If you wonder what is the best screenshot app for Windows 10 and Mac, here’s a quick answer: PicPick.
It has the simplest features that are advanced enough and user-friendly enough for even a beginner, yet it keeps managing itself to become free for anyone to use it.
In this article, we’re going to cover how to use it and get the most out of it.
Using PicPick is actually easy because it has a nice interface. Unlike other screenshot apps, PicPick has interactive features that can be used by anyone.
You can use the screen capture region, fixed region, freehand, repeating the last capture, and some annotation features.
If you don’t use PicPick and never install one, you can download it here.
How to Use Screen Capture Feature on PicPick
PicPick by default will show on the System tray. If you want to take a screenshot, you can just tap any keyboard shortcut you have set or right-click at the icon inside the System tray and then tap Screen Capture.
Here, you will find more options that allow you to capture screen from changing the output type, changing default image format, and picking areas you want to take a screenshot from (full-screen, active window, window control, region, fixed region, freehand, or repeat last capture area).
PicPick will offer you many options to use after you take the screenshot you will take.
From opening the image on PicPick Editor, copy to clipboard, save it, print it, upload it, upload it to the cloud service, post it to Facebook/Twitter, send an email, upload to an FTP server, open the screenshot on Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, open it on Skype, or even choosing an external program you want to share the screenshot to.
Using a good screenshot app isn’t enough if you don’t choose the image file format. PicPick generally offers you PNG, BMP, JPG, GIF, and PDF file format for any image or screenshot you take.
If you are a UI designer that happens to get confused about what color an element in your screen uses, you can use this feature on PicPick to help the job. Color Palette allows you to choose a color that has been chosen before.
To choose the color, you have to tap Color Picker then choose any element on your screen you want to take the color from. Then, you can get the HTML/RGB code of that color.
PicPick also gives you more options that you can use to change the program options. Tap Program options to see.
This is where you change all the settings in this screenshot app. This will make you use PicPick better. When start opening the program, you can choose to open Image Editor, or something else.
You can also change the options that influence the app to show inside the System tray.
You can choose to open Image Editor, open Floating Widget, or only show notifications on the system tray.
Tap the Editor tab. You will see more options for editing screenshots/images. Using PicPick isn’t enough if you don’t choose any options here.
You can choose to hide PicPick Editor before capturing, align an image in the center of the window, automatically flatten shapes with the background image, close an unsaved image without asking, exit PicPick when closing image editor.
You can choose the background color of the editor, too.
You can use more PicPick features here if you enable some options, like always include a cursor. Even more, you can enable support for dual monitors, activate sound effects when capturing, always copy captured image to clipboard, and even set the delay time.
PicPick also has an auto save feature that makes it a lot easier to use the app itself. On the tab File Name, you can input a file name that is applied when you save all pictures on the Editor. You can also choose the default file format.
PicPick, as we said earlier, has auto save feature. You can check this to automatically save the image after every capture happens. You have to put the directory URL to save the screenshot automatically.
Here, on tab Images, you can choose JPEG Options which is the quality manager of an image. You can set Maximum or setting up your own number.
If you have a website you want to upload pictures to, uploading through PicPick seems like a great idea. You can put down your FTP information here. Using PicPick to edit images and then upload directly to a website seems like a great deal.
Here, finally, you have to set up keyboard shortcuts that lead to different capturing areas. You can capture full-screen, active window, window control, scrolling window, region, fixed region, freehand, and repeat the last capture area through a combination of keys.
Once, you capture any screenshot by using PicPick, you can add a watermark on the image. Besides, you can also add invert, grayscale, pixelate, blur, sharpen, adjusting brightness/contrast manually to some area of the screenshot.
Adding watermark is easy, and you can put the watermark on any location you want. You can even set the transparency rate.
PicPick makes everything about image editing a lot simpler. Like this. You can change both image size and canvas size.
For more annotation, you can brush, erase, and add some shapes. You can also add text, stamps, some effects on PicPick. Annotation is what made PicPick the best and easy to use as a screenshot app.
You can also share the image directly from the Share tab. It has various of social media and email tools to lets you post pictures on it. You can even choose your own external program that could interact with PicPick to share the images.
To use PicPick a lot easier, you may want to change the view and appearance of it. You can do that here in View tab. You can zoom in, zoom out, go full screen, see thumbnails, enable ruler, status bar, and tab.
Now you’ve learned how to use PicPick as the best screenshot and get the most out of it. If you have feedback on using PicPick your own, you can leave it in the comment below.
Dony Prasetiyo has been writing on monkeymanifesto.com for about two years, intended to help solve computer and smartphone problems with easy-to-understand blog posts. He has written over 480 blog posts about Windows, Office, Android, and more.