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Ashampoo Photo Commander

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Key Details of Ashampoo Photo Commander

  • Organize, optimize, and share your photo collection
  • Last updated on 09/22/22
  • There have been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
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Editors' Review Staff Jul 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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version

- Full Windows 11 compatibility
- Native 64-bit support for optimal memory usage and speed
- Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) support for optimized CPU usage
- 40% faster loading of JPGs
- Numerous codec upgrades (PNG, WEBP, JXR, etc.)
- New burning and scanning technologies
- Lightning-fast file browser to low memory footprint
- Enhanced video playback
- New wizards for slideshows, batch processing, and duplicate scans
- Convert WebP into JPG


Release September 22, 2022
Date Added September 22, 2022

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 11, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 496,781
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

The new Ashampoo Photo Commander 17 is a comprehensive software solution to view, edit, and organize digital photos. Clever filter and grouping options help users keep track no matter how large their photo collections are. The program supports geotagging to sort photos by location and can visualize locations on a map. Photo Commander's image viewer features seamless transitions and is perfect for multi-display environments with high-res 4K resolutions. Features include automatic image optimization plus manual effects and various tools to recover faded images, remove scratches, fix red eyes and eliminate digital noise. The integrated batch processing is ideal for large numbers of images and supports conversion as well as common image manipulation features. Users can also create individual collages, calendars and photo cards based on multiple included templates and frame designs for quick results. Creating slideshows with smooth transitions and background music is equally easy. Ashampoo Photo Commander 17 is fully Windows 11 compatible and the first Photo Commander to feature native 64-bit support. Version 17 has been technologically overhauled and features significant speed improvements, e.g. with JPGs loading up to 40% faster.
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