Ashampoo Photo Commander

Ashampoo Photo Commander 16.3

View, edit, and organize your photos and create slideshows

In order to manage your ever-growing photo collections, to correct lighting and exposure errors, and to create stylish slideshows and presentations to share them with friends and family, you need Ashampoo Photo Commander. This image-related suite of tools provides you with an all-in-one solution to organize, enhance, and share your best photos in a professional way.

The first impression you get when you open the program for the first time is not for the faint of heart. The look of the program’s main interface may be a bit overwhelming, especially if you have no experience with similar tools. It is like a summary of all the features and functions available in the program. The selected option, however, will open on a new (and usually clearer) window, with just the controls required to perform the task at hand.

The program’s main functionality is divided into various areas – photo fixing and enhancing, organizing and managing your photo collections, photo tagging, and creating attractive presentations, collages, calendars, or photo cards to show your pictures to the world. Photo fixing can be as simple or as complicated as you wish. Novice and amateur users will love its Quick-Fix option, where you can greatly improve your photographs using simple one-click optimization tools, including a wide choice of image filters and effects. Those with a bit more experience in photo retouching and enhancing will also find enough tools to tweak every single aspect of the selected image until it looks as it should.

You’ll also find tools to help you organize your photos – find and remove duplicates, a renaming tool, and an interesting EXIP and IPTC editor to tag your images in a professional way. Finally, the “Create” section is a suite of utilities to produce nice slideshows (using Ashampoo Photo Wizard), HTML albums, contact sheets, panoramas, collages, calendars, photo mixes, photo cards, etc. Together with the “Objects” tag, where you can unleash your creativity and add all kinds of shapes, pictures, and clip arts to your images to make them look unique, this section is probably the most rewarding one.

Be it just to put some order in your massive photo collection, to correct the most common exposure mistakes, to share your best pictures in a stylish way, or just to play around with your shots in search of the perfect filter, Ashampoo Photo Commander is a source of hours of fine entertainment. If in doubt, I can only recommend you to download the trial version of the program and check if for yourself. I’m sure you’ll find more than one reason to keep it.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Offers a good choice of one-click presets and filters
  • Creates slideshows, collages, panoramas, etc
  • Includes a professional quick-fix option
  • Edit all IPTC metadata
  • Add clipart objects to your photos and compositions
  • Has a wide range of tools to optimize and correct your photos

Cons

  • The main interface is too crowded to be easily manageable for novice users
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