PhotoPad Pro Edition User Reviews
"Extremely functional, not complete."
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.73
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.
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.
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 !
"Horrible software, that leaves malware all over"
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.71
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.
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.69
It has a very simple interface and does its job with great ease.
I have yet to find any.
"Over-all does what you need it to do."
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.65
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.
would like universal save (no drive Letter) for save to what ever storage the program is on.
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.
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.65
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.
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.
"Basic image editor"
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.65
Simple to use. Hard to get lost which is a good thing.
No steep learning curve.
None that I could fine
"Brilliant photo edtiting software for beginners!"
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.61
features are simple and easy to find
none in particular, keeping in mind the software is for beginners
"Neat Editor, Pro Featuresm Free TRIAL Only"
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.58
Good Effects , Great Mosaics capability. Some Easy to use pro features.
Absolutely NOT FREE.
"Great Mosaic Tool, fair image editor"
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.21
-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.
-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.)
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.
"Cannot edit *.PSD layers."
Version: PhotoPad Pro Edition 2.1
It looks great.
Cannot edit *.PSD layers.
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