Ashampoo Photo Commander

Ashampoo Photo Commander

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3.8 
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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Tools Menu
  • Add Frame
  • Add Clipart Object
  • Rotate
  • Upload Images
  • Effects
  • Contrast and Color Corrections
  • Image Selection
  • About window

Editorial review

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Francisco Martínez Senior editor

Ashampoo Photo Commander is an all-in-one solution for your digital photo collection. It offers you all the tools you need to organize, edit, enhance, correct, convert, and share your favorite photographs, and the possibility of creating pro-looking slideshows, photo albums, collages, panoramas, and greeting cards with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Though it may lack some of the functions and features that you usually find in high-end professional image editors, managers, or converters, the average photo aficionado will find this application comprehensive enough to cover all his photo-related needs. From organizing to sharing your best shots, Photo Commander comes with such an array of functions and tools that some inexperienced users may find even overwhelming at times. You can start by loading and browsing your own photo collections, adding tags to them, filtering duplicates, and classifying them using the various criteria provided.

You can then correct and enhance your photos by removing scratches or objects that shouldn’t be there; applying some common color corrections settings; adding stunning effects, objects, clipart, and frames; getting rid of that annoying red-eye effect; rotating, resizing, or cropping them, and so on and so forth. Most of these editing tasks can be performed either to specific pictures or to entire folders and collections. To help less experienced users in these sometimes cumbersome tasks, the program comes with a series of wizards that will help you batch-enhance your photographs in just a few easy steps.

Once you are happy with how your photographs look and they are all neatly organized and classified, you may want to share them with your friends and family. You can do this in different ways – via a social network, or via the traditional slideshow or photo album on CD or DVD. You can upload and share your pictures and videos with your contacts on Facebook or Picasa and with the rest of the world on YouTube without leaving Photo Commander. You can also use the traditional e-mail attachment or the burn-to-disc option to send out and distribute your calendars, collages, photo albums, slideshows, etc.

Though not all possible features are present, and though some of them could use a more professional touch, most users may find that Ashampoo Photo Commander might well be the only tool they will ever need to manage and retouch their photo collection.

Pros

  • Comprehensive set of editing tools complete with filters and effects.
  • Specific wizard interfaces for various tasks.
  • Supports all popular image file formats.
  • Converts your images between formats.
  • Allows you to share your photos in the most widely used social networks.
  • Intuitive and attractive user interface.

Cons

  • Some inexperienced users may find its interface a bit cluttered with so many icons and functions.
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What's new in version 11.1

User Interface

- Enhanced wizards: Recursively add files from directories, auto-store files in default image folder where appropriate
- MiniMap: Drag within the mini overview to scroll inside images
- Zooming: Smoother zooming with redesigned zoom bar
- Easy-Printing: Support for imperial measurements
- Color-Picker: Icon-drag support to select any visible color
- Fullscreen view: Auto hide/show image tags
- Compare mode: Auto-enable dual-view on image modifications
- Image effects: Instant visual feedback through live previews and context-sensitive effect-strength adjustments

Photo Backup & History

- Auto-backups: Prior to each save, image copies are created to preserve the original state
- 1-Click restore: Revert to original image states or browse between all available states with a single click
- Easy overview: View all available backups for an image as menu entries sorted by date

Image Restoration & Optimization

- Automation: Auto-detection for text objects and scratches
- Styles: 4 different styles to remove unwanted (text) objects and scratches
- DeNoise: New denoise routine with presets to balance speed and quality
- Optimization: Revised contrast/color/skin optimization routines for quicker results

Image Effects

- Effect Pen: Apply effects with pixel precision, draw over existing effects to create combinations
- New effects: Soft Blend, Motion Blur, Zoom Blur, Noise, Splash, Bulge, Twist, Wave, Glass, Video
- Tilt-shift tool: Transform photos into stunning miniature scenes

3D Support

- MPO/JPS import for 3D photos with 2D export as JPG or side-by-side images
- 3D images will be displayed as animations to provide a pseudo-3D effect on 2D displays

File Handling

- Thumbnails: Improved video thumnail creation
- RAW files: Improved RAW plugin with support for additional camera models
- Browsing: Faster browsing through large photo collections (3000+ files)
- Adobe XMP support: Load, save and view XMP Metadata, supports 5 star ratings for JPG files

What's new in version 9.3

This version of the Ashampoo Photo Commander comes with many new features and improvements. The new grouping functions provide better overview and management of photos. The dual-view mode enables the direct comparison between original and edited photo. With the help of the IPTC wizard it’s easy to index pictures with terms (tagging) so that they can be filtered and grouped by those terms. Several new editing tools, functions and effects for photos and videos as well as extensive improvements make the editing, optimization and organization of your digital pictures as well as the handling of audio- and video files even easier.

What's new in version 8.2

Version 8 is a major update with countless improvements, but it focuses primarily on making everything even easier to use and more efficient than ever before. We have gone through every feature of the program and fine-tuned it to make a great product even better. New users will love how easy everything is to use, existing users will feel at home immediately, but with better tools and even faster, smoother performance.
 

Publisher's description

Everything out of the Box - Image Viewer, Organizer, Editor, Converter and Publisher.
Whether it's simple brightness, contrast and color manipulations or complex tasks such as image restoration, Ashampoo Photo Commander 11 provides everything you need in one intuitive package.

- Manage, organize and browse your photo collection
- Work with intuitive wizards to achieve best results
- Save time and auto-adjust your images for maximum visual clarity
- Restore picture quality and remove noise, scratches and other unwanted objects
- Become creative with a myriad of brilliant image effects
- Convert between numerous image formats
- Turn your images into greeting cards, calendars or photo collages
- Upload your work to social networks or share your images through email

Latest comments

 
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    Guest 4 years ago

    I have used 'Photo-Commander' for keeping tabs on video, beginning with one of the earier versions. In it's current version it does this extremely well (and I'm talking 'a lot of video', 83 DVD's of it carrying an entire doucumentary series stretching over several years). I've tried 'the others' for this task, and none measures up. I use 'Photo-Commander' for video, the stills associated with the overall production, music and sound-effects, by using 'file-associations' to tie as much stuff in with it as possible. As a bonus, I have been able to delete several other items of software which claim to do the same thing, but simply don't measure up. 'Photo-Commander' 7 has earned the five-star rating given it by your reviewer, in my view.
    Ian Smith - Dunedin, New Zealand


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