DCT Giveaway: Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5

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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW EXPIRED. The winning names have now been drawn – and the winners are:
  1. Michaeleen Muhovich
  2. Rob
  3. Ken Wolf
  4. Mike M
  5. Robert Willey
  6. Cindy Shultz
  7. John Guerin
  8. Patricia I Kainu
  9. Karl Marx
  10. alex19100
Congratulations to the winners, emails have been sent and you now have 14 days in which to claim your licenses.
Thank you to everyone who entered, your support is very much appreciated.


***DCT Exclusive***

Ashampoo has just released a brand new version of its outstanding Photo Optimizer software (released on 27th June). To help celebrate, the generous folk at Ashampoo have kindly donated 10 free licenses for us to giveaway to our subscribers… thank you Ashampoo!!!
Now you have a chance to be among the very first to own the latest version of this excellent software… for free!! Simply submit a reply to this article with a comment. Replies can be anything, but we would prefer if you commented on the Ashampoo Photo Optimizer software. Competition ends 00:01 (EST) July 8th, 2012.
**If your comment doesn’t appear immediately it is because first comments must be approved. It will appear shortly!

Enhancing and optimizing your photos with just one click has never been easier! Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5 impresses with its brand new look. A long search for your desired function or favorite effect is a thing of the past – those functions and effects can now be accessed instantly. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5 is the intelligent tool for that certain something in your photos! All functions are clearly arranged and easily accessible. This allows you to achieve amazing results right from the start. Add brilliance and refinement to your pictures in just a few clicks!

Key Features:

  • One-click optimization for impressive results
  • Effects visualization through instant before-and-after view
  • Color correction with fully adjustable parameters
  • Red eye correction
  • Freely positionable and customizable watermarks
  • Image aging effect
  • Integrated support for social networks
  • Automated backups

Ashampoo is renowned for producing software which exemplifies the ultimate in user friendliness, and Photo Optimizer is no exception – as typified by Ashampoo Photo Optimizer’s simplistic yet remarkably powerful ‘one-click’ optimization feature. You probably won’t be able to tell from the ‘before and after’ display in following screenshot, but I can assure you the results are exceptional. I passed several original photos, which already looked perfectly fine to me, through the one-click feature and the enhancements are truly amazing:

While ease of use is Ashampoo’s trademark, more advanced users are not overlooked either – there is plenty under Photo Optimizer’s hood to satisfy the ‘enthusiast’. Options for performing manual corrections, adding effects, adding watermarks, and exporting are all well defined and very easy to locate in Ashampoo’s usual intuitive interface – from both the main menu across the top and from the right-side menus:








Ashampoo Photo Optimizer is ‘must have’ software for everyone who works with photos, whether a purely amateur ‘happy snapper’ (such as myself) or dedicated enthusiast.

Read more on the Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5 HOME PAGE


  • Post one reply to this article. We would prefer if you commented on Ashampoo Photo Optimizer.
  • Comments must be posted before 00:01(EST) on July 8th, 2012. Any replies after the cut off will be deleted and will not count.
  • Post only one comment! Users who abuse this rule may have all replies deleted and be banned from the contest.
  • On July 9th, 10 replies will be chosen by random number generator as winners of 1 FREE license each.
  • Winners will be notified by email at the email address they used to comment – be sure to use a valid email that you check regularly.
  • Winners must claim their license within 14 days of receiving official notification. Unclaimed licenses after that time may be re-drawn

Ashampoo Photo Optimizer is terrific software and a great prize, best of luck to all entrants… and a big THANK YOU again to Ashampoo!

62 thoughts on “DCT Giveaway: Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5”

  1. Michaeleen Muhovich

    I take a lot of nature photos and make them into photocards which I either give away or sell in our monastery gift shop. I usually use Microsoft Picture Manager and get reasonable results from that software. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5 sounds like a very beneficial tool for my photography. I would appreciate a chance to receive this software via your offer. Thanks, Michaeleen Muhovich

  2. Wulfing von Schleinitz

    Over the years I have purchased a number of Ashampoo products and am especially fond of their Burning Studio. And have their Magical Defrag running on my laptop all the time.

  3. Ashampoo, you are so good to us, and I’m sure we will all enjoy using your new version.

  4. It would be really great to win Ashampoo Photo Optimizer as my wife is constantly on at me to edit some old photographs but all the photo editing software is so expensive.

  5. I got the Beta version for free a few days ago. Not bad but still some bugs. So of course, I would like to get the final release instead.
    So I’m hoping to win one license. Thanks.

  6. Love ashampoo software! Haven’t used this one yet, but hope to try it with my free license 🙂
    Wish me luck!

  7. Since I’m already a happy owner of Ashampoo’s Photo Commander X, I’m somewhat familiar with this German developer’s software lineup. Photo Commander is a more of a management/basic editing tool, and while it has a useful Optimize feature it is very basic in its scope and abilities. So it wouldn’t hurt to bolster my photo manipulation arsenal a bit with this application. Thanks for this giveaway, DCT and Ashampoo!

  8. William Cole

    Have tried your excellent programs in the past.
    Have needed a program like this.

  9. Frank Darden

    I’ve used various Ashampoo software for some time, and I wouuld like to get their Photo Commander 10. Thank you.

  10. steven m. force

    would love to win this Ashampoo Photo Optimizer
    user interface looks good

  11. Hi, I did however win the Free License for Ashampoo Photo Commander and Love it a Great deal! I would also LOVE to win the Free License for Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5, I know it will be a Great program to use for my photo editing hobbie. Thanks DCT!

  12. Hugh Williams

    Hi Thank you for the chance of getting a copy of Ashampoo Photo Optimizer for free, I am a great fan of Ashampoo software.



  13. Thank you for the giveaway! I’m currently using version 3 of Ashampoo Photo Optimizer and I would like to have it updated to version 5.

  14. My daughter would love to have this program for all her photo needs. Hope to win her a license of this program. Please include me in your giveaway.

  15. Robert Willey

    This looks like an outstanding program and one that I would love you use!!!

  16. My wife would love this software, as she is not very computer literate and takes alot of pics. The ease of use and amazing results would really help her to touch up her beloved pics!
    John Guerin

  17. I am taking my girlfriend on her first cruise, my 7th. I am sure she will take lots of photos that would make the Photo Optimizer a welcome gift.

  18. I have used previous versions before. Ashampoo makes very useful programs

  19. Photo Optimizer is one of the few Ashampoo programs I do not own – but would find most useful for my amateur photo efforts.

    It seems to be a handy one to use.

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