ACDSee Free

Excellent tool for quickly printing or viewing image files

6.6

403 Votes

  • Category Viewers & Catalogues
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.0.18
  • Size 12.99 MB
  • Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Acdsee

ACDSee is a powerful tool for viewing, organizing and sharing images.

If you require a Windows program that can view, store and organize images, then ACDSee is a strong option and comes in a free version. Perhaps what’s most impressive about the program is that despite the sheer number of features and options, the user interface is easy to use and simple to learn. You’ll rarely find yourself hunting for an obvious feature.

The program also includes a number of image editing features. You can zoom, scroll, crop, rotate and more. It’s an excellent tool with which to print images as well because it provides a lot of advanced printing options and makes some trickier print jobs relatively simple. ACDSee can also help you manipulate images on your desktop, such as setting a new background from your image collection.

ACDSee is particularly impressive as an image organizer too. You can rename images, tag them and set data within the meta information. You can organize your images into folders and the program even has full support for compressed archives. If you need to search for a particular image or group of images, you can do that based on keywords, tags, meta information and other details.

The newest addition to the ACDSee feature set is the online sharing tools. You can upload images to a wide range of sources from within the app, and it supports email too. There’s specific support for social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. There’s also a customizeable photo widget that you can drop onto any blog or website. There are integrated PowerPoint tools as well, and you can actually create an entire PowerPoint slideshow from within ACDSee without actually using PowerPoint.

The UI is a bit on the drab side, and it’s starting to seem more outdated with each iteration that it remains unchanged. The photo tools are nice but a bit basic as well, and most users are going to need a separate image-editing suite. Finally, there are some feature limitations in the free version, and for full access, you’ll need to upgrade to the professional version.

Pros

  • View, store and organize images
  • Zoom, scroll, crop, rotate and more
  • Social media and other online tools
  • Create PowerPoint presentations from within ACDSee

Cons

  • UI a bit mundane
  • Feature limitations in free version
  • Photo editing tools a bit basic
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