I recently decided that I needed to find a way to quickify (totally legit word) the process of uploading large screenshots to Imgur.
As I scouted around various nifty scripts and apps and extras I happened across an awesome little tool called Imgur-Screenshot.
Llike the name should already tell you, Imgur-Screenshot is a screenshotting tool that automatically uploads snaps to the (popular, rad, amazing) Imgur image hosting service.
The tool is cross-distro and cross-platform. It’s also pretty powerful, with advanced command line arguments available.
For me I like that it can upload any image (not just screenshots) to Imgur. That saves me time when, as in this post, I’ve a large image I need to host externally (to help me keep the site up).
If you’re an avid screen snapper I seriously suggest you check it out. It’s totally free, totally open-source and totally awesome.
- Upload screenshot or image files
- Copies Imgur link to clipboard
- Upload anonymously or add account
- Create and add to albums
- Filename, link, and deletion link history is stored
- Local screenshot deleted
- Native upload notifications
Install and Use
To use this utility on Linux you’ll need a couple of dependencies pre-installed, including curl, grep, libnotify-bin, scrot and xclip.
Chances are you have most, if not all, of these dependencies already installed. But it never hurts to check:
sudo apt install curl grep libnotify-bin scrot xclip
Next download the latest release of the script from GitHub
Give the script permission to run and then, from the terminal, run it.
As soon as it loads your mouse pointer will become a selection tool. Simply click and drag to snap your chosen section of the screen and let go to take and upload.
You can also bind the script to a keyboard shortcut if you wish, that way a simple key press will instantly trigger it.