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  • ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor 12 is now available!

    I am excited to announce that after 3 Beta builds and tons of customer feedback we have launched ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor 12. I would like to extend a big thank you to all Beta users for taking the time to provide valuable feedback that shaped and polished the product to its final form.

    New Features

    • Multiple Document Interface.
    • Artificial intelligence:
    o Select your subjects with a click.
    o Quickly remove unwanted backgrounds in photos.
    o Blur image backgrounds with ease.
    o Instantly turn the background of your photo Black and White.
    • Graphic Design tools: Layer Effects, Masks, Adjustment Layers, Text Tools, Lasso & Shape Tools, Liquify, Frequency Separation, Pixel Targeting, Distortion & Perspective Correction, Layer Blend Modes & Opacity.
    • Photography tools: High-Dynamic Range (HDR), Focus Stacking, AI Background & Subject Selection, Advanced Lighting Correction, Watermarks.
    • Color tools: Color Wheel, Tone Wheels, Color EQ, White Balance, Color LUTs.
    • Repair & Restoration tools: Smart Erase, Skin Tune, Blended Clone, Heal, Dehaze, Noise Reduction, Sharpen.
    • Efficiency tools: Edit History, Navigator, Histogram.
    • Home Screen:
    o Use pre-made templates for popular social media, print, and web specs – or create your own custom templates.
    o Access previously opened files with a click.
    o Easily open RAW image files for editing with ACDSee RAW.
    • ACDSee RAW, a non-destructive RAW photo editor.


    • Improved Noise Reduction, a new algorithm under the hood, plus Luminance and Tone sliders for greater results.
    • Improved Curve Control with precise curve control through a numerical display of curve points.
    • Improved Gradient Control with greater control over linear and radial gradient edges.
    • The User Interface has been reorganized, reflecting customer feedback and supporting better workflows.

    Performance Improvements

    • Big performance gains when working with large and complex documents.
    • Faster application startup.
    • Faster RAW decoding performance.

    You will find the product and more information here.


    Shakil Hussain
    ACD Systems