Fast on the heels of the fall launch of ACDSee Pro 8, ACD Systems is out with another title, Ultimate 8, that merges sophisticated image management and organization tools with a layered photo editor.
The company is taking aim at Lightroom and Photoshop users, arguing that its $149 software centralizes what Adobe breaks up into two separate programs.
ACDSee Ultimate 8 offers all the organizational and editing capabilities of ACDSee Pro 8 but adds a layered editing toolset for more complex edits.
Using Ultimate 8 you can apply filters and effects to individual image layers, create, reorder, merge or manipulate layers individually, apply pixel targeting to layers as well as add text and watermarks as a layer. Additionally, you can add images as layers to build composite images. The program supports transparency for 32- and 64-bit images.
Ultimate 8 is available now for $149.
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