ACD Systems International Inc. recently opened beta testing for its new ACDSee Pro Photo Manager for Mac, the first version of the company’s Pro Photo Manager software for Mac applications.
Beta downloads of ACDSee Pro for Mac are available at www.acdsee.com/proformac. The company claims that over 3,000 devoted Mac users have signed on to participate in the beta period and provide feedback to ACD Systems developers for use in formulating the final version, which is set for release in 2010.
To further bring Mac enthusiasts into the development process, ACD Systems compiled an advisory panel of 50 users to solicit insights on key workflow features that professional and advanced amateur photographers want and need.
"The number of photographers utilizing Macs is growing, and now these dedicated Mac followers can take advantage of photo management software features that have, up until now, been limited to PC systems," said Tarjin Rahman, product manager for ACD Systems. "ACDSee Pro for Mac is the integrated image viewing, managing and editing solution that helps photographers take control of their workflow."
Built from the ground up, ACDSee Pro for Mac will include the full set of fast workflow features that photographers have come to expect in ACDSee products. The initial beta release of ACDSee Pro for Mac will focus on the fundamentals of browsing, viewing, organizing and printing images.