PicPick PicPick 5.0.2 for Windows

by Wiziple

Avg. Rating 3.4 (229 votes)

File Details

File Size 14.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 7,830
Publisher Wiziple
Homepage PicPick

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

allthebestnamesgone

allthebestnamesgone reviewed v5.0.2 on Sep 7, 2018

Best program of it's type that I found, but that highlighter bug makes me keep my eye open for alternative.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.1.4 on May 20, 2016

Nice features and free. Works well.

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v3.4.1 on Aug 28, 2014

Not bad at first look. But needs a lot of work to use it most effectively.

Still very promising.

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v3.1.6 on 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.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v3.0.7 on 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.

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v3.0.6 on Jul 26, 2011

Great piece of freeware! Come up good.

v3.0.6 (2011-07-24)

- 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

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v3.0.5 on 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.

SineWave

SineWave reviewed v3.0.4 on 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...

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v3.0.2 on Mar 15, 2011

Excellent freeware for personal use. Maturing well with features added at regular intervals.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v2.3.6 on Dec 29, 2010

Apparently, Bobad is talking about an entirely different program. That, or he hasn't actually tried PicPick (or bothered to change the default settings).

Avg. Rating 3.4 (229 votes)
Your Rating
allthebestnamesgone

allthebestnamesgone reviewed v5.0.2 on Sep 7, 2018

Pros: Lots of features, tabs of images in editor

Cons: Very annoying bug with the marker pen function - every stroke of the pen dims the entire image by 1 level, it just gets darker & darker until the entire image is solid black.

Bottom Line: Best program of it's type that I found, but that highlighter bug makes me keep my eye open for alternative.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.1.4 on May 20, 2016

Nice features and free. Works well.

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v3.4.1 on Aug 28, 2014

Not bad at first look. But needs a lot of work to use it most effectively.

Still very promising.

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v3.1.6 on 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.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v3.0.7 on 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.

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v3.0.6 on Jul 26, 2011

Great piece of freeware! Come up good.

v3.0.6 (2011-07-24)

- 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

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v3.0.5 on 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.

SineWave

SineWave reviewed v3.0.4 on 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...

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v3.0.2 on Mar 15, 2011

Excellent freeware for personal use. Maturing well with features added at regular intervals.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v2.3.6 on Dec 29, 2010

Apparently, Bobad is talking about an entirely different program. That, or he hasn't actually tried PicPick (or bothered to change the default settings).

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.3.5 on Oct 12, 2010

If you set output to anything other than the editor it does not pop up at all.
As far as the ask toolbar bs, that's what uni extract is for. I don't even notice that part at all.
And as for little packages, there are a ton of free stuff that use that ploy, not just simple softwares either.

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.3.4 on Sep 15, 2010

You can capture a picture and automatically save it to a folder, but only 1 at a time now. That's because the editor pops up after each capture, and you have to dismiss it before you can capture another picture.

The little "package" you get with PicPick is annoying too. It tries to change the homepage for your web browser, change the default search engine for web browser, and to install ASK toolbar. None of these are necessary for the program to install or function, so do de-select them.

hunterb

hunterb reviewed v2.3.3 on Aug 1, 2010

bobad hasn't looked at the program options. It is possible to auto-save to a folder. There are a few steps to it which are a little confusing (set auto save location and set output type to auto-save - not to Save As Image File). All of the other options seem simpler. I wish the Editor's Save button was on the toolbar/ribbon, saving a click into the menus.

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.3.3 on Jul 31, 2010

PicPick used to be a fine screen capture program, but the latest 4 or 5 releases have been unusable. I like to snap a quick series of captures and have them saved automatically to a chosen folder. Version 2.0.3 was the last version that was possible. Now, when you snap a capture, that editor critter pops up in your face, making that impossible. I just don't get why developers ruin their programs. The good news is, 2.0.3 is still out there, and it's portable. I give it 2 stars, 2.0.3 rates 5 stars.

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v2.2.6 on Jul 13, 2010

Best freeware out there. Kind of screencapture clone. As mentioned below 2.3.1 is the latest.

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