ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 is out, with HDR tools, focus stacking and more

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020
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ACDSee Photo Studio is designed to handle your whole photographic workflow, from image organizing through raw processing to advanced techniques like layered composites, HDR merges, focus stacking and more.

In that sense it could be seen as a Lightroom rival, though where Lightroom needs a program like Photoshop for more advanced techniques, ACDSee Photo studio does it all within a single app. It's another interesting option in an increasingly competitive photo editing software marketplace.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at