"PicPick, an all-in-one design tool"
There are a lot of people who work with graphics on a daily basis. As a result, a good tool for dealing with images is critical. PicPick claims that it is a "all-in-one design tool”. It packs quite a punch and a lot of features such as an image editor, screen capture tool, color pickers, pixel ruler and many more are available. Graphic designers, web designers as well as home users without much graphics knowledge will find a lot to enjoy in PicPick. Find out more about this tool and its features!
With a setup kit that barely measures 6MB in size, you should be happy to know that PicPick benefits from a fast and smooth installation process. You will not have any major problems with the installation. Once installed, you can find the tool minimized in the taskbar. It supports all the available versions of Windows from 2000 onwards and it doesn’t come bundled with adware/spyware or other programs.
PicPick has a very good-looking and intuitive interface. As the program minimizes to the system tray, its features can be quickly accessed by clicking on its icon. The clean and easy to navigate design of the interface is provided with a ribbon like menu. All the buttons and controls are explained when you roll your mouse over them and novice users will not encounter any problems in this regard. Simply put, PicPick’s interface is simple yet functional.
Many useful tools are incorporated into PicPick, thus making it one of the best design tools on the market. Features such as a screen capture, image editor, color picker, color palette, magnifier, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair and whiteboard are provided by PicPick. The impressive screen capture function includes a scrolling capture option. Web pages and other scrolling documents can be captured by users, all in one image. The support for dual monitors and sharing to FTP, E-mail, Facebook and Twitter is a great bonus. Various color code types (RGB, HTML, C++, Delphi) are provided by the Color Picker and Color Palette. An FTP client is even included in PicPick that makes it very easy to upload your finished works directly to a website. Other nice features of PicPick are the Screen Pixel Ruler which supports colorful gradient skins, horizontal and vertical orientation as well as the Screen Magnifier. A 2x to 10x option zoom is also available. The whiteboard is used for a presentation or just drawing something on the screen.
Despite the fact that it is a fairly easy to use tool, a Help file should have been included so that users can refer to it whenever they think they are stuck regarding an issue.
Let’s have a look at some of the alternatives to PicPick. There are lots of design tools on the market. The following tools fall into this category: Jing, Shutter, Greenshot, FastStone Capture, Snagit, Snipping Tool and many more. PicPick is ideal for both advanced users as well as those who just want to have a bit of fun.
All in all, PicPick comprises of an extremely useful set of tools. Boasting an attractive design and good features, it is certainly a winner!
Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP*, Windows Vista*, or Windows 7*, 1.0 GHz processor, 512 MB
What's new in this version: Unicode Support, Improved Image Editor, Shape objects, Improved Text Tool, Improved Effect window