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RAW format plug-in updated for ACDSee Pro Photo Manager  
Friday, November 3, 2006 | by Rob Galbraith

acdseepro_box.jpgACDSee has announced that a public beta version of the RAW format plug-in for their image management application Pro Photo Manager adds support for RAW files from 31 digital cameras and backs, including the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D, Leica DMR, Nikon D80, Nikon D2Xs and 11 different Leaf/Creo models.

The RAW Plug-in Beta, v2.2.10, is available free to registered users of the Windows-only software, and can be downloaded from the support area of the ACDSee website (login required). The plug-in must be manually installed by carefully following the instructions at the end of the download page. Also note that you'll have to download the appropriate XML file for your camera model, which is accessible from the same page.

The full list of RAW formats supported in the public beta is here. More information is in the press release below. ACDSee Pro Photo Manager is US$129.99 to buy.

Press Release

ACDSee Pro Photo Manager Gives Professional Photographers
Total Control Over Their Workflow with Public Beta RAW Format Support

VICTORIA, British Columbia - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX: ASA), today announced a public beta software release which updates ACDSee® Pro Photo Manager, adding support for the newest RAW formats.

Developed specifically for the professional photographer, ACDSee Pro will be showcased from Nov. 2-4 at PhotoPlus Expo, Booth #1212, in New York. ACDSee Pro delivers advanced functionality designed to streamline the workflow of professional photographers, while incorporating the speed and organizing capabilities synonymous with ACDSee software solutions.

"Once again, our commitment to working closely with professional photographers yields support for the newest digital cameras", said Doug Vandekerkhove, CEO of ACD Systems.

The enhancement delivers RAW format support for more than 30 new cameras from major manufacturers including: 

  • Sony DSLR-A100
  • Nikon D80 and D2Xs
  • Pentax K100D and K110D
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

The ACDSee RAW update beta also includes support for cameras from Creo Leaf, Olympus, Leica, Samsung, and Fujifilm. For the complete list, see below or at http://www.acdsee.com/products/acdseepro/rawformats.

ACDSee Pro is a single platform where professional photographers view, process, edit, organize, catalog, publish and archive their growing digital photo collections. Key features include advanced workflow functionality, support for DNG (Digital Negative Specification) and the latest RAW formats, RAW processing capability, batch IPTC editing, powerful color management functionality and professional publishing options.

Visit the ACDSee Booth #1212 during PhotoPlus Expo, Nov. 2-4, for detailed information and product demonstrations, or visit www.acdseepro.com.

Pricing and Availability
The RAW format beta update for ACDSee is available immediately as a free update to registered users of ACDSee Pro at www.acdsee.com/support.

Supported Formats Newly Added
Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi
Creo Aptus 17
Creo Aptus 22
Creo Aptus 65 
Creo Aptus 75
Creo Cantare
Creo Leaf HDR
Creo Valeo 6
Creo Valeo 11
Creo Valeo 17
Creo Valeo 22
Creo Volare
Leica V-LUX 1
Leica D-LUX 2
Leica D-LUX 3
Leica Digilux 3
Leica DMR
Sony DSLR-A100
Nikon CoolPix 8400
Nikon D80
Nikon D2Xs
Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Fujifilm FinePix S9600 / S9100
Olympus SP 350
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1
Pentax K110D
Pentax K100D
Pentax ist DL2
Samsung Pro 815

About ACD Systems
Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX: ASA) is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of digital imaging software, including the renowned ACDSee image management tool and Canvas, an advanced cross-platform technical illustration and graphics program. ACD has delivered value to a global marketplace through Internet distribution and through partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer and business users and over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit us at our corporate web site: www.acdcorporate.com.

ACD, ACD Systems and ACDSee are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACD Systems Ltd. in Canada, the United States, the European Union, Japan or certain other jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems Ltd. are used under license by ACD Systems of America, Inc. Canvas is a trademark or registered trademark of ACD Systems of America, Inc. in Canada, the United States, or certain other jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems of America, Inc. are used under license by ACD Systems Ltd.

Revision History
• Added a note about the importance of following the plug-in installation instructions (November 5, 2006)

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