Behind the unusual name is a German software provider with a good selection of photo and video software, as well as software for other areas like backup, CAD, office, antivirus, and various tools for optimizing and securing your PC experience.
Ashampoo offers modest prices and a good service level, and you will, as a customer, get access to your license codes and downloads from an easy-to-use account overview. The company was founded in 1999 in Oldenburg, Germany, and has today more than 55 employees who work with creative software development. The basic idea is to utilize the internet for the distribution of professionally implemented and easy-to-use software with free email-support.
The software has a friendly interface that can be set up to a long line of languages. Updates are provided regularly, and the software, which is for Windows, is in general very attractively priced and sold on a license basis (not subscription). It is available worldwide.
Some of the many interesting titles in their catalog are:
- Photo Commander – Image collection, categorization, editing, etc., all in one, powerful application. It has batch processing and automatic image correction, slideshow maker, web photo album maker, burn to CD/DVD, collage, panorama, and a lot more. And it integrates to other imaging programs of your choice, for a perfect workflow.
- Movie Studio Pro – Video editing that handles everything from smartphone and action cam footage to studio recordings, supporting 4K, Dolby 5.1, and graphics card hardware acceleration for best quality and fast processing with pixel precision cutting. Subtitle creation, sound effects, and image adjustments also supported. Output can be optimized for various devices. Can burn your creation to DVD/Blu-ray.
- Slideshow Studio HD – Turns images into stunning slideshows. You can add music, transitions, and voice narration, and there is 4K support as well as support for various mobile and gaming platforms. Also opening/closing credits an subtitles can be made, plus a lot of other features.
- Snap – Screen recorder, and one of the more capable! You can record videos or stills, decide the selected area of the screen freely, even as an irregular area, you can annotate and draw on your screen shots, integrate with other programs, and more.
Definitely worth trying out if you want something really powerful with a fair price tag. All titles can be downloaded and tried out for free before buying.