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All-In-One Design Tool For Everyone

6 Jun

Do you need a quick app that can not only do a screen capture, but is a quick image editor? If so, you need to check out PicPick. It’s a full-featured screen capture tool, Intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel-ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more.


  • Screen Capture allows you to take screenshots of an entire screen, an active window, the scrolling windows and any specific region of your desktop, etc.
  • Image Editor includes the latest Ribbon style menu, you can annotate and highlight your images.
  • Draw by inserting text, Arrows, lines, Shapes, Watermark, etc…
  • Save, share, or send with a variety of outputs.
  • Color Picker helps you find the exact pixel color code on your screen with a built-in magnifier window.
  • Color Palette finds the exact pixel color code using photoshop styled color picker
  • Pixel Ruler helps you measure the size of objects and place objects in precise locations on the screen.
  • Magnifier lets you see any desktop area magnified in its magnification glass.
  • Crosshair allow you to figure out the relative coordinate of picture position with this feature.
  • Protractor helps you find angles on screen.
  • Whiteboard allows you to have a virtual whiteboard on your desktop.

Powerful Photo Editing With IrfanView

2 Mar

IrfanView is an open source photo editing program that gives you the tools to touch up and add effects to your photos. You can set images as your desktop wallpaper directly from the app, and put the finishing touches on all your photos with just a few clicks. IrfanView can be used to produce good results really quickly. Plug-ins mean you can add specialist features without the whole application becoming bloated with features many people will never use.

  • Apply filters and effects
  • Combine multiple images into a slideshow
  • Add a watermark to an images
  • Many file formats supported
  • Various ways to create new images
  • Acquire images direct from your scanner
  • Add new plugins to add new abilities

Free Screen Capture Program

5 Jul

I found a great free screen capture program for both PC and Mac called TinyTake. The best part of the program is that it can not only capture pictures but it can also grab video. I was able to snag screenshots of a website for a report and get the entire scroll area. I was then able to zoom in on only sections of the screen too and export it in various formats.

Open Source Archive

20 Jun

You get what you pay for. Free can only go so far. However, the other day I stumbled upon a website that archives software versions before it transitioned from open source. Download software from this website at your own risk.

Need Software, No Cash?

5 Mar

Before making the next big software purchase, check out Source Forge.

You just might be surprised what you don’t have to pay for.

My Home Computers run Win XP, at work its Mac OSX. I even run Ubuntu at times. Sourceforge has software for everybody.

I needed to convert some video files and then make a DVD. At Work the Mac has built in options. At Home I needed solutions. I was able to find open source software at for converting my video files and make the DVD with menus.

Everything was found, installed and going within a half hour.

George Jetson here I come.

Edit Pictures Online with Snipshot

12 Feb

As the Internet continues to expand into its next incarnation, more and more browser based programs are sprouting up left and right. Leading Hands mentioned Dr. Pic a few week ago, which is a free online photo manipulation program, now there is yet another website called Snipshot that offers the same service.

Don’t send the 300 DPI (dots per inch) digital image straight from you digital camera to your friend anymore, use a program like Snipshot to scale the size of the image down to something more digestible. You know the image I am talking about, if you open in your email, all you can see is the eyeball of your friend. If you are going to send an image, then take the courtesy to shrink it down. The program can pull an image in from your desktop or the web, then scale, resize and crop it.

I like this software, but I think Dr. Pic is better because many of the features that are free in Dr. Pic. you need to upgrade to Snipshot’s Pro version.

You don’t have to be a Photoshop expert any longer to resize images.

Dr. Pic to the Rescue

19 Dec

Do you need to re-size a photo? Do you need to crop someone out of a photo? How many times have you received a huge image in your email inbox that simply overwhelms your screen? Use Dr. Pic and save your friends the pain of getting a digital image that is just overwhelming.

Dr. Pic is a free photo manipulation application that you can use from the convenience of your web browser. Traditionally you would need to purchase Adobe’s Photoshop program to re-size or crop a picture. A few years ago, GIMP came out as a free open source software alternative to get the image manipulation job done. However now with Dr. Pic, you can let your web browser do all the work.

How do I use the program?
First, you need to either load a picture from the Internet or from your local hard drive. After you load it into Dr. Pic, you can apply a host of features to your photo. After you’ve done your work, you can save to the web or to your local machine.

What do you use to re-size photos?

Use Dr. Pic to Save Your Photo Project