PicPick; 'swiss army knife' for graphic designer

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  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    this tool is a must if you do any graphic work.

    portable version available @ porteableapps.com
    http://portableapps.com/news/2012-09-07--picpick-portable-3.1.7-released


    * Screen Capture - Take screenshots of the entire screen, an active window, specific region of the screen, free hand, scrolling window and more. Auto-scroll, dual monitors and sound effect are supported.
    * Image Editor - Intuitive User Interface (Windows 7 Ribbon style). Standard drawing, shapes, arrows, lines, text, and etc. Effects are supported as well. Blur, sharpen, hue, contrast, brightness, color balance, pixelate, rotate, flip, frame effect and more.
    * Color Picker and Color Palette - Various color code type (RGB, HTML, C++, Delphi). Photoshop style RGB/HSV conversion is supported. Pick and Save your favorite color!
    * Screen Pixel Ruler - horizontal and vertical orientation. various units (Pixels, Inches, Centimeters). DPI setting (72, 96, 120, 300).
    * Screen Magnifier - Zoom 2x to 10x option. Stay on top, smooth display, and sizeable window
    * Screen Protractor - Helps you find angles on screen. Pick a center, then a location, then the angle in degrees away from the first. Can be used in a variety of photography, math, and graphics applications.
    * Screen Crosshair - For aligning objects in graphics or design applications. For calculating relative coordinates on screen
    * Whiteboard - For giving a presentation or just drawing something on screen
     
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    there's a reason for that.

    in the past they had it bundled with adware stuff.
    i don't know if they still do, but a cat scolded by hot water won't like cold water either. ;)
     
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    So no ads in the version from PortableApps??
     
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    none.

    i actually paid for the product but it won't take my license anymore for some reason.lol

    doesn't matter to me because the paid product is the same, but for commercial use.
     
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    i just went to their website and here's what it says about the commercial version:
    "We guarantee that this commercial version of PicPick is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any advertisement or thirdparty softwares."

    better use the version from portableapps.com. lol
     
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    Just gave the PortableApps version a quick test. Overall, quite nice. Tried to crop a full page scrolling screen capture on XP and had some error messages. Reduced the zoom by 1 % and tried again with no issues.

    I own the latest paid FastStone Capture and IMO, it's smoother for captures and edits. But for personal use, PicPick can't be beat for the price. Free beats $19.95 any day!
     
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    i also have a paid copy of Fast Stone Capture but the things i use PicPick for are especially the Pixel Ruler, the Protractor (for measuring angles) and the Crosshair (for measuring the distance in pixels between 2 points)

    beside Picpick, the only good measuring tools are paid ones.
     
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    tnx JR! :thumb:

    just got it. :)
     
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    moontan, you're welcome! Take care.
     
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    When you use PicPick for rolling screen captures, how do you separate a lengthy capture into a multi-page doc for printing? I tried to figure it out and couldn't... :blink:
     
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    you can't.
    this isn't Adobe InDesign.

    but you can select an area, right-click ans choose "Save Selection As" and save each chunks separately.
     
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    Thanks for the reply! Too bad it can't do that.
    (It is something FastStone Capture can do and I use rolling captures quite a bit. Thus the reason I asked...)
     
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    well, like i said, i only use PicPick for the measuring tools.
    the only thing i have seen that is as good as PicPick for those tasks is Screen Callipers, but it's worth 30$.

    if people have no need for those then there are better app than PicPick for screen captures.
    my needs are little when it comes to this so i use the built-in Snipping Tool in Windows 7.
     
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