It’s no secret that I take an awful lot of screenshots, and I’m probably not the only one. A huge problem with screenshots is that you have to save it somehow before you’re able to share it. This can be a huge pain in the ass, especially if you need to upload your screenshots afterwards.
Luckily it doesn’t have to be a “huge problem” anymore. There are multiple alternatives to speed up this process.
For some time I used imgur to upload screenshots without having to save them first, this allows you to save a lot of time and you don’t even need a user in order to do so. Simply press your “Print Screen” button, open imgur and “crtl-v” to upload your screenshot. Once upload is complete, you’ll have a share able link. Easy, huh?
But what if I told you this could be even easier? I came across a free piece of software which allowed me to take a screenshot and upload it right away and even better place a share able link in your clipboard! I’m talking about TinyGrab. Currently at version 2.0, and with support for iOS, OS X and Windows.
TinyGrab offers you to upload your screenshot to their server, or simply use your own FTP server. If you have access to a FTP server of your own, I suggest using that instead of TinyGrab’s server mainly because they don’t allow you to save photos or copy direct photo URL without inspecting code. Although they do allow you to save the screenshot offline on your PC as well, under the general settings of TinyGrab. Choose the setting “A Custom Folder” and specify a path in which you would like to keep you’r screenshots.
Save screenshot from TinyGrab server (Google Chrome)
If you do not have access to a FTP server, but want to save your screenshot or find the direct path you have to right click the screenshot and press “Inspect Element”. This will bring up a inspection panel similar to the picture below, in here you will find the image path starting with http://new.tinygrab.com/ – this should be the first thing you see, so you don’t need to scroll around looking for it.