ACDSee Actions Pack #1

November 19, 2018


This convenient, four category actions pack contains film masks to create that film reel flavor, a variety of new effects, like desert, golden, winter, and muse, painting actions that emulate soft watercolors to abstracts, and includes quick retouches that remove noise, add pop, dodge, and much more.

Film Masks

New Effects


Quick Retouch

  • Arlo

    How do you import this ? When I try to import actions, I get asked for a .acdapk file

  • James W

    Hi Ario,

    After you download this action pack “acdsee-actions-pack-1.acdapk” from this site, you can then import it with the following steps:

    – In the Edit mode, click Tools | Browse Actions..
    – In the Action Browser window, click the import button to import. The import button is located on the bottom left of the window, an icon with a downward arrow into a box

    – Browse to the folder when that action pack is stored and start importing.

    Hope this helps.

    Note, action import and export is a new feature implemented in ACDSee Pro 2019 and ACDSee Ultimate 2019.

    James W
    ACD Customer Care

    • Superheterodyne

      James W., you seemed to miss Ario’s point.
      During the import, ACDsee is looking for an *.acdapk file, but the Downloaded files are ALL *.acda not acdapk. This is my second attempt to post this message. Not sure why the first didn’t get accepted.

      • Hi there, i’ve just downloaded from the download-link above, and the one and only file ist the requested *.acdapk
        Everything worked fine. in the way James W. has described. Perhaps you may trie again.
        Best regards from Germany

      • Glenn

        I know this is an old post but I found a solution. When downloading the above actions using Firefox, I got the same results you did. A bunch of individual .acda files (after unzipping). When I downloaded using the Chrome browser, I got the .acdapk file needed and was able to import the actions as James W. instructed.

    • Alan Stanton

      Thanks James, Worked fine for me.

    • John McCormack

      I presume the actions pack does NOT work with ACDSee Pro 2018 as there’s no import button in the actions window. Am I missing something? Thanks.

      • ACD Systems International

        Hi John, Actions Pack only works With ACDSee Photo Studio 2019 products.

  • pioneervalley

    Hello, I’m Running ACD Ultimate 18. Is there a way to load my old Photoshop actions in ACDSee? They all have an ATN file extension
    Thanks, Ray.

    • ACD Systems International

      Hello Ray, thank you for being part of the ACDSee community. Unfortunately our program does not support Photoshop actions.

  • Jay

    I too must be an idiot on this topic. I have ACDsee Ultimate 2019. I’ve applied the most recent updates as of 20 minutes ago. I’ve tried to follow the exact steps noted by James W and have not been able to import anything due to file extension conflicts. I’ve taken screen shots of each step along the way to show exactly what I’m experiencing:
    #0a – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba193e276d8d9986c418c1941a369dddb118eb4eccdb5d1228235553881eba9b.jpg
    #0b – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/104d94fe17bf3b38fa7c9a860d515adb1a4d8d2eb226a414c11c326f204fd263.jpg
    #0c – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df984a1bfce75fa99eae12870bbc3f95a57c10d55c897447eeefff29e4b83900.jpg
    #1 – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/02fd0428fff96aa8f0f8b72b41aa70c6897e5ca2dd1230372e34fc1421feaca0.jpg
    #2 – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a2969adb3150f67a81e39d0168068a989ba9a0acd871397e232c79f0ac219c8.jpg
    #3 – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5236c7aace38dbb5d6aa259012539fcc22dad198c875aee4e56d356393d687a.jpg
    #4 – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c14a5c1979837f73b5a6ca268fb721782d04b2b99ee3781588927e7e52c57a1.jpg
    #5 – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/410efbbd97489a73fbe263d69d844ba63bf2e2cfeba55acb4d4d6fe2c605a21c.jpg
    I would appreciate assistance in getting this working properly. I confess, I’m definitely not an expert at using the tool. I’m a very casual user of the product and even though I’ve got a few hundred thousand pictures, I only tend to touch the tool and the associated pictures a few times per year.

    • ACD Systems International

      Hi Jay, We’re sorry to hear that you are still having troubles when going through the steps. I recommend you contact our support team directly here https://acdsystems.desk.com/customer/portal/emails/new they should be able to get this issue sorted out. Have a great day.

      • Spanked by Wife

        Hey Jay, Did you find a resolve for this issue? Thanks


  • AlAn

    In my case if I download with GoogleChrome I get a .zip file, with Microsoft Edge I get a .acdapk file

  • AlonProducer

    Hi, how do import .acdapk packs into ACDSee Photo Studio 5?

    • ACD Systems International

      Hi our .acdapk only work with our PC version. We will take your suggestion into consideration on expanding it to our Mac Version as well.

      • AlonProducer

        I would assume that would be a clear distinct way both a program on PC and MAC work the same. Very strange. Please do keep me posted.

  • Jod.z

    Is this all there is for additional effects? I like experimenting with presets, effects, filters, actions … whatever you want to call them … in other apps (iPhone, Instagram, Snapseed, ON-1, Lightroom, etc.) but find ACDsee sorely lacking in this area. Am I missing something? I absolutely love using ACDsee for organizing and editing, but am wishing there was effects/actions.

    • ACD Systems International

      At the moment this is all we have for actions. You can also create your own actions. Learn how to here https://youtu.be/gJUUlgKKrFA

    • ACD Systems International

      This is what we have for preset actions. There’s also around 60 effects in Special Effects in Edit mode. And another 20+ under Photo Effect. You can also make a preset actions out of just about any combo of filters and adjustments. Learn how to create your own actions here https://youtu.be/gJUUlgKKrFA

      • Jod.z

        Thank you. I don’t often use the Edit mode, I mostly use Develop. I’ve played around with the photo effects there a bit, but haven’t found them to be particularly interesting. I just looked at the Special Effects in Edit mode and they remind me of Photoshop effects that I haven’t found much use for. What was shown in the video looks more interesting. Just a suggestion to look at other apps mentioned in my first comment and add similar effects for us to use. Thanks for considering!

  • Anthony

    Can I use Actions from: Photoshop CS2-CS6, Elements 11-20 ?

  • Kevin Bruff

    10-02-2020 thank you I will try them out soon.

  • Kevin Bruff

    Is there a way to edit actions? To view them as a discreet modules and change them?

    • ACD Systems International

      Hi Kevin, no unfortunately you cannot modify them.

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