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Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 X-Mas Edition Giveaway
$59.99
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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 X-Mas Edition

The program provides maximum opportunities for photo processing.
$59.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 225 (85%) 41 (15%) 35 comments

Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 X-Mas Edition was available as a giveaway on December 21, 2015!

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Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 provides maximum opportunities for processing your photos. Easily open large photo collections and delete destructive objects quickly. Customize the colours, contrast and make your photo collection shine bright. This program will help you to express your creativity and add professional effects to your photos. You can also impress your friends and family with your own calendars, collages and greeting cards.

Key features:

  • Easy to use;
  • Smart photo imports;
  • Faster image browsing with miniature views;
  • Enhanced file manager with cloud support;
  • New designs and gradients;
  • Enhanced wizards;
  • 1-Click object management and quick-access styles.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; For Windows XP users we recommend Service Pack 2 or later; Min. 256 MB RAM, Hard Disk Space 250 MB

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/1818/multimedia-software/Ashampoo-Photo-Commander-12

File Size:

267 MB

Price:

$59.99

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#16

Your article has educated me. Another great tool that is must have for digital photography is Binfer. This is also a great photo sharing tool.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan Miles  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

I don't understand all the complaints...I don't have the worlds fastest computer by any means...I have an I-5 level 2 processor (on AT&T u-verse next to slowest speed) and the download took only 20 seconds....after logging in to Ashampoo, I received the registration code in only about 3 seconds...and the rest of the installation went like clockwork.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Austen  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Love reading comments on GOTD ......especially when in chronological order. How about returning to method used in the past of oldest on top & newest on bottom ?

Reply   |   Comment by sdned  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#13

Oops, I meant changing Enabled from a 1 to a 0.
Of course, disabling "Service Channel" within the program's menu should accomplish the same thing:
Configuration>Service-Channel>Update notifications
(Sorry-Need more sleep)

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#12

Very Nice! Check out the download section of their website for other FREE giveaways to include: SodaPDF 8, Zip, ClipFinder, & Burning Studio 2016. Excellent company with high quality products, I'm never disappointed.

Reply   |   Comment by AJ Cote  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I clicked the "$17.99 instead of $59.99" button at the top of the page.
I downloaded the program from the link to the far right of 'Ashampoo Photo Commander 14 here to get the full download, in case I need to reinstall in the future:
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/fdl

Version is 14.0.3

I did not install the GOTD V. 12 first.

Here is the program info:
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/1918/multimedia-software/Ashampoo-Photo-Commander-14

I am sure there will be a steep learning curve because there are so many features. I think it will be worth the $17.09. I have been very happy with all of the other Ashampoo programs that I have bought in the past.

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Cathy
P.S. When I made my purchase, there were a few boxes already filled in on the purchase form...I entered my own info (i.e. email address, etc). The program shows up in my Ashampoo account with all of my others Ashampoo programs.

If you want to know the differences between V. 12 and V. 14, look at 'new' and improved' here under 'details':

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pde/1918/multimedia-software/photo-commander-14.

You can get the Christmas Edition 12 directly from Ashampoo here:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pde/mka01/multimedia-software/Photo-Commander-12-Xmas-Edition

I used the same XP Pro computer for over 10 years and had lots of great GOTD software on it. BUT, when I bought a new PC a couple of months ago, it was all lost. So now, If I get a GOTD program that I REALLY like and it is reasonably priced...I BUY it so I can use it on a different PC if I need to. Plus the $$$ encourages the seller to keep up the good work!

Just FYI.

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#10

Is this supposed to be a huge update it says 15 minutes on my computer and my computer is the fastest computer I have ever seen

Reply   |   Comment by Sheltimom3@aol.com  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
#9

Unusually for Ashampoo, this is an over-wrought, over-complicated, under-performing muddle that's neither a decent image viewer nor a decent image editor but a strange hybrid creature of its own making.

Calling it a 'Commander' means, well, nothing at all; sticking a wildly inflated price tag on the thing merely makes things worse. I've encountered various iterations of 'Commander' over the years and none have impressed; checking out this (presumably) latest version on Ashampoo's website hasn't caused me to change my mind. FastStone image viewer leaves 'Commander' for dead and any quality freeware -- take your pick of paint.NET, Photofiltre or Photoscape -- are streets ahead.

An earlier post on here which describes 'Commander' as being of "top professional quality" leaves me baffled. Thanks GAOTD, and thanks, Ashampoo, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)
#8

i think two things are important with image browsers/managers; interface and speed. Ashampoo products are usually very good, but this product fails on both.

Interface is (very) distracting, and has much clutter. Also, there is a reason for a dark interface in photo editing; it seems Ashampoo misses that point. When set on dark, there are white borders on almost everything, so the whole use of a dark skin is gone.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11463671/gotd/photcom12xmas/browser.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11463671/gotd/photcom12xmas/afleidendeinterface.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11463671/gotd/photcom12xmas/conv.png

It could use a much cleaner look. Why so much buttons that are not used very much permanently in sight? There is a right mouse button, and if the top (blue) menu items would interact with the button bar below, less buttons would be permanently in sight...
I would like to see more easily accessible image manager functions, and less photo editing functions (a real photo editor can do it better).
It was also very, very slow on my computers. Speed is important here.

Reply   |   Comment by Calimero  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)
#7

Another fantastic giveaway from ashampoo..downloaded and installed, no problems

Reply   |   Comment by charleyboy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-42)

charleyboy
From my previous experience you probably will. To many ad were in previous version of the product.

Reply   |   Comment by deni  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

The download file is 267 MB even though it's compressed.

And, it wouldn't open.

The new method of getting a link in my e mail has been more of a problem.
Please go back to having the download link on this page.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Ray
It is on the page

Reply   |   Comment by Sheltimom3@aol.com  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

Sheltimom3@aol.com
What is on this page is a link that asks for an e mail address, and the download link for the program is sent to that e mail address. The actual download link isn't anywhere on the page that I can see.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#5

What is unique about the Christmas Edition compared to the standard version?

Reply   |   Comment by Hayden :)  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Hayden :)
Nevermind...I question has been answered. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Hayden :)  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Hayden :)
Where was it answered? I couldn't find it. I'd still like to know.

Reply   |   Comment by Grum Pah  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Grum Pah
In one of the comments - "But this "Xmas Edition" has its own special "Xmas" skin. Ouch, it is bright red, I don't want that in doing photo processing. Go to "Configuration" and change it to "Default" or the other skin."

Reply   |   Comment by Hayden :)  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#4

Hi, what is the difference between Photo Commander 12.0.13 given away here last September and today's Photo Commander 12 (also 12.0.13 according to the link to their homepage), but called 'X-Mas Edition' ?? Is it possible to see what's added - since today's download is 267 MB in size but September's one 'only' 258 MB ? Any clues? Thanks in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

Is there much difference between V.12 and V.14 ?

$17.99 worth of difference?

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#2

This is from Ashampoo, so you just get it. It's great. This version did not put a "deals" or anything on my computer as far as I know. Be careful to go through their startup configuration wizard - the program defaults to take all your file associations, or you can choose some or none. I chose none, you can change it later in "Configuration".
They will send you emails with discounts of their other great programs, but you can log in to their site and you can disable the emails, or 95% of them.
But this "Xmas Edition" has its own special "Xmas" skin. Ouch, it is bright red, I don't want that in doing photo processing. Go to "Configuration" and change it to "Default" or the other skin.
Otherwise this is a fantastic program for the functions it has. Get it, try it, if you don't need or want it, uninstall it. This is a must-try program of top professional quality.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

J
Re "This version did not put a "deals" or anything on my computer as far as I know." I did see a shortcut for my deals.

Re "you can disable the emails." I am a regular customer of Ashampoo, so I get my regular key just after typing my mail address and password. For experimentation, I ask for an extra password via a 33Mail address. I can inactivate that at any moment. And if that is not enough, my provider will gladly let me make a special mail adress that I dan delete when I want it.

Most Ashampoo software are top notch. They are also resellers of SoftMaker. Those people are giving away a free version of SoftMaker Office these days. Windows, Android and Linux. Get it is my advice.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

krypteller
How do you get "a free version of SoftMaker Office "?

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Cathy - http://www.freeoffice.com/en/

Reply   |   Comment by Adriaan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#1

I've been testing few versions of this software for years. As an illustrator I need a viewer for photo references. I find Ashampoo's products completely unfriendly and difficult for simple editing (f.e. other viewers let you flip your image with a SINGLE button for goodness sake!).

Reply   |   Comment by lag  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

lag
If you want to turn a picture, select the Common (left-most) ribbon and you will see on position 11 and 12 from the left the possibility to turn 90 degrees to the left or the right. You do not have to count, because the icons are self-explaining: part of a circle with an arrow pointing in the direction you want to rotate.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

krypteller
Re "you flip your image with a SINGLE button"
You could look at the manual for the shortcuts and see you you can flip with shift F.

Yes, that means TWO keys pressed at the same time

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

krypteller
And how do you flip the image horizontally instantly as I need to do it all the time? - I need to do it simple, fast, with one finger if possible - cause I'm checking A LOT of references in a single session and I have to flip every one many, MANY times, one by one.

Reply   |   Comment by lag  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

lag
Re "how do you flip the image horizontally instantly "

Try shift G

Image->Flip Shift+F
Image->Mirror Shift+G
Image->Rotate 90°left Shift+H
Image->Rotate 90°right Shift+J
Image->Rotate by 180° Shift+K
Image->Resize Shift+R
Image->Resize Canvas Ctrl+Shift+R
Image->Exposure Increase Alt+CursorUp
Image->Exposure Decrease Alt+CursorDown


rtfm

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

lag
As far as I know, it is a non-issue with Ashampoo Photo Commander 11.
Not sure about this Ashampoo Photo Commander 12.

In Ashampoo Photo Commander 11, the toolbar has two separate icons for rotating photos. You cannot miss them.
They are too obvious. They allow user to rotate the thumbnail/photo with one click.
So I do not understand why you have this problem.

http://tinyurl.com/Toolbar-Pic

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

lag
You can flip or rotate multiple photos at once if you copy them into one directory.
1) copy the ones you want to flip into one directory
2) Tools/Convert Photos - step 2 allows you to set the flip or rotate option for all photos (and other options)
3) start it going

Work with it a while and you may find faster ways to navigate to what you want to do. It's very powerful and some of that power is a bit hard to find at first, but easy once you find it.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
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