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. 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. 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. Jan 20 '13 at 17:40
  • This asks for Java. 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 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)



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.

  • 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. Jul 25 '18 at 7:00
  • Page not found on chrome webstore. Maybe the addon is dead.
    – tic
    Apr 5 at 18:04


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.

  • 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. Jan 21 '13 at 17:33
  • This site is very nice… except when it deletes the image. Jul 20 '14 at 13:32
  • Alas, this site does not work on Safari Mac. Jul 20 '14 at 13:48

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