New: PicPick Portable 3.1.7 (screen capture, editor, color picker) Released

Submitted by tapsklaps on September 7, 2012 - 10:57am

logoPicPick Portable 3.1.7 has been released. PicPick is an all-in-one program, primarily system tray-based, that provides a full-featured screen capture tool, an intuitive image editor, a color picker, a color palette, a pixel-ruler, a protractor, a crosshair and even a whiteboard It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. PickPick Portable is freeware for personal use only.

PicPick is packaged with permission from the publisher

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.



  • 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

Learn more about PicPick... Installer / Format

PicPick Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


PicPick Portable is available for immediate download from the PicPick Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

Thanks for your work on this Andreas. I added in the personal use only alert on first run as requested by the publisher. I also added full portabilization of the settings file for things like custom screenshot directories. I also switched it to show the full app by default as that's the locally-installed default as well.

You're now an official dev with your own dev blog for posting about apps you're working on, portablization techniques, etc and listed on the team page. Welcome to the team! Smile

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Frankly I'm very surprised and of course delighted that the program PicPick has now integrated into the list of official releases. Likewise I thank you to involve myself in your team.

Also thank you for modifying some parts of the app. Especially I'm glad about your developed code in the file Custom.nsh, with which it's now possible to show a separate message box with the necessary content ("FOR PERSONAL(HOME) USE ONLY This version is provided as freeware for only personal use. In this case, you are granted the right to use this program free of charge. Otherwise, you need to pay for a license for commercial use.") at the first run of the app.

Since in your offered version no longer an online installer is used, the files installer.ini and PortableApps.comInstallerCustom.nsh are superfluous. For more detailed information please look into my post with the subject helpful link (see also the following comment of the developer prapper).

Finally, I have a question, how can I continue to offer further updates of the program PicPick?

John T. Haller's picture

You're welcome, Andreas. The weekly updates have been an attempt to get through some of the backlog of good apps devs have done. I'm hoping the Drupal upgrade and switch to a fully DB driven app directory and updater will further help that by making releases much easier.

For future releases, just package it up and email it to us, usually via the developer email address on the contact page. Be sure and do it from the email address you have registered with your account so we know it's you.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Gord Caswell's picture

Thanks Andreas for your work on this. congrats on your first release!

horusofoz's picture

Have been using this for a long time. Great to see it go official. Thanks for your work Andreas and Victor for first bringing it to Advocate