You can use ACDSee 12 to download images from devices like your digital camera, flash drives, CD/DVDs, scanners, mobile phones, or other removable devices. In Manage mode, you can also use the File | Import | From Disk option to import files from a network, and any kind of disk or drive that can be mapped, while preserving the original folders and subfolders.
You can also use ACDSee 12 to capture images of your screen and save them as files.
When you connect your digital camera or other device to your computer, ACDSee 12 detects it automatically with the Device Detector, and prompts you to choose one of the following:
- Import files with ACDSee: Select this option and click OK to open the Import dialog box. You can then select settings to rename, backup, and place the files. You can save your import settings and give them a name so that you can re-use them later. You can also create advanced settings for import dates and RAW + JPEG options if your cameral takes both file formats. You can also create a give a name to a file renaming templates to use with specific kinds of files or projects.
- Do nothing: Select this option and click OK if you don’t want to import photos using ACDSee 12, or if you want to simply copy and paste the photos from the device using ACDSee 12.
- Save setting and do not prompt again in the future: If you select this option, any choices you make in this dialog box, are set permanently unless you later open the Device Detector from the Task bar and change the options. For example, if you select Do nothing, and also select the Save Settings option, it closes the Device Detector until you change the settings manually.
For more specific instructions, select the type of device you connected from the list below:
- Importing photos from a device
- Importing photos from a CD or DVD
- Importing photos from a disk
- Importing photos from a scanner
- Importing photos from a mobile phone folder
With ACDSee 12, there are several ways to obtain images from your digital camera, scanner, or memory card. For more information about how your device communicates with your computer, please consult your device’s Help file or manual. Some different types of removable devices are:
- USB Removable device: Removable devices include memory cards that you can attach to your computer using a USB card reader, camera memory cards that insert directly into slots on the computer, or flash drives. USB removable devices are detected by your computer and are shown in the structure as a removable drive.
- Windows Image Acquisition (WIA): Cameras and scanners that use Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) drivers to communicate with the computer. Some cameras, including Canon cameras, use WIA. ACDSee 12 automatically detects the WIA protocol.
- TWAIN: Cameras and scanners that use the TWAIN interface. TWAIN-supported devices use TWAIN drivers that you must install on your computer to communicate with the device. For more information about drivers, and whether or not your device uses TWAIN, please consult your device’s Help file.
You require DirectX 9.0c and QuickTime to copy and view audio or video files.