PicPick

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 134 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.4.1
File Size:
11.68MB
Date Added:
August 28, 2014
Price:
Free to try; $21.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
1,759,711
Downloads Last Week:
5,252
Product ranking:
#11 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

If you do any kind of digital art or design, we can't think of a reason you wouldn't want to have PicPick as your sidekick. This handy set of tools can handle many small yet important design-related tasks without the hassle of opening a full-blown design program.

PicPick has an attractive, no-nonsense interface that lists all of its features up front. And what a list it is; PicPick's capabilities include a variety of screen capture options, a color picker, a color palette, a magnifier, a pixel ruler, a crosshair, a protractor, and a whiteboard. The program also comes with a basic image editor that can handle tasks such as cropping, resizing, and rotating, as well as a applying a handful of special effects. PicPick's features aren't especially unique, but the fact that they're all bundled together in such a sleek, easy-to-access package makes this program a must-have. We were especially fond of the whiteboard feature, which lets users draw, marker-style, on their existing desktop or on a blank canvas. The options for screen captures are also impressive; users can select full-screen captures, particular windows or regions, fixed regions, freehand areas, and even scrolling windows. The program comes with an online Help file, but most users probably won't need to consult it, as the program's tools are all quite straightforward. Overall, we were impressed PicPick's usefulness and attractiveness, and we recommend it highly.

PicPick installs and uninstalls without issues.

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  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 134 votes

    • 5 star: 54
    • 4 star: 29
    • 3 star: 12
    • 2 star: 12
    • 1 star: 27
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  • 1 stars

    "malware difficult to remove"

    August 13, 2014   |   By snarf7d6

    Version: PicPick 3.4.0

    Pros

    free mediocre editing

    Cons

    Even after you install it it continually asks you to complete installation when you first boot up computer

    Summary

    Do not download

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  • 3 stars

    "Free Alt to SnagIt / Malware "Conduit Search" Bundled"

    July 10, 2014   |   By Peter-II

    Version: PicPick 3.3.4

    Pros

    ? Excellent basic screen capture program
    ? Simple to use
    ? Allows for Hot Key Assignment

    Cons

    ? Not nearly as feature-rich as SnagIt (I use it daily)
    ? Comes bundled with "Conduit Search" and "V-Bates" While I'm not familiar with V-Bates, Conduit Search is a horrendous browser hijacker that is difficult to get rid of (I believe we had to completely uninstall IE & Firefox just to get rid of it).

    Summary

    If you choose to install the program click on the faded "Decline" buttons when prompted to install "Conduit Search" and "V-Bates" (Beware that this option is still available with PicPick v3.3.4, but could be removed with future versions of the program.). If you fail to do that, you'll have a devil of a time removing "Conduit Search" from your computer.

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  • 2 stars

    "CNET is losing my confidence"

    July 07, 2014   |   By rderuiter

    Version: PicPick 3.3.4

    Pros

    Great screen capture

    Cons

    Though CNET says their programs are virus-free. Malware bytes found 3 (or was it 4) PUP's installs with this program. CNET: drop this program from your offerings, or require PicPick to remove the PUPs programs from installing.

    Summary

    This program tried to install Softomate (a malware toolbar addin), InstallMonetizer (ad-ware, as far as I can tell), and SearchProtect (a browser homepage hijacker).

    I'll be looking to install from other sites, if CNET can't do a better job of protecting its users.

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  • 2 stars

    "Just had to stop using it"

    June 30, 2014   |   By howardferns

    Version: PicPick 3.3.4

    Pros

    Such a feature rich program that was so simple and fuss-free to use for taking and annotating screenshots..

    Cons

    The program sometimes wouldn't open, with a message 'Failed to load resource file. Error 00001'. Then my only solution was to uninstall and reinstall it, but doing that last week, direct from the publisher's site, Avast Free detected a virus.

    Summary

    After a great deal of searching for something equivalent, I found iPhotoDraw, a free annotation program that also includes screen capture, although this is not mentioned in its features. Goodbye PicPick!

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains "monetizer" malware"

    June 26, 2014   |   By truthblade

    Version: PicPick 3.3.3

    Pros

    Being that the latest version contains the "monetizer" malware, that alone negates any pros this software might have.

    Cons

    The most recent version (as of 6/27/14) was detected by my security program to contain the "monetizer" malware as I was attempting to install it, so I aborted the install. So apparently I'm not going to be installing this latest version. And if whoever creates Picpick doesn't stop his monkey business, I won't be using his software anymore, period.

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  • 1 stars

    "It works but...."

    May 22, 2014   |   By hruopp

    Version: PicPick 3.3.3

    Pros

    There is none

    Cons

    If you buy the commercial version and for some reason you loose your disk and can't register after installing everything again and you get a VMPAL0007 error, you can forget to write to them asking for support: They do not answer.

    I'm just gonna buy a decent software from someone else specially someone that respect customers and offer a decent support.

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  • 1 stars

    "Unforgivable browser hijacking"

    May 16, 2014   |   By kridder2

    Version: PicPick 3.3.3

    Pros

    I had it and used it occasionally, hoping to phase out my old Faststone Capture program that had gone all shaky of late.

    Cons

    I'll never know if the newer version works, because I realized as soon as I'd downloaded it that it had brought a browser hijacker along for the ride (absolutely no notification of this during the download process, either)

    Summary

    Don't use, unless you feel like uninstalling your browsers and wiping clean your saved user data therein.

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  • 2 stars

    "was good, now not"

    May 15, 2014   |   By stressed_again

    Version: PicPick 3.3.3

    Pros

    it works but.....

    Cons

    Most recent upgrade infected my computer, still having problems with 'redirects'. Reset both FireFox and Chrome (two primary browsers), installed add ons for both to stop redirects, ran complete McAfee scan, spybot deep scan. Removed everything I could remove and still having problems. Fixed the tool bar problems, but that was only the beginning.

    Summary

    DON'T use it.

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  • 3 stars

    "Window Scroll doesn't work"

    April 08, 2014   |   By truthblade

    Version: PicPick 3.3.2

    Pros

    This is a very good photo capture and manipulation program.

    Cons

    If you want to capture an image that is larger than your browser screen that must be scrolled down to fully view, Picpick can NOT do this, no matter how hard you try.

    Picpick's makers DO have a feature called "Window Scrolling" that says it's supposed to do it, but it doesn't. Not on the Windows 7 OR 8 systems I'm running it on, and not even when I follow several variations of the "easy to use" instructions TO THE LETTER.

    Summary

    If you need a screen capture tool that can capture overly large browser images that can only be viewed by scrolling up the page, PicPick CANNOT capture them, despite the programmer's assurances to the contrary. You will have to look elsewhere for a different program to do that.

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains Malware"

    April 03, 2014   |   By rderuiter

    Version: PicPick 3.3.2

    Pros

    Great Screen Capture Utility.

    Cons

    Contains Malware (04-03-14)

    Summary

    Avast reported two malware files that attempted to install with this version of PicPick: networks_5171[1].exe and something called Installmanager.exe. Both containg Win32:Adware-gen[Adw]. Thankfully Avast caught both of them and let the installation continue.

    CNet is supposed to ensure that files on its servers are virus free. This one appears to be known bad, and is reported at multiple internet sites.

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