Portable NCH PhotoPad Professional 3.12
PhotoPad Image Editor is an application with a title that pretty much explains its functionality – it allows you to edit your pictures in a user-friendly environment. The interface of PhotoPad Image Editor is simple and intuitive. Comfortable navigation allows you to quickly browse through function tabs like color, tools, share, and home for general options.
File support and different import sources
Photographs can be imported by using either the file browser or “drag and drop” method. Additionally, you can grab images from a connected webcam, or take a screenshot. File support is impressive, allowing you to process formats like PSD, TGA, DNG, ERF, RAF, GIF, JPEG, JPG, MOS, BMP, NEF, MEF, PCX, RAW, and a lot more.
So, you can create a collage or panorama, change the size of the pictures and crop them, as well as enable the tool to keep the aspect ratio. Each function unveils a set of adjustment options to get just the right amount of intensity from your effects.
Add and edit various effects and filters
But you can also insert images, mosaics and text, as well as make image adjustments (e.g. brightness, contrast, exposure, hue, saturation) and apply filters (e.g. blur, sharpen, red eye reduction).
On top of that, you can use the undo and redo functions, zoom in and out, change the background color, share the image on Flickr or Facebook, send via email, and upload to Dropbox or Google Drive.
The simplistic image processing tool takes up a moderate-to-high amount of system resources, includes a comprehensive help file for all user levels (too bad it doesn’t come with snapshots as well), has a very good response time and ran smoothly during our tests.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can state that PhotoPad Image Editor is sure to help you fine-tune pictures before you use them in various services or upload them on social networks. It comes with a right variety of filters and effects, which can be configured. In the end, you can save the file locally, upload to Cloud, or share online.
- Crop, rotate, resize and flip pictures
- Touch up photos to remove red-eye and blemishes
- Apply photo effects, including oil paint, cartoon, vignette, sepia and many more
- Improve photo quality and focus with blur, sharpening and noise reduction tools
- Adjust image color/hue, saturation, brightness and contrast
- Create collages and photo mosaics with your photographs
- Photo stitching to make your own panorama images
- Load jpg, gif, png and other popular image formats
- Add text and captions to photos