Copying and pasting images works best on your desktop computer between apps and from one folder to another, but you won’t find too many web apps that allow you to paste images directly to their interface. Most, if not all image hosting services will have you manually upload or drag & drop an image from your desktop. Very few of them would allow you to paste images view the Ctrl+V shortcut that you’re used to, and fewer still extend that functionality to images you might have copied online rather than from your computer. Snaggy
is like an image clipboard for the internet that also supports your desktop. It lets you copy and paste images from any website or your computer, and paste it in the app via the Ctrl+V shortcut. Snaggy has a built in editor that will let you crop images, annotate them with text, and draw on them. It uploads the images online to its own server, from where you can then share it using a direct link or one of the many social network buttons.
If you want to use images on your webpage, or an article you are posting on the web, you may need to host it somewhere. If you have your own website, you can upload the image there, but images consume a lot more storage space than text. High storage consumption means that all the hosting space that you have bought for your website can be consumed very fast. Although you can conserve storage space by the uploading images to image sharing platforms, it becomes quite a tedious process when hundreds of images are to be uploaded and shared. Hosting websites, such as Imgur.com, Minus, and ImageShack.us allow users to upload images for free. Imgur, in particular, is an image hosting website that offers account-based, and anonymous image uploading services, but you are required to open the website before you can upload the images. Today, we have a miniscule open source tool for you called ImageUP
that allows you to quickly upload images to Imgur directly from your desktop. It remembers the images you have uploaded in the past, and shows all the images in a list, so that you can easily view them and copy their public links for sharing.
Uploading an image is often required to prove your point, for instance, on a forum. Providing an image with your statement allows you to convey your message in a better way, and it makes it easier for the reader to understand what you are trying to say. So, it is better for both the author and the reader to communicate when there are images involved. However, including images require you to first upload them, and a lot of websites and forums don’t allow you to directly upload images on their servers. You have to upload the desired photo onto a hosting service and then provide its link along with your text. Websites such as 9Gag, Reddit and Digg don’t host the images posted by users on their own servers. That’s why most users upload images to online image hosting websites, such as Imgur.com, Minus, ImageShack.us etc. Imgur is an image hosting & sharing website that offers both account-based, as well as anonymous image uploading services. Today, we have a tool for you called Hyperdesktop
that allows you to quickly upload images to Imgur and create a URL, allowing you to share it across the internet with other people.
Gone are the days when we would stuff up our hard drives with thousands of images and copy them to USB flash drive if we had to show them to our family and friends. Now, people just upload the images to an online image uploading/ sharing website and give the recipients a link to the album. There are certainly numerous online photo sharing services available out there, which allow users to upload pictures, such as Flickr, Minus, Instagram, Imgur, Photobucket etc., but OpenPhoto
is a unique, open-source photo sharing service that lets you use your Dropbox storage for not only sharing photo, but also uploading and organizing photo albums in an efficient manner. The uploaded images can be saved to OpenPhoto servers or synced with your Dropbox, Box.net or Amazon S3 accounts. It lets you easily toggle the privacy settings between Public
, change the License type of uploaded images, and share images with a particular group. That's not all; the web service also has a simple-to-use iOS client for on-the-go gallery management, and an Android app in the pipeline.
There are tons of different tools available that let you capture screenshots of your computer screen, and we have also covered quite a lot of them from time to time. The most popular ones contain plethora of features (even a few unnecessary ones, yup!) such as Greenshot, Shotty and LiveCapture etc., but they still lack one major option, i.e.
sharing captured screens directly on Facebook. Well don't worry though as CapShare
can do that for you. It is a lightweight screen capturing tool that aims to fill that gap by capturing screenshots and uploading on the social network giant. It not only lets you to capture any part of your screen and share it on Facebook, but you can also upload any image file which is stored on your computer, instantly. It makes it quite easy to share images with your Facebook friends. Read past the jump for more details.
Gone are the days when you had to share photos through email attachments or sending them via IM clients like Yahoo messenger or MSN messnger. Now we have plethora of photo sharing websites that makes it easy to share photos around the globe. There are various photo sharing services available such as Flickr, Picasa etc., each with their own features. The problem however arise should we need to move our pictures database from one photo sharing website to the other. Obviously, it would be a time-taking procedure to download each image one by one and then upload it to the other site. Even when you have to upload images from your computer can take great deal of time. To save you from all this, we have an application for you called Migratr
, which helps youMigratephotos from one photo service site to another, right from your desktop. It is a simple application that enables you to move pictures to popular photo sharing services including Flickr, Google Picasa, Phanfare, Photobucket, Gallery2, SmugMug, Zenfolio, 23HQ and Zooomr. While migrating all your photos, Migratr also transfers images' metadata (title, rating, author, camera maker and model, etc.). Additionally, the application supports downloading images from supported services to specified location.
Flickr is one of the biggest sources of images online, rivaled only by Picasa. There are plenty of third party desktop applications that let you upload pictures to your Flickr account but there isn’t an official desktop application from Flickr itself like there is for Picasa. TheGOOD Uploadr is another third party Adobe Air based application that allows you to upload pictures directly to your Flickr Stream or to one of the existing sets. The application lets you add a caption and description to all images, or to one image at a time. You can add tags and edit privacy settings for the image from within the application’s interface, open them from their source (where they’re saved on your system) and rotate them. It supports multiple accounts allowing you to easily switch between different Flickr accounts and upload images to either one. Read More
Linux has often suffered from periodic changes of cloud based website environments, such as Facebook, which has caused conflicts with Linux based operating systems. For example, Facebook native photo uploader often fails to upload images with Ubuntu. Facebook’s ever-changing API creates even more problems, as it renders Ubuntu based uploading tools obsolete and dysfunctional. A solution to this problem can be to use Starry Hope Uploader
. However, despite being a good app for uploading photos to Facebook, it does not provide the option to upload videos. Nautilus Facebook Uploader
is a desktop application which allows uploading both photos and videos to Facebook, creating albums and enables setting an auto-upload time. Read More
Over a period of time we have covered lots of good screenshot taking and photo sharing applications. Screenshots are often required for making projects, presentations, tutorials and the like. While some screenshot and photo sharing apps provide minimal set of features, others provide more dynamic options such as the recording screencasts, image editing, URL link shortening, etc. In this post, we will bring you the six best screenshot taking and photo sharing tools for your desktop and provide an overview of their primary advantages to help you find the right application to match your need.
is an open source application for uploading photos to hosting servers without the need of visiting the website. You can upload images to an FTP Server and more than 20 supported web services including Rapidshare, Picasa, Imageshcak, Imgur, Yandex, Uploadbox, Sendspace, multi-up and many more. Once the image is uploaded, it generates an HTML code or BBCode which can be used on forums. It also has a screenshot capturing utility which allows instant screenshot capture and uploads it to a selected server or web service. The build-in image grabbing utility can snatch frames from many supported video formats such as AVI, MPG, VOB, WMV and MKV.
Windows has many interactive cloud based desktop apps both from Microsoft and third party developers. A very common example is the Windows Live Mesh. Unfortunately, Linux lacks such dynamic applications and has also suffered from recent changes in cloud based website environments such as Facebook that has caused conflicts with Linux based operating systems. For example,Facebook native photo uploader often fails to upload images with Ubuntu. Moreover, Facebook’s ever-changing API often leads to Ubuntu based uploading tools becoming obsolete and dysfunctional. Starry Hope Uploader
is one tool that resolves this problem. It can quickly upload photos to Facebook by selecting or creating an album and dragging them onto the uploader. With the introduction of Facebook’s Graph API, this app is likely to stay functional for a very long time.
Loomnit is a Google Chrome extension that quickly provides a short URL to share website links and uploaded files or images. For example, you can upload a file or image and instantly get a short URL that can be used to share them with anyone via the Loomnit website. All uploaded content can be downloaded by anyone with the appropriate link. Although previously reviewed Ge.tt
provides a similar service, Loomnit allows doing so directly from the Chrome browser.
Did you write a comment in a blog post only to see some default picture showing up? Do you want to remove this default picture and add your own picture instead. If yes, then what you need is a Gravatar. It is a globally recognized avatar, quite simply an avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on Gravatar enabled sites. Suppose you comment in any post in this blog, you will see a default image showing up next to your comment. Read More