ACDSee Camera Flash lets you instantly correct your underexposed photos using patented LCE technology. It adds natural-looking illumination to the dark areas of your photos while still preserving contrast and detail using advanced image processing algorithms from ACDSee.

ACDSee Camera Flash is FREE today only for Valentine’s Day — a savings of $1.99. This discount only has a few more hours on it, so grab this app now. More info and an App Store link after the jump. >>>

The app is very easy to use and supports full 8 MP iPhone 4S resolution. It preserves an image’s EXIF data, including geotags. It’s a Universal app, meaning it’ll work natively on both iPhone and iPad.

In my tests, it worked pretty well on many images. Most of the time, it did a very job of adding detail to dark areas of an image without blowing out highlights. Unlike some of the Clarity or Lux features many apps now have, ACDSee does not add oversaturation or HDR-like contrast. The process can add some noise — that’s to be expected when adjusting an underexposed photo — but noise levels in my test images were surprisingly much lower than I expected.

The app’s developers, ACD Systems International and Eikonsoft have a portfolio of image enhancement software for other platforms. The technology and algorithms behind ACDSee Camera Flash date back to 1993. They’ve been doing this for a while.

No photo app can save a badly underexposed photo, but ACDSee can help salvage a borderline photo or bring out details in an otherwise dark photo. While many other fake flash apps simply crank up the gamma or the brightness of an image, giving some pretty ugly results, ACDSee does an excellent job of balancing the darker to the lighter areas. It’s one of the better Dynamic Range Correction apps currently available.

ACDSee Camera Flash is normally $1.99. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

ACDSee Camera Flash - Eikonsoft Limited


We have a couple more App Store freebies that didn’t make it to the blog today, including Vintage Camera Pro and DMD Panorama. Links and more info on both of these apps are on Life In LoFi’s Facebook page.


Noise level detail in low-light image processed by ACDSee (click to enlarge)