April 4th, 2007


My love affair with ACDSee is *OVER*

I used to love ACDSee. It was the best image viewer I'd ever found. It cost $40 to register, but it was worth it.

Several years later, recently, my computer died and I had to buy a new one. I reinstalled ACDSee from the old install file I had (I think it was v.4, I hadn't bothered upgrading it in years), but I'd long since lost the magic registration number thingy for unlocking the trial version. So I used it until the trial period ran out and it started to nag me.

So I decided this was a good time to upgrade. Collapse )

At this point, I wrote off the $40 I spent as a loss. I decided to keep using the program until it expired again, then look for some other program. But tonight, while using it, it crashed so hard my computer was forced to restart!

So FUCK ACDSEE. Once my computer started up again, I uninstalled it. Fucking thing I used to love so much has turned into a piece of SHIT. Hey ACDSee, it's OVER between us! I want your belongings out of my bathroom, I want my $40 and my guitar back, I'm cutting you out of all the photos I have of the two of us, and don't even THINK about sending flowers or cards. I now know what a JERK you are and I'm telling all my friends.

So anyway... now I need another image viewer. Not IrfanView; I already have IrfanView and it's got too many weird quirks that disrupt my workflow (unless maybe someone can teach me to customize them away?) I did a search and I see something called FastStone Image Viewer; anyone have any experience with that? Is it good? Does it suck? Any other recommendations?
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