New Westminster, BC Canada (PressExposure) February 23, 2011 -- PicPick describes itself as "all-in-one design tools," and indeed it is. This program makes us think of a Swiss Army Knife, or perhaps a well-stocked, well-organized desk drawer. There are all kinds of helpful tools here, and we think PicPick would be useful to Web designers, graphic designers, and even the average computer user who occasionally needs to work with graphics.
The program minimizes to the system tray, and accessing its features is as simple as clicking on its icon. A menu appears listing the program's many useful tools: an image editor, screen capture, color picker, color palette, magnifier, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, and whiteboard. We especially liked the image editor, which is basic as far as its features are concerned but which features a clean, intuitive design. The screen capture function was also impressive; we loved that it includes a scrolling capture option that lets users capture Web pages and other scrolling documents all in one image. A well-organized options menu lets users specify how images are saved, which hot keys to use for specific tools, whether to support dual monitors, and much more. PicPick even includes an FTP client that makes it incredibly easy to load its content directly to a Web site. We were a little disappointed that the program didn't seem to include a Help file, but most of the features should be fairly easy to figure out for anyone with basic design or image editing experience. Overall, we found PicPick to be an extremely useful set of tools, and we were impressed with both its features and its attractive design.
PicPick installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.