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Picolino 2013 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Picolino 2013

Piclolino allows you to upload photo albums and to share them with your friends and family.
$19.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 173 (22%) 606 (78%) 19 comments

Picolino 2013 was available as a giveaway on April 17, 2013!

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Sharing photos has never been easier. With Picolino you can share your photos and images with friends. Picolino allows you to show your photos to anyone: Share it with friends, family members or publish it on the web.

You may set a password if you want to control who can access your albums. When you import the images to Picolino you have the possibility to run a grey, sepia or contrast optimization to get even more out of your images.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

Abelssoft

Homepage:

http://www.abelssoft.net/apps/picolino

File Size:

10.6 MB

Price:

$19.90

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Developed by PhotoInstrument
Create, manage, copy and edit custom images.
Developed by Mirillis Ltd.
Developed by Andrew Zhezherun

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#19

Have you all actually tried this software?
I have.

If you did, you would realise that in this Giveaway (even after so-called "Activation", the version sent to you has a maximum limit of 2,000 photos that you can upload to their website.

You have to pay $20 to get the Premium version for unlimited uploads.

The Freeware version of Picolino has a few albums that limit you to 50 photos per album.

So what I want to tell you all, is that this Giveaway is NOT a sincere giveaway at all.

It is just a "hook" to bait you into paying for the Premium version.

It is just a handicapped version of the Premium Version, which you would have to pay $20 to get unlimited photo uploads.

I am uninstalling Picolino immediately after this message and sticking with my (FREE) Photobucket usage.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

Use Flickr.com - they have all the features you'd ever want. I have a pro account with them - 100% worth it!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Thom Porter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I normally won't comment unless I tried first. But this demands an exception.
There are so many ways to share pictures on the interwebs.
www.photobucket.com is my personal favourite. Bags of free space, editing features etc.
But you take your (free) pick.

Reply   |   Comment by terryb  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I agree that a drag and drop gui is needed.

I also think that the premium price of $20.00 is not well explained. As we are not getting galleries ala Zenfolio or groups like Flickr I believe that the price is overly high and should be $7.00 American since it's real competitor is Photobucket which does allow about the same 2000 uploads for Free and has a photo editor which Picolino does not. So in the end, it's a nice setup but the pricing is out of whack.

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Two thumbs up for #14

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#14

I will not support the uploading of any more images of puppies, kittens, and babies, as this abomination would surely facilitate. And, it doesn't really do a terrific-job of that. Developers, please brainstorm current customer needs better. Thanks, anyway, but I'm sure you'll do better later on. Let us know!

Reply   |   Comment by AntonYo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

"Sharing photos has never been easier." Really? Have you never heard of Picasa? Or Facebook? Heck, you can do it easily in Twitter, too. What are you talking about??

Reply   |   Comment by Dae Powell  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#12

I'll use Picolino in the future because Flickr requires me to resize my photos beforehand. I usually take photos with 12 Megapixels meaning that they are huge. Using Flickr is nice but it takes ages to upload all photos. THius picolino resizes them first and then it uploads them. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Picasa  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-42)
#11

For some reason this program reminds me of my old
8088 and its massive 20 MB hard drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Modernization  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#10

Is this as good as Photochop? I might be adle to use this for pix and make them clearer photos and imagines. It could be a good app I can use later perhaps when have more time. Could get a good responce from this this. Apears to be a most usefull app. Thank

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-57)
#9

Picasa is free (picasa.google.com), has online file sharing, has more features including a file browser. Lots of people use it meaning there's almost limitless free help and tutorials on the internet. Why spend $20 and get less?

Reply   |   Comment by Jonnie  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#8

With there being so many websites that already offer the opportunity to store images, create albums and share etc, a product like this would need something that they do not have to be of use.

So far, I cannot find anything that is unique.

Perhaps if it had some kind of method of being able to create a complete structure of images on your PC that could then be uploaded in one go, then it might have use.

If that functionality then also had an option to update the online albums automatically with images added to the local structure then it would be worth looking at in order to automate a process more easily.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#7

20 bucks for this?? Come on...must be a joke...LOL!!

Maybe at Abelssoft headquarter are not aware of the presence of sites like Facebook, Picasa, Dropbox etc... where it's possible to share not only photos but also videos for FREE!!

Besides that there are also FREE tools which do the same as this GAOTD without charging a dime though...

For instance, this crazy FREE GEM helps you batch upload and share both photos and VIDEOS directly to Facebook with right-click or drag&drop, without even logging in your Facebook accounts via your browser (also supports for adding your photos & videos on multiple FB accounts and switching among them with one mouse click):

http://www.uploadrabbit.com

And this one can even automatically upload your pics and videos to FLICKR at a scheduled time:

http://schedulr.codeplex.com

And how about share your files (docs, software, pictures, videos etc...) over 250 file hosting servers for FREE, with the possibility of parallel uploading?? Yes dudes, you heard me right: with this FREE GEM you can automatically upload any file (photos, videos etc...) to a single, multiple or even to all 250 supported services simultaneously literally with just a mouse click for FREE!!

http://z-o-o-m.eu

So what's the point of charging 20 bucks for a poor app like this GAOTD, if it cannnot even share VIDEOS unlike the FREE tools mentioned above?? Big mystery!!

My 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 cent for today's giveaway!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (==> Crazy Italian Man)  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+167)
#6

Not all developers deem it necessary to come on here and interact with the GOTD community but today's would be well advised to do so because in the absence of any meaningful information, it has just re-invented the wheel -- and wholly unsuccessfully, too - and would like to charge $20 for it.

As everything Picolino offers has long, long, lonnnnng been available for exactly nothing, Abelssoft might like to explain how its $20 product differs from, say, the freeware Picasa or a host of other free cloud albums too numerous to even begin to count.

In fact: in what way is this seemingly bizarre redundancy different to even a simple upload of family or holiday video to one's gmail account / Google storage?? (Ah. Don't answer that, Abelssoft. Apparently the difference is that Picolino can't actually upload and store any video at all.)

Absent any information that makes any sense on this page, resorting to the Abelssoft website is the only course of action open to a prospective user -- but as nothing of any meaning exists there either, it's yet more time wasted.

At the very least, the developer should be mentioning any maximum upload file size restrictions / display size restrictions that may or may not apply, because on the basis of its own demonstration link:

http://picolino.net/diashow.php?album_id=330

its full-screen online album can manage images of 425 x 283 pixels at 72pi with a maximum width of less than six inches and a maximum height of less than four inches -- just the thing for all of us here who are using a 14" CRT monitor on an 80286x running Windows for Workgroups.

Until the developer drops by here to explain what this product actually *is*, I'm not going to be the only one to conclude that Abelssoft created Picolino for a release date of April 1st but ran late -- exactly like that obviously unbiased comment from Horst weiss at #3. . .)

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+139)
#5

I'm not sure why anyone would need a piece of dedicated software, with it's own restrictions, to perform a job that thousands of websites do already for free? I must be missing something.

Reply   |   Comment by bennycake  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+98)
#4

This is a nice one: Took me less than 5 minutes to install and use it and it works out of the box. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Toolicon  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-127)
#3

Even in "full-screen" mode, the user's online pictures will have pathetic small dimensions: 424x283 pixels. Nothing more than a thumbnail :-( (see http://picolino.net/diashow.php?album_id=330)

Reply   |   Comment by xCurt  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+65)
#2

Great app. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks GOTD. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Horst weiss  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-167)
#1

Pros
*Allows users to easily share JPG/JPEG, BMP, PNG, and GIF images in online albums
*Albums can be password protected
*After created, albums can be edited or deleted
*Album links can be easily shared via email, Facebook, Twitter, or simple copy + paste

Cons
*Does not support sharing of videos
*Picolino.net does not have a mobile version, so viewing images on mobile devices is not very easy
*Requires .NET Framework 4.0
*Upload speeds may be slow depending on where you live (their server is in Germany)

Final Verdict
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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)
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