raw conversion side of it has never been top notch and I just do not use it for that as it was never very good and prefere to use other raw programs.

Saying that they have made some really remarkable improvements to the raw side of it, but still have to make some headway on noise and sharpness handling before it would suit my using it for raw conversion.

As a example this is a ISO 200 image at 100%, the object was to get the same amount of sharpness with minimum noise in both images.

Image on the left is Silkypix pro my favourite raw program but not the best at really high ISO and on the right ACDSee Pro 4.

http://olypaul.smugmug.com/photos/10...7_LMFvF-XL.jpg

In my opinion Pro4 still as a long way to go before it will become my raw program of choice, although it may be fine for some not as critical as me.

Saying that I will proberly upgrade just for the new improvements in image management and that incorporation of the google map enabling you to geo tag your images.:)


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