ACDSee PowerPack 7.0.102 for Windows

by ACD Systems

Avg. Rating 3.2 (14 votes)

File Details

File Size 18.9 MB
License Shareware, $79.99
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 8,312
Publisher ACD Systems
Homepage ACDSee PowerPack

Publisher's Description

ACDSee PowerPack digital camera software combines three popular products. Award-winning ACDSee makes it easy to import, organize, share and archive your digital photos. The FotoCanvas photo editor includes your essential editing and correction tools. The FotoSlate makes high-quality prints for framing, calendars, contact sheets and more, from pre-made layouts.

Latest Reviews

BigMikey

BigMikey reviewed v7.0 on Dec 29, 2004

I happened upon this site while doing a search on the web. After reading most of the reviews on ACDSee PowerPack 7, I couldn't help but leave a few comments. I am a professional photographer, this how I make my living. The software I use to organize the photos on my computer is as important to me as my editors. I have used many, very expensive commercial programs the past few years, but this new version of ACDsee has them all beat. I have never seen so many features integrated into one program. It is also remarkably fast.

There is NOT one other program on the market with all these features. I swear I have tried practically all of them. Some are terrible, and some are great, but none of them have all the features of ACDSee 7. There is always at least one important feature missing out of the other organizers that degrades their usefulness. Be sure you understand that this version of ACDSee is a photo organizer, that's it's main strength. If your just after a good simple viewer, go get Irfanview. If you want a simple organizer, then go get Picasa. Both programs are freeware. But if you are serious about photography and organizing your shots, then this is the program to use.

I don't know about the problems some of you are having with the programing dialing your modem when you start it up. I have broadband, and after the program is loaded, it does not run any spy-ware, or ad-ware, or anything else.I told it not to auto-update when I installed it, and that was the end of that. I don't like programs that auto connect to a server or website, but you might as well get use to it. Unless your using a warez version, or an illegal serial number, there is nothing to worry about. If you are using an illegal version, then you deserve what you get.

kashin

kashin reviewed v7.0 on Dec 9, 2004

I have already written a review for ACDSee 7 and it was rather negative. I don't normally write two reviews for the same program, but since ACDSee 7 and the Power Pack version are listed as two separate programs, I felt the need to reiterate my disgust with this piece of junk. I could simply cut 'n paste what I said previously, but there's really no need. I completely agree with what httpd.confused said in his review. Avoid this piece of garbage at all costs.

Don't believe me? Go ahead and download the trial, but for the love of God, don't pay for it until you've used it for a while. Also, if you want a good *FREE* alternative that doesn't screw with anything, give XnView a try.

fudgebrownie

fudgebrownie reviewed v7.0 on Oct 6, 2004

ACDSee PowerPack 7 is a Gigantic step forward for ACDSystems….

First off... I have to admit the review below takes me by surprise... I have to admit I didn’t have any problems with the program what so ever...

I have been using ACDSee since the Old School days of 3.1 or what I believe they now call Classic ACDSee... being a web designer I have found this title a life saver when trying to quickly find images in a snap and maintain and help my workflow.

I understand the concerns of the previous reviewer but I think the reviewer has one issue that I believe a lot of us Old souls of the Internet Have to admit. "The days of the Free Internet” have gone the way of Boo.com or Pets.com and companies will insert what ever they can into their software to send emails, up sell and try to get you to stick around and purchase to stay competitive against others in the industry. I have no problem with it… This software doesn’t contain any malicious code or spyware and I believe that the only people that will have problems with submitting legit email addresses and software “Phoning Home” are people that obtain software from other than legal means… Fact is if I own it and paid for it … I appreciate the fact that it will automatically link me and notify me for updates / patches etc…

Besides… If the majority of people knew how much of their online traffic behaviors were being monitored by Double-Click or the multitude of cookie sniffers they would have a conniption.

But all of this distracts from the main subject; Reviewing of ACDSee PowerPack 7, which I believe to be a gigantic step forward from the dud, called PowerPack 6. Though 6.0.3 fixed many of the issues (crashes) that 6 had… I believe PowerPack 7 will place ACDSee back in the good books with people that want a software title that delivers their images in a quick and prompt fashion with no glitches or hassles. If I want to open a Tiff, PSD or PNG … no matter what the size, ACDSee pops that bad-boy open in a blink. I trust the brand and believe that ACDSee PowerPack is a fantastic step forward from the blunder of 6.

In my mind I would say that ACDSee PowerPack 7 places ACDSee back into every into the top of the list for Image Management / Picture Viewing and Digital Camera Software.

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v7.0 on Oct 5, 2004

I have revised my review of ACDSee 7 PowerPack, because I realized I could be much more direct and succinct. I've also arrived at somewhat of a different perspective (not entirely, just somewhat.)

The thing that really irritated me, before I even had ACDSee 7 PowerPack fully installed, was that you are forced during setup to provide a working email address. If you don't, the trial won't even work. You're also prompted for other personal information, such as your name, but that's easy to fudge.

Now, maybe ACD Systems is the Last Great Protector of your privacy, but these days, it's too hard to keep track of the good guys and the bad guys, and too many organizations fall in the latter category. All I'm saying is that's I found it really off-putting to be prompted for private information before I was even able to use the trial software. Reviewers above who don't understand what the fuss is about probably selected the option to enter a full-use license key upon installation of ACDSee 7 PowerPack. In that case, they would not have encountered the trial-use dialogs I mentioned above.

As for my new "perspective"... I have come to believe that it isn't always appropriate to factor concerns like the above into a rating of software. If you don't mind supplying an email address, then all you care about is how good the software is... So having someone skew their rating isn't helpful. (The same is true of price; who am I to rate software as if I know how much you are willing or able to pay?)

And ACDSee 7 PowerPack really does work great. The speed is very good, which--as my collection of digital photos has grown--has become a very important point to me.

But, it does not uninstall cleanly. I recommend monitoring the install with an uninstall utility, if you can.

So there you have it.

BB88

BB88 reviewed v6.0 on Mar 18, 2004

People, update to 6.03. Much speed/memory improvement!

Stephan Schwartz

Stephan Schwartz reviewed v6.0 on Feb 21, 2004

Dear lord...

Bloated, unstable, slow! even on my Pentium 2.6 gigs...(!)

What a piece of garbage. Seems the bloat trend these days. Get something else, nothing can be worse that this.

Enamour

Enamour reviewed v6.0 on Jan 31, 2004

ACDSee 5.1 is a great proggie. This version is bloated and actually lacking the options in 5.1. Not worth the $ when the previous version is so much better.

NotSoSkilledUser

NotSoSkilledUser reviewed v6.0 on Oct 18, 2003

Killed ACDSee from taskbar (right click on its icon, then Exit) --- DBLocalServer keeps runnig and wasting 19.3 MB. What more can I say... Delete it immediately and re-install the old v2.43!

Avg. Rating 3.2 (14 votes)
Your Rating
BigMikey

BigMikey reviewed v7.0 on Dec 29, 2004

I happened upon this site while doing a search on the web. After reading most of the reviews on ACDSee PowerPack 7, I couldn't help but leave a few comments. I am a professional photographer, this how I make my living. The software I use to organize the photos on my computer is as important to me as my editors. I have used many, very expensive commercial programs the past few years, but this new version of ACDsee has them all beat. I have never seen so many features integrated into one program. It is also remarkably fast.

There is NOT one other program on the market with all these features. I swear I have tried practically all of them. Some are terrible, and some are great, but none of them have all the features of ACDSee 7. There is always at least one important feature missing out of the other organizers that degrades their usefulness. Be sure you understand that this version of ACDSee is a photo organizer, that's it's main strength. If your just after a good simple viewer, go get Irfanview. If you want a simple organizer, then go get Picasa. Both programs are freeware. But if you are serious about photography and organizing your shots, then this is the program to use.

I don't know about the problems some of you are having with the programing dialing your modem when you start it up. I have broadband, and after the program is loaded, it does not run any spy-ware, or ad-ware, or anything else.I told it not to auto-update when I installed it, and that was the end of that. I don't like programs that auto connect to a server or website, but you might as well get use to it. Unless your using a warez version, or an illegal serial number, there is nothing to worry about. If you are using an illegal version, then you deserve what you get.

kashin

kashin reviewed v7.0 on Dec 9, 2004

I have already written a review for ACDSee 7 and it was rather negative. I don't normally write two reviews for the same program, but since ACDSee 7 and the Power Pack version are listed as two separate programs, I felt the need to reiterate my disgust with this piece of junk. I could simply cut 'n paste what I said previously, but there's really no need. I completely agree with what httpd.confused said in his review. Avoid this piece of garbage at all costs.

Don't believe me? Go ahead and download the trial, but for the love of God, don't pay for it until you've used it for a while. Also, if you want a good *FREE* alternative that doesn't screw with anything, give XnView a try.

fudgebrownie

fudgebrownie reviewed v7.0 on Oct 6, 2004

ACDSee PowerPack 7 is a Gigantic step forward for ACDSystems….

First off... I have to admit the review below takes me by surprise... I have to admit I didn’t have any problems with the program what so ever...

I have been using ACDSee since the Old School days of 3.1 or what I believe they now call Classic ACDSee... being a web designer I have found this title a life saver when trying to quickly find images in a snap and maintain and help my workflow.

I understand the concerns of the previous reviewer but I think the reviewer has one issue that I believe a lot of us Old souls of the Internet Have to admit. "The days of the Free Internet” have gone the way of Boo.com or Pets.com and companies will insert what ever they can into their software to send emails, up sell and try to get you to stick around and purchase to stay competitive against others in the industry. I have no problem with it… This software doesn’t contain any malicious code or spyware and I believe that the only people that will have problems with submitting legit email addresses and software “Phoning Home” are people that obtain software from other than legal means… Fact is if I own it and paid for it … I appreciate the fact that it will automatically link me and notify me for updates / patches etc…

Besides… If the majority of people knew how much of their online traffic behaviors were being monitored by Double-Click or the multitude of cookie sniffers they would have a conniption.

But all of this distracts from the main subject; Reviewing of ACDSee PowerPack 7, which I believe to be a gigantic step forward from the dud, called PowerPack 6. Though 6.0.3 fixed many of the issues (crashes) that 6 had… I believe PowerPack 7 will place ACDSee back in the good books with people that want a software title that delivers their images in a quick and prompt fashion with no glitches or hassles. If I want to open a Tiff, PSD or PNG … no matter what the size, ACDSee pops that bad-boy open in a blink. I trust the brand and believe that ACDSee PowerPack is a fantastic step forward from the blunder of 6.

In my mind I would say that ACDSee PowerPack 7 places ACDSee back into every into the top of the list for Image Management / Picture Viewing and Digital Camera Software.

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v7.0 on Oct 5, 2004

I have revised my review of ACDSee 7 PowerPack, because I realized I could be much more direct and succinct. I've also arrived at somewhat of a different perspective (not entirely, just somewhat.)

The thing that really irritated me, before I even had ACDSee 7 PowerPack fully installed, was that you are forced during setup to provide a working email address. If you don't, the trial won't even work. You're also prompted for other personal information, such as your name, but that's easy to fudge.

Now, maybe ACD Systems is the Last Great Protector of your privacy, but these days, it's too hard to keep track of the good guys and the bad guys, and too many organizations fall in the latter category. All I'm saying is that's I found it really off-putting to be prompted for private information before I was even able to use the trial software. Reviewers above who don't understand what the fuss is about probably selected the option to enter a full-use license key upon installation of ACDSee 7 PowerPack. In that case, they would not have encountered the trial-use dialogs I mentioned above.

As for my new "perspective"... I have come to believe that it isn't always appropriate to factor concerns like the above into a rating of software. If you don't mind supplying an email address, then all you care about is how good the software is... So having someone skew their rating isn't helpful. (The same is true of price; who am I to rate software as if I know how much you are willing or able to pay?)

And ACDSee 7 PowerPack really does work great. The speed is very good, which--as my collection of digital photos has grown--has become a very important point to me.

But, it does not uninstall cleanly. I recommend monitoring the install with an uninstall utility, if you can.

So there you have it.

BB88

BB88 reviewed v6.0 on Mar 18, 2004

People, update to 6.03. Much speed/memory improvement!

Stephan Schwartz

Stephan Schwartz reviewed v6.0 on Feb 21, 2004

Dear lord...

Bloated, unstable, slow! even on my Pentium 2.6 gigs...(!)

What a piece of garbage. Seems the bloat trend these days. Get something else, nothing can be worse that this.

Enamour

Enamour reviewed v6.0 on Jan 31, 2004

ACDSee 5.1 is a great proggie. This version is bloated and actually lacking the options in 5.1. Not worth the $ when the previous version is so much better.

NotSoSkilledUser

NotSoSkilledUser reviewed v6.0 on Oct 18, 2003

Killed ACDSee from taskbar (right click on its icon, then Exit) --- DBLocalServer keeps runnig and wasting 19.3 MB. What more can I say... Delete it immediately and re-install the old v2.43!

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