PhotoPad Tutorial

PhotoPad Photo Editor is a full featured photo editor that lets you easily remove red-eye and blemishes, enhance colors, add special effects, crop photos and more.

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Getting Started with PhotoPad

This tutorial will show you how to navigate PhotoPad Photo Editor Software. It includes features that are available from the Home tab, the History and Layers Panel, other tabs in the interface and the NCH Software Suite tab.

Importing Pictures into PhotoPad

This tutorial will take you step-by-step through the process of importing a picture into PhotoPad for editing. Import images from your hard drive, a camera or a scanner. You can even make a screenshot or take a picture with your webcam.

Using the Selection Tools in PhotoPad

Learn to use the rectangular selection tool, the lasso selection tool and the magic wand in this tutorial. You will also learn how to create a border for your picture and apply an artistic effect to just a portion of the image.

Flip and Rotate Digital Pictures

Learn to use the Flip and Rotate tools in PhotoPad. Flip pictures horizontally or vertically. Rotate pictures 45 degrees, 90 degrees, 180 degrees or arbitrarily.

Crop Photographs

Watch this tutorial to learn the Crop options that PhotoPad has available.

Resize Photos

Resize your images for print or for the web. Learn how to utilize the Liquid Resize tool for pictures that you need to resize but don't want to lose any details by cropping.

Enhance the Color in Photographs

This tutorial guides you through the Color Tab of PhotoPad. Quickly optimize exposure, brightness, contrast and saturation. Learn to use levels and curves. Get creative with color using the gradient, hue and tint tools. Apply effects such as sepia, negative, grayscale or vintage.

Add Text to Your Images

Learn how to add text to your images to create captions, invitations and more. This tutorial will take you step by step through the process of adding a text layer and customizing the characteristics of your text.

Draw on Your Photos

Learn the characteristics of the Draw Tool. This tutorial teaches you how to pick a color, change the opacity and size of your brush. It also shows you the attributes of the various brushes.

Using the Eraser Tool

This tutorial will show you how to use the eraser tool to click and drag on your image and erase underneath the cursor. The video will also demonstrate how to use the restore brush button if you have erased too much.

Stitch Photos to Create a Panorama

This tutorial teaches you how to stitch multiple pictures together to create a panorama image. It is perfect for those scenes that your camera lens just can't completely capture without cropping.

Add Color to Black and White Photos

This tutorial teaches you how to use the "Colorize" tool both creatively and efficiently. Add color to old family photos to bring them to life or add color to a part of a black and white picture for an artistic effect.

Apply an Effect to a Selected Area

This tutorial teaches you how to use the "Regional Effects" tool to apply an effect to just a portion of your photo.

Changing the Background Layer

This tutorial will show you how to change the background layer in photographs with PhotoPad. Change the background to a solid color, transparent or an image and learn how to resize and adjust the background layer.

Making a Photo Collage

This tutorial guides you through the process of making a photo collage in PhotoPad.

Print your Photos

This tutorial shows you how to use the printing options in PhotoPad's print dialog.

Overlay Images

This tutorial shows you how to overlay images in PhotoPad.

Note: the tutorials on this page are for PhotoPad version 4.00. There are some tutorials for previous versions that are still valid in version 4.00 or later. For tutorials for other NCH Software products see the NCH Software YouTube Channel.

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PhotoPad Photo Editing Software is perfect for touching up all the photos you've been taking with your digital camera or scanning to your computer. Whether you want to crop, rotate, and resize your photos, improve their quality with tools such as sharpening and noise reduction, or create a panorama with photo stitching, photo editing has never been easier.

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