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ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 9


When looking for ACDSee editing software for a Mac, you will find multiple options in our store. This tool provides powerful file management and innovative photo editing in one app. CD & E Distributions is a specialist in software solutions and gladly helps you find the right video or photo editing apps. Need a little (or a lot of) help organising your digital files? ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 9 is the app for you. With an unrivalled digital asset management (DAM) system, and powerful, non-destructive photo editing, you will find the struggle of organisation and photo editing a thing of the past.

Brand: ACD Systems
Operating system: Mac
Language: English



Photo management and editing becomes easy thanks to ACDSee for Mac

Is photo management not your strong suit? Well, it does not have to be thanks to ACDSee for Mac 9, which files all your pictures in its unrivalled DAM system. DAM, also known as Digital Asset Management, is an interesting feature and is indispensable when working on your beautiful pictures. Are you rather looking for a powerful editing app which helps you create the most powerful images? The ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor does all of that and so much more. It can handle the most complex tasks. Every tone, colour and detail will look exactly how you want it with this ACDSee application for Mac.


What’s new in ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 9

Face detection & facial recognition
Never lose a face to the crowd again

Organising has never been easier. ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 9 delivers a new Face Detection & Facial Recognition tool, fuelled by Artificial Intelligence, which finds the faces in your photographs and allows you to name them with ease and expediency. The software will immediately learn which names to put to which faces and suggest possible matches. Take advantage of the new People Manager to merge, rename, or remove people. Save time and energy when migrating from Lightroom™ or Picasa™ by importing your face data directly into ACDSee for Mac. Eliminate hours of tedious manual searching, and keep photos distinguished by friends, family, and anyone in between!


Develop presets

Take advantage of easily accessible presets and apply a variety of adjustments designed to make your landscape shots more epic, portrait photography more striking, and an array of other enhancements in a single click. The addition of over 50 new develop presets – like Moonlit and Summer – will help you find your signature style; or you can create and save your own Develop presets, accessing them right from the presets pane itself!


It can be easy to lose track of your edits after you have applied them, especially with the many exceptional post-processing options that ACDSee for Mac offers. With the History pane, you can view a list of each step you took in Develop mode to reach your image’s current edited state. Keep an eye on each adjustment you made or click on a specific edit and take the image right back to that step. With History, you will have a complete view of your photo’s editing journey, from start to finish.


The possibilities are endless when it comes to editing your images. Use Snapshots to save sets of modifications that can be applied to the image at any time. Save multiple Snapshots and experiment with different looks by easily switching between your Snapshots in real-time to find the perfect photo.


New features & improvements

Filter keyword & category Lists

Narrow down your long keyword and category lists quickly and easily by Starts with or Contain All. You now also have the option to expand or collapse all keyword and category lists in Manage mode.

Info palette and histogram pane in manage mode

Use the Info Palette to easily view important information about your image such as exposure, dimensions, and file size. Get a graphical perspective of the distribution of light in your images with the new Histogram pane.

Improved view mode

New to View mode is the “Show Original” button, used to quickly preview what your image looked like pre-processing and get a better sense of what adjustments you have made. Also new to View mode, you can now preview image Snapshots you took in Develop mode, as well as access a handy Info Palette that has been added to the Filmstrip pane.

SendPix integration

Use SendPix, integrated into Photo Studio, to send your photos to friends and family. ACDSee for Mac will automatically convert your RAW images to JPEG so everyone can view them everywhere. Use the web, desktop, or mobile applications to easily access your images wherever you need them.

Improved HEIC support

In addition to viewing HEIC files, you can now save files in the HEIC file format to allow for more compression and better image quality than JPG. ACDSee for Mac also now writes all metadata (EXIF, IPTC, ACDSee) directly to HEIC files rather than using an XMP sidecar file.

Metadata removal

Easily remove EXIF, IPTC and ACDSee metadata from your images with the click of a button in Manage mode.

Improved video thumbnails

A single frame can only show so much. Get a better glimpse of your video with 4-frame preview thumbnails.

New slideshow transitions

Show off your images using fun new Slideshow transitions such as Water Drop, Crosswarp, or Dreamy.


System requirements


  • Mac computer with an Apple M1 Chip or Intel® processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended)
  • GPU with metal support


  • macOS Big Sur (11), macOS Monterey (12), or macOS Ventura (13)


Let us help you find the right editing software

If you are new to photo editing software, we will help you find the right fit for you. Leave your questions behind on our contact form and we will answer them shortly. In our software shop, you can also scroll through the different options and read all about their advantages. Order ACDSee for Mac today! You can also find a variety of planning tools, such as TeeChart from Steema.


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