ACD Systems

ACD Systems
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Phone Number 1-800-579-5309
Founding Date Jan 1993 (28 years ago)
Number of Employees 1000


Dec 29, 2014

ACD Systems International Inc. is one of the largest and most respected independent digital image editing and management provider in the world. The company was founded in 1993 in Texas by Doug Vandekerkhove. He foresaw the importance of the convergence of analog and digital (print, photos, scans, video and metadata) in the 80's, revolutionizing how analog and digital information was used in pre-Web applications. ACD Systems has offices in the United States and Canada, supported by a team of global channel partners. With a product family that includes includes ACDSee Pro 6, ACDSee Pro 2 (Mac), ACDSee 15 photo editing and management solutions, and Canvas technical illustration software, the company serves millions of consumers, small and medium sized businesses, government agencies and educational institutions, and corporate customers.

Today ACD holds seven patents, and millions of ACDSee products are in use throughout the world. The company’s advanced technology is based on over twenty years of research:

  • Patented LCE (Lighting Contrast Enhancement) Single exposure HDR (high dynamic range) technology lets users drastically improve the quality of their photos by correcting lighting and exposure problems, including high contrast and backlit scenes, insufficient flash, dull images, and under and overexposure. (The alternative multi-exposure HDR results in motion blur, as well as process and capture complexity).

Representative markets for ACD Systems' products include AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), insurance, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, government, architecture/construction, education, gaming, technology, bio/health and oil/gas/energy. Customers include General Motors, Caterpillar, Boeing, The New York City Fire Department, NASA, CNN and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ACDSee software was used in the making of the movie Titanic because the filmmakers recognized that only ACDSee could provide the illustration, editing and management tools required for their large scale, complex development tasks and image management requirements.