Ashampoo has launched its brand new Ashampoo Photo Converter 2, a software that helps you convert and optimize your digital photo albums. Whether your pictures are blurry, grainy or overexposed – with just one click, Ashampoo Photo Converter 2 optimises and organises your images. You can individualise your photos with a variety of effects, colour adjustments or image frames.

Key features:

  • Fast image conversion software
  • Requires minimal system resources
  • Touched up user interface for intuitive handling
  • Live image preview
  • Comprehensive image converter
  • More image effects
  • Supports all common image formats

The Ashampoo Photo Converter 2 optimises colours and contrasts, smoothes skins and reduces compression artifacts. You can edit gamma values or colour temperatures and hue. The software also has numerous effects such as blur, tiled images, pencil sketch or enhanced outlines.

The start screen of the Ashampoo Photo Converter 2

The start screen of the Ashampoo Photo Converter 2

The Ashampoo Photo Converter 2 allows users to delete source files after conversion, add image date and watermarks, among other things. The software also allows you to convert your images into one of the following supported file formats to save storage space: APCDOC, BMP, GIF, JNG, JPG, JP2, JXR, MNG, PCX, PDF, PIX, PNG, PPP, RAS, SGI, TGA, TIF, PNM, PBM, PPM and PGM.

Here are the minimum system requirements for the Ashampoo Photo Converter 2:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Hardware: Enough to handle any of the aforementioned operating systems
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Hard Disk Space: 37MB

The Photo Converter 2 allows you to resize the image, as well as gives useful features like “Lock aspect ratio”. You can also define size filters using one of the following settings: Apply to all images, Only if image is smaller and Only if image is larger (than the value defined)

Ashampoo Photo Converter 2 is priced at $14.99 (roughly Rs. 835) and is available online at the company store here.

Earlier this year, we had reviewed another product by Ashampoo; the WinOptimizer 9. Tweaking the operating system minutely is not possible for new users as they cannot understand what runs in the background and what needs to be done, so an optimisation utility is what is required to do the needful automatically. The tweaking tool actually does the required actions by shutting down unwanted services and programs, deleting unnecessary junk files and handling the registry according to the requirements.

Ashampoo WinOptimizer is available for $39.99 (Rs.2,000). According to our review, “Ashampoo WinOptimizer is a very easy to use system optimization utility for Windows. It has a very user friendly front-end interface with modules that are easy to locate and understand. It won’t matter if you are a novice in the computer world as Ashampoo WinOptimizer will make you feel at home.

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