Say you want to quickly capture a screenshot image of your desktop, or any other window on your screen, and share it on the web. How will you do that?
Next you’ll export that image into a JPG file and will then upload it to one of the image hosting websites like Flickr, Pinterest, etc.
There’s however a simpler approach as well that involves lesser number of hops.
Paste Screenshots Directly to the Web
You can capture the desktop screen to the clipboard with the Print Screen key* as before but instead of using an intermediate program like Paint, you can directly paste the image from the clipboard to the web by pressing Ctrl + V inside a website called snag.gy.
Snag.gy will read the image content of your clipboard and uploads it on to their own servers. There’s also a built-in editor so that you can perform minor tweaks to your clipboard images before publishing them online.
Snag.gy works across all browsers that support HTML5 and they also have a Java Applet version available for older browsers. Here are some additional screenshot sharing services.[*] The Print Screen key captures a screenshot of the entire desktop screen but you can use Alt + Prt Scr shortcut to capture a screenshot of only the active window.