13.25 Image editor for Windows

Felix Cheng

Review: Image editing software with features to enhance, retouch and manipulate digital images.

Free, but ad-supported image editing software download, reviewed by Felix Cheng
File support and different import sources - Screenshot of PhotoPad
Add and edit various effects and filters - Screenshot of PhotoPad
Edit photos in an intuitive way. Apply effects adn filters - Screenshot of PhotoPad
Advanced editor for beginners - Screenshot of PhotoPad
High-quality edits - Screenshot of PhotoPad
Basic editing tools - Screenshot of PhotoPad

Free image and photo editor for Windows.

PhotoPad is an image and photo editor that can apply a number of effects and modifications to many types of image formats including some RAW images produced by digital SLR and mirrorless cameras like Canon and Nikon.

The application's user interface is generally what you would expect for such a package and has a few standard tools for modifying and beautifying images you open with it. Whether it's RAW, PNG, JPG, DNG or others, it's pretty easy.

Basic editing made easy

Using the program can be a quick way to apply certain transformations to images such as cropping, rotating, resizing and creating collages.

More advanced features also come with PhotoPad like removing red-eye and skin blemishes, applying different levels of brightness and contrast, changing the hue and saturation and several other adjustments. Adding blur, sharpening and changing the color to sepia is a breeze.

In addition to fine-tuning photos with PhotoPad, it also includes several different presets, filters and effects that can radically change the style of the picture. Of course, photo collages are also something that this program is capable of creating.

Social networking tools are also present in this image editing program, so uploading the images to Facebook or Flickr is already built-in.

Final words

In contrast to some editing programs that really do clutter up the interface with too many tools and options, PhotoPad is a clean and basic image editor that makes dealing with photos pretty easy.

Features of PhotoPad

  • Integrates with Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr and Google Drive.
  • Add text and captions to photos.
  • Apply effects such as sepia tones, grayscale, vignette, local blur and many more.
  • Color adjust hue, saturation, brightness and contrast.
  • Combine with PhotoStage SlideShow Software to create video slideshows of your edited photos.
  • Create collages and photo mosaics.
  • Crop, rotate and flip pictures.
  • Easy to use, intuitive interface.
  • Load GIF, JPG, PNG, BMP and other image formats.
  • Non-destructive editing allows easy modification or deletion of individual effects in the layers list.
  • Preview photo filters and effects before applying.
  • Remove red-eye and blemishes.
  • Upload directly to Facebook or Flickr.

Compatibility and License

This download is licensed as shareware for the Windows operating system from graphics editors and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after an unspecified number of days). The PhotoPad 13.25 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the full version of this software.

What version of Windows can PhotoPad run on?

PhotoPad can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

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PhotoPad has been picked by our editors as very good.
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