UPD 2018: Dropbox has permanently and indefinitely disabled Public folders for all users. This has no use anymore.I didn't know exactly where to post this; move the thread if I was wrong.
The first time I saw ScreenshotCaptor, I wondered how powerful this tool is and why almost nobody uses it. While the second question remains unanswered, we will make use of SC's customization.This is not a real tutorial (How-to), but rather a way how I did that and some help for you to get more or less the same result.Note: As of 4th October 2012 registered Dropbox users no longer receive a 'public' folder automatically (read https://www.dropbox.com/help/16/ and https://www.dropbox....enable_public_folder)
As you know SC has 3 ways to upload your screenshot:
- built-in uploader (imageshack / imm.io)
- Custom Uploader Tool
But I didn't like any of these:
1) I don't want to have my screens to be spread over the Internet by uploading them to all kinds of sites
2) I didn't want to install any additional software
3) Same as 2
...but I had Dropbox. One of many (nowadays) cloud services. Simple and fast. Since I mainly make screenshots to share them (with friends or whoever) I decided to save all screenshots into the dropbox folder.
It was pretty good although not really "user-friendly", because:
1) I had to right-click on SC (which is permanently hidden on my toolbar)
2) then "Explore at screenshot directory",
3) scroll down to the latest screenshot
4) right-click to copy Public link (see note)
5) paste it.
A long, annoying way just to get a link, isn't it? I did that work for every screenshot I wanted to share since February this year until I found out that SC lets you to run a program after capturing.
So I thought why not automatically put a ready link to the clipboard?
It was really simple to do in AutoItw
(11 lines, including customization | Source code avaible in the attachment).How it works:
How to make it work with Dropbox:
- You make a screenshot that will be saved in your dropbox folder
- SC runs your script (.exe)
- The script puts a ready-to-paste URL into your clipboard
D:\GameZone2\Au3\ScreenshotCaptor\ScreenCaptor_1.2_x64.exe %file% https://dl.dropbox.com/u/99999999/screenshots/
- Make sure you have a Public folder
- Set the screenshot folder to be inside your public folder
- Go to Basic Capturing/Post-capture Options
- Enable "Commandlines to run" and
- Put path to the .exe [space] %file% [space] [your URL / prefix] (see screenshot in the attachments for an example)
Note: You need to replace the '999999' with YOUR ID and everything afterwards is the path to your screenshot folder.
Enjoy your instant screenshots!