Basically, whenever I have a screenshot that I would need to upload onto the net, I often have to do this:

  1. Do a screenshot;
  2. Open an editor (like Paint);
  3. Paste image and save (to desktop)
  4. Go to imgur.com and upload it
  5. Copy the URL (ta-da)
  6. Go to desktop and delete the screenshot

Basically, I'm looking for a webapp that allows me to do these steps more easily, as such:

  1. Take a screenshot
  2. Go to that-imba-app.com
  3. Paste image and click submit
  4. Copy the URL (ta-da)

Is there such an app (web app, of course)?

  • imgur now supports simply pasting the image from the clipboard (I use FF 20 and it works already since a few weeks). Essentially it works like what you were looking forward. – mark Apr 21 '13 at 11:42
  • @mark, However it doesn't allow clipping to remove off unimportant parts. That is achievable with ScreenShootMe – Pacerier Apr 22 '13 at 10:22
  • true. But then I didn't read anywhere anyone asking for it :) – mark Apr 23 '13 at 6:12
  • Pasteboard by Joel Besada works usually nicely on Firefox — except when it deletes an image ! —. Alas, it does not work on Safari Mac neither on Safari iOS. – Nicolas Barbulesco Apr 27 '14 at 15:16

ScreenShootMe does exactly what you want.

You can:

  • take any image from your clipboard
  • click the "Paste" button and it will appear on the web app
  • click "Save" and it will generate a URL that points to your image

It will either create a random URL or you can create a custom name for your URL.

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    this is good but is there a solution which uses javascript instead of java? when i visit the page the lag on my box is insignificantly significant – Pacerier Jun 30 '11 at 7:18
  • @Pacerier: I wouldn't have thought so as pasting an image in to a browser isn't really "normal". I would have thought that you would need the Java (or Flash) plugin to interact with the OS. you could try out iClippy instead. It's a desktop installation so not really on-topic here. – codingbadger Jun 30 '11 at 7:30
  • Nowadays, modern browsers have HTML5 APIs that allow pasting images directly from clipboard. For this reason, and because ScreenShotMe requires a plugin, I believe this answer is not the best anymore. – Denilson Sá Maia Jan 20 '13 at 17:40
  • This asks for Java. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jul 20 '14 at 13:18
  • I would like to add two more options alongside snag.gy and pasteboard.co, they are onpaste.com and paste.pics – computingfreak Jul 25 '18 at 6:31


Snaggy does exactly that, is very easy to use and has a simple editor to crop and annotate the image. On modern browsers, it can paste the image directly from clipboard using HTML5, no plugins are required. On older browsers, a Java plugin is still needed. (FAQ)

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I'm using Min.us's chrome extension (ff available), which does a pretty good job of this. They have a desktop application as well (cross platform) which allows you to take a screenshot and copy its url directly.

If the screenshot pertains to a website (inside browser) I'd say go for the extension. Otherwise use the desktop application

Also there's something for Dropbox, called [Dropbox Screen Grabber], which automatically takes a full-screen screenshot, copies it to the dropbox public folder, and copies the public url.

I'm not so sure if either of them offers a cliboard version, though. Min.us has an API, so there should be something imo.

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  • thx for the info, though i was looking for a solution that i can use on any computer without installling any programs or browser-plugins . – Pacerier Jul 1 '11 at 0:06
  • I've put in a suggestion to the min.us team for the Clipboard option. They said its a bit difficult to implement due to brwoser limitations. We'll try however – Nemo Jul 1 '11 at 5:13
  • link to chrome extension: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/awesome-screenshot-minus/…, the website min.us is down though. – computingfreak Jul 25 '18 at 7:00


lifehacker: Sharing a good quote or image on Facebook or sending it to Simplenote takes an annoying amount of clicks. Click.to lets you pipe just about anything you copy to your clipboard to a number of desktop apps and online services.

Click.to is a Windows program (Mac version coming soon) that pipes text and images through a ton of different services with just one click. When you first install the program, you tell it what services you use the most often, and then it sits in your system tray and waits for you to copy something. Whenever you do, it'll hover a few buttons over your cursor that you can use to quickly share that text or image via Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, or even send it to Simplenote.

Not a pure web app solution, but worth a try. Note that it does not have many image-upload options as of now(mainly flickr). See more

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Pasteboard can paste images from the clipboard, via drag-and-drop, or capture from the webcam. The image can be cropped before uploading. It uses recent APIs from modern browsers, no plugins are required. The source-code is available on GitHub.

The service returns a URL to the page containing the image. Image hotlinking is disabled, though. Also note that the images are deleted after 90 days.

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  • There's no provided direct link to the image. Then what's the point. – Pacerier Jan 20 '13 at 18:01
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    Updated the answer with some more notes. – Denilson Sá Maia Jan 21 '13 at 17:33
  • This site is very nice… except when it deletes the image. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jul 20 '14 at 13:32
  • Alas, this site does not work on Safari Mac. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jul 20 '14 at 13:48

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