ShareX-one key stroke screen shot take/uploader


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Not sure if it has been mentioned but ShareX is an open source program for taking screenshots/video or whatever, and it automatically will upload it to whatever host you have. It is really worth trying out, and trust me you will love it. I'd definitely put it up there with one of the top 5 must have open source programs.

Take a screenshot or a screencast, have it uploaded and get the URL copied to your clipboard with a single hotkey. It even has a chrome extension where you can right click on images on a website and upload with sharex. It's a really nice time saver.


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it's on steam now for free:

ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 50 supported destinations you can choose from.

ShareX supports many ways to capture or record your screen. The main capture methods are:

Active window
Active monitor
Window menu
Monitor menu
Region (Windows & controls)
Region (Annotate)
Region (Light)
Region (Transparent)
Last region
Custom region
Screen recording
Screen recording (GIF)
Scrolling capture
Webpage capture
Auto capture

There are many configurable screen capture settings such as showing the cursor, transparent window capture, delayed capture, multiple region selection with different shapes, etc.

After the capture the following automated tasks can be executed:

Add image effects / watermark
Open in image editor
Copy image to clipboard
Print image
Save image to file
Save image to file as
Save thumbnail image to file
Perform actions
Copy file to clipboard
Copy file path to clipboard
Upload image to host
Delete file locally

For example, the captured image can be opened in image editor and after that, the image can be automatically saved to the hard disk and uploaded to your destination of choice.

ShareX allows you to upload any type of files with these methods:

Upload file
Upload folder
Upload from clipboard
Upload from URL
Drag and drop upload (drop area or main window)
Upload from Windows shell context menu
Upload from Windows send to menu
Watch folder

After the upload, any of the following automated tasks can be executed:

Shorten URL
Share URL
Copy URL to clipboard
Open URL
Show QR code window

For example, the uploaded image URL can be automatically shortened using one of the 15 URL shortener services and the shortened URL can be copied to the clipboard.

ShareX also comes with a few simple productivity tools:

Color picker
Screen color picker
Image editor
Image effects
Hash check
IRC client
DNS changer
QR code
Index folder
Image combiner
Video thumbnailer
FTP client
Tweet message
Monitor test

ShareX has an advanced hotkey system which allows you to use any of these capture methods, upload options or tools with their own task settings. These are called "Workflows". Workflows allow each hotkey to have its own after capture tasks, after upload tasks, destination etc. For example, you can set your screen recording hotkey to upload to a specific destination, bypassing the default destination. This way, only videos will be uploaded to this configured file destination.
Somehow only just discovered it's video recording, but I use the **** out of ShareX daily for quick region captures.