ACDSee Free

ACDSee Free 1.0.18

View and print your photos quickly

ACDSee Free is a lightweight image viewer for Windows. View full description


  • Speedy performance
  • Tons of printing options
  • Photo data displayed at the bottom


  • Not enough compelling features
  • Plain and sloppy interface


ACDSee Free is a lightweight image viewer for Windows.

If you think that the stock Windows Photo Viewer is too slow, then you may want to give ACDSee Free a try. ACDSee Free is a simple photo viewer that doesn't feature a bunch of bells and whistles that slow it down.

Apps like Adobe Lightroom are great for managing and touching up huge image libraries but they are often slow and resource heavy. ACDSee Free gives you a great image viewer that responds quickly. Zoom in and out of photos with the '+' and '-' keys or quickly set it as your desktop background from the 'Tools' menu.

Another cool feature of ACDSee Free is its print controls. Once you're done viewing your photographs, you can quickly access print settings to make sure it fits on the specific type of paper you're using. There are tons of print options for users to tinker with to get the best possible results.

ACDSee Free's greatest strength is also its greatest weakness. Yes, ACDSee Free is lightweight and quick but Windows Photo Viewer isn't a slouch either. Since Windows Photo View is included with Windows, there really isn't a good reason to seek out an alternative photo viewer.

Overall, ACDSee Free is a good, speedy photo viewer but it could have included a few more features to differentiate itself from the stock Windows Photo Viewer.

ACDSee Free supports the following formats

ACDSee Free


ACDSee Free 1.0.18

— User reviews — about ACDSee Free

  • Wing On Tang

    by Wing On Tang


    User friendly, very easy to make beautiful pictures highly recommend to you all. More.

    reviewed on January 11, 2017

  • jerryvoletto

    by jerryvoletto

    "Excellent view for all programs."

    Had it before, complete with license. However, my computer died and I list everything including what was on the hard dri... More.

    reviewed on November 24, 2015