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ACDSee 12

What is ACDSee 12?

ACDSee is a image organizer, viewer, and RAW / image editor programs for Microsoft Windows. ACDSee's main features are speed, lossless RAW/image editing, image batch processing, metadata (Exif/IPTC), with support to edit/embed metadata in image files, rating, keywords, and categories, and geotagging/GPS support. Judging the image quality of a picture is fast due to next/previous image caching, fast image/RAW decoding and support for one-click toggling between 100% and fit screen zoom mode anywhere inside the image. For professional, users most of ACDSee's features can be accessed via keyboard.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 54 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ja.acdsee.com
Help link: go.acdsystems.com/client/ja/342595
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A5CBD7C5-CF16-443F-A4F2-3503C9DE311B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: Japanese (Japan)

Program filesFiles installed by ACDSee 12

  • ACDInTouch71U.dll - ACDInTouch Dynamic Link Library (ACDInTouch DLL)
  • HighMATU.dll - HIghMAT Dynamic Link Library
  • ACDCLClient33U.dll - ACD Systems ACDCLClient (ACDCLClient)
  • ACDSee12.exe - ACDSee Photo Manager 12
  • ACDSee12.exe.dll
  • ACDSeeQV12.exe
  • ACDSeeQV12.exe.dll
  • ACDSeeSR12.exe
  • ACDSeeSR12.exe.dll
  • ShellIntMgr51U.dll - ACD Systems ShellIntMgr (ShellIntMgr)
  • VCDWizardDLLU.dll - Create Video / Video CD
  • ScreenCapture.dll - Screen Capture Library (ScreenCapture Library)
  • ACDSeeProInTouch2.exe - ACDSee Pro InTouch
  • ACDSeeQV10.exe - ACDSee Quick View (ACDSee 10)
  • ACDSeeQVPro5.exe - ACDSee Pro 5
  • ACDSeeSR.exe - ACDSee Showroom
  • HighMAT.dll
  • D3DBaseSlideShow.exe - ACD Slideshow
  • OldBaseSlideShow.exe
  • ACDSeePro5.exe - ACDSee Pro 5
  • ACDSee10.exe - ACDSee 10
  • BaseSlideshow.exe
  • ACDSee5.exe - ACDSee

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • ACDSee5.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ACDSeeShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'ACDSee.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'Open.
  • ACDSeeQV12.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ACDSee12ShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'ACDSee Photo Manager 12.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'Open.
  • ACDSeeQVPro5.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ACDSeePro50ShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'ACDSee Pro 5.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'Open.
  • ACDSeeQV10.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ACDSee100ShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'ACDSee 10.0.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'Open.
Scheduled Task
  • ACDSee12.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{142D5D49-FEB4-47E2-985A-D68120810766}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ACDSeeProInTouch2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ACPW05DE.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • ACDSeeSR.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ACDSeeSRPro5' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee Pro\5.0\ACDSeeSR.exe".
  • ACDSeeSR12.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ACDSeeSR12' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee\12.0\ACDSeeSR12.exe".
  • ACDSee12.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ACDSee' and executes as C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee\12.0\ACDSee12.exe /tray.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ACDSeeProInTouch2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ACPW05JA' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ACDSee Pro 5\ACDSee Pro\5.0\ACDSeeProInTouch2.exe" /pid ACPW05JA.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ACDSeeProInTouch2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee Pro\5.0\ACDSeeProInTouch2.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005193863%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016942%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00034997%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ACDSee 12?

You can uninstall ACDSee 12 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ACDSee 12, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ACDSee 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista Business 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.29% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 54.29%
  Japan 25.71%
  United States 14.29%
  Canada 2.86%
  Hong Kong 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 45.00%
ASUS 15.00%
Sony 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
Dell 5.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53SV 9.09%
Sony VPCSA36GW 4.55%
MSI MS-7522 4.55%
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Micro-Star MS-7529 4.55%
Micro-Star MS-7353 4.55%

About (from ACD Systems Ltd)

ACD Systems is one of the largest and most respected independent digital image editing and management companies in the world.
Publisher URL: www.acdsee.com


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