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In addition to its organizing features, ACDSee Photo Studio Professional has a variety of photo editing tools and sharing capabilities. It also has vast organizational capabilities, including the ability to upload photos directly to the software rather than separate folders on your hard drive. File Management I was able to use this photo manager's batch processing to export, develop, edit, rotate and resize multiple photos at once, which makes it a good option for large photo collections.
When you rename images with batch processing, the name changes in the program and on your hard drive. Additionally, you can adjust metadata in batches by selecting a group of photos and making changes in the Metadata tab. The auto sorting feature allowed me to use metadata to arrange photos, which is particularly useful if you are using more than one camera because it sorts images based on their source.
You also can sort your photos by criteria such as date taken, file size and image type. This software lets you create customized categories to sort your photos in, or you can use the categories already listed in the software.
You can make subcategories of albums as well. For example, a vacation album can have quick categories for different trips inside it. In addition to categorizing your photos, you can add ratings and color labels or tag locations and dates. These various organizing methods made it easy for me to arrange and find photos exactly the way I wanted. Some of the perks of subscribing are that you can set up automatic syncing to your web storage and you can share online albums and folders with others.
If you'd prefer a program that comes with free cloud storage, look at PhotoDirector. Sharing You can share your photos directly from the software to social media sites like Flickr, SmugMug and Facebook.
Now for some good and bad news: This program comes with SeeDrive , a cloud service yay! In addition to storage space, this subscription lets you share your photos to social media sites directly from SeeDrive. If you want to share your photos offline, you can burn images and slideshows to CD or DVD, or you can simply make prints. This software does not help you create specialty products like photobooks, calendars or mugs.
They range from simple tools that let you adjust exposure all the way to advanced features that reduce noise in an image. The Develop tab has tools for advanced adjustments like white balance and tone curves, while the Edit tab has basic tools like those for cropping and color adjustments. I found the excessive separation of editing tools made it harder to remember where to find them, but I couldn't argue with the results of the tools themselves.
This software gave me plenty of control when it came to adjusting images and helped me make them look exactly the way I wanted. There are tools for smoothing skin as well as reducing red eye so you can eliminate unwanted blemishes or distractions. The program makes nondestructive edits, so you can make changes to a photo without affecting the original copy. More on Photo Software.