Pros / You can download and access this software on tablets.
Cons / It has a limited organizing system.
Verdict / This program is a good photo editing application for novice photo editors. However, its organizing system is limited – you can't search for photos, create albums or view EXIF information about photos.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Photo Editing Software here.
With a wide selection of basic editing tools, PhotoPad Photo Editor helps beginners learn how to edit images with ease. Between the non-cluttered interface and accessible tools, you can find all of the editing tools you need to transform your photos.
This software has a selection of both basic and advanced editing tools. The program offers standard tools, such as red eye removal, cropping, selection, shape, painting and drawing tools, and more. The software also has over 250 fonts you can use and add effects to. With color-management tools, you can alter the color of images to enhance the scenery or lighten a room. It also features batch processing, so you can apply the same edit to multiple photos.
In addition to the basics, the photo editor also offers some advanced photo editing tools. With automatic edit options, you can click on a button and the editor automatically adjusts photos for you, whether you want to enhance the color or brighten an image. You also can add creative filters that change the texture and color of images. In addition, the editor comes equipped with touch-up tools to fix blemishes on subjects' faces. The software also has the capability to create panoramic images by stitching together multiple photos.
While the program has a selection of basic and advanced photo editing tools, it lacks the advanced features most photo editing software provides. For example, it lacks a lens distortion corrector, and you cannot create HDR images. It also lacks vector tools and several layer features.
This photo editing software comes with a photo organizer; however, it offers few features. The organizer displays thumbnails on the interface at all times, so you can jump from one photo to the next. While this allows you to view your photos while you edit, you cannot search for a photo, create albums and ratings, or view EXIF information about your photos.
The best photo editing software supports a large selection of file formats. PhotoPad, however, supports six different files. However, the list includes popular image formats such as JPG, TIF, PNG, GIF and DSLR cameras.
While the software does not support a large selection of file formats, you can access the software from different operating systems. You can download PhotoPad onto your Kindle or Android device as well as devices with Windows and Mac operating systems.
After you edit your photos, the program has different options for sharing them. You can post photos directly to social media sites like Facebook or Flickr. You also can email your photos.
PhotoPad has a variety of customer support options for its software. You can access video tutorials, FAQs, user guides and user forums to help you learn how to use the software. You also can contact a technical support representative by phone or email. We found that NCH Software promptly responded to our requests.
PhotoPad Photo Editor serves as a good resource for people who have little experience editing photos. The software has an uncluttered, user-friendly interface and easily accessible tools. With support readily that's available, you can learn how to use the software at your own pace. While it is easy to learn and use, the program lacks advanced photo-editing tools and the organization features are limited, both of which consequently limit what you can do with this application.