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ACDSee Pro for Mac

The ACDSee image viewing software has been around for a long time on Windows, and if I’m not mistaken there was a Mac version several years ago that fizzled out. ACDSee Pro for Mac appears to be a completely new app available now as a free beta download, with Macworld reporting the final version is due in 2010 at $170. The current beta lists the expiry date as February 19th 2010.


The beta version I tried was version 1.0 (111) and while very fast at generating and displaying thumbnails and images there are of course bugs and some missing features I would like to see. The software isn’t showing the capture date and time correctly in the image above. iPhoto and Adobe Lightroom have no problems with the images shown so this would appear to be a bug.


Viewing the images is fast but in these days of widescreen monitors, especially when 16:9 is becoming more popular, I was dissapointed to see no way of moving the thumbnails at the bottom of the window to the left side. This makes more sense when your window is much wider that it is tall, so hopefully ACDSee will gain some more configuration options as the beta progresses.

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