Ashampoo Photo Commander 10 is coming: Review and Giveaway

Playing with photos is a fun and when you have a software as rich in features as Ashampoo Photo Commander, the fun becomes excitement. Ashampoo Photo Commander from Ashampoo GmbH is such an awesome application. Although almost complete in features, Ashampoo still is packing the software with more appealing features every year. They are cooking version 10 of the software presently which will be released on 18th of this month. Being a fan of photo editing software I didn’t wait to try the beta version and as expected I had a pleasant time with Ashampoo Photo Commander 10 even though it was in beta.

Features and Specifications
  • Large installer (~133 Mb) signed by Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG.
  • Multilingual software. Supports 23 Languages. If you want to translate the software in your language, use the language editor.
  • It chooses Express Installation by default by which it installs the software for all users, creates Desktop and Quick Launch icons, installs MyAshampoo toolbar, homepage and search engine. If you don’t like have those browser addons you are suggested to follow the suggested installation option.
  • After installation it does not open the application by default. Rather it opens a registration webpage after finishing installation. That Registration will extend your default 10 days trial to 30days.
  • You can open the software from Start Menu or from the Desktop icon.
  • After launching the software you will be greeted with a welcome screen showing the common tasks you want to do with Ashampoo Photo Commander 10.
Welcome Screen
  • You will be shown quick tutorials while using various sections of the software.
  • It supports 54 image formats, 18 audio formats, 34 video formats.
  • The software has quick access toolbars for performing actions quickly.
“Common” Toolbar
“Quick-Fix” Toolbar
“Objects” Toolbar
“Create” Toolbar
“Organize” Toolbar
  • It can help you to create new image.
Creating New Image
  • You can capture screenshot.
Capturing Screenshot
  • It can help you to create a slideshow with images and music.
Creating Slideshow
  • You can create Web Photo Album, Photo Collage, Calender, Panorama.
Creating Web Photo Album
Creating Photo Collage
Creating Calender
  • You can merge two images.
Merging Two Images
  • You can create animated images.
  • You change names, date/time, metadata in batch.
Renaming in Batch
Changing Date/Time Information in Batch
Editing Metadata in Batch
  • You can edit images in batch.
Batch Editing Images
  • You will also be able to apply quick fix and effects quickly from menu bar.
Quick-Fix Menu
Effects Menu
  • You will be able to rotate and optimize JPG images.
  • You can search for specific images or duplicate images.
  • It can print images in batch.
  • You can print a sheet containing thumbnails of multiple images.

  • It can burn images to CD/DVD.
  • It can export images as PDF.
  • Ashampoo Photo Commander supports sharing edited/created images via Email, Facebook, Picasa and Youtube.
  • You can import and export settings of the software for using the same settings in multiple places or to use the same settings even after re-installation or a reformat.
Operating System:
Windows® XP, Windows Vista®; Windows® 7 (32 and 64 bit)
For users of Windows® XP we recommend Service Pack 2 or later.
Computer:
Any computer that runs one of the above operating systems. You need a graphic-card with a resolution of
at
least 1024 x 768. Furthermore the program requires a mouse or a
compatible pointing device and optional a CD- or DVD-Recorder for the production of Photo-CDs resp.
Photo-DVDs.
RAM and disk space:
Min. 256 MB RAM, Hard Disk Space 170 MB
Software:
To send files by e-mail you need a MAPI-compatible e-mail client like MS Outlook, MS Outlook Express or Mozilla Thunderbird.
To create PDF-files you need to have a PDF reader installed on your computer.

My Verdict

Ashampoo Photo Commander 10 is an excellent software. It has an attractive but user friendly GUI. Quick Tutorials make the use of the software easier. Also it has a well-documented help file. Memory usage of the software is also low.

While it’s doing nothing
While it’s doing something

Finally, although I respect Ashampoo for their exciting softwares I dislike their policy about including toolbar in their shareware products.
Download and Purchase
The final version of Ashampoo Photo Commander 10 will release on 18th April. But the beta version is available to download and try. Please remember that beta versions are for testing and not for any productive use.
Ashampoo Photo Commander 10 will cost $49.99 for a personal license while existing users of version 9 can upgrade at a cost of $19.99. If you Pre-order the software until April 17th, 2012, you can get it at a discounted price of $29.99.

Giveaway

Angela Woisch from Ashampoo have arranged 10 giveaway licenses of the software for our blog readers.

To ask for license:
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The giveaway will run until 18th April, 23:59 GMT.

GIVEAWAY ENDED

Best of luck !!

23 thoughts on “Ashampoo Photo Commander 10 is coming: Review and Giveaway

  1. A nice and thorough review. This is one piece of software I'd very much like to get my hands on. Thank you and Ashampoo for the giveaway.

  2. hi, thank you for great giveaway. I would like to win Ashampo Photo Commander 10 because im a fan of photography, and i need  a program to edit and manage all my photos. Now im using some free programs but they dont have so many features. I have a big mess on my hard drive and i need program to manage all my photos. And important for me is also support for raw format. 

  3. Thank you very much both Ashampoo and Insights in Technology for this nice contest. Thank you very much for the nice review Sujay. Ashampoo Photo Commander is great photo processing and managing software. Hope to win one of the licenses; please count me in.
    Best regards

  4. Now I am using Ashampoo Photo commander 9 and it is very useful for me. The new version has a lot of improvements and new features so to have it is very needful. Thanks Sujay for this great giveaway.
    done all necessary and optional steps 

  5. Very good review. Thanks. Ashampoo Photo Commander is a very good software. Thanks for the giveaway contest. Good luck to all.  

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