PicPick 7.0: screen capturing tool launches with delayed capture support

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 14, 2022
Updated • Nov 14, 2022
Windows software

The developers of the screen capturing tool PicPick have released PicPick 7.0 to the stable channel. The new version of PicPick improves the application in several meaningful ways.

I reviewed PicPick for the first time in 2018 and came to the conclusion back then that it was a professional-grade screen capturing tool for Microsoft Windows devices. PicPick, available as a free for non-commercial use version and a commercial version, made it to the top of our overview of screenshot apps for Windows immediately.

The developers released important improvements since then. Just recently, support for screen recording was added to PicPick.

PicPick 7.0

The new version of PicPick comes with an improved capture interface. It offers new functionality but also improvements.

PicPick 7.0 supports delayed captures. The feature was missing in previous versions. It enables users to capture the screen after three, five or 10 seconds, making it ideal for captures that require preparation or items that require interaction.

The new timed delay capture feature is available in PicPick's mini toolbar, which it displays when users activate the capture functionality. It is also available from the program's system tray icon, under Screen Capture > Time Delay, and in the program settings under Capture > Capture Options.

The time delay option is not linked to a particular capture type. Once the desired delay has been set, it becomes available for all screen capture options the program supports.

Another new capturing feature darkens the area outside of the user selection. If you select one of PicPick's capture options that let you select a region on the screen, you will notice that the area that is not inside the selection is darkened automatically.  The setting is enabled by default, but can be turned off under Capture > Capture Options

The program's screen magnifier tool displays grid lines by default now when launched. This can be disabled under Capture > Capture Options > Magnifier Window as well.

Apart from these new functions, improvements have been made in other areas. Scrolling window and fixed rectangle capture modes, and the capture options menu have been improved in the release. PicPick 7.0 has better support for the DPI values of different monitors, and the screen recorder menu is now found in the screen capture mode.

Users may also notice that the loading performance has improved, and that there is a new open recent files / folders option when opening the main screen of the application.

You can check out the full changelog and download options on the official PicPick website.

Closing Words

PicPick is an excellent screen capturing tool that gets better with every release. The program is compatible with all versions of Windows starting with Windows XP.

Now You: which screen capturing tool do you use?

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  1. Norio said on November 16, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    “PicPick 7.0 supports delayed captures. The feature was missing in previous versions.”

    Hi Martin,
    I am using version 6.0 right now, and it has support for delayed captures. The options dialogue looks exactly the same, except for the 7.0 addition of the “Darken outside the selection” and “Display grid lines” options.

  2. T said on November 15, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    I used to use sharex, but I’ve switched to flameshot and am really happy with it

  3. Alex said on November 15, 2022 at 4:33 am

    I like ShareX except for it’s upload feature.
    I always feel like I’m about to upload something I’m not supposed to for everyone to see. It also uploads as “anonymous” by default so I don’t even know how you would be able to delete it.
    Sure, you can disable uploads or what to do after you capture the screen, but it’s always a click away from making a huge mistake.

    1. Anonymous said on November 15, 2022 at 5:43 pm

      try flameshot

    2. Anonymous said on November 15, 2022 at 6:35 am

      And yes, I do realize it’s called “Share”X.

  4. Anonymous said on November 15, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Fantastic program that’s superior to any garbage software that Microsoft has produced in the previous ten years. In 2012, Microsoft abandoned producing quality software.

  5. I only eat the flesh of roosters said on November 14, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    > It’s a paid program, but it only costs 10 €. It’s worth it.

    It’s okay, Windows users, we understand.

    Meanwhile, I’m laughing in Linux and never PAYING for an application. It’s free and open source for me!

    Enjoy your proprietary software.

  6. Ernie the Cat said on November 14, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    For me it’s ShareX. Does what I need and does it simply, easily and quickly.

  7. Tomatot said on November 14, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    ShareX takes some time to configure but it’s absolutely best, and comes with very useful features (that you can completely ignore if you’re not interested), such as, color picker, file uploader, OCR, etc.

  8. Clairvaux said on November 14, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    I’ve been replying to this question for ages with “old version of Pic Pick”, so this time I’ll mention a very useful little program called Abby Screenshot Reader.

    The only reason to use it over Pic Pick is its character recognition ability. But when you need that feature, it’s very useful. I use it for instance to copy error messages. It’s a paid program, but it only costs 10 €. It’s worth it.

    It can also read and copy tables into Excel.

  9. hg said on November 14, 2022 at 10:43 am

    OK overkill for some, including me, but excellent program.

  10. SnapperHead said on November 14, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Been using WinSnap forever and not gonna change for anything. It has just enough features and doesn’t overwhelm, I mean we are talking about screenshots: The program shouldn’t try to be Photoshop or Office.

    1. WinSnap 1.1.9 last freeware version said on November 17, 2022 at 12:54 pm

      Just booted up two other Win machines and checked which is the last freeware version of WinSnap and it is 1.1.9
      And it’s tiny 363 kB released 2007.
      (am typing on Linux machine so in my previous message couldn’t directly tell)

    2. lastfreewinsnap said on November 17, 2022 at 12:37 pm

      I like WinSnap too, it was freeware until around, version 3.something… or 2.* sorry can’t remember exact version as it’s so very long time ago, maybe it was 3.0.8 or 2.0.8..? look up on Old Versions to find it.
      Anyways, the last free version until it became commercial still works flawlessly (tested only on XP and 7) and actually does everything is needed from a basic tiny app despite many updates through the years.

    3. Martin Brinkmann said on November 14, 2022 at 11:05 am

      I think it comes down to your needs. Some users prefer Print-key and then editing screenshots in Microsoft Paint. WinSnap is a good program, no doubt about that.

  11. ironphart said on November 14, 2022 at 8:05 am

    In Firefox, I use the built-in utility (rt-click, “take screenshot”). In Windows, the PrtSc key on my keyboard. That’s all I need.

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