Pictomio


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
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:
503,001
Downloads Last Week:
308
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Pictomio is freeware for displaying and managing digital images, photos, and videos, including 3D-accelerated images. It does slideshows, edits EXIF information, creates albums, and facilitates uploading and downloading images to Web sites like Flickr and YouTube. What sets it apart from the crowd is geotagging, the ability to attach geographical data to digital photos. The built-in PictoGEO add-on gives Pictomio GPS compatibility, including a GPS import wizard; a 3D trip display that includes waypoints, tracklogs, and routes; direct support for GPS tracksticks; manual geotagging (optionally stored as EXIF data); and built-in trip planning and management features.

Pictomio's setup wizard prompts you to synchronize your digital camera's time setting, a one-time operation. The attractive, skinnable interface has a unique layout based on a series of tabs, expandable panes, and animated icons. Navigation is easy, with a series of tabs for browsing the file system, Pictomio's library structure, and PictoGEO, as well as other tabs for selecting image views and info, EXIF data, albums, and more. The Carousel feature is nifty; it's a 3D thumbnail display that you can rapidly spin with your mouse. The feel is natural and precise, and it's a fun way to browse through a lot of images without squinting. The interactive Map feature lets you choose between Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth. We tried both; they offer similar features and capabilities. Another feature we liked is the Globe, a built-in interactive 3D Earth view on the navigation sidebar. The image-editing functions are basic but capable, but its EXIF, geotagging, and other image data features are Pictomio's primary attraction.

We've tested other digital photo software with geographical extras, and geographical information tools with built-in image-handling and geotagging capabilities, but few with Pictomio's unique combination of useful tools. And no others do what Pictomio does for free.

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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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