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PhotoPad video tutorials

Getting started with PhotoPad

In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate the PhotoPad Photo Editor. It introduces functions that are available in the Start tab, the log and level areas, other tabs in the user interface and the NCH software product range tab (video in English).

Import photos into PhotoPad

This tutorial will walk you through the step-by-step process of importing photos into PhotoPad for image editing. You can import images from your hard drive, a camera or a scanner. It is even possible to take a screenshot or take a photo with the webcam (video in English).

Use the selection tools in PhotoPad

Here you will be shown how to use the Rectangular Selection Tool, Lasso Selection, and Magic Wand. You will also learn how to frame a photo and how to apply an artistic effect to just part of a photo (video in English).

Mirror and rotate digital photos

You will learn how to use the Mirror and Rotate tools in PhotoPad. You can flip images horizontally or vertically. And you can rotate pictures 45, 90, 180 degrees or arbitrarily (video in English).

Crop images

This tutorial introduces the Cropping option in PhotoPad (video in English).

Resize photos

Resize photos for printing or web viewing. You will learn how to use the Liquid Resizing tool on images that need to be resized but not cropped to lose any detail (video in English).

Refresh the colors in photos

This video tutorial will walk you through the Color tab in PhotoPad. You can quickly tweak exposure, brightness, contrast, and saturation. The use of levels and curves is illustrated. Be creative with colors using the Gradient, Hue, and Tint tools. Apply effects like sepia, negative, grayscale, or antique (video in English)

Add captions to your images

You'll learn how to add text to images to create labels, invitations, and more. This tutorial takes you step-by-step through adding a text layer and adjusting the properties of the text (video in English).

Draw on photos

You will learn the characteristics of the drawing tool. In this tutorial you will learn how to choose a color and how to change the opacity and size of the brush. It also explains the attributes of different brushes (video in English).

Use the eraser

In this video tutorial you will see how to use the eraser. Click in your picture with the mouse, drag it and erase it under the cursor. We'll also show you how to use the Restore Brush button if you've erased too much (video in English).

Merge photos to create a panorama

This tutorial shows you how to stitch multiple images together to create a panoramic image. This is perfect for those scenes that the camera lens just can't fully capture without cutting them off (video in English).

Add color to black and white photos

In this video you will learn how to use the Coloring Tool both creatively and efficiently. Add color to old family photos and bring them to life, or add color to part of a black and white photo as an artistic effect (video in English)

Apply an effect to a specific area

In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to use the Area Effects tool to apply an effect to just part of your photo (video in English).

Change the background layer

Here's how you can use PhotoPad to change the background layer in photos. Change the background to a solid color, a picture, or make it transparent and see how to resize and adjust the size of the background layer (video in English).

Create a collage

This video tutorial shows you how to create a collage (video in English).

Print photos

Here we are going to show you how to use the printing options in PhotoPad (video in English).

Note: The tutorials on this page are for PhotoPad version 4.00 and higher. For tutorials on other products, please see our YouTube channel.

You can also visit our German YouTube channel.

Do you like what you see?

The PhotoPad photo editor is perfect for embellishing the photos you have taken with your digital camera or scanned onto your computer. Whether you're cropping, rotating, resizing photos, improving quality with tools like sharpness or noise reduction, or using stitching to create a panorama, photo editing has never been easier.