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PicPick - great free portable screenshot capture

Posted by ClifNotes, Dec 2008, permalink Screen Capture


I have a fairly good collection of tools to help me capture screen shots of programs while I'm trying them. The last couple of years, I've been using the last freeware version of FastStoneCapture most often because I like the built in editor. ScreenShotCaptor would be my second favorite because it has almost every feature I could need and more.


This last week I tried PicPick and I believe it's going to stay as one of my most used capture tools. At first, I was a little disappointed that it didn't have a floating toolbar, but I learned the keyboard shortcuts quickly and soon forgot about that. I love the fact that it's a portable application and it's not a big resource hog. You'll never notice it until you need it. The built in editor has most of the markup tools I like to use and it allows me to save in my favorite PNG format with transparency.


If you keep a screenshot tool handy, you may want to try this one.

You can see a few other screenshot tools I've tried here.


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Quote from the website

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.


PicPick is portable ware, so you don't need any installation.

And, this is distributed as Freeware. So you may use this software on any number of computers for as long as you like.