ACDSee Pro 3: Using the Process Mode
ACDSee Pro 3 is a professional software for reviewing, editing and converting all kinds of images and photos. The program has catalogization, preview and correction features, as well as possibilities to play audio and video files, burn to discs, transfer images from external devices, and more. Most of the available camera models are supported, as well as RAW images, so that you can add to the archive, edit multiple files and share your projects online. The Process Mode of the program is designed to enable photographers with an improved graphical interface to make precise corrections like Noise Reduction, White Balance, Perspective, Lens Distortion and more. Read the following steps to learn more about using the Process Mode.
First, finish your work with the photos in the Manage and View modes. Then, proceed to the Process mode to develop and edit your project(s). You have two basic sections: Develop, to apply changes to the entire image, and Edit, to modify just the parts you want specifically edited, like red eye correction and elimination of flaws.
Step 1: Getting Started
When still in Manage or View mode, click the Process button above your image. Then, expand your adjustment tools and start with the Develop section for non-destructive editing. It works for RAW and non-RAW files, however, you can only utilize the Color Profile for RAW files. In the Develop section, open the Tune tab and start adjusting basic properties like White Balance and Tone Curves.
Step 2: Making More Fine Adjustments
Open the Detail tab from the Develop section. Now you can work with a part of your image, by moving your cursor over it and selecting the detail you want to see magnified. Play with the sliders of Noise Reduction and the Sharpening tools to achieve the best result.
Step 3: Editing Lens Distortion
Open the Geometry tab from the Develop section and then turn on and off the grid option by clicking the Grid icon in the right upper corner of the tab. You can edit geometry for cropping, rotating and fixing lens distortions by moving the properties sliders.
Step 4: Applying Corrections
After you have finished with the adjustments in Develop, switch to Edit and explore the section. You have at your disposal, text, watermark and border tools, among other things. You will see three additional groups of tools – Selections, Repair and Add Groups. The Selections group is used to select the specific part of your image you want to correct. The Repair group is use to reduce red eye, flaws and other defects. In the Add Group, you will find options like special effects, vignette, bullets or watermarks.
Step 5: Saving Your Project
Click the Save button below the Edit section and choose from the options Save or Save As. Select the first one to save the changes made to your image. Choose the second if you would like to save your image in a different format or name.