ACD Systems has released a free beta version of Gemstone, its new standalone editor, which features a Multi-Document Interface (MDI) and up-to-date RAW support.

Layer editing features in the new ACDSee Gemstone application. (Source: ACD Systems)

The beta version has been released in order to gain the photography community’s feedback and support, before launching the full product later in the year. ACDSee has a loyal following for its Photo Studio products. Gemstone pairs perfectly with ACDSee Photo Studio Home 2021 and its superior Digital Asset Manager. ACDSee has incorporated some of their most loved features from Photo Studio into Gemstone, including:

  • Light EQ.,
  • Frequency Separation,
  • Path text,
  • Pixel Targeting,
  • Color Wheels,
  • Tone wheels,
  • Liquify Tool

The new software will include  built-in RAW image support for over 500 camera models, the ability to have multiple documents open at once and provide a split view and a full layered editor that includes complex adjustments and effects and gives users the ability go back to tweak them at any time. Click here to download the free beta version of the new Gemstone application.