ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate Now Lets You Edit Faces and Skies with AI
ACDSee’s Photo Studio Ultimate 2023 update is focused on artificial intelligence (AI) features, like a new Face Edit and subject removal, which brings it more in line with competitor products from Adobe and Skylum.
Photo Studio Ultimate adds several new features, headlined by the addition of two new AI-powered tools: AI Face Edit and Ai Actions.
AI Face edit allows photographers from various skill levels to edit human facial features in photos such as their general shape, the eyes, nose, mouth, and more.
The edits that can be made to a face are rather extreme and quite similar to Adobe Photoshop’s Neural Filters which were criticized as being too powerful and ripe for abuse.
That was two years ago, and it could be debated if that fear ever came to fruition. With ACDSee’s integration of the feature now, which allows editors to change a frown into a smile, it is at least something that will become more widely available.
The new AI Actions are described as a simple way to perform more complicated procedures such as selecting the sky, subject, or removing backgrounds, all with a single click. Sky replacement has become a rather ubiquitous, expected feature in modern photo editing platforms, so its inclusion here should not come as a surprise.
The platform also adds advanced search with logic, improved and faster Quick Search, and a new photo merge feature that includes panoramic stitching, HDR, and focus stacking. IT also has a new shape selection tool and tighter integration with Microsoft OneDrive.
“The new features and enhancements help photographers edit photos and manage them in a variety of ways, all in an instant. By taking advantage of the new AI Features and Advanced Search, photographers will find their process flowing smoother than ever before. Photo Studio Ultimate 2023 is the ticket to a future where Artificial Intelligence will help transcend a photographer beyond their limits,” Frank Lin, COO and CTO of ACDSee, says.
Photo Studio Ultimate 2023 carries forward features from previous iterations of course, including layered editing, face detection and facial recognition, batch processing tools, RAW editing with support for over 700 cameras, color and tone wheels, a liquify tool, and more.
ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2023 is available now for $150. That is a one-time cost, which perhaps positions it as an affordable alternative to the subscription-only Adobe Creative Cloud.