Ashampoo's Photo Optimizer 6 is more powerful and efficient yet uses fewer system resources than earlier versions. An updated user interface with a side-by-side comparison window makes it easy to edit and optimize digital images. Features like One-Click Optimization, batch processing and file conversion, watermarking, red eye and other correction tools, and a bevy of filters and effects make Photo Optimizer 6 a bargain at just under $15 with an extended free trial available.
Extended free trial: You can try Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 6 for free for 10 days, but a 30-day extension is available via email.
Logical layout: Photo Optimizer 6's updated interface has an intuitive layout dominated by a split window that displays before-and-after views of filters and effects in real time. Standouts include an Explorer-style tree view, slider resizing, and large thumbnails.
Help and Settings: Clicking a context-sensitive Help button in any window opens Photo Optimizer 6's user manual in the relevant section. The user-configurable Service Channel lets you choose which notifications you receive, and a local database option backs up images to your disk.
Stiff competition from freeware: While Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 6 is easy to use and a bargain among premium photo editors, similar freeware rivals its features and options.
With a clear, attractive layout and easy-to-use features and tools, Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 6 competes favorably with much more expensive photo software. It faces pressure from capable freeware offering similar features and performance, but a 40-day trial eases the decision.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 6. The trial version is limited to 40 days.
Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 6 revitalizes your photos at the click of a button, effortlessly. The program lets users optimize colors and contrasts for single photos or entire collections with a few clicks. Image sharpness and alignment can be modified just as easily. Minor blemishes can likewise be corrected. Users can whiten teeth, remove red eyes and eliminate skin imperfections. The program also offers various artistic tools for the creative-minded, e.g. image aging effects. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 6 is made for the average user that seeks to achieve brilliant photos with minimum effort. You can process single photos or entire collections. All features are listed by category and easily selectable through mouse clicks.
The program automatically creates backups of your photos in the background. It allows you to restore your original images instantly so you are free to explore and experiment. Thanks to the integrated before and after view, you never lose track of your modifications. If you are looking for a fast and easy way to optimize your photos, Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 6 is the ideal solution for you. Highlights: 1-click instant optimizations. Resize, rotate, realign and crop photos. Adjust colors and contrasts. Whiten teeth, remove red eyes and skin imperfections. Apply photo effects creatively. Process single photos or entire collections. Share photos online or through email.
What's new in this version:
- GUI fixes working on high DPI settings
- enhanced editing on external devices
- Better handling of damaged pictures
- updated Languages