PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It has an intuitive interface and simple, elegant operation. After starting the software, you simply select one of the tool from the PicPick Tools trayicon menu when you want. It features a powerful capture tool, image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and etc. You can use all these tools freely.
Reviewing 3.1.6 (Jun 28, 2012)
PicPick is classy software, it's attractive to look at and fun to use. Its designer has an excellent graphic design sense and he's laid out the software in a neat and logical way and he's paid much attention to the program's ergonomics. The program has many features with screen capture and subsequent editing being strong.
Capturing images is as easy as hitting a function key. And it's gratifying to see a designer who provides the option to compress images on save but who also leaves the defaults on maximum (minimum compression). (Setting compression defaults to medium or low quality I consider particularly annoying.)
I found PicPick particularly useful as a quick aide memoire when reviewing software. I could print-screen a running app and scribble or type notes about it in big red letters then save the image to a file.
I agree with anomaly's comment about PicPick's thirsty juice requirements. I found it used 30-something MB standing still which easily nudged up to about 47MB with little coaxing.
For start-up or just print-screen use, it would be nice if unnecessary or infrequently-used modules could be swapped out or loaded on demand. For that reason I won't be abandoning my current (and longstanding) print-screen utility, PrintKey Pro. (Whilst a bit long in the tooth, PrintKey Pro uses only about one tenth [~4.5MB] the resources of PicPick and still does all the basic print-screen functions except capture the overlay hardware acceleration surface/layer used by movies.)
PicPick also clashes with PrintKey's function key allocation (and I'd imagine it also does so with other print-screen utilities), nevertheless it detects the clash, names the utility it's clashing with and provides the user with an intuitive way of reassigning the function keys.
My solution is to load it when needed. Despite foibles, I highly recommend PicPick.
Reviewing 3.0.7 (Aug 25, 2011)
Nice but it uses 40mb standing still. I decided to run it only when I actually use it and then kill it after.
Reviewing 3.0.6 (Jul 26, 2011)
Great piece of freeware! Come up good.
- Added : JPEG Quality Configuration
- Added : Indonesian language
- Fixed : Capture Window bugs
- Fixed : Drawing Line, Arrow bugs
- Fixed : Add Frame bugs
- Small known bugs were fixed
Reviewing 3.0.5 (Jun 30, 2011)
Show capture bar is a cool add on to this version though it cannot be stuck to horizontal edges. It would be nice if can be. At the moment, the bar is just vertical.
Reviewing 3.0.4 (May 9, 2011)
With version 3 they disabled a normal classic editor look and now you have to use the stupid MS style toolbar that totally unnecessarily takes almost 1/3 of the upper screen space. I can see no point to it. Also the app has grown from 4MB to 10MB and it's lacking editing features for a 10MB app. So I give 4 stars to 2.3.8 version and I'm staying with it forever if needs be. I find V3 not to be an improvement but "downprovement" ... so 3 stars, one too much probably...
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