ACDSee Pro 3: Understanding Presets

One of the most helpful things that you can do when you are working with programs, like ACDSee Pro, is save your very own presets. Not only does this make your work easier, it will also enable you to apply your own preferences on a lot of photos at once. If you are into editing, ACDSee Pro 3 allows you to save presets and quickly apply the preset to the pictures you choose. This will save a lot of time, especially for professionals who tend to take shots in succession (which gives them a lot of pictures to edit).

Step 1: Starting Out

Open an image in manage mode then click process. This image will be the basis for the preset that you will create. Whatever you apply here will be applied to the image that you next use the preset on. For example, if you make your current image black and white, the next time you apply your preset to a different image, it will make that image black and white.

Step 2: Creating a Preset

Once you have your image ready, the next thing that you should do is make adjustments on the photo that you are currently are working on. After all the adjustments, click on the develop settings button and select “save preset”. This will open a window which will ask you to select specific adjustments that the preset should include. Once you have checked all the adjustments that you wanted, you can click the ok button and it will be saved.

Step 3: Selecting Images

After you have done your preset, the next thing that you should do is to select the images that you want the preset to be applied to. Do this by clicking the “manage” button. This will open your picture library and will enable you to select the images that you want to be adjusted. This would make your job a lot easier, as it would automatically apply the settings to all the images that you have selected.

Step 4: Applying a Preset

Once you have selected all the images that you want to be changed, right click on one of the images then select “process” and click “apply preset”. This will automatically apply the preset to all the selected images, which will also reflect the changes on the thumbnails in your library. After that, you can click on the images should you want further adjustments on specific images.

Step 5: Returning Images to Original Settings

If you are not happy with the changes made on your images, you can always restore them back to their original settings. Do this by selecting the images you want reverted on manage mode, clicking “tools” then “process” and finally “restore to original”. This will get rid of all the changes that you have made from the time that you have applied the preset to your images.