Sony a7 III Raw Support

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September 17, 2018

For all you Sony a7 III owners out there, we got your back. Please follow the steps below to update the RAW plugins files to include Sony a7 III RAW Support in ACDSee Ultimate 2018, ACDSee Pro 2018 and ACDSee Standard 2018:

  1. Close ACDSee
  2. Download the plugin file from the following links:
  3. To verify if your Windows Operation System is 32-bit or 64-bit version, you can use the steps below
    1. Go to Control Panel | Systems
    2. Check the System Type to determine if your system is 32-bit or 64-bit.
  4. After download, copy the downloaded plugin file “ID_DCRaw.apl” to the ACDSee Plugins folder
    1. For ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018, the ACDSee plugin folder is located at:
      “C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee Ultimate\11.0\PlugIns”
    2. For ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2018, the ACDSee plugin folder is located at:
      “C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee Pro\11.0\PlugIns”
    3. For ACDSee Photo Studio Standard 2018, the ACDSee plugin folder is located at:
      “C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee\21.0\PlugIns” for 64-bit System
      or for 32-bit system, “C:\Program Files (x86)\ACD Systems\ACDSee\21.0\PlugIns”

      • You will be prompted for administrator permission. Click the Continue button to proceed.
      • Restart ACDSee to register the plugin

That’s it, you’re done! Enjoy editing your Sony a7 III RAW photos.

  • wojtiku

    I love ACDSee because it sharpens the images so much, it is amazing! Unfortunately the solution here doesn’t provide that – images are a bit blurry, especially when enlarging. Can something be done with it?

    • wojtiku no but

    • GTM

      I have the same issue. With the A7III and A9 RAWs, it is as if it extracts the thumbnail jpg and displays that, the resolution is very poor. I start seeing pixel “squares” at 50% zoom! This needs to be fixed! I am using ACDSee Standard 2019 on Viewer

    • ACD Systems International

      Hi thank you for being part of the ACDSee community. I would recommend contacting our support team here https://acdsystems.desk.com/customer/portal/emails/new hope this helps, have a great day!

  • wojtiku

    I love ACDSee because it sharpens the images so much, it is amazing! Unfortunately the solution here doesn’t provide that – images are a bit blurry, especially when enlarging. Can something be done with it?

  • komaromiromeo

    copy the file with card reader, not directly from sony

  • TLoewy

    speaking of new RAW formats… when will CR3 (Canon EOS R, Canon M50) be supported? it has been 5 months since the EOS R was released, and the M50 (using the same CR3 format) has been around for over one year…
    a faster update of RAW formats in ACDSee is so necessary… i was hoping the new ACDSee Photo Editor 10 would be able to read CR3. but no…

  • 4BYE

    Having used ACDSEE for a long time just to view my images I got the same problem with the Sony RAW files. It’s a bit disappointing that this issue is still not addressed. The 2019 version has the same problems.

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