ACD Systems is an independent digital image editing and management company. The company was founded in 1994 in Texas by Doug Vandekerkhove. Today ACD Systems holds 7 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 Pro, ACDSee Mac Pro, ACDSee Standard photo editing and management solutions, and Canvas X technical illustration software, the company serves millions of consumers, small and medium businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and corporate customers. Representative markets for ACD Systems’ products include AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction), insurance, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, government, architecture/construction, education, gaming, technology, bio/health, and oil/gas/energy. Customers include General Motors, Caterpillar, Boeing, The New York City Fire Department, NASA, CNN, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ACDSee software was used in the making of the movie Titanic because the filmmakers recognized that only ACDSee could provide the illustration, editing, and management tools required for their large-scale, complex development tasks and management requirements.