ACDSee Pro is considered one of the premier photo organizing and editing packages, and for good reason. Although sometimes awkward, it’s powerful and “gets it” when it comes to the needs of photographers. Version 8 adds some nice new editing features that “get it,” a subscription-based purchase option, and some rather expensive online storage.
ACDSee Pro 8 fulfills four major functions: organizing images, viewing images, non-destructive editing with filters (called Developing), as well as traditional destructive editing (which alters the original image). That’s destructive only upon saving the file—you’re always free to undo changes up to that point. The array of filters in both Develop and Edit modes is vast, and includes split-tone editing, perspective correction, lens distortion correction and other modern must-haves.