A fast, reliable, and easy-to-use picture viewer that can also be used to convert pictures from one format to another, as well as to set images as wallpaper.
ACDSee Free is a straightforward application that the company issued for users in need of a high-speed image viewer that can also convert photos to various formats, as well as to set images as wallpaper.
Main features of ACDSee Free
- Ability to browse image files with formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TGA, TIFF, WBMP, PCX, PIC, WMF, EMF.
- Provide different viewing modes: view full screen, rotate images, zoom in or out, view all images in a folder, etc.
- Display images at high speed.
- Ability to display images with appropriate screen size.
- Supports creating shortcuts to browse photos more conveniently.
The Free version is a notch below its siblings, ACDSee and ACDSee Pro, sporting a poor array of features reported to what the latter have under their hood.
ACDSee Free steps in with a simple and plain design, without compromising on ease of use and accessibility. All of the features are converged inside a few menus and buttons that don’t take forever to understand.
The main advantage comes from the support for input formats that include PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, EMF, WMF, PCX, TGA, and WBMP. You can also convert between these formats using the ‘Save as’ function located in the first menu.
Other highlights include the option to run it in Fullscreen, a customizable zoom factor, navigation controls, rotate to the left or the right, set as wallpaper, and the possibility to configure file associations.
Zooming the pictures can also be performed via the ‘+’ and ‘-’ keys and navigating between photos is also possible using the mouse scroll.
As far as the options are concerned, you can enable the gamma correction, disable animations, set the application to stay on top, as well as resize scenarios.
Overall, we can’t say that ACDSee Free impressed us very much, seeing as we can think of at least five major image viewers that are more feature-generous than this one.