This is not a company site. I (Mario M. Westphal) publish this site to support my user-supported shareware applications. photools.com is not a company either, it’s just the URL of my current home on the web.
All contents on this site are subject to change without notice.
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Please do not call the telephone number above if you have questions about your purchase or you need support for IMatch.
If you have a question about IMatch or you need assistance, please use the options given on the Support page to reach us.
For questions regarding your order or payment processing, please contact share*it! via their customer care center. This page lists email contacts and telephone numbers of the share*it! subsidiary in your country.
Use of Site
All Rights reserved – photools.com authorizes you to view and download the materials at this Web site (“Site”) for private use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. You may not modify the materials at this Site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. For purposes of these Terms, any use of these materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. The materials at this Site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.
IMatch, the IMatch logo, photools.com and the photools.com logo are trademarks of Mario M. Westphal.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
All brand and product names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the photools.com webmaster
photools.com respects your privacy. At this site, you can order products or express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletter or participate in one of our online forums or communities.
Your computer reaches us via a particular IP (Internet Protocol) address. This can tell us things like what part of the world you’re coming from or what service provider you are using, but photools.com does not link your IP address to any personally identifiable information about you.
photools.com appreciates your interest in its products and your visit to this web site. Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable visiting our sites. The protection of your privacy in the processing of your personal data is an important concern to which we pay special attention during our business processes.
Personal data collected during visits to our Web site are processed by us according to the legal provisions of the Federal Republic of Germany. The photools.com Web site may include links to other Web sites which are not covered by this privacy statement.
User Forum Policy
Our community exists to provide a friendly, professional medium for customers to receive informal technical advice, as well as banter with others.
While in the public forums, please keep things civil. Users are not permitted to, among other things, post abusive, hateful, harassing information–about any person or entity (including photools.com and Mario M. Westphal (mwe).
Please note that photools.com and the IMatch software family are a personal project of Mario M. Westphal. This is not a company, but an individual working hard to create and support the best image management system on the market. I do this all in my spare time.
Currently only members who are of legal age in their country are allowed on the forums. By registering as a user on the forum you state that you are of legal age in your country, and that you have read and understood the board rules.
Users that have a specific technical issue that needs attention should use the support emails given at: http://www.photools.com/support.php for the most expeditious results, as I give this priority to monitoring online support requests.
Additionally, I will most likely need confidential information that should not be posted in a public community area. If you ever have a question about how the community is run, feel free to click the “contact” link on the left hand side of any page and let me know.
photools.com and Mario M. Westphal do not confirm the validity of information posted on this message board. We do not actively monitor the contents of posted messages and are not responsible for any messages posted. Remember that the posted messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of photools.com or Mario M. Westphal.
I Mario M. Westphal/photools.com, reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the members of this message board, Mario M. Westphal/photools.com, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon viewing of this board and/or transmission of your message(s).
If you feel that a posted message is objectionable, you are encouraged to contact me or a forum moderator immediately by email at
I have the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if I determine at my sole discretion that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that I may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
By using this service, you have agreed that you will not:
Post any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law.
Post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this message board. Use profanity of any kind on this board; posts that contain profanity will be deleted summarily. Repeat violators of this policy (or any other board policy) will be banned from participating.
Post advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations. These are inappropriate on this message board, and will be deleted summarily. Violators of this policy are subject to banning.
Cross-post (post your message in more than one place on this board). This will actually hinder you from getting a rapid answer, and repeated cross-posting may result in your being banned.
By posting content on this message board, you agree that Mario M. Westphal/photools.com can quote from, or reuse the content in promotional materials, newsletters, or other documents. If I intend to use content posted by you in such a manner, I will generally notify you as a courtesy.