ACD Systems has updated its popular image editing application, with the 2021 version of Photo Studio Ultimate claiming up to 100 percent faster performance.

New features offered in ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021 include:
– Unrivalled file management capabilities that include ratings, hierarchical keywords, tags, categories, location data and customisable colour labels.

– Layered Editing that supports complex adjustments and effects.

– Improved RAW  file decoding plus the ability to work directly with GoPro RAW images.

– New panes in the Develop mode that streamline processes for applying Presets, taking Snapshots, and viewing your Histogram and Develop History.

– New Colour Wheels that provide greater control over colour manipulation.
– An improved crop tool with relative positioning functionality that allows you to crop multiple images in seconds.
– Greater text customisation with the ability to customise text paths, write on a curve or follow a shape.
– Improved search facilities to make finding images in large databases much faster.
– A more powerful Refine Selection tool for shifting or softening edges which can maximise the effect of tools like Smart Erase.
– Improved Batch Rename and Batch Resize function
ACDSee Photo Studio 2021 is available here now in three versions, with prices starting at US$59.99 for the Home version and the Ultimate version priced at US$149.99.