ACD Systems seeking beta testers for Mac photo manager

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," says 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."

The initial beta release of ACDSee Pro for Mac will focus on the fundamentals of browsing, viewing, organizing and printing images. For example, unlike catalog-based photo applications, ACDSee Pro for Mac skips the importing files step. ACDSee Pro automatically detects external devices, including cameras, photo frames and memory cards, and allows users to simply drag and drop images onto a hard drive.

The full release of the product is anticipated for release in 2010. At that time, ACDSee Pro for Mac will be available for a free 30-day trial and for purchase at $169.99.