ACD Systems is one of the largest and most respected independent digital image editing and management companies in the world. The company was founded in 1993 in Texas by technology and imaging visionary Doug Vandekerkhove. Doug foresaw the importance of the convergence of analog and digital (print, photos, scans,video and metadata) in the 80s, revolutionizing how analog and digital information was used in pre-Web applications. Today ACD holds seven patents, and millions of ACDSee products are in use throughout the world. ACD Systems has offices in the United States and Canada, supported by a team of global channel partners. With a product family that includes ACDSee Ultimate 9, ACDSee Pro 9, ACDSee 19, ACDSee Mac Pro 3 photo editing and management solutions, and Canvas technical illustration software, the company serves millions of consumers, small and medium sized businesses, government agencies and educational institutions, and corporate customers.