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Taking shots of buildings often leads to unpleasant, and easily noticeable, perspective distortions, due to the position of the photographer. Buildings and other tall objects almost seem to fall over, putting an unintended comical spin on your photos. Or in the Other times, you forgot to bring your tripod and failed to keep your camera completely straight. Enter Photo Optimizer 8's new perspective correction! Fix horizontal or vertical distortions in just a few clicks and save shots that would have otherwise gone straight to the bin. At the same time, Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8 enhances your photos at the click of a button!
The program fully automatically adjusts colors, contrasts and exposure settings to perfection for individual images or entire collections. Visual blemishes are detected and fixed through careful image analysis. But you can also make adjustments manually: Straighten slanted image horizons, fix perspective distortions or apply numerous affects. Minor blemishes like red eyes, skin imperfections or stains are also easily removable. The straightforward user interface saves you time and nerves on your path to stunning results!
A matter of perspective!
Taking shots of buildings often leads to unpleasant, and easily noticeable, perspective distortions, due to the position of the photographer. Buildings and other tall objects almost seem to fall over, putting an unintended comical spin on your photos. Other times, you forgot to bring your tripod and failed to keep your camera completely straight. Enter Photo Optimizer 8's new perspective correction! Fix horizontal or vertical distortions in just a few clicks and save shots that would have otherwise gone straight to the bin. Give your photos a second chance and get the right perspective, always!
More ease-of-use through favorites
We all have our favorite functions that we most frequently rely on. Now, you no longer have to navigate through various menus and categories to reach them. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8 features a customizable "Favorites" menu so you can bundle all your favorite functions in a single instantly accessible location. Need to quickly straighten the horizon after auto-optimization, fix the perspective or do some cropping? Now you can. Genius, right?
Unrivaled image auto-optimization
The secret of the new Photo Optimizer lies in its one-of-a-kind image optimization. Each individual image is meticulously analyzed for potential weaknesses and room for improvement. Shots hastily taken with a cellphone camera are now easily recoverable! Dull colors, unfavorable lighting or lack of contrast–Photo Optimizer's advanced algorithms detects it all! Once analyzed, your photos are recreated and now full of vibrancy and life–exactly what good photos should look like. We've gone through thousands of settings combinations to find the ones that offer the best results at a high hit ratio. After 2 years of development and countless hours in our test lab, we're proud to introduce the next level of image optimization with Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8!
More fine-tuning options
However good auto-optimization may be, there comes a time when you'll want to make manual adjustments. Version 8 offers even more individual fine-tuning options, like color temperature adjustments that can completely change the nature of a shot–and energize those "cold" cellphone images we're all so familiar with. Tone curves are a sure-fire way to enhance shadows, mid-tones and highlights, especially when you're working with RAW shots! Feel free to experiment to your heart's delight, the integrated backup system can revert any changes you make and restore your original image in the blink of an eye.
Improved memory management
If needed, Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8 utilizes all available system memory to benefit from the full power of your PC. This means, even super high-res images or gigantic collections are now optimizable at lightning speed. Experience the fastest and most robust Photo Optimizer of all time!
Enhance white balance and intensify contrast spreads
White balance is pivotal to the color temperature of your images. Digital cameras are particularly prone to the dreaded bluish cast and dull colors. This leads to photos that seem lifeless and completely devoid of the magic of the moment. Low-contrast images, often due to poor lighting, are another common issue. With the help of custom white balance and contrast spread settings, Photo Optimizer can breathe new life into these otherwise ruined shots! Both features are part of auto-optimization and will auto-enable whenever appropriate!
Photo editing in just a few clicks
The user interface in Photo Optimizer is truly self-explanatory. Functions are arranged into intuitively named categories and never more than two clicks away. Where other photo editors have you wade through manuals, Photo Optimizer gives you results instantly! Everything is simple and logical, there's practically no learning curve. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced user, or maybe you just don't want to spend hours with image tweaking, Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8 is the program for you.
Versatile export features
Good photos deserve to be seen. That's why we're offering various ways in Photo Optimizer 8 to share your photos with others. This includes email, the free Ashampoo Web and even just setting photos as your desktop background image. If you'd rather go the traditional route and print your photos, you'll love the feature-rich print dialog that not only creates high-quality but also space-efficient print outs, if needed.
Features for perfectionists and creatives
Many sophisticated features are available to those seeking to go beyond auto-optimization. Whether you need to sharpen or soften individual portions, Photo Optimizer offers well-designed tools for every use case. Reduce irritating image noise, adjust color temperatures or crop your images. And for the artist in you, we've also included multiple effects like waves, swirls, even implosion and explosion. There's ample room to experiment.
Naturally-looking portrait enhancements
Faces are the focus of many photos, yet they seldom come out perfect! Enhance your portraits automatically or manually with Photo Optimizer. Fix red eyes and whiten teeth for that dazzling smile. Fix minor glitches with the clone tool and remove stains and other impurities like a pro. Create perfect yet naturally looking portraits in just a few clicks!
Add a little color!
You can't have great photos without great colors. That's where Photo Optimizer's highly efficient color correction comes in. Add a personal touch or a better sense of realism to your photos. It only takes a few sliders to enhance contrast, saturation and many other aspects. Observe your changes in real-time, thanks to the built-in live preview and take a trip down memory lane with the nostalgic sepia effect or apply a threshold for a nifty color reduction. Don't like what you see? Bring back the original at the click of a button!
Comfortable batch processing
Since Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8 does so much fully automatically, we've included batch processing to save you time and nerves while the program processes your entire photo library in one go. Select individual images from various sources or entire folders and have Photo Optimizer work its magic. Every image is meticulously analyzed and its quality optimized according to its specific characteristics. Batch-process an entire vacation in one go, polish your wedding or birthday shots and put the fun back into photography.
Ample room for experiments
Thanks to its robust backup system, you're free to experiment in whatever way you see fit without ever losing your original images. Revert your images to their original states at the click of a button. And the built-in before-after view ensures there won't be any nasty surprises on your road to perfect photos. It's like you're looking into the future–and it is bright, colorful and vibrant!
I received exactly what I expected and sooner than I expected. It was a good experience for me.