Pictomio


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 45 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2.35
File Size:
10.19MB
Date Added:
March 12, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
506,228
Downloads Last Week:
313
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Pictomio is an innovative app for managing and viewing your photos, and it offers a few fun features to make the process more enjoyable. With just a few clicks, you can import your photos into this program and begin organizing them in any manner you see fit.

Pros

Display options: This app lets you view your photos in several different ways to make it easy to keep track of them and organize them effectively. You can opt for thumbnails, a filmstrip, or single images, and there is even a Carousel view that lets you swipe with your mouse through an endlessly rotating stream of photos.

Map views: Another nice feature of this app is the Map View option, which lets you see where all of your photos were taken. When you enter this area of the app, you also get to choose between Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth, depending on your personal viewing preference. Both options work well.

Cons

Error messages: You have to update to the latest version of DirectX to use this app, but even when you have it installed, the program will sometimes tell you that you need a new one. We also encountered multiple error messages about problems running scripts on the page during testing.

Banner ad: There is a large banner ad across the bottom of the interface, and it can be quite distracting when it flashes or changes. Its' also easy to hit by accident since it is so large, and that will disrupt your use of the program.

Bottom Line

Pictomio gives you basic tools for managing your photos, and it includes some nice features to enhance your viewing experience. There are some significant bugs in this program, however, that definitely detract from the user experience, but it's a free program, so it's worth trying out to see if it's a good fit for what you need.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.9

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 15
  • Current Version:

    2.2

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1 stars

    "Will not run at all, wants to install browser toolbars."

    October 08, 2013   |   By SFSingularity

    Version: Pictomio 1.2.35

    Pros

    Quick to uninstall.

    Cons

    When I launch the program it says I have DirectX 9.0c, but need DirectX 9.0c to run. What the hell?
    Upon install, it defaults to wanting to install AVG antivirus AND an AVG toolbar on your browser.

    Summary

    Do yourself a favor and avoid this program. I don't know which program the CNet reviewer was writing about in his/her review, but it certainly wasn't this dog.

    Program won't run, giving a DirectX version error yet stating I need the very version I have installed! If you like software that tries to automatically install anti-virus programs and browser toolbars (who still tries to push toolbars, anyway?) then this is for you. But if you're looking for software that installs without a hitch and works you should stay away from Pictomio.

    Complete junk.

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  • 1 stars

    "Can't install, same issue with DirectX versions."

    September 30, 2013   |   By snaebyllej2

    Version: Pictomio 1.2.35

    Pros

    None; can't get it to run on Windows 7 Professional.

    Cons

    Can't get it to run on Windows 7 Professional.

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  • 4 stars

    "Too Much easy in use"

    September 27, 2013   |   By Martin_Jacob

    Version: Pictomio 1.2.35

    Pros

    The software have library to sort your photos by name and category. Easy in use, during the selection process it asks whether you want to select albums or sub albums.

    Cons

    I could not link directly to another folder but I moved to predefined directories.

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  • 2 stars

    "Very S-L-O-W"

    September 14, 2012   |   By SunshineFloridaGirl

    Version: Pictomio 1.2.35

    Pros

    None - I never could get it to successfully run.

    Cons

    1. Because of an ad banner at the bottom, it runs very slowly and even hung my computer.
    2. Very little instructions in usage. The "download pictures" from the menu bar didn't work, but the graphic icon in the ribbon did.
    3. Couldn't download photos that weren't part of a set that I could see. It may be there, but it's not intuitive and I don't have time to play with a fickle program that keeps hanging my laptop.
    4. Tries to automatically install toolbars
    5. Since installing, my Windows Explorer (the core part of the OS) keeps crashing.

    Summary

    DO NOT INSTALL

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  • 1 stars

    "Won't run. My DirectX is 10 & it requires 9 or above?"

    August 27, 2012   |   By blackcloudshelly

    Version: Pictomio 1.2.35

    Pros

    Can't find out - it won't run. It did install flawlessly.

    Cons

    Error says I have DirectX 10.0 installed, but this program requires DirectX 9.0 or above and recommends I get the new version of DirectX. If I have 10 and it needs 9 or above, how can I get anything newer than 9 to satisfy it?

    Summary

    Programmers need to make compatible with Windows 7 64 bit with DirectX 10.0.

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to use."

    May 16, 2012   |   By Paulew

    Version: Pictomio 1.2.35

    Pros

    Very easy help information and a breeze.

    Cons

    No big con's to mention.

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