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Editors' Review

by   / July 14, 2014

Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 offers good value as an all-in-one photo editor and manager for Windows. It can repair, resize, and optimize digital snapshots, add effects, create albums and slideshows, organize and share images and folders, and a lot more. Photo Commander 12 is more affordable than many of the big-name image editors it competes with.


Extended trial option: You can try Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 for free for 10 days. It's also free to extend the trial period for 30 days, with support.

Setup: We imported bookmarks, backups, albums, and more with help from Photo Commander 12's thorough setup wizards, user guides, and tutorials.

Different works: Photo Commander's three-part interface shows a tree view in the Folder Area, folders and thumbnails in the Content Area, and a Preview Area. It also has useful elements like semitransparent folders, app-like controls, and a slider for resizing thumbnails.


Ad interruptions: Although "No, thank you" is selected by default, Photo Commander's installer hung when offering additional downloads. We had to restart the installation, which worked on the second pass. But premium software shouldn't freeze on installation because of an ad.

Busy layout: Photo Commander 12 packs a lot into its layout, and it's a bit overwhelming at first, though the program's different way of doing things makes sense with practice.

Bottom Line

Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 does a lot and works well for a reasonable sum, especially compared to some better-known image editors. While it may not challenge Photoshop as a pro graphics solution, it's as much as most users could ask for or need in a photo suite.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Ashampoo Photo Commander 12. The trial version is limited to 40 days.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.0.5

Version 16.0.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


Publisher Ashampoo
Publisher web site
Release Date November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 16.0.5


Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 376.63MB
File Name ashampoo_photo_commander_16_16.0.5_sm.exe


Total Downloads 496,330
Downloads Last Week 3


License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-day trial
Price $49.99
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