What Do I Use To Manage My Photographs and Help Control My Workflow?

Every week I get a variety of questions emailed to me. Over the past couple of weeks, this question has come up several times.

“What Do I Use To Manage My Photographs and Help Control My Workflow?”

Every photographeracdsee has their own set of tools they like for studio control. But if you’re new to the industry, or are looking to make a change to a system that provides you with even more control, you may be ready for ACDSee.

We’ve been using ACDSee for years and love some of its features. Let me share just a few of the reasons we love this tool.

  • Photographing weddings means you have a ton of images. Though we did prefer to give our clients almost every image, there would always be a few that we would choose to delete. And of course the client would pick up on one being missing in the numbering system, and ask about that image. ACDSee allows you to rename your images easily, filling in the holes that normally exist with just deleting.
  • ACDSee has an organization tool that allows you quickly to look through your images, sorting and keeping only the ones you truly want to show your client. ACDSee has the power to make this a quick process, and also allows you to view up to four images at once, making your selection process a breeze.
  • Depending on how you shoot, ACDSee has some capabilities of enhancing your final image. We try to shoot everything as close to final as possible. Meaning we don’t have to enhance every image we take. While ACDSee isn’t Photoshop, it does have enough tools to allow you to transform your photographs into a final product.
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  1. Nice to see someone else uses ACDSee, although I must confess I occasionally have trouble with it crashing. It is a great help to catalogue and view (excellent to double click and see full screen too!)
    The cropping and enhancing features are more than adequate with helpful features to alter Colour / Exposure / Noise levels.
    I must say I find Picasa very good (and FREE!!!) for quick easy edits, but I believe ACDSee is under-rated and am glad you are promoting it!
    Best wishes.

  2. I agree with Tony, to think ACDSee id very underated. I have been using it for years and love it. It’s so easy to keep track of your photos by sortig them into folders to make it eash to find a particular shot. I find editing your photos quite easy with this program. Too bad more people don’t use it, I sure the will love it as much as we do.
    kathy in nh