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PhotoPad Pro Edition

$29.99
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 27 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8
  • Total Downloads:
    215,017
  • Date Added:
    May 11, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited functionality); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    85
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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PhotoPad Image Editor doesn't have the depth of features found in pro image editors, but it does have all the basic editing tools and lets you apply some neat effects without any specialized knowledge. If you don't want to get past a steep learning curve in order to edit your images, this is a very solid download.

The program installs very quickly, but in the last step you will be prompted to download Google Chrome and set it as your default browser, so uncheck the box if you don't want this extra. PhotoPad Image Editor's plain interface has a large editing window under a File menu with all the options easily accessible, including Edit, Color, Effects, Tools, and Suite. A toolbar displays options that change with each menu option, so it's never cluttered or hard to find what you're looking for. Once you choose an icon, you can apply the effects and tweaks in a sidebar menu that also shows your history of changes, which was a very nice touch. The editing tools are basic and allow you to crop, flip, or resize the image. Under Color, you can adjust the brightness and contrast, and instantly apply a sepia or grayscale effect. The Effects let you blur or sharpen the image, but also include options to quickly pixelate your image or make it look like an oil painting. The Tools section is where you can add text, or draw on the image freeform, and turn your image into a collage, mosaic, or panorama. Finally, the Suite tools let you upload your image to Facebook or Flickr or send it through e-mail. We liked that most options are easily set with a slider and you can instantly see how it changes your image, and just as importantly, easily undo any changes you've made.

PhotoPad Image Editor's slider approach might not give you the control you'd want if you were an image editing pro, but for the casual photographer, it's a great way to tweak your image and apply some very polished effects. It's so easy to use that most won't even need to crack open the Help file to use it. Best of all, it's free, so you've got nothing to lose by trying the program out.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"I got this for photomosaics, and it does a great job."

March 27, 2016  |  By Naljorpa

2016-03-27 16:25:44  |  By Naljorpa

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.76

Pros

Feature-filled and excellent for the price, this was a great purchase. I bought it for the photomosaic capability, but I find it great and easy to use for other purposes as well. Well worth the small price!

Cons

None that I have found.

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5 stars

"Fantastic and easy to use"

December 30, 2015  |  By FastSnail

2015-12-30 14:39:10  |  By FastSnail

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.76

Pros

Easiest photo editing I have used and the results are prefect

Cons

There is not a negative to this software

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5 stars

"Does everything that I need it to do and more."

November 19, 2015  |  By Felton Thopmkins

2015-11-19 17:54:08  |  By Felton Thopmkins

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.76

Pros

Clean and simple. Yet a powerful piece of software.

Cons

I really don't have any gripes about the software at all.

Summary

This has been one of the best purchases that I have made online in a long time. Thanks NCH Team.

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4 stars

"Perfect slimline tool"

October 28, 2015  |  By jaspa100

2015-10-28 03:58:54  |  By jaspa100

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.76

Pros

Self explaining, no fuzz, does what it has to do

Cons

For my use, none

Summary

If you need a ready to use, no learning curve tool to do some basic editing, this is the one!

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4 stars

"Extremely functional, not complete."

September 17, 2015

2015-09-17 00:16:54

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.73

Pros

1. Easy to learn and use ( as are all NCH suite products ).
2. Capable of All BASIC photo editing necessities of a home user.
3. User friendly when it comes to managing multiple images.
4. Well integrated with other NCH suite products such as VideoPad Video Editor.

Cons

1. Incomplete. As far as both home use and professinal use, it does not provide All needed functions.
2. It takes considerable practice to acquire productive speed in case of large scale editing.

Summary

As far as home use, a cup of coffee and a few hours go, this product is all you need to QUICLY edit your photos all the way from basic editing to halfway through all you would do at home with a photo or image.
For home use I STRONGLY RECOMMEND the NCH product suite, Especially for it's ease of learning and use.
As a side note, after I have acquired NCH VideoPad VideoEditor, it took me no more than one week to produce very high quality amateur YouTube editing.
Products such as those from more acclaimed software developers have proven taking a way longer trial and error to get a good grip on.
As far as personal opinion goes, NCH suite products have as main quality the ease and quickness with wich an unexperienced new user of such products can begin obtaining great results.
User friendly and intuitive, but sadly incomplete.
For the beginning, you cannot go wrong with NCH product suite, but after a while, you will be sadly forced to move on to software that provides more options in the same editing group, not to be forced to use 3 or 4 programs to edit the same picture.
Overall, a GREAT home use product !
Sadly, the fifth star is lacking strictly because the limitation as number of options.

If NCH resolves to add All possible options as far as non-professional use goes in further updates, this editing suite has real potential to become one of the market leaders.

Two thumbs UP !

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1 stars

"Horrible software, that leaves malware all over"

August 05, 2015  |  By jbattelle

2015-08-05 09:44:10  |  By jbattelle

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.71

Pros

No benefits.

Cons

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS SOFTWARE!! NCH is well known to include malware and spyware in their installation packages. You will never get this stuff off your PC, without a drive wipe. Shame on CNET for allowing these thugs to allow their software to be downloaded. Losing my trust in CNET lately, will stop downloading from this site from now on.

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4 stars

"Nice application"

May 22, 2015  |  By anandkumar344

2015-05-22 00:23:56  |  By anandkumar344

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.69

Pros

It has a very simple interface and does its job with great ease.

Cons

I have yet to find any.

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5 stars

"Over-all does what you need it to do."

March 16, 2015  |  By kentgose

2015-03-16 14:32:37  |  By kentgose

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro 2.65

Pros

You don't need a college course to learn it!!!! I am including with family photos and the photo album program for future generations. Works that well and on a thumb drive. Doesn't have to be installed on C:\drive.

Cons

would like universal save (no drive Letter) for save to what ever storage the program is on.

Summary

Most people don't need photo shop. You do need a program and a company that will keep your program current no matter what the future operating systems may be. This one seems to do just that.

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3 stars

"Useful enough."

March 09, 2015  |  By dslecker

2015-03-09 11:40:15  |  By dslecker

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro 2.65

Pros

Can be used to reduce the large size photos taken with digital cameras - my primary use.
Quite a few functions - a (very) poor man's version of Photoshop.

Cons

Wasn't aware of its cost or possible lack of functionality until after downloading and using for a few days. Make this information available up front. Of course, I could have missed it.

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3 stars

"Basic image editor"

January 31, 2015  |  By Azguard1

2015-01-31 12:36:20  |  By Azguard1

 |  Version: PhotoPad Pro 2.65

Pros

Simple to use. Hard to get lost which is a good thing.
No steep learning curve.

Cons

None that I could fine

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8
Version 2.8 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date February 15, 2016
Date Added May 11, 2016
Version 2.8
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 2.5MB
File Name ppadsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 215,017
Downloads Last Week 85
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality
Price $29.99

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