Capture an area of your screen and upload the image to Imgur with a simple hotkey, with this unobtrusive, open-source application.
- APP : Imgur Uploader
- Version : 1.0
- License : Open Source
- OS : Windows
- Developer : Leinth
Imgur Uploader Description
The spectacular growth of Imgur has surprised many since its origins as Reddit’s preferred image hosting service, now styling itself as a content sharing website that aims to create a community of its own.
Imgur Uploader is a relatively simple program that lets you take advantage of the popular hosting service without even accessing the website. With this tool, you can capture something from your desktop and generate a direct link to the image that can be shared easily.
Capture screenshots with a user-defined global hotkey
The application doesn’t need to be installed before use, and the only thing that needs to be configured is the keyboard shortcut you will use for bringing up the selection tool, although you may also wish to have the program open the image in your browser after it is uploaded.
After minimizing Imgur Uploader to the system tray, you can use the hotkey whenever you wish to capture something. Once you have selected a region of your screen, the image will be uploaded to Imgur and a direct link will be generated.
Straightforward screenshot capture and upload utility
No other capture modes are available, so you cannot quickly grab the contents of a specific window or object. Also worth noting is that the dimensions of the selection box cannot be viewed when taking a screenshot.
While it is not the most versatile application out there, it greatly simplifies the process and provides you with direct links that are copied to the clipboard automatically.
The URLs are even saved in a log file, but it does not seem to be possible to disable the confirmation message that is displayed after every capture.
Modern UI that supports extensive customization
Imgur Uploader will be running in the system tray most of the time, but the configuration window’s design is certainly easy on the eyes. What’s more, there are plenty of themes to choose from, and you can even fine-tune the colors.
All in all, this is a practical, time-saving program that lets you capture and upload pictures to Imgur in seconds. It could use some improvements, however, as only one capture mode is available and users do not have the option of disabling the upload confirmation message.