Setting the General options

You can adjust settings in the Options dialog box to customize update connections, display helpful tips, set the format for date displays, set automatic rotate options, and control the display of certain image types.

To access the General options:

  1. In Manage mode, click Tools | Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, click General.
  3. On the General page, set or change any of the options described below.
  4. Click OK to apply your changes and return to ACDSee 12.

General options

Enable gamma correction

Applies the specified amount of gamma correction when viewing or previewing images.

Automatically check for program updates

Automatically checks for program updates.

Show screen capture help tips

Displays the Help Tips dialog box when using the screen capture tool.

Automatically stretch wallpaper to fit screen

Stretches small images to fit the entire desktop when you set them as your wallpaper.

Disable image animation

Displays only the first frame of an animated image in Manage mode’s Preview pane and in View mode.

Automatically rotate JPEG and TIFF images based on EXIF orientation

Automatically corrects the orientation of TIFF and JPEG images (based on their EXIF data) when displayed in ACDSee 12.

Status bar date

Specifies the date to display in the status bar for a selected file.

Date/Time output format

Select one of the following:

  • Default system format: Uses the default system format when displaying the date and time in information overlays.
  • Custom format: Uses the specified format to display the date and time in all information overlays. Select a format for both Date and Time from the drop-down lists.

Setting the General options