Most of the editing an average user does on digital photos includes color and light adjustments, resizing, cropping and other small tasks. Then why should you use a huge graphic editor when you can use a simple tool like PhotoPad?
With this simple application you can easily apply all those little changes and effects to your pictures. Simply load any image on the program's interface and choose the desired function from a quite varied menu: resize, crop, and adjust light and color, sepia effect, black and white effect, red eye removal and a lot more. All the changes you apply are saved on the window's left pane, which lets you compare the original image to the one you obtain after applying all those effects.
In all, PhotoPad is a nice alternative tool to heavier graphic apps when it comes to do some basic editing, but it needs improvement. The program seemed a bit unstable during our tests and showed strange artifacts. Also, some of its functions are not very well implemented, like the red-eye removal tool.
PhotoPad is a simpler, lighter graphic editing tool that lets you apply basic changes and effects to your photos. On the downside, it still requires further development, especially regarding stability and usability.