ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor

April 14, 2022 - Software
ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor

The powerful image creator you’ve been waiting for is finally here. ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor 12 has all the artistry and layered prowess you need to satisfy your photo editing desires, no matter how complex the composition.

For maximum productivity, the MDI (Multi-Document Interface) layered editor allows you to carve your images into full spectrum splendor. Let sultry tone curves and spinning color wheels feed your imagination as you whip through Gemstone’s non-destructive RAW image processor, ACDSee RAW, and layered graphic editor. With an intuitive design, and presets for everything from creating files to fine-tuning colors, the Gemstone Photo Editor will polish your design workflow.
Limitless layered editing
Build the magical image compositions you’ve been dreaming of using Gemstone’s GPU-accelerated layered editor.

• Graphic Design Tools
Layer Effects, Masks, Adjustment Layers, Text Tools, Lasso & Shape Tools, Liquify, Frequency Separation, Pixel Targeting, Distortion & Perspective Correction, Layer Blend Modes & Opacity
• Photography Tools
High-Dynamic Range (HDR), Focus Stacking, AI Background & Subject Selection, Advanced Lighting Correction, Watermarks
• Color Tools
Color Wheel, Tone Wheels, Color EQ, White Balance, Color LUTs
• Repair & Restoration Tools
Smart Erase, Skin Tune, Blended Clone, Heal, Dehaze, Noise Reduction, Sharpen
• Efficiency Tools
Edit History, Snapshots, Navigator, Histogram

Artificial intelligence meets artistry
Let Gemstone’s AI-powered selection tools do the heavy lifting so you can focus on the delicate details.
• Select your subjects with a click
• Quickly remove unwanted backgrounds in photos
• Blur image backgrounds with ease
• Instantly turn the background of your photo Black and White

Pixel perfect ACDSee RAW power
Flex your editing muscle using ACDSee RAW; a non-destructive RAW photo editor built right into Gemstone.

• Camera RAW Support
RAW File Support for over 600 camera models. View supported cameras here.
• Lighting Tools
Light EQ™, Exposure, Fill Light, Highlight Recovery
• Color Tools
Color Wheel, Tone Wheels, Color EQ, White Balance, Color LUTs
• Repair & Restoration Tools
Noise Reduction, Skin Tune, Blended Clone, Heal, Dehaze, Sharpen
• Geometry Tools
Crop, Rotate, Straighten, Perspective Correction
• Selection Tools
Color and Luminance Range Pixel Targeting, Smart Brushing
• Creative Tools
Photo Effects, Color Overlay, Gradient Map, Soft Focus, Add Grain
• Editing Workflow Tools
Develop Presets, Edit History, Snapshot Archives, Easy Undo/Redo

Level up your productivity
You know what they say – two document tabs are better than one.
• Clean and uninhibited interface
• Open multiple files at the same time
• View or edit in a split view or child view
• Universal tool settings across document tabs

There’s no place like Home Screen
Intuitive by design, the Gemstone Home Screen is set up to get you straight to work.
• Use pre-made templates for popular social media, print, and web specs – or create your own custom templates
• Easily open RAW image files for editing with ACDSee RAW
• Access previously opened files with a click

System Requirements

To activate your software, to validate your subscriptions, or to access online services, you will need a valid email address and an internet connection.


Intel® or AMD® processor with 64-bit support
Intel i5 or better processor recommended
4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended)
512 MB Video RAM (VRAM)
DirectX 10 compatible graphics adapter
1024 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
2 GB of available hard disk space


Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, & Windows® 10 (64-bit editions only)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 9+
Microsoft® DirectX® 10 or higher


Added RAW support for the following camera models:

Canon EOS R3
Nikon Z9

ACD Systems is committed to releasing regular updates to support RAW files from new camera models, as they become available. View the complete list of supported RAW formats.

Bug Fixes

Fixed a bug where resizing an image degraded the quality of the image.
Fixed a bug where 16-bit images were converted into 8-bit while using adjustment layers.
Fixed a bug where the application would crash in certain filters.
Fixed some UI elements.

Known Issues

ACDSee Photo Editor 11 APD files open as a flat image, not as a project file.
ACDSee Gemstone uses the base layer’s color profile for additional layers.
Masks cannot be added when using the Move tool.
Added watermarks result in incorrect image previews in certain scenarios.
Different DPIs may cause Gemstone UI flickering.

Not Supported

ACDSee Gemstone 12 does not preserve layers when editing PSD and TIFF files.
Gemstone GSD files created in Gemstone 12 are not supported in ACDSee Photo Editor 11.
Compressed Fujifilm X-trans RAW and DNG are not supported.
Canon C-RAW is not supported.

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