ACDSee releases Photo Editor version 2008

ACD Systems releases ACDSee Photo Editor 2008, the next version of its easy-to-use digital design and layout software. The new version offers
• Faster processing time
• More custom creative tools and options for resizing, cropping and masking
• Quick Web optimization & advanced printing functions
• Artistic effects that can be added, modified or deleted
• "Trim to shape" for quick-and-easy design templates
• Advanced journaling and text curving capabilities
Photo Editor 2008 is available for a 30-day trial...

PRESS SUMMARY

Visit the ACD Systems wevsiteACD Systems International Inc. today released ACDSee™ Photo Editor 2008, the next version of its easy-to-use digital design and layout software created especially for avid photographers and scrapbookers.

Evaluated by more than 3,700 ACDSee users, new software features of Photo Editor 2008 include:

Faster processing time

More custom creative tools and options for resizing, cropping and masking
Quick optimization for the Web and advanced printing functions
Artistic effects that can be added, modified or deleted at any time
“Trim to shape” feature for quick-and-easy use of design templates
Advanced journaling and text curving capabilities
“We are committed to designing products that fit the needs of our users, so we encourage them to be involved in the beta testing process,” said Mark Franklin, executive vice president for ACD Systems. “As a result, ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 has all the tools, inspiration and clear instruction users need to turn digital photos into truly captivating keepsakes.”

Powerful Layout Tools

With ACDSee Photo Editor, users don't need technical expertise or a graphic design background to design artistic layouts. Templates created by top designers Andrea Gold, Maggie Lamarre and Vicki Stegall are starting points to inspire creativity. Users can also design their own layouts to save as templates for future use.

For image creativity, users can experiment with Dynamic Adjustments, which features 70 effects including Sepia and Gaussian Blur. These effects can also be modified without making any permanent changes to the original image, providing freedom to switch the order of the effects, add new effects and delete effects. Users can also crop images with shape tools, create their own contour with the Trim to Shape feature and blend images together using masks.

Advanced Text Features

To enhance layout versatility, ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 offers a variety of options for text integration. Custom text paths allow users to use drawing tools to create paths that can follow elements within the layout.

To complete projects even faster, preset text paths in designs including brackets, flowers or spirals are just a click away. With custom text shapes, words can even be wrapped inside of more than 400 shapes, or users can create their own. They can also add large journaling blocks into these shapes with ease.

Easy To Use

Other top features included in ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 are the built-in “How-to” guides for every activity. These guides allow users to fully utilize all of the software features with detailed and easy-to-follow instructions. The software also seamlessly integrates with ACDSee™ 10 Photo Manager, the company's tool for viewing, organizing and managing growing photo and digital design collections.

Pricing and Availability

ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 is available for a free 30-day trial and for purchase for $49.99 (USD) at www.acdsee.com. Current ACDSee Photo Editor users and owners of other ACDSee products can purchase the program for $34.99 (USD) and users can bundle it with ACDSee 10 Photo Manager for the combined price of $79.98 (USD).

Additional Information: Visit the ACD Systems wevsite

June 11, 2008

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