PickPick-image-editor As an admin, you probably have to make a screenshot every now and then, to demonstrate something to a user or colleague. Vista's Snipping Tool will probably do in most cases, but PicPick Tools certainly has a few useful additional features.

As with the Snipping tool, you can capture the full screen, a region, and an active window. In addition, PicPick supports freehand capture, window control (automatically scroll a page that doesn't fit on the screen), and fixed region (enter width and size). Moreover, you can repeat the last capture, which can be useful if you have to take a screenshot series of the same screen region. I also like that PicPick has a magnifier that allows you to precisely select a screen region. You can assign keyboard shortcuts for each of the capture methods.

The PicPick Image Editor allows you to modify a screenshot. This graphics editor is certainly better than the one that comes with the Snipping tool. It has all of the features that you need to edit screenshots: pencil, brush, eraser, fill with color, add text, insert image, rectangle, ellipse, rounded rectangle, line, and arrow. Furthermore, you can apply some fancy effects like blurring, change the contrast/brightness, flip vertically/horizontally, and more.

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PicPick also has some additional features that are useful for more than just taking screenshots. For example, the magnifier can be launched without creating a screenshot. There is also a pixel ruler and you can draw lines and arrows directly onto the screen. These features could prove to be useful in presentations.

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