Acdsee Pro 5

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Ulysses, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    Just bught this and it is absolutely great
    simular to photoshop now
    Here is the upgrades:

    What's new in ACDSee Pro 5

    ACDSee Pro 5 delivers more features photographers want, giving you even more
    control over your photography workflow.

    Photo Developing
    Smarter Sharpening

    A new user-controlled edge detection mask slider lets you focus the
    sharpening effect more to edges and textures than non-textured areas.

    Split-toning

    Take your photos to the edge in either Develop or Edit mode using
    split-toning to create sepia or tinted black & white, Or add a tinted color
    to highlights and another to shadows to create a dramatic toning effect.

    Photo Editing
    Dodge and Burn

    Target shadows, midtones or highlights for lightening or darkening with the
    Dodge and Burn tool, or selectively add vibrance, saturate or desaturate
    areas of interest.

    Drawing Tools

    Put your photos to work for you using drawing tools to add lines and shapes
    such as squares, circles and arrows to draw attention to certain elements in
    your image. You can also adjust the width, feathering and blending of your
    brush to create subtle or dramatic drawing effects.

    Special Effects

    Apply and fine-tune a range of pre-set special effects quickly and easily
    with the Special Effects palette, now including:

    Workflow
    Color Labels

    Use color labels to quickly identify groups within a large number of photos
    for processing. As your review your photos, quickly mark ones for different
    stages of your workflow. For example, assign files to color labels you have
    named such as upload, print, reject, develop or edit and then click a color
    label in the Organize pane to quickly display all of the files assigned to
    that label. Or use them in combination with the Group by, or Filter By
    features to refine your list. Color labels, like tagging, categories and
    ratings, are a way to set aside, organize, and group your photos without
    moving them into different folders.

    Batch Export Tool

    Save a group of photos to your specifications faster than ever with the
    updated ACDSee Pro 5 Batch Export tool. The batch export tool allows you to
    easily create presets for exporting easily exporting groups of files to
    specified folders, file names, formats, color spaces and dimensions.

    Remove Metadata

    Use the Remove Metadata tool to keep your proprietary information private by
    stripping EXIF and IPTC metadata to protect the details of your locations,
    camera settings and equipment choices.
     
    Ulysses, Nov 26, 2011
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    RC Guest

    The big question to me is - will it handle the "NEW Adobe format for
    jpgs?" This is what I call it.
    Adobe has claimed that 'they' are up to date on the jpg format thing and
    that everyone else should also endure some new software upgrades. Many
    people are not aware of this. (Do a google)

    I also need to print 'tiled' posters but not quite ready for Design or
    Illustrator for that feature.

    Looking for solutions...
    Using CS5 and know I am forced to get CS6 if or when...
    RC
     
    RC, Nov 27, 2011
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  3. Ulysses

    Savageduck Guest

    Adobe does not establish standards for JPEG. What exactly are you
    trying to say?
    Please cite where Adobe "has claimed that they are up to date on the
    jpg format thing".

    The only "new" jpeg format was JPEG 2000 and that is over 8 years old.
    You are making a claim which you should support by providing
    appropriate references, not just a vague, "Do a google".
    Nobody is forcing you to do anything.
    You will only need to upgrade to CS6 if that has some "can't live
    without" feature and given the state of CS5 that is something I doubt.
    Given Adobe's newly stated upgrade policy, I suspect that CS6 will
    provide very little over CS5 and Adobe is well aware that most current
    users of CS4/5 would choose to skip the new version and wait for CS7,
    thereby costing them upgrade revenue for an entire release.

    Personally I will not move to their "Could" rental program, and if they
    do not reverse the new upgrade policy I might well have reached the end
    of the road with my upgrade habit. Adobe has emptied my wallet for PS7,
    CS, CS2, CS4, & CS5. It looks as if they are pricing the full version
    upgrades out of the reach of the hobbyist photographer.
     
    Savageduck, Nov 27, 2011
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  4. Ulysses

    RC Guest

    RC, Nov 27, 2011
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  5. Ulysses

    Savageduck Guest

    Well I did actually do a bit of research and found nothing that would
    be trouble for me, and nothing regarding JPEGs that I have produced in
    my use of CS5.

    Reading this forum thread, there seems to be a compatibility issue
    between CS5 and CorelDraw, not an Adobe specific issue. I have been
    using CS5 for sometime, and I have yet to experience a compatibility
    issue regarding other graphics software on my Macs.

    The consensus in that forum seems to be, that it is a CorelDraw and
    other software issue and an EXIF issue not a PS CS5 issue.

    This response might explain:

    "Yes. Photoshop dropped one piece of data from the old JFIF standard to
    be compliant with the newer EXIF standard.
    Older versions of Photoshop saved EXIF, XMP and JFIF.  But some
    software may not have been up on their standards and been reading only
    the JFIF data.
     
    Yes, this sounds like CorelDraw is not reading the JPEG metadata correctly."

    and

    "Leaving out the obsolete metadata means that Photoshop JPEGs are now
    EXIF compliant and work with more devices and applications than they
    used to.
     
    Nothing to fix in Photoshop - but your other app has a problem reading
    metadata that needs to be fixed."
    Those Google search results seem to turn up several articles in forums
    where users had issues of consistent color when they viewed JPEGs
    created using CS5 and then reopened in another program or an attempt to
    print. In each of those cases the problem could be pinned down to
    operator error, which included poor understanding of color management,
    conflicting color space in the saved JPEGs and the other software. For
    example one complainer who did not convert and save in sRGB and then
    complained when it didn't look the same when he opened the image in
    Picasa.

    I have another question for you;
    Just which "Chris Cox" is it who has this set of unquestionable CS5 and
    JPEG credentials?
    I wasn't able to find anything he had authored among those Google
    search results.
     
    Savageduck, Nov 27, 2011
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  6. Ulysses

    RC Guest

    The pomposity of Adobe has no end and Autodesk is not even close in that
    regard.
    I find that what worked before for reading and printing jpgs NO LONGER
    WORKS - from Vueprint to FastStone.
    Adobe is imposing yet another un-needed requirement for using their
    software. Nice guys would facilitate backward compatibility.
    I'm really just a user and could care less about all the baby talk (teck
    talk) and who has the problem or is at fault.
    **reminds me a lot of the early dos days - and blaming the other guy**
    I say Adobe is at fault for disturbing S**T.

    Tell me which software will work with the 'new Adobe jpg format' please.

    Vueprint worked well for zooming in to a certain level and then dragging
    around to print a tiled poster.

    When I try to do the same in CS5 'dragging slips' and you lose your place
    on the sheet..

    Erasing meta data does not help either - among a multitude of proposed
    fixes. A screen capture (Snagit) does work but I'm not sure if I can
    crank up the resolution enough (say 3000x4000) - seems like a lousy way to
    go.
     
    RC, Nov 27, 2011
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  7. Ulysses

    Savageduck Guest

    Well they certainly have a degree of arrogance with the way they treat
    loyal customers, but issues in other software is not valid evidence of
    pomposity, and it is certainly not their responsibility to fix another
    developer's problems.
    Then Vueprint, FastStone and the others need to meet the current standard.
    How do you get that this is a requirement for their software?
    So, time change and stuff moves on.
    ....and nothing has changed, just take a look at the dropped support for
    bot MS and Apple software. I currently have some issues with Apple's
    proposed iCloud, and I am not happy and I am seeking out a work around.

    Adobe did not disturb shit, it fixed it. The it is the other software
    which has failed to catch up.
    There is no "New Adobe jpg format" so I have no idea which software
    might use a phantom "Adobe jpg standard".

    You might find some help understanding that here;
    < http://www.jpeg.org/jpeg/index.html >
    and here;
    < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG >
    and here;
    < http://www.ijg.org/ >

    ....and nowhere can I find an "Adobe jpg format".

    It seems you have a unique problem, and perhaps you should contact
    Vueprint support.


    BTW; don't top post, it is a PIA!
     
    Savageduck, Nov 27, 2011
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  8. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    Note: acdsee pro 5 will open a DNG file
     
    Ulysses, Nov 27, 2011
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  9. Ulysses

    Savageduck Guest

    Good!
     
    Savageduck, Nov 27, 2011
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  10. Ulysses

    RC Guest

    Autodesk typically issues a warning well in advance (months) of making
    changes that will impact a lot of people (they are - or were - also good
    at stating precisely what and why).

    Adobe on the other hand have made it clear in so many ways that they
    simply do not care - and the Cox employee is NO friend of the average user
    in that he in typical company fashion deny any and all responsibility.

    I have generally skipped every other 'update' CS->cs3 ->CS5.
     
    RC, Nov 27, 2011
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  11. Probably the Chris Cox who helped write Photoshop (from the very early
    days); his name appears in the credits in Photoshop, although not as near
    the beginning as it used to.
     
    Andrew Morton, Nov 28, 2011
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  12. Anyone who has followed Photoshop forums long enough knows that Chris
    Cox is about the only Photoshop developer who speaks (or spoke) out here
    on usenet. He has a rather direct and strident style of communicating,
    but is correct and his information very useful to the rest of us.
     
    John J Stafford, Nov 28, 2011
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