Take screenshots, record GIFs and upload images or other files to a number of hosting services, such as Imgur, Google Drive and Dropbox, with this lightweight and versatile utility.
- APP : LXtory
- Version : 0.97
- License : Open Source
- OS : Windows
- Developer : Luch
With so many media capture utilities and hosting services to choose from, it is no wonder that finding the right one is not easy, especially when they never seem to work so well with each other.
If you are looking for an application that can capture content and offers seamless integration with various hosting services, LXtory may be exactly what you need. It can take screenshots and record GIFs, and then upload them with minimal input required on your part.
Lightweight app that requires no installation and has a negligible resource impact
LXtory can be put to use as soon as you download the executable file, as it doesn't come with an installer, and it has no additional software requirements.
Don’t let the application’s small size fool you, though, as it is more powerful that you might imagine. Nonetheless, it certainly helps that it is contained in a single executable file, which can easily be moved and deployed.
Impressive feature set for such a small utility
LXtory allows you to capture screenshots of a selected window, a specific area of the desktop or the entire screen. These images can be saved locally as PNG files, as well as uploaded automatically.
Moreover, the program is capable of recording content, and it comes equipped with a handy GIF editor. You can set the desired frame rate and capture GIFs up to 30 seconds in length.
The app runs silently in the system tray, and you can use customizable keyboard shortcuts to capture content without bringing up the main window.
Offers support for multiple hosting services and can upload files automatically
While you can use LXtory as a simple capture utility and save everything locally, it is remarkably easy to upload content to Imgur, Dropbox, Google Drive, Gyazo, Puush or FTP servers.
The application can upload images or GIFs as soon as they are created, copy their URLs to the clipboard and open the links in your default browser. You can enable or disable any of these actions depending on how you wish to use the program.
Last but not least, it is possible to integrate the app’s upload function into the Windows context menu. This feature can be enabled for images or all types of files, and they can even be uploaded to different locations.
When taking everything into consideration, LXtory does a lot of things right, and it can be used in a number of ways thanks to the numerous customization options it offers. It only needs a modernized UI, and perhaps some simple image editing and annotation tools.