PhotoPad Pro Edition User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Nice application"

    May 22, 2015  |   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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  • 5.0 stars

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

    March 16, 2015  |   By kentgose

    Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Useful enough."

    March 9, 2015  |   By dslecker

    Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Basic image editor"

    January 31, 2015  |   By Azguard1

    Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant photo edtiting software for beginners!"

    November 16, 2014  |  

    Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.61

    Pros

    features are simple and easy to find

    Cons

    none in particular, keeping in mind the software is for beginners

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Neat Editor, Pro Featuresm Free TRIAL Only"

    October 2, 2014  |   By sjp115

    Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.58

    Pros

    Good Effects , Great Mosaics capability. Some Easy to use pro features.

    Cons

    Absolutely NOT FREE.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great Mosaic Tool, fair image editor"

    January 24, 2012  |   By roxannej77

    Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.21

    Pros

    -Easy to use controls. Great for beginners.
    -Can quickly edit pictures very well one at a time.
    -Good selection of tools, with easy slider adjustments.
    -Great help section
    -Excellent Mosaic Tool for combining your images into a larger picture.
    -Interface for uploading to Flickr or Facebook
    -Interfaces with other NCH software (if you have it)
    -Love the local focus effect.
    -Easy to collage or layer pictures.

    Cons

    -Found the crop tool to be disappointing, it is precise, but does not have preset ratio list to choose from.
    -Similarly, the resize option will always keep aspect ratio the same. It does not allow you to stretch the entire project, you may stretch layers though.
    -The panorama tool was not good at all. Does not cache to drive and tries to do all of the computations in ram. Seems are visible and requires further edits.. HUGIN is much much much much better for panoramas.
    -Text tool is very poor. Does not allow outline, or drop shadow or any other features... just font style, font size, bold, italics, underline, pixel width.
    -Though the mosaic tool is Excellent, it does require the photo pool of pictures to be in a single folder. (not hard to work around, but does make an extra step if you want to use pictures from multiple folders.)

    Summary

    If you are looking for an easy to use photo editor that will neatly get the job done on a few pictures to upload, this is a very competent tool. I would highly recommend it to folks beginning to learn photo editing, since the tools are easy to use and the controls are not too complicated.
    If you are looking for a mosaic program, this is a very good one. I have not tried others, but this one will produce a very high res well matched mosaic using your pictures.(They do have to all be in one folder though.)
    There is better photo editing software available on this site. I am keeping this one installed and will probably only use it for Mosaics.
    If you are a power user of photo editors, you will not like the controls on this program. They are easy to use, but they will not be what you are used to and expect of a graphic editing program. It does not have a batch tool processor of any kind, and lacks utilization of the mouse wheel for zooming. But if you are looking for a mosaic tool, this will do the trick.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Cannot edit *.PSD layers."

    July 8, 2011  |   By Holybride

    Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.1

    Pros

    It looks great.

    Cons

    Cannot edit *.PSD layers.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Updated Software .. Fewer Features ????"

    April 17, 2011  |   By rongrehl

    Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.1

    Pros

    For use on a single photograph, the software does an excellent job.

    Cons

    The prior version allowed for multiple photos to be brought into the software. As far as we can see, this newer version limits the updates to a single photograph. Very time consuming and a step backward from the prior version.

    Summary

    If you are updating single photographs, then this product will work very well. If, however, you need to update multiple photographs in a single 'pass' then another product which serve your needs better.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This thing is the best idea since sliced bread"

    December 15, 2010  |   By Robb47

    Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.0

    Pros

    It is soooooo easy to use. I am in NO WAY a computer geek, I'm really more phobic - but this program makes me feel smart.

    Cons

    I can't think of even one.

    Summary

    I've been talking this up to ALL my friends who are - like me - kinda techno-stupid.(read 'old').

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