Ideal as a companion to ACDSee or ACDSee Pro, or used on its own, Photo Editor 6 packs plenty of power. Correct lighting issues, fine-tune color, transform your shots with artistic effects, and combine various elements with the freedom to customize any detail you wish.
Harness the power of LCE
Take control of the brightness and contrast in your photos with the Advanced Lighting tool, powered by ACDSee’s patented LCE (Lighting and Contrast Enhancement) technology. Use the Brightening and Darkening sliders for precise edits, or adjust the internal curves by clicking and dragging directly on your photo. For a professional polish, you can also adjust the contrast, or add fill light to lighten dark areas.
Fix lighting. Lightning fast.
Quickly and easily rescue photos that are too light or too dark. Instantly lighten shadows and reduce highlights in one click, adjust individual sliders to fine-tune shadows, midtones and highlights, or click directly on light and dark spots for instantly improved photos.
Colors for any wavelength
Enhance hues, or change individual colors to completely transform an image. Subtly or dramatically change the saturation, brightness and hue using sliders, or click directly on precise color ranges in your photo for arresting results.
New mood-altering effects
Transform the mood and atmosphere of your photos in a click, thanks to a bevy of Instagram-inspired artistic effects. Apply the Collage effect to creatively display your photo in a photomontage of prints; Lomo for an edgy, retro feel; Granite for an etched-in-stone look; and Orton to give an ethereal, pastel-like touch to your portraits and landscapes.
Photo Editor 6 supports the latest RAW formats from the most popular camera models, so you can use your high-resolution RAW files as objects in your photo layouts. Non-destructively adjust color, apply effects, correct lighting issues, and more.
Photo Editor’s work area provides a canvas where you can arrange your photos, text, and other objects, like shapes and lines. Layer your objects, group them, change their order, and experiment with opacity and blend modes to create amazing photo layouts. Selectively adjust any object, or apply changes to the entire layout. Your originals are always safely preserved.
Layouts Made Easy
Comfortably select from among overlapping objects, and choose the exact place where you want to paste your elements with the Paste and Place option. Open, load and utilize brush files to enhance your layouts. Resize, crop, rotate and correct your photos. And easily work with drop shadows, transparencies and text, to achieve your desired layout.
Correct Photo Flaws
Correct your photos with powerful and fast-fix tools, including Red Eye, Dodge, Burn, Sharpen, and Smudge. Magically erase imperfections, blemishes, and unwanted objects with the Repair Tool. Try the Auto-adjustments feature for one-click Auto Color Balance, Auto Levels, Auto Sharpen, or Auto Contrast. Use Auto Fix to make all the necessary adjustments for you at once, or take full control of each adjustment using sliders.
Easily add your creative flair to photos. Try a vignette to create polished portrait-style photos. Set your photos in motion with the Blur tools. Take your photos back in time with the sepia effect, or add a dash of drama with Photo Editor’s comprehensive black and white mode.
Edit in Batches
Save time by using the Batch Processor to edit groups of photos. Fix color, lighting and sharpness issues, or apply artistic effects, to everything all at once.
Shape your shots
Create interesting effects by combining objects and photos. Punch out photos using an array of pre-defined shapes, or design your own custom shapes.
Fast Track to Results
The Adjustments Palette gives you quick access to all the alterations you can apply to photos, objects, and text. It’s your shortcut to the editing and creative functions you need the most.
Work with Metadata
Adding and editing EXIF and IPTC information will not only help you keep track of the details, but will also provide excellent reference to aid you in recreating that perfect shot. For even more control over your metadata, consider a photo management tool, such as ACDSee or ACDSee Pro.