Update Screen capture tool PicPick 6.0.0 released with improved UI and dark mode support

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PicPick is a powerful screen capturing tool that supports capturing all sorts of screenshot types, including fullscreen, window, rectangular, freehand or scrolling window screenshots.

The new PicPick 6.0.0 is still available as a free for home use edition and a professional edition. The main differences between the two versions, besides the commercial and home use limitation, are that the commercial versions are free of advertisement, include technical support and automatic updates.

PicPick 6.0.0 comes with a redesigned look and feel. Some users may fear the worst when they read that, as new or redesigned interfaces are not always an improvement. Good news is that the new interface does not really look that different from the previous interface. [...]
One improvement that is introduced in PicPick 6.0.0 is support for a dark interface. The color scheme uses that of the system by default, but users may change it to light or dark under General in the preferences.

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Dark Mode is not the only improvement that the new user interface brings along with it. Some users had issues with the user interface on high DPI displays; the new version corrects these so that users should not experience any issues anymore related to that.

The release notes highlight several other improvements, including improved loading performance. Here is the full changelog:
  • Rebuilt UI with completely redesigned look and feel.
  • Support Dark Mode
  • Improved loading performance
  • Fixed UI issues on high-DPI devices
  • Improved Image Editor
  • Improved Cloud sharing features
  • Improved FTP upload feature
  • Improved Widget
  • Improved Whiteboard
  • Small known bugs were fixed.
 

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PicPick latest version 6.1.0 (2022-04-12)
  • Support new image file formats (webp, heic, and etc...)
  • Improved a performance of loading Program Options
  • Improved handling of a transparent fill color on shapes
  • Fixed an issue of program is not started after installation
  • Fixed a clicking issue of notification area
  • Fixed auto-save filename issues
  • Improved software installation process
  • Small known bugs were fixed.
 

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PicPick 6.20, the latest version of the application, adds a Screen Recorder to the program's arsenal of tools. Using it, PicPick users may save records of the desktop or a region as mp4 or animated GIF files.

The new version of PicPick is available for download on the developer website. The free version does not support automatic updates, which means that free version users need to download the installer or the portable version from the developer site to run the update manually. One of the benefits of the Pro version is that updates can be automated.

Screen Recorder is available as an option from Home and the application icon in the Windows system tray area. A hotkey is not mapped by default, but you may go to Program Options > Hotkeys to assign one to the Screen Recorder to open it using the selected keyboard shortcut.

While we are at it: the recording options may be worth a visit before you start your first recordings.

picpick screen recorder options



Set the output folder for the recordings, the file type (default mp4), and several quality related preferences such as frames per second, overall quality, or the quality of the audio recording.

The program hides its own window automatically in fullscreen mode and records the mouse cursor by default. Both options can be turned off in the preferences. There is also a handy restore defaults button to reset all preferences to their defaults.

The recording interface displays a small floating toolbar and a rectangular recording area by default.

picpick screen recorder interface


The toolbar has icons to switch the regional mode to fullscreen mode, disable the recording of audio and the cursor, and options to switch the recording file format from mp4 to gif.

Activation of the rec button starts the recording, another click on the button stops it again.

Recordings are saved automatically to the selected directory. The initial version comes without editing options, which means that another program is required if you want to edit recordings. There is a good chance that support for video edits is coming in a future version.
 

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v6.3.0 (2022-08-08)
  • Support multiple desktop on Windows 10, 11
  • Added Start/Stop hotkey on Screen Recorder
  • Improved watermark effects
  • Improved frame effects
  • Improved Whiteboard
  • Fixed an issue of "Flatten All" menu
  • Fixed an issue where the "Repeat Capture" was not working as expected.
  • Fixed the Color Palette beeps on close
  • Language updates
 

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