ACDSee releases free beta of its new photo editing software

ACD Systems International has released a free beta version of its upcoming editing software, Gemstone. The new standalone Multi-Document Interface (MDI) is a photography-editing software with a layered editor and up-to-date RAW support. ACDSee says it will launch the product in autumn.

“We are expecting tens of thousands of users to try Gemstone and provide input,” says Frank Lin, COO & CTO. “Gemstone is complete with a multi-document interface, a layered editor, and RAW support. We are excited to share what we have built so far, and what is to come.”

ACDSee says Gemstone pairs perfectly with the wider ACDSee range of products. The software features include:

  • Full RAW development support: Built-in RAW image support for more than 500 camera models.
  • MDI interface: Have multiple documents open at once as well as easily providing a split view.
  • Full layered editor: Achieve complex adjustments and effects and go back to tweak them at any time.

ACDSee has also incorporated features from their other software into Gemstone, including:

  • Light EQ
  • Frequency Separation
  • Path text
  • Pixel Targeting
  • Color Wheels
  • Tone wheels
  • Liquify Tool

The free beta version is available here: