Geek Software of the Week: ShareX!
Everybody’s got their own special way of grabbing a screenshot from your computer screen. Want a really, really simple, fun way to do it? Now you have a free, Open Source way! ShareX! Check out the cool features!
It even has a Screen Color Picker, to get the exact color hex code from a portion of your screen… which I have been using another GSotW to do… Nattyware’s Pixie. Just select an area, hit the “Return” key, and it will auto upload the file to Imgur with a shortened URL that you can then include in your web page, like the ShareX logo to the left of this paragraph… cool!
ShareX is an open source program that lets you take screenshots of any selected area with a single key, save them in your clipboard, hard disk or instantly upload them to over 25 different file hosting services. ShareX can capture screenshots with different shapes: rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon and also freehand. It can upload images, text files and all other different file types. It is able to capture screenshots with transparency and shadow. The program also supports clipboard upload and drag-and-drop.
Capture methods: Fullscreen, Active window, Window list, Active monitor, Monitor list, Rectangle, Rectangle + Window, Rounded rectangle, Ellipse, Triangle, Diamond, Polygon, Free hand, Last region, Screen recording (Supports animated gif)
After capture: Add watermark, Add border, Add shadow, Annotate image, Copy image to clipboard, Print image, Save image to file, Save image to file as, Copy file path to clipboard, Perform actions, Upload image to host
Upload methods: File upload, Clipboard upload, Drag and drop, Send to from Windows Explorer, Watch folder
After upload: Use URL shortener, Post URL to social networking service, Send URL with Email, Copy URL to clipboard
Image uploaders: imageshack.us, tinypic.com, imgur.com, flickr.com, photobucket.com, picasaweb.google.com, uploadscreenshot.com, twitpic.com, twitsnaps.com, yfrog.com, imm.io, File uploader
Text uploaders: pastebin.com, pastebin.ca, paste2.org, slexy.org, pastee.org, paste.ee, File uploader
File uploaders: dropbox.com, Google Drive, rapidshare.com, sendspace.com, minus.com, box.com, ge.tt, localhostr.com, Custom uploader, FTP server, Shared folder, Email
URL shorteners: goo.gl, bit.ly, j.mp, is.gd, tinyurl.com, turl.ca
Social networking services: twitter.com
Tools: Screen color picker, Hash check