View the photos that you have in the most common formats, including BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIFF and more faster than you can with Windows Photo Viewer. The Windows-included option tends to slow down your computer because of the large number of features that it offers. ACDSee Free works much faster because it is less of a drain on your computer’s resources. If you are just looking to view, zoom, adjust for printing, and print your photos, then this is a great option, especially if you will be doing other things on your computer at the same time.
Although the program works well for the functions outlined above, there are better options for touching up and perfecting your images. For example, Adobe Lightroom would likely be a better option for you in terms of improving the detail in your photos. In spite of these limitations, ACDSee Free does have a role for those who are looking for simplicity and speed. In addition to zooming, viewing, and printing, the program also includes a means by which you can set the image of your choice as the background on your computer, which can be handy if you don’t know how to do this by other means.