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Share screenshots and images online with ImgurSniper

09 May 2017, Mike Williams

ImgurSniperImgurSniper is an open-source tool for sharing screenshots, desktop recordings and image files online via Imgur.

Simple tasks are very quick. Press a hotkey, draw a rectangle around an area and it’s instantly uploaded. A browser window opens at the Imgur URL, ready for sharing with anyone you like.

Alternatively, right-click inside a window to capture and upload an image of that window only, or press Ctrl+A to upload a capture of your full screen.

Press the space bar while the program is active and it switches to Paint mode, allowing you to highlight areas by drawing on the screen. Press the space bar again to switch back and you’re able to select the capture area as normal.

A GIF mode works in a similar way, but captures multiple images over a defined period to create an animation.


ImgurSniper can create animated GIFs as well as single screen captures

You don’t have to use Imgur, at least not all the time. The program can also be set up to save captures locally or copy them to the clipboard.

ImgurSniper isn’t just about screen captures, either. Once installed, right-clicking any image in Explorer displays an “Upload to Imgur” item which puts it online and gives you a public URL for sharing.

There’s a lot of functionality here, but it’s not always easy to discover. While other capture tools have menu bars or some other interface element to help you, this one relies on you knowing that, for instance, you need to hit the spacebar to activate Paint Mode. Still, the program has a decent Help file to highlight these points and overall it’s worth having.

ImgurSniper is an open-source tool for Windows.

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