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    hello...

    can someone please explain the difference between edit mode and develop mode, and which one to use when?

    I did a google search but anything I found out was from 2014 and me thinks much has changed in the product since then.

    Thank you in advance for your help

  • #2
    Originally posted by Big-Gee View Post
    hello...

    can someone please explain the difference between edit mode and develop mode, and which one to use when?

    I did a google search but anything I found out was from 2014 and me thinks much has changed in the product since then.
    A good place to start is the help file.

    https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse...%20destructive

    https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse...velop_mode.htm

    https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse.../Edit_mode.htm

    https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse...ghlight=saving

    Also the video tutorials
    https://www.acdsee.com/en/video-tutorials/#

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUt...m2gYN5tIWbHokQ

    As a simple guide:-
    If you need to use layers, add text, paint with brushes then use Edit
    If you are developing RAW images, then use Develop, but many, myself included, also use Develop for general tweaking of JPG photos as well.

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    • #3
      Think of Editing more as a graphic designer mode where you can create a new image based on one or more photos as opposed to simply rendering and correcting a single photo; whereas Develop is primarily aimed at rendering RAW files, which Edit can not do, but does not prevent you from Developing any other bitmap formats.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Regor250 View Post
        T... whereas Develop is primarily aimed at rendering RAW files, which Edit can not do, but does not prevent you from Developing any other bitmap formats.
        so for raw files are you saying that you do not / can't use Develop mode?

        thanks for your input.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Greyfox View Post

          A good place to start is the help file.

          https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse...%20destructive

          https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse...velop_mode.htm

          https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse.../Edit_mode.htm

          https://help.acdsystems.com/en/acdse...ghlight=saving

          Also the video tutorials
          https://www.acdsee.com/en/video-tutorials/#

          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUt...m2gYN5tIWbHokQ

          As a simple guide:-
          If you need to use layers, add text, paint with brushes then use Edit
          If you are developing RAW images, then use Develop, but many, myself included, also use Develop for general tweaking of JPG photos as well.
          Greyfox... thank you for your reply and the links. I will check them out.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Big-Gee View Post

            so for raw files are you saying that you do not / can't use Develop mode?

            thanks for your input.
            No the other way around, in Edit mode you can not work on a RAW file directly. When launching Edit mode on a RAW file, a JPEG is first created with default settings (it may even just be the embedded JPEG for all I know), so what you are editing is the JPEG not the RAW. This may seem a moot point for many, but the JPEG does not give you the color and dynamic range that working from the RAW can provide.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Regor250 View Post

              No the other way around, in Edit mode you can not work on a RAW file directly. When launching Edit mode on a RAW file, a JPEG is first created with default settings (it may even just be the embedded JPEG for all I know), so what you are editing is the JPEG not the RAW. This may seem a moot point for many, but the JPEG does not give you the color and dynamic range that working from the RAW can provide.
              Oh, I guess I misunderstood. Thank you for clarifying.

              Cheers!

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              • #8
                There is no substitute for RAW image processing. There are many softwares that allow it. ACDSee Ultimate may not be THE best but it's certainly not the worst either.
                Keep using it, learn to master it and you'll be delighted with the results you get. I wish you a nice discovery.
                Last edited by Framon; 10-28-2021, 10:29 PM.

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