PicPick v5.0.1 Updated

billon on 9 Jul 2018
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Added Widget Lock feature.
  • Back to main after printing.
  • Language updates.
  • Fixed:
    • Magnifier Cursor bug;
    • An issue of copy and paste shape between tabs;
    • Other minor bugs.

50 comments on PicPick  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Webfork 2009-07-07 00:07

The best portable image capture program on the site: easy to use, feature-rich, and fast. Much more than just screencap and color picking software with a variety of cool features for Web Developers.

Full review here: http://portablefreewarereviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/picpick-review.html

Yucca 2009-07-07 14:59

Perhaps "good," but certainly not "great" or even "best." This program has known issues and is only portable-lite.

See the problems discussed in this toopic at TPFC forum at http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=18299 . The same problem is discussed on the software's forums.


homebrewbob 2009-07-08 21:17

I've found that the PicPick tools do not work on auxiliary monitors. Is there a work around?

Peter Astonn 2009-07-09 06:24

Works great - even on Windows 7 - I just wish the program would open the clipbaord in the Image Editor automatically - why have an extra step where you select : "File > Open from clipboard" ?

Banshee 2009-07-10 11:46

gotta disagree with webfork, clearly NOT the best image capture program on the site, get fscapture instead. Supports all these features + capture contents of a scrolling window, also has its own built in image editor so no copy from clipboard rubbish.

Alex Moon 2009-10-22 14:30

A great AIO tool for portable flashdrive. Easily compiled to portable using another freeware called FilePacker. By using the option to expand on the host computer instead of the flashdrive, and then delete PicPick after closing, all residue is deleted from the host computer. That way you can keep your flashdrive 'write-locked' against virus/trojans.

Shodan816 2010-01-15 20:49

Absolutely TOPS in screen capture utilities. 100% portable and FREE as well!

Vu Doan 2010-02-09 07:02

It has almost all what I need except one thing that I can't not typing unicode by the text tool. Thanks the authors of this program.

BGM 2010-03-21 18:14

I like the functionality of picpick alot; it has a nice assortment of tools, but I have abandoned it for ScreeshotCaptor (from DonationCoder) because PicPick is so very slow to act. You hit the hotkey and then wait for 30 seconds before it does anything; I have this problem both with the portable and the installed version.

scanbix 2010-06-21 08:47

Not free anymore

fred 2010-07-03 07:31

Because it's not freeware anymore i stopt using it (don't use it that much anyway) and started using GreenShot, free and open source.
Does write settings in Application Data folder so not portable but who knows in the future.

Alain 2010-07-30 12:22


administrator 2010-09-14 18:50

Missing a step on "how to extract": you need to delete the "$pluginsdir" and "$temp" directories.

Checker 2010-09-14 19:40

@ administrator: Changed ;-)

D. Strout 2010-12-24 02:56

I don't know where my previous comment went (the one I posted as "administrator"), but it just said that the $PLUGINSDIR directory should also be deleted, for those who may be confused.
Also, it seems PicPick no longer uses NSIS for their installer, so the [NSIS].nsi file no longer exists in the extracted data. That should be removed from the instructions

MarkB 2011-02-19 15:42

Still an excellent program, but in danger of becoming bloatware.


FukenGruven 2011-02-19 21:23


I am a huge FSCapture Enthusiast, however it lacks 1 minor but VERY important feature:

1. ability to retain images after capture!

FSCapture deletes the old capture with no option to enable Tabbed View or Cascading Windows. It is very annoying. I have to capture, then save right away or the image is lost.

NOW ...

With PicPick..
It has all the features of FSCapture AND ...

has the ability to RETAIN captures :)

i can capture 10 images continuously without having to save after each capture. PicPick utilizes Tabs. :)

Great addition!


FukenGruven 2011-02-19 21:53


Here's the famous 'camera snapping' sound from FullShot:

Just replace 'sound.wav'.


Anony 2011-02-21 12:03

I think this screen capture program is the best software I've ever tried =) !


FukenGruven 2011-02-22 19:30


There seems to be a glitch with the 'Full Screen' capture Hotkey.
It keeps reverting to 'PrtSc'.

To fix:
- Open up 'picpick.ini'.
- Move 'FullScreenCapture=' below to '[HotKeys3]'
- save

now the hotkey will save with your setting.


MarkB 2011-04-09 12:48

V. 3.0.3 doesn't run on my XP SP3 system. I returned to v. 3.0.2. I noticed the the new executable is a lot smaller than the previous one, which I thought was good initially. But perhaps the author forgot some code ;-).


risk 2011-04-09 14:45

As MarkB pointed out, V 3.0.3 does not work. Tested on W7-64bit.


Magibon 2011-04-09 16:31

You have to install in Sandbox, then copy over the files.
Or install in a Virtual Environment.

Here's the files i saved from VMware:


bassiliin 2011-04-09 17:43

3.0.3 has yes different installer. But you may just run installer, copy files to your own location, delete saveappdata.ini and uninst.exe and then uninstall program.


MarkB 2011-04-09 22:27

Thanks for the comments. Is the the Bing toolbar optional in the installer?


I am Baas 2011-04-10 02:46

There is no need to run the installer.... 7-Zip and VoilĂ !


MarkB 2011-04-10 15:51

Indeed. Which makes me wonder why Universal Extractor doesn't work, not even with an updated 7z.dll and 7z.exe. It extracts a 7.2 MB executable instead of a 10.8 one.


Magibon 2011-04-11 02:38

great find Baas,
I agree with MarkB, that is weird for UE to not work but it has 7z support. I'll have to keep that in mind if UE ever causes problems, to check with 7Zip. Which i love by the way (7Zip). I don't even use WinRAR anymore. I just Zip everything with PortableApps' 7Zip. Much easier for me because Win7 has native zip support :)


Cattleya 2011-08-11 12:58

Sweet app, a rarely screen capture that support Unicode(only English character is not enough for me).

But it have a problem with Kaspersky Internet Security's Sandbox, after run a application with sandbox, PicPick can capture Window Control, Scrolling Window, PicPick always target to a object name AVP.SandboxBorderWindow.

Here: http://img42.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=740747547_tduid2726_PicPickBugs_122_399lo.jpg

I tried to capture with FSCapture but It doesn't have this problem, still work ok.

Here: http://img129.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=741024925_tduid2726_FSCaptureOK_122_685lo.jpg


mukhi 2012-05-02 08:38

can anyone tell me where (exact location) i can find this file? TIA.


mrpink 2012-05-02 19:18

@mukhi, download it from here ready to use


abc 2012-06-22 23:26

Add the following contents to picpick.ini to disable automatic updates:



abc 2012-06-22 23:57

The interface has "modern looking" (Win 7) layout that shows all functions, easy to use. There's plenty of ways to capture an image. Has tons of non essential functions too -- A color picker, a MS Paint clone, a magnifier, a ruler and a freaking protractor! One of my Firefox addons appears to be interfering with "scrolling windows capture" feature and so it only captures the first part of the window (coincidentally the addon isn't actively maintained) Otherwise it's a very good feature packed screenshot program.


lautrepay 2012-06-23 02:40

@abc: If you use Firefox and want to capture a webpage, why don't you give ExtremeShooter a try? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/extremeshooter/


Mike.S.G. 2012-11-27 03:57

Interestingly, 'picpick.org' points you to 'download.cnet.com' now, instead of 'nteworks.com/picpick' to download the installer - kinda annoying. I'm sure it's all part of the increasing adverstisement campaign so much freeware is forcing us to endure anymore.

Also, the file size is much smaller, ~9.1 MB for 320, ~12.8 MB for 319, maybe just the compression, who knows, I've not tried to extract the latest just yet.

I still like PicPick but as so many have complained about - the scrolling has been hit or miss, I've tried everything, read numerous threads, checked settings, in XP x86 w/ Firefox 8 thru 16 this feature has been disappointing.


I am Baas 2012-11-27 05:11


Direct download link added.


Mike.S.G. 2012-11-27 06:38

@I am Baas

Awesome, thanks!

Some useless FYI: The executable for 320 weighs ~900K more, hopefully the added code is worth it. The difference in installer size has to do with avgtb.exe, 320 has a much smaller file, 2.8 MB, 319 weighs a whopping 10.4 MB - really doesn't matter, it was removed..!



emrea 2012-11-27 17:36

Hello all,
Version 3.2 brings the Windows 8 style ribbon interface, which I truly dislike. The previous version (PicPick version 3.1.9) was OK for my needs, and conformed well to my Windows 7 operation system, but I don't have any copies of it. Does anybody know where I can find the latest version (3.1.9) with the Windows 7 interface?
Thanks a lot.


Mike.S.G. 2012-11-27 18:51


I found it here - http://www.filehorse.com/download-picpick/11743/

It may be available elsewhere too.

You'll need to follow the extraction process above, checking the executable version for PicPick will tell you for sure this is v319. It looks like it based on the size of the installer, 12.3 MB, v320 is smaller, 8.7 MB.


emrea 2012-11-27 20:30

@Mike.S.G. Thanks a lot! This is the version I have been looking for. I had searched for it at OldApps.com, etc. obviously without any success, and even sent an e-mail to the software developers but rushed here fearing that this certain version might be erased from the virtual space quickly (that's how paranoid I am :)
Again thanks a lot for your help.


giulia 2013-09-19 07:42

it creates a folder empty c:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\picpick\
under windows 7 64bit


I am Baas 2013-09-20 02:35

Confirmed and updated the entry. Thanks. I no longer use this application... not sure when this was introduced. Best is to email the developer to fix that.


shodan816 2014-01-16 19:02

@giulia - if you are referring to the "creates an empty folder under C:\users\...etc," this began following V3.2.6. I have written to the author and asked that he allow the executable to search the main program folder for the app's INI file instead of insisting it be created under the User folder, but so far my request has fallen of deaf ears. I stick with V3.2.6 because I work on client PC's and they are not fond of my creating either registry entries or files and folders on their machines. If more people requested this slight change, I'm sure the author would listen.


bassiliin 2014-12-19 16:47

There now portable version availabel on PicPick site


smaragdus 2015-01-20 23:37

The native portable version of PicPick (the ZIP archive) hasn't yet been updated to version 4.0.3, it is still 4.0.2.


dmocha 2015-01-24 08:58

For me it's different. I downloaded two days ago, as the version 4.0.3


AndTheWolf 2015-09-23 19:10

PicPick now at 4.0.7


fullbug 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!


dmocha 2016-12-10 17:51


smaragdus 2018-06-26 16:25

The GUI is ruined in version 5.0.0, last usable version- 4.2.8.


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